Neal Keny-Guyer

Neal Keny-Guyer boasts over 40 years of leadership in the international humanitarian field, with a significant 25-year tenure (1994-2019) as the CEO of Mercy Corps. During his leadership, Mercy Corps evolved into a globally recognized relief and development agency, operating in over 40 countries, with a team of 6000 and revenue exceeding $600 million. Keny-Guyer is recognized for focusing on fragile countries, advocating for bold solutions and cutting-edge technology, fostering partnerships (especially with the private sector), and championing a new humanitarian paradigm addressing root causes. Prior to Mercy Corps, he led Save the Children’s programs and began his international career with Care and Unicef. Most recently, Keny-Guyer helped launch the unprecedented Yemen Famine Relief Fund. He actively contributes to various boards, including the Yale Corporation, InterAction, the Nike Foundation, and the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on the Humanitarian System. Keny-Guyer holds a B.A. in Public Policy and Religion from Duke University, an M.P.P.M. from Yale University, and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Portland State University. Residing in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with his wife, Neal is passionate about outdoor adventures like fly fishing, backpacking, and skiing.