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Michael Watt

Vice President, International Operations
Michael Watt - Vice President, International Operations in Lutheran World Relief

Michael Watt is responsible for ensuring that LWR’s programs, staff, and offices overseas are managed efficiently and in line with the agency’s strategies. He supervises the Senior Regional Directors for Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and Latin America, as well as the Senior Director for Emergency Operations, and oversees policies, procedures, and compliance related to international program budgets, structures and staffing, risk management, and staff safety and security.

He is a multi-lingual leader with 25 years of international development experience in Latin America, Africa, and Asia, including work experience in Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Honduras, Angola, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Russia.