Daniel W. Yohannes

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

Yohannes is the former U.S. Ambassador to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), appointed in 2014, an international forum promoting economic growth, prosperity, sustainable development and energy security through better policies. From 2009 to 2014, 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, Yohannes was President of M&R Investments, a firm specializing in financial services and the renewable energy sector, and 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).

Yohannes serves as a Director of Project C.U.R.E. and the National Jewish Hospital. He has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 2013. Previously, Yohannes served on the Denver Art Museum Board of Directors, the Smithsonian National Board, and the Board of Directors of Media One (now Comcast).

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

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