Craig Redmond has worked in international development and humanitarian response for over 22 years - 15 of them with Mercy Corps, leading regional and country operations in the Caucasus, Horn of Africa, South and Southeast Asia. In his current role, Redmond leads Mercy Corps' Global Programs including humanitarian response, program development and operations around the world. He has played a major role in shaping the organization's approach to creating social change: combining big ideas, bold action and local logic.
Redmond previously served as Mercy Corps’ regional program director for South and Southeast Asia, based in Jakarta, Indonesia. In that role, he oversaw implementation of the agency’s field programs and grants in Indonesia, East Timor, Philippines, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar and provided strategic vision and linkages among Mercy Corps programs and networks in the region.
Prior to becoming regional program director, Redmond served in various program and country director positions for Mercy Corps. His work covered sectors including food security, agriculture, water and sanitation, health and hygiene, financial services and business development, energy and emergency response.
Before joining Mercy Corps in 2000, Redmond held positions at the United Nations Development Programme and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, working on refugee issues and microfinance in the Caucasus, Central Asia and the Horn of Africa.
Redmond’s education is in business administration, forestry and medieval English literature from Marylhurst University in Oregon and the University of Idaho.