- January 7, 2019
ARLINGTON, January 7, 2018 – Nathan Associates announced today that Eamon Cassidy has been promoted to Managing Director of UK Operations, effective immediately. In his new role, Cassidy will oversee all UK operations and will report to Nathan’s President and CEO, Sue Chodakewitz.
In this new role for Cassidy, he will oversee and lead the development of Nathan’s current International Development portfolio along with expanding and deepening its five-core practice areas within international development: private sector development; financial sector development; trade and logistics; women’s economic empowerment; and economic policy and governance.
Cassidy brings more than 30 years of experience in development, trade and economic growth. He has worked as an economist, headed large and complex country operations and represented the UK at senior levels overseas. For more than two decades, Cassidy has worked with the UK Department for International Development (DFID), first as an economic advisor in London, Malawi, and Zimbabwe and later as Country Director in Mozambique and Nigeria. Subsequently, Cassidy headed the UK Government’s cross-departmental Trade Policy Unit, responsible for pursuing UK interests in international trade negotiations, and also for helping developing countries to participate more in international trade.
“As Head of Trade, Eamon designed and is executing upon a corporate strategy to position Nathan as a provider of choice to support such key players as DFID, FCO, and DIT in their evolving trade policies and priorities. Eamon’s promotion to managing director is a perfect strategic fit for him and our firm,” said Chodakewitz. “With his commitment to accelerating our diversification and growth, I am confident he will guide our UK operations to even greater success. He’s a strong and impactful leader.”
Also, Cassidy will also play a critical role broadening the current portfolio of Nathan in the UK by leveraging the skills and qualifications of Nathan’s litigation & expert services, advisory services, and infrastructure business lines.
Cassidy takes over the role from Mark Thomas, who served in the Managing Director role for almost four years. Mark remains with the firm and will transition to a Senior Vice President role focused on technical delivery and strategic capture.
“I am delighted to be taking over the leadership of Nathan’s UK operations at an exciting time for the company,” Cassidy said. “We have a great team and an excellent reputation for quality, and I am looking forward to building on the work that Mark Thomas has done over the past four years to grow and broaden our portfolio.”
Nathan is a private international economic and analytics consulting firm that works with government and commercial clients around the globe to deliver practical solutions and achieve lasting results. Whether building frameworks for economic growth or navigating regulatory hurdles, securing infrastructure financing or evaluating and assessing disputes, Nathan’s experts serve as trusted partners, offering clients the analysis, technical advice, and strategies they need for sound decision-making.
Known for both technical and service excellence, Nathan has corporate offices in the US, UK, and India and more than 40 program offices around the world. More information about Nathan can be found at nathaninc.com.
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