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Bill Carter

Diamond Leader, Ashoka


Bill Carter is Ashoka’s Diamond Leader for Africa. Mr. Carter guides Ashoka’s overall strategy for programming in Africa, oversees the selection of African Fellows, and helps develop and launch new initiatives on the continent. Previously, Mr. Carter was a Co-Founder of an independent power company, the Long Lake Energy Corporation, a leader in hydroelectric generation. He also played a leading role in developing Ashoka’s Indonesia program starting in 1981. A Ph.D. in Chinese Studies from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, he worked in Indonesia in the early 1970s helping the Ministry of Finance establish effective control of the timber industry. He has also spent a number of years in McKinsey & Co.’s international practice and served at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he was responsible for wide-ranging management reforms. Mr. Carter was one of Ashoka’s founding Board members.