Power Africa Manager, East & Central Africa
Katrien Hinderdael is the Power Africa Country Manager for East Africa and Central at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency (USTDA). In this role, she is responsible for business development, project preparation and evaluation, and supervision of USTDA’s energy activities in East and Central Africa. She is also the lead of the agency's Traditional Energy and Power Sector Team and Manages USTDA’s U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative. Before joining as a Country Manager, Ms. Hinderdael was a Research Analyst supporting the Sub-Saharan Africa team at USTDA. Prior to USTDA, Ms. Hinderdael worked as a Graduate Fellow for the Africa Team at McLarty Associates, a strategic advisory firm, and a Research Assistant at The Enough Project, a non-profit organization focused on human rights in Central Africa. She holds an MA in International Economics from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in History from the University of Virginia.