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CarterBaldwin Executive Search is pleased to share the announcement that World Relief, one of the world’s leading global Christian humanitarian organizations, has appointed Myal Greene as the organization’s new President and CEO, effective August 16, 2021. He will succeed retiring CEO Tim Breene and President Scott Arbeiter.

“Nearly two years ago, the Governance Committee refined our succession planning process, and the search team implemented that game plan with excellence,” said Steve Moore, World Relief Board of Directors Chairman. “Out of an impressive, diverse group of exceptional candidates, Myal Greene emerged as the clear choice to lead World Relief in this exciting season. I’ve been energized by my interactions with Myal and look forward to collaborating in pursuit of the mission of World Relief in this next chapter.

“Scott Arbeiter and Tim Breene, our outgoing President and CEO, have served World Relief with excellence and positioned us well for this transition moment. Jointly, they have enthusiastically affirmed the selection of Myal.”

Myal steps into his role with vast experience both overseas and in the US, most recently as World Relief’s SVP of International Programs, where he led the organization in scaling major grant-funded programs and launching a significant gender equity initiative. He began his work with World Relief in Rwanda in 2007, where he led the development of a new church-based programming model, known as Church Empowerment Zones (CEZ). Under Myal’s leadership, the CEZ model has grown from a small pilot project with 150 churches in Rwanda to a global model that has reached over 5,000 churches across nine countries. In 2010, he became the World Relief Rwanda country director, tripling the office’s size over three years, and then transitioned to Africa regional director, followed by World Relief’s Developing Countries unit director.

World Relief’s reach internationally has more than doubled in the last two years, and Myal looks to continue to scale the organization’s impact, particularly as COVID-19 continues to ravage lives and livelihoods around the world. Domestically, World Relief seeks to continue to promote the protection of vulnerable migrants, including refugees and asylum-seekers, while expanding services to them.

Myal holds a BS in finance from Lehigh University and an MA from Fuller Theological Seminary in global leadership. He is currently pursuing a PhD in organizational leadership from Eastern University.

To read the World Relief announcement in its entirety, click here.

About World Relief
World Relief is a global Christian humanitarian organization that brings sustainable solutions to the world’s greatest problems – disasters, extreme poverty, violence, oppression, and mass displacement. For over 75 years, the organization has partnered with churches and community leaders in the US and abroad to bring hope, healing and transformation to the most vulnerable.