Bruce McNamer is the president and CEO of TechnoServe, a nonprofit that works with enterprising people in the developing world to build competitive farms, businesses and industries. In his leadership role, Bruce is responsible for overall progress toward achievement of TechnoServe's mission, vision, values and financial objectives.
Before joining TechnoServe in 2004, Bruce built a career that spanned the public and private sectors. He was a senior executive and founder at technology startups and worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley and a management consultant at McKinsey & Company. Bruce was also a White House Fellow at the National Economic Council and a Peace Corps Volunteer in Paraguay.
Bruce is a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Civil Society Leader for the World Economic Forum. He received an A.B. in History from Harvard University, a J.D. from Stanford Law School and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.
Bruce is a Montana native.
“For me, TechnoServe brings together my own background as both a Peace Corps Volunteer and a businessperson in a fundamentally satisfying way. We work in some of the poorest countries in the world. But in that context, we can harness business skills to unleash the aspirations of extremely hardworking and talented people to lift themselves and their communities out of poverty. This is exciting and inspirational work.”