Head, Partnership Development, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Daniel Runde is a results-oriented, senior strategist who champions long-term sustainable solutions through collaborative efforts. Mr. Runde is Head of the Foundations Unit for the Department of Partnerships & Advisory Service Operations at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. He is a recognized communications expert, accomplished in project management and cross-cultural negotiations particularly in English-Spanish bilingual contexts.
He has successfully positioned IFC as a partner of choice for private and corporate philanthropy since joining in 2007. Mr. Runde convenes senior-level sessions to foster strong, trusted working relationships and support broader World Bank Group initiatives and partnerships for development with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Rockefeller Foundation, Kauffman Foundation, Visa International among other global private and corporate foundations. He is also responsible for leading and growing IFC’s relations with senior policy makers throughout the U.S. government.
Previously, Mr. Runde was the Director of the Office of Global Development Alliances (GDA) at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Mr. Runde led the GDA partnership initiative by providing training, networks, staff, funds and advice to establish and strengthen alliances while personally consulting to 15 USAID missions in Latin America, Middle East, and Africa. His efforts leveraged $4.8B through 100 direct alliances and 300 others through training and technical assistance. Earlier in his career, Mr. Runde worked for both CitiBank and BankBoston in Buenos Aires, Argentina and started his career with Alex. Brown & Sons, Inc. in Baltimore.
Well known in the global development community, Mr. Runde has written and spoken extensively on public-private partnership issues at global conferences and symposia. In 2009, he was a nominee for the World Bank Group Manager’s Award for supporting Employee Diversity. In 2005, his GDA Initiative was a finalist for the Innovations in American Government Awards presented by the Ash Institute at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. That same year, the initiative also received Harvard's Collaborative Governance Award.
Mr. Runde is actively involved in the philanthropic sector as a member of committees for the Global Philanthropy Forum and the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy. He is a board member of the Society for International Development, the Peter C. Alderman Foundation, the Alliance for the Family, and serves on the Advisory Boards of the United Nations Development Program’s Growing Inclusive Markets Initiative, as well as Hand-in-Hand in London.
Mr. Runde received a Masters in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and holds a B.A., Cum Laude, from Dartmouth College. Mr. Runde and his wife have two children and live in McLean, Virginia.