Mr. Hall served as president & CEO of ACDI/VOCA for a four-year period from 2018 to 2022.  He brought to this role broad experience in government, banking, entrepreneurship and social-enterprise development.  He stepped down from his leadership position at ACDI/VOCA Group on April 15, 2022, retaining his membership on the boards of ACDI/VOCA (a 501(c)3 international development NGO), Tanager (a 509(a)3 international development NGO), and AV Ventures LLC (an impact investment and blended finance manager).

Prior to joining ACDI/VOCA, Mr. Hall served four years in senior presidential appointments at the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank). President Obama appointed him Executive Vice President at EXIM in 2013, and EXIM Chairman and President in early 2017.  He resigned his presidential appointment in December 2017.

During the 5 years prior to his most recent U.S. Government service, Mr. Hall was chief executive of a London-based nonprofit established to design and manage community-based agroforestry and forest protection programs in sub-Saharan Africa.  Prior to that, he and his wife founded a food manufacturing business in the United Kingdom, which they later floated on the London Stock Exchange.

In banking, he was an emerging markets corporate finance banker with J.P. Morgan for 9 years, based in New York, São Paulo and London covering clients in Venezuela, Brazil, India and Turkey.

The first 15 years of his career were in U.S. Government service, first as a U.S. naval officer serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets, and later as a U.S. Foreign Service officer with the Department of State with postings in Kenya, Brazil, and Washington, D.C.

Mr. Hall earned his bachelor’s of science degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s of Business Administration from Columbia University in New York.

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A Food Systems Approach to Combat the Three Cs: Coronavirus, Climate Change, and Conflict

Authored by ACDI/VOCA CEO CJ Hall; published by USGLC, September 23, 2021

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Earth Day: Celebrating Partnerships and Shared Voices

By its nature, agriculture is an innate partnership. The seed joins with the soil, water and nutrients to produce a …

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Updated CEO Statement: Phases of Transition

Like many around the world, we at ACDI/VOCA Group (ACDI/VOCA and its affiliates Tanager and AV Ventures) have been thinking …

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COVID-19 Response: We Are Resilient

The health and safety of ACDI/VOCA staff, volunteers, partners and beneficiaries around the world is our top priority.  ACDI/VOCA leadership …

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Official Development Assistance & Impact Investing Can Work Together to Make the World a Better Place

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President & CEO CJ Hall Reflects on First Year with ACDI/VOCA

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