Wade Warren leads strategic insight, thought leadership, and innovation across the international development spectrum, leveraging and tailoring Deloitte’s suite of professional services and solutions for its US foreign assistance and international development-related clients.
Before joining Deloitte, Warren served as USAID’s transition lead during the final months of the previous administration, acting administrator for the opening months of the current administration, and then as acting deputy administrator.
In that role, he led the world’s largest bilateral international development agency with 12,000 employees in more than 80 countries and $20 billion in annual appropriations, facilitating the delivery of foreign assistance in critical areas such as agriculture and food security; democracy and human rights; and education, health and life-saving humanitarian assistance. Under his leadership, USAID increased agency programming as part of the response to famine in Africa and the Middle East, obligating over $2 billion in humanitarian assistance in 2017.
Warren also held numerous other roles within USAID, including assistant to the administrator for the Bureau for Policy, Planning and Learning, where he led the agency’s engagement with multilateral organizations and crafting of development policy; deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau for Global Health; and acting chief operating officer of the Bureau for Foreign Assistance.
As part of USAID’s Bureau for Africa, he served in the USAID Missions in Zimbabwe and Botswana. Before his time at USAID, Warren served as the chief financial officer for the US Telecommunications Training Institute and as a legislative director in the US House of Representatives.
Warren holds a Bachelor of Science degree in European history and diplomacy from Georgetown University and a Master of Business Administration in international management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.
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