Our Leadership .
Senior Vice President, Risk Management Division Chris Smith
"The culture here is one of taking risks, challenging people to be entrepreneurial, and holding them accountable for their results. And I can't think of another job where you get that kind of opportunity and at the same time are able to make a difference in the lives of people around the world."
As leader of the Risk Management Division and Corporate Ethics Officer, Chris Smith oversees corporate ethics and compliance systems, support for contract and subcontract, grants, procurement of goods and services, and field compliance reviews. Starting with Chemonics in 1980, Chris developed and managed projects in the Middle East, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and Asia. He led various business units and helped the transition to an employee stock ownership program. He brings a range of experience in environment, natural resources, economic growth, infrastructure, governance, and institutional strengthening. Before Chemonics, Chris worked with CARE in Egypt, Central America, and Jordan and with the Peace Corps in Guatemala. Prior to his current position, Chris was senior vice president of the Contracts Division.