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Daniel W. Yohannes

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Daniel W. Yohannes, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Mr. Yohannes served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (the “OECD”), an international forum promoting economic growth, sustainable development and energy security, from 2014 to 2017. Prior to joining OECD, Mr. Yohannes served as Chief Executive Officer of Millennium Challenge Corporation, the independent U.S. Government foreign aid agency for poverty. Prior to his U.S. Government service, Mr. Yohannes was a leader in the financial services industry, working in various roles including Vice Chairman and member of the management committee of U.S. Bank, President and Chief Executive Officer of Colorado National Bank, and Executive Vice President of Security Pacific Bank (now Bank of America). Mr. Yohannes also served as President of M&R Investments, a firm specializing in financial services and the renewable energy sector.


Mr. Yohannes serves as a Director of Meridian International, Project C.U.R.E. and the National Jewish Hospital. Previously, Yohannes served on the Council on Foreign Relations, the Denver Art Museum Board of Directors, the Smithsonian National Board, the Board of Directors of Media One (now Comcast), and the Board of Trustees of the Mayo Clinic Foundation.


Mr. Yohannes has a successful record of operation execution and corporate transformation as Chief Executive Officer and entrepreneur. He provides the Board finance and governance expertise, and valuable strategic insight into public policy, international trade and economic development from prior affiliations. Additionally, Mr. Yohannes is passionate about protecting the environment and provides experience in effectively addressing environmental and social issues.


Mr. Yohannes serves on the Xcel Energy Board of Directors (since March 2017). Mr. Yohannes served on the DowDuPont Inc. Materials Advisory Committee from July 2018 to April 2019.