George Schutter is TechnoServe’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO), leading financial strategy, systems and coordination throughout the TechnoServe global network.
Prior to joining TechnoServe in 2011, George served in both the public and private sectors with extensive international experience. Most recently, he was Grant Thornton’s Global Public Sector Executive Director in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia,where he opened regional operations in Dubai’s International Financial Center and developed offices in Iraq and Afghanistan. Prior to joining Grant Thornton, George was a Senior Executive and Chief Financial Officer of the Peace Corps, as well as the Peace Corps’s first Chief Acquisition Officer. He has also held positions in CPA firms and is a former Major in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has experience in more than 75 countries and is an expert in international finance, acquisitions, change management and negotiations.
George is a licensed Certified Public Accountant, Certified Professional Contracts Manager and Chartered Global Management Accountant. He holds degrees in Accounting from the Illinois Institute of Technology and an M.S. in Acquisitions and Contracts Management from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School.
“I’m passionate about TechnoServe’s mission and working with entrepreneurs to better their businesses and value chains to truly impact their families’ lives in a sustainable way.”