Cecilia Brady

Senior Advisor

Cecilia believes that collaboration among stakeholders is critical for solving complex
development challenges. Since 2017, she has advised organizations such as the Donor
Committee for Enterprise Development and the United Nations Development Programme,
among others, on how to create partnerships with the private sector, and how to build staff skills
necessary for effective collaboration. Cecilia spent 7 years at USAID as a Senior Partnerships
Advisor, focusing on local partnerships, building internal collaboration capacity, and on
supporting the partnership-building process at the country level. While at USAID she advised
other institutions on private sector engagement, including established and emerging bilateral
donors, multiple US Government agencies, the Government of Mexico and the African Union.

She holds a B.A. from Oberlin College and an M.A. from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced
International Studies. Ms. Brady is fluent in Thai and Spanish, and has a working knowledge of
French, Indonesian and Mandarin Chinese.