February 14, 2022

David Offensend, EDC President and CEO, to Retire

After more than six successful and productive years at EDC, David Offensend, president and CEO, has made the decision to step down to retire and start the next chapter of his life. He will remain at the helm of the organization until the appointment of his successor to ensure a smooth and effective transition.

Offensend has had an enormous impact at EDC, leading the organization to new heights of influence, nurturing an outstanding team that is doing important work around the world, and navigating organizational challenges through two years of a global pandemic.

“EDC’s Board of Trustees is profoundly grateful for Dave’s wise and steady leadership. We are poised to achieve even greater success in the years to come thanks to his vision and direction and the outstanding work of the entire EDC team,” said Ciara Burnham, EDC Board Chair.

Burnham noted that the Trustees are committed to seizing this opportunity to build on EDC’s success and attract a strong and diverse pool of candidates who will want to lead the organization into its next phase of addressing the world’s most pressing challenges.