ICGFM Board of Directors - Biography

Devex - USA, Organization Member, Alan Robbins

Alan Robbins is a Partner and Global Head of Partnerships with Devex. With a passion for the concept of mainstreaming development, Alan works with Devex members to help them do their work even more effectively, or, as the tagline goes, to Do Good. Do It Well.™ A member of the team that founded Devex, he is responsible for building new and innovative partnerships with all types of development actors, from aid agencies to corporations to NGOs and everything in between. Whether it's through a groundbreaking event, a multi-media digital communications initiative, a perception survey or any of a number of other ways, he always enjoys helping organizations find new and improved ways to impact development.

Prior to conceiving of and launching the partnerships function at Devex in 2013, he did the same for membership - where he was responsible for the team that grew the community of organizational members from zero to the 1,000+ leading NGOs, companies and aid agencies that are all part of Devex today.

 

Previously, Alan served as Deputy Director of the Executive Council on Diplomacy, a non-profit organization designed to foster understanding between the US government and civil society, and the foreign diplomatic community in Washington. He also spent brief stints working in New Jersey politics and local government. In his spare time, you can often find Alan on the basketball court or reading sci-fi novels and anything dealing with former U.S. Presidents (or a certain Treasury Secretary).