President and CEO
William Warshauer is the president and CEO of TechnoServe, a nonprofit that harnesses the power of the private sector to help hardworking people in the developing world lift themselves out of poverty. Since joining TechnoServe in 2014, Will has led the organization to grow its impact to historic heights and to achieve a #1 ranking in charities fighting poverty, as assessed by an independent ratings agency.
Will brings more than 30 years of experience in international development and the private sector to his position. He launched his career as a Peace Corps volunteer in Sierra Leone and has since worked in over 40 developing countries. Prior to joining TechnoServe, Will served as chief operating officer of Pact and as president of the Pact Global Microfinance Fund, which made over $120 million in loans to poor rural women in 2013. Previously, Will served as executive vice president for health and development solutions with Voxiva Inc., which was an early pioneer in developing mobile phone-based health information systems. As a former executive vice president at PSI, he led initiatives such as the development of the organization’s global strategic plan and oversaw a $90 million portfolio of social marketing health programs in Africa.
Will has been a guest lecturer at business schools such as Yale, Columbia, and the University of Virginia, and a speaker at the World Economic Forum, Clinton Global Initiative, Concordia Summit, Net Impact, and Harvard’s Social Enterprise Conference, among others. He has served on several nonprofit boards and is a member of the Nespresso Sustainability Advisory Board.
Will is an honors graduate of Yale University and received his master’s degree from the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs.
I have admired TechnoServe for many years and have been consistently impressed by the caliber of its staff and its cutting-edge approaches. Most of my career has been spent applying business solutions to development challenges, and I have seen firsthand the great leverage and power in that approach. Going forward, as more and more corporations look for shared value opportunities, and as foreign investment continues to dwarf official aid flows, TechnoServe’s mission and skills will be more relevant than ever.”