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Michelle Bowman
Deputy Country Director, Program Operations (former) , Save the Children
London, United Kingdom
Results-oriented leader with global management experience in non-profit and corporate organizations. Extensive background in strategy development and execution, international operations, change management, and humanitarian response. Leadership experience in both developed and developing countries. MBA and management consulting experience. Seeking challenging leadership opportunity; can relocate.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Disaster, Aid, Emergencies, Relief
  • Private Sector, Social Enterprise, Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
Deputy Country Director, Save the Children Ethiopia, 2018-2019 (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia)
• Led team of >1500 staff in 25 field offices across Ethiopia to implement ~$100M USD annual humanitarian and development portfolio.
• Improved KPI on individual grant project management by 60% in 2018 through the implementation of bespoke project management training for senior staff and increased culture of teamwork and accountability.
• Oversaw humanitarian response function, including response to drought, floods, refugees and internal displacement.
• Managed supply chain team, and led reorganization and preparation for implementation of global planning system.

Director, Program Operations, Save the Children India, 2016-2018 (Delhi, India)
• Managed team of >250 staff across 21 states in India to implement over 70+ active grants. Managed annual budget of >$15M USD (restricted and unrestricted funds).

Global Strategy Director, Save the Children International, 2013-2016 (Washington DC, USA; London, United Kingdom)
• Developed global strategy (long-term vision and 3-year strategic plan) for $2.1B international, 26,000 employee international NGO, working directly with executive team of 10 member CEOs, board of directors, and senior leaders across the organization.
• Implemented global mechanism to ensure execution of strategy, including cross-membership workstream structure, Strategic Investment Funds to ensure strategic resource allocation, and clear reporting structure to assess performance.

Consultant / Project Leader, Boston Consulting Group, 2009-2013 (New York, USA / London, UK)
• Managed multiple projects for Fortune 500 companies, including change management, strategy, organizational design, process re-engineering, and post-merger integration.
Master of Business Administration (MBA), 2009. The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

Master of International Studies, 2009. The Lauder Institute, University of Pennsylvania

Bachelor of Arts, 2002. Cum Laude, Dean's List. Harvard University.

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    Years of Experience:
    15-20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Spanish
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