Chris Maloney, Senior Director for Strategy and Business Development

Chris Maloney, Senior Director for Strategy and Business Development

Chris Maloney joined the Digital Impact Alliance in April 2021 as the Senior Director for Strategy and Business Development. In this capacity, he oversees strategy integration efforts across DIAL’s business units, and works closely with the CEO on donor and partner outreach.

Prior to DIAL, Mr. Maloney held several leadership positions at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), including Assistant to the Administrator in the Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning, and Acting Assistant Administrator in the Bureau for Africa. He led the development of the Agency’s new strategic approach focused on building countries’ abilities to plan, finance, and implement solutions to solve their own development challenges — known as “the Journey to Self-Reliance.”

Prior to USAID, Mr. Maloney spent five years at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), where he was the Managing Director for Country Selection and Eligibility, and five years as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in Johannesburg, South Africa and Washington, D.C., where he focused primarily on agriculture, mining, and pharmaceutical clients. He has also worked with Genesis Analytics, a South African economics consultancy based in Johannesburg, as well as the Office of African Nations at the United States Department of the Treasury in Washington, DC.

Mr. Maloney holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, an MPA in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a bachelor’s degree in Economics and African and African-American Studies from Stanford University.