Henrietta H. Fore

CSIS Trustee

Henrietta Holsman Fore is chairman and CEO of Holsman International, an investment and management company. In addition, Ms. Fore provides advisory services to several international corporations, including the Coca-Cola Company. She is also a frequent speaker at international forums. From 2007 to 2009, Ms. Fore served as the administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and as the director of U.S. foreign assistance, holding the equivalent rank as deputy secretary of state. She was the first woman to serve in these roles and was responsible for managing $39.5 billion of U.S. foreign assistance annually. She also served on the boards of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. From 2005 to 2007, Ms. Fore served as undersecretary of state for management, the COO for the Department of State. In this role, she acted as the Secretary of State’s principal adviser on management issues. Ms. Fore served as the 37th director of the U.S. Mint in the Department of Treasury from 2001 to 2005, where she managed the world's largest manufacturer of coins, medals, and coin products and was also elected president of the International Mint Directors. In 2009, she received the Distinguished Service Award, the highest award the Secretary of State can bestow, and the Alexander Hamilton Award in 2005, the Department of the Treasury’s highest honor for her service as director of the U.S. Mint. Ms. Fore serves on the boards of Theravance, Inc.; Diagnostics for All; the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund; the Committee Encouraging Corporate Philanthropy; the International Youth Foundation; the Center for Global Development; and the Women’s Foreign Policy Group. She is the cochair of WomenCorporateDirectors, the Asia Society, and the Global Heritage Fund Diplomatic Council. Ms. Fore is a trustee of the Aspen Institute and of CSIS. She serves on the Leadership Council of the Initiative for Global Development and as a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Poverty and Development Finance. She is also a member of the Economic Club of New York, Council on Foreign Relations, Committee of 200, International Women’s Forum, Wellesley Business Leadership Council, YPO/WPO, and Chief Executives Organization. She has served on the corporate boards of the Dexter Corporation and HSB Group Inc., both listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Ms. Fore holds a B.A. degree in history from Wellesley College and an M.S. degree in public administration from the University of Northern Colorado. She received the Alumnae Award from the University of Northern Colorado in 2004 and also from the Baldwin School in 2006. She has also studied international politics at Oxford University and studied at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.