Andrew Keck is a global development executive with more than 30 years of experience designing and delivering complex programs in Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, and Asia. He has in-depth experience in agriculture market systems development, climate change adaptation, forestry and natural resources management, biodiversity conservation, and water and sanitation. Keck has lived for 13 years in Madagascar and Senegal, leading large and complex projects focused on conservation and forestry and agricultural value chains and economic growth, respectively.
As the West Africa, Middle East, and North Africa regional vice president, he provides strategic leadership for and ensures high performance of Abt’s regional projects. He is also responsible for growing and diversifying Abt’s project portfolio across more than 30 countries.
Before joining Abt, Keck served as Tetra Tech’s director for water and sanitation, where he improved business growth, project quality, and thought leadership in the sector. He previously worked with IRG, where he held multiple roles over 16 years with steadily increasing responsibility, including oversight of IRG’s agriculture, water, climate, and environment programs. Keck also worked at the World Bank for more than 10 years, conducting research and policy-level assessments and served for 3.5 years as the coordinator for the multi-donor secretariat to Madagascar’s second national environment program.
- institutional reform, performance and accountability
- private sector engagement
- economic growth
- agriculture and food security
- climate adaptation and natural resources management
- water and sanitation
- Integrated Health Program, Democratic Republic of Congo
- Feed the Future Egypt Rural Agribusiness Strengthening Project
- Senegal Government to Government Operations
- Resilience in Northern Ghana II (RING II)
- Benin Private Sector Health Partnership Activity