Chief of Party, Littorals Regional Initiative
Olivier Girard is the Chief of Party of the USAID/OTI-funded Littorals Regional Initiative, a five-year, $70-million program supporting local counterparts across five West African coastal states to withstand the increasing pressures of violent extremist organizations. It is implemented by Creative Associates International. Olivier has spent the past decade living and working in West Africa. Before joining Creative in 2018, he was Chief of Party on post-conflict and CVE programs in Mali and Chad, as well as worked on the Millennium Challenge Corp.-funded Alatona Irrigation project in Mali. Fluent in English and French, Olivier holds a B.A. in International Development Studies from McGill University and M.Sc. in Economics from HEC Montreal Business School.