WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The QED Group, LLC, a leading international development firm, is pleased to announce that Mr. David McGuire has been named as President and CEO, effective Sept. 26. Mr. McGuire, a globally recognized thought leader in public-private partnerships, social marketing and malaria prevention, brings a wide range of experience that will guide QED's continued growth.
"I am thrilled to be joining such a dynamic company with so much potential to improve the lives of people worldwide through innovative, rigorous and evidence-based solutions. It is wonderful to become the CEO of such a solid and healthy company with a stellar reputation, and I look forward to contributing to QED's continued growth with a commitment to excellence, integrity and great value to our clients and the people we serve," says Mr. McGuire.
Mr. McGuire brings 21 years of international development experience in 35 countries. For the past three years he served as Division Vice President for Health at Abt Associates where he more than doubled the international health portfolio. Previously, he served as Vice President and Director of the Center for Private Sector Health Initiatives at AED. At the Futures Group, he served as Mali Country Manager, Deputy Regional Manager for NW Africa in Morocco and Asia Regional Manager based in Jakarta.
Mr. McGuire is on the Advisory Committee to the Private Sector Delegation of the Roll Back Malaria Board. He has lectured to MBA students from Stanford, Georgetown, and the University of Michigan and is a frequent presenter at international conferences on health and sustainable development.
Mr. McGuire has a B.A. from the University of Vermont, and completed graduate studies in International Relations and European Studies at the Institut Europeen des Hautes Etudes Internationales in France. He also recently completed an Executive Education program at the Harvard Business School in Global Strategic Management.
Mr. McGuire is following on the successful footsteps of Dennis De Santis, who oversaw tremendous growth at QED. Mr. De Santis has retired as President and CEO and joined the QED Board of Advisors.
QED provides innovative management and technical solutions that address our clients' challenges and improve human well-being in more than 80 countries around the world. To learn more about QED, please visit www.qedgroupllc.com.
SOURCE The QED Group