The Senior Management Team (SMT) leads IPA, setting and communicating strategic priorities aligned with our vision, mission, and values. The SMT also designs our future and is accountable for building a sustainable, efficient, and resilient organization.

Annie Duflo, Executive Director
Executive Director
Executive Office

Annie is responsible for leading the strategic directions of IPA, the implementation of its strategic plan and the day to day operations. Previously, Annie served as IPA's Research Director where she managed IPA's research network, staff capacity-building, and new project development. She also played a key role in the scaling up of successful programs with particular focus on education. Annie has a wealth of experience implementing and managing randomized evaluations in the field. Prior to joining IPA, Annie was the Executive Director of the Centre for Microfinance (CMF) at the Institute for Financial Management and Research (IFMR) in Chennai, India, which she joined at its creation. Annie holds a Master of Public Administration and International Development degree from Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and Master in Social Sciences from EHESS (École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales)/ ENS (École Normale Supérieure) in Paris.

Read Annie Duflo writing in the New York Times about using data to fight poverty and in The Washington Post on what we've learned about how to help the poor most effectively.

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Lucy Berkowitz
Chief Financial & Administrative Officer

Lucy leads IPA's financial and administrative functions. She has over twenty years’ experience in financial, accounting and administrative management in both for profit and nonprofit international organizations, starting out in public accounting at Price Waterhouse. Prior to IPA, Lucy was Chief Financial and Administrative Officer for Natural Resource Governance Institute where she led its administrative separation from Open Society Foundations and established and led NRGI’s enabling functions including finance, grants, IT and HR. Lucy is a UK Chartered Accountant and holds a B.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics.

Stacey Daves-Ohlin
General Counsel & Chief Human Resources Officer
Human Resources & Legal

Stacey leads IPA's people and legal functions. Prior to joining IPA, Stacey has had fourteen years’ experience in human resources and legal leadership roles for TechnoServe, Inc. a nonprofit international economic development organization. In addition, she spent several years in private practice where she represented management in employment law and litigation matters. Stacey received her J.D., cum laude, from Quinnipiac University, where she also served as an associate editor of the law review. She received her B.A. in political science, magna cum laude, from Western Connecticut State University.

Bruce Hickling
Chief Programs Officer

Bruce oversees IPA's Global Programs Team, IPA's Africa Country Offices, and serves on the organization's Senior Management Team. He previously worked for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) as the Deputy Regional Director of Programs for the Asia, Caucasus and Middle East Regional Unit. He previously served as IRC’s Country Director for Somalia, Deputy Country Representative and Deputy Director for the Southern Sudan program, as well as holding various coordination and program management positions in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Eritrea. Prior to joining the IRC, Bruce worked as a water engineer in Malawi. Bruce received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree from McMaster University (Canada) and an MSc in Project Management in Developing Countries from the University of Manchester, Institute for Development Policy and Management (UK).

Pam Kingpetcharat
Chief Information Officer
Management Information Systems Technology, Global Research & Data Support

Pam is responsible for developing, overseeing, and implementing IPA’s data management and information technology strategies to further IPA’s mission and increase organizational efficiency. Prior to joining IPA, Pam served as the Chief Administrative Officer of Human Rights First and then as Uncommon Schools' Senior Director of Data & IT.  For five years prior, Pam advised leading multinational corporations, multilateral organizations, and government agencies on ICT policy, strategy and operations management, public finance management and reform, change management, and organizational effectiveness as a strategy consultant and Manager at Dalberg Global Development Advisors. Her work history includes the US Peace Corps, Accenture, Merrill Lynch & Co, and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. She holds a Master of Public Administration in International Development degree from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and has a B.A. in Economics from Reed College.