• Promoting Gender Equality and Staff Empowerment
    Promoting Gender Equality and Staff Empowerment

    A strong track record in engaging and promoting women in the management of programs and empowerment of staff from cooperative countries.

  • Managing Large Complex Programs
    Managing Large Complex Programs

    Extensive experience managing multi-million dollar programs in complex and demanding environments.

  • Supporting Governments with Service Delivery and Systems
    Supporting Governments with Service Delivery and Systems

    Implemented governmental IT systems and simplified procedures aimed at improving service delivery to citizens and investors.

  • Understanding Clients' Expectations and Regulations
    Understanding Clients' Expectations and Regulations

    In-depth experience with USAID ADS and FAR requirements including PMPs, branding requirements and contracts management.

  • Contributing to Sustainable Solutions
    Contributing to Sustainable Solutions

    With a focus on systems and service improvements and participatory regulatory reform. 

  • Sharing Knowledge Through Executive Training and Education
    Sharing Knowledge Through Executive Training and Education

    International experience in innovative and dynamic management and leadership programs.

Managing high-profile, complex programs for USAID and the World Bank with a combined value of over US $180 million.



Dr. Gregory F. Maassen is a development professional and (interim) manager with over 20 years of experience, including 15 years of senior management experience with the IFC/World Bank and USAID programs in Armenia, Southern Africa, Afghanistan, Russia, Iraq, Macedonia and Jordan. 


In-depth experience managing complex, high profile programs that focus on legislative reform, good governance and service improvement, capacity building, community based economic development and poverty alleviation.


Dr. Gregory F. Maassen is currently Chief of Party of the USAID Southern Africa Trade Hub program, operating in eight countries and Director of Economic Growth and Governance at AECOM. 

He was Senior Advisor Middle East and Asia to Cardno/EMG with assignments in Washington DC, Iraq, Jordan, Indonesia and Uganda, Chief of Party of numerous USAID programs and Head of Office, Project Manager and expert for the International Finance Corporation (IFC) of the World Bank Group in Armenia and Russia.

Long Term Senior Management Assignments

  Long Term Assignments - Dr. Gregory F. Maassen
South Africa USAID - Southern Africa Trade Hub Chief of Party 2014-current +$50 million >35 staff, 80+ STTA pool
Iraq USAID - Financial Development Program Chief of Party 2013-2014 $46 million >60 staff
Jordan USAID - Aqaba Community and Economic Development Chief of Party 2010-2013 $23 million >30 staff, >100 grantees and implementing partners
Afghanistan USAID - Land Titling and Economic Restructuring Chief of Party 2006-2009 $56.3 million 350-400 staff, 800 volunteers and 200 civil servants
USA Cardno Emerging Markets - Program Development and Interim Management Chief of Party (interim) and Senior Advisor Middle East and Asia 2008-2010 - Senior Management Team member
Macedonia USAID - Corporate Governance and Company Law Chief of Party 2003-2006 $5 million 25 staff
Russia World Bank - IFC -  Russia Corporate Governance Program Advisor 2002-2003 - Coached a team of corporate lawyers and project managers
Armenia World Bank - IFC - Armenia Technical Assistance Facility Advisor and Head of Office 1999-2002 - 18 staff
Netherlands Erasmus Research Institute of Management - ERIM Adjunct Assistant Professor 1994-2010 - Supervised Ph.D. students and graduate students

Other experience with the World Bank - IFC included assignments in Georgia, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Mongolia, Kazakhstan and Ukraine.

As a tenured Adjunct Assistant Professor at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, he taught MBA courses on international financial markets, risk management-internal control and strategic management (1998-2009) in the Netherlands and Indonesia and supervised Ph.D. students. In addition, he has taught numerous courses at other universities. He received a Fulbright scholarship from the US Department of State and has written over 40 articles, research papers and books (chapters) on the governance of organizations and risk management.


  Education - Dr. Gregory F. Maassen
1994 – 1999 Ph.D., International Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam School of Management, the Netherlands and Hofstra University, New York (Fulbright Scholarship, US);
1990 – 1994 M.Sc., Sociology, Management and Organization, University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands and Hofstra University (Student Exchange Program, New York);
1986 – 1990 B.A., Management and Organization/Human Resources Management, Gelderland College of Advanced Education, HAN University, the Netherlands.
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