Who : Our People : Board of Directors
Charles “CJ” Hall
Charles “CJ” Hall serves as president and chief executive officer of ACDI/VOCA, assuming day-to-day leadership and management of the organization. Mr. Hall possesses a full range of experience as an executive in both the private and public sectors. Appointed by President Obama as the executive vice president of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (EXIM Bank) in 2013, Mr. Hall later served as EXIM chairman and president. His career achievements as an emerging markets corporate finance banker started with J.P. Morgan and Company, where he was based in New York, São Paulo, and London. As an entrepreneur, Mr. Hall founded and managed a successful United Kingdom-based food manufacturing business. He also served as the chief executive of a nonprofit that managed community-based agroforestry and forest protection programs in sub-Saharan Africa. Mr. Hall began his professional career as a US naval officer, serving in both the Atlantic and Pacific fleets. He was also a US Foreign Service officer, with postings in Kenya, Brazil, and Washington, D.C. Mr. Hall earned his bachelor of science degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a master of business administration from Columbia University.