Country Director, Tanzania

Zachary Isdahl is an experienced global development team leader who has developed, launched, and accelerated several innovative, multi-donor funded initiatives across more than 15 countries in Africa, Oceania, Europe, and the Middle East. Prior to joining IPA, he spent nearly a decade as the Johannesburg-based South Africa Program Director for the University of California-San Francisco, where he led the organization's national engagement, strategy, and portfolio of programs and research. Among other positions, he has also served as a Technical Officer for the International Labour Organization in Geneva and as a Project Director for the World Bank in Tanzania. Zachary holds an MBA from the University of Geneva in Switzerland, with a specialization in international organizations, and a BS in Sociology and Marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.