Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health Announce New Vice President for Business Development

  • John Rivera
  • Aug 20, 2019

Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health today announced that Derek Reynolds has joined the organization as the Vice President for Business Development.

In his new position, Reynolds will lead the business development strategy to generate institutional resources that will support the mission of Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health. He brings more than 25 years of experience in international development in the Middle East, Latin America, Africa and the U.S. with expertise in business development, revenue and resource mobilization, strategic planning, donor engagement, grant management and information technology.

“Derek is well-versed in developing cross-sectoral programs and initiatives, including in the agricultural sector and emergency relief, two of our key focuses,” said Daniel Speckhard, president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health. “He is a leader in the broader community of nonprofit business development executives.”

Reynolds served for the past five years as the Director of New Business Development for PATH, a global health organization. Prior to that he served as the Director for International Business Development for Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and has also worked with General Dynamics and the Telecom Egypt Network Operations Center and AMIDEAST.

He has also lived and worked overseas, most notably in Jordan, Ecuador, and for almost 10 years in Egypt. He speaks Spanish, French and Arabic.

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About Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health:

Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health have joined forces to increase our impact on breaking the cycle of poverty and promoting healthier families and communities. The two international humanitarian nonprofits are integrating IMA World Health's global health expertise and Lutheran World Relief’s work in rural economies and emergency response, creating a unified organization that will help millions more enjoy a healthier, more prosperous tomorrow.