Dina Esposito, Vice President of Technical Leadership

Dina Esposito

With over 25 years of international relief, development and post-conflict reconstruction experience, Dina Esposito leverages her expertise to maximize the efficiency and impact of Mercy Corps’ programmes around the world.

Dina joined Mercy Corps in 2017, drawn to the organisation’s approach of addressing the root causes of instability by combining peacebuilding and development work. She is based in Washington, D.C.

In her role as vice president for technical leadership, Dina oversees a large team of subject-matter experts who provide leadership and technical knowledge for programme design and implementation, ensuring Mercy Corps’ initiatives are strategic, informed and sustainable.

She is motivated to do humanitarian work by a belief that all global citizens have a responsibility to advance shared peace and prosperity.

Prior to Mercy Corps, Dina held positions at USAID, the U.S. State Department and with a nonprofit organisation in Ethiopia and Kenya working on peacebuilding and governance. She holds a master’s degree from John Hopkins University, where she studied U.S. foreign policy in Africa and international economics.

Dina spends her personal time with her husband and three children, and enjoys taking long walks, reading and swimming.