Alexander Ray Love
Ray Love was the founding Executive Director of the Washington, D.C. based Partnership to Cut Hunger and Poverty in Africa, a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting Africans in reducing hunger and poverty, where he served on the Partnership's Executive Committee and chaired the subcommittees on AIDS/Agriculture and Infrastructure.
Mr. Love's four-decade career has focused on multilateral and bilateral development assistance programs for third-world nations, including infrastructure and technical programs directed at increasing food production, improving health, and reducing poverty. He was instrumental in developing and implementing USAID and OECD policies, strategies, and programs for development assistance worldwide.
Mr. Love served as a consultant to the Board of the World Bank group (2003) and was appointed by the Secretary General of the United Nations to the Panel of Eminent Personalities (MEP) charged with evaluating the success of the UN New Agenda for Development of Africa (1990-1991). Mr. Love was Chairman of the Development Assistance Committee of the OECD in Paris (1991-1994) where he coordinated policies and strategies for administering over $60 billion in development assistance from twenty-one donor countries.
During his tenure at USAID, Mr. Love was appointed Counselor to the Agency (the career deputy to the administrator) (1987). He received the Presidential Superior Honor Award, the Presidential Meritorious Award, and the Luther H. Replogle award for management excellence in administering drought assistance during the 1984 African drought.
Mr. Love has worked extensively with Robert Bisson for several decades and authored a chapter in Modern Groundwater Exploration (2004).