Since 1994, Neal Keny-Guyer has served as Chief Executive Officer of the global humanitarian organization Mercy Corps. Under his leadership, Mercy Corps has grown into one of the most respected international relief and development agencies in the world, with ongoing operations in more than 40 countries, a staff of nearly 5,000, and global revenue of roughly $450 million. Fast Company ranked Mercy Corps one of the most innovative social-change organizations in the world and New York Times columnist Nick Kristof calls Mercy Corps “a first-rate aid group.”
Neal holds a B.A. in Public Policy and Religion from Duke University, a master’s degree in Public and Private Management (M.P.P.M.) from Yale University, and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Portland State University, Oregon.
A former trustee of the Yale Corporation, Neal remains very involved with the University, serving on the Yale President’s Council on International Affairs and the Board of Advisers of the Yale School of Management (SOM). He is chairman of the board of InterAction, the largest alliance of US-based international NGOs; member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Fragility, Violence and Conflict; and adviser to a study group on fragility and conflict led by the U.S. Institute of Peace.