Mark Carrato is the Chief of the USAID/Kenya and East Africa Office of Economic Growth and the U.S. Embassy Kenya Power Africa Team Leader where he manages Presidential Initiatives in Feed the Future and Power Africa as well as programs in water and sanitation, resilience, finance and innovation. From 2010-13, he served as Acting Director/Deputy Director of the Office of Economic Growth and Transformation in USAID/Ethiopia; where he negotiated and implemented the G8 New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Ethiopia, and the Office of Agriculture and USAID/Afghanistan; where he led strategic oversight and implementation of the Mission's approximate $1 billion agriculture portfolio. He has also served with USAID in Colombia and Pakistan.
Before his Foreign Service postings, he was a Foreign Affairs and Trade Fellow for the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee for Foreign Appropriations, Representative Nita Lowey. He started with USAID as a Presidential Management Fellow in 2003.