J Alexander Thier
Task Force Codirector, CEO of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, and Senior Democracy Fellow (Non-resident) at Freedom House
Alex Thier is Chief Executive Officer of the Global Fund to End Modern Slavery and nonresident Senior Democracy Fellow at Freedom House. He served as ninth Executive Director of the Overseas Development Institute in London, a leading global think tank. He was appointed by President Obama to serve as chief of USAID’s Bureau for Policy, Planning, and Learning from 2013 to 2015, and as chief of Afghanistan and Pakistan Affairs from 2010 to 2013. He worked previously at the US Institute of Peace, the UN, and Oxfam and has published widely.