Ambassador Mark Green joined the International Republican Institute (IRI) as president in January 2014. Prior to leading IRI, in 2013, he served as president and chief executive officer of the Initiative for Global Development, a non-profit organization that engages corporate leaders to reduce poverty through business growth and investment in Africa. From 2011 through early 2013, Green served as senior director at the US Global Leadership Coalition, a network of 400 organisations supporting development tools in American foreign policy. Green served as the US Ambassador to Tanzania from mid-2007 to early 2009. While there, he led a mission of more than 350 Americans and Tanzanians and was ultimately responsible for some of the world’s largest US-led development programs. Prior to serving as US Ambassador, Green served four terms in the House of Representatives representing Wisconsin’s 8th District. Green holds a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin–Eau Claire. In 2012, he was awarded an honorary doctor of science from Georgetown University’s School of Nursing and Health Studies.