Neal Keny-Guyer

Mercy Corps

Neal Keny-Guyer is a social entrepreneur committed to creating a more just and peaceful world.

Keny-Guyer joined Mercy Corps in 1994 as CEO. Under his aegis, Mercy Corps has emerged as a leading international humanitarian and development organization with ongoing operations in more than 40 countries, a staff of 4,000 and global revenue of $383 million. Keny-Guyer has forged new directions at Mercy Corps, most notably implementing global mergers and strategic alliances, placing human rights, civil society and social entrepreneurship at the forefront of Mercy Corps’ humanitarian mission and building an organizational reputation for groundbreaking, innovative programming in the world’s toughest environments.

Keny-Guyer is on the Board of Trustees of the Yale Corporation and also serves on the Yale President’s Council on International Affairs and the Board of Advisors of the Yale School of Management (SOM). In addition, he serves on the Boards of InterAction (as Chair), ImagineNations and the Nike Foundation’s Advisory Board.

He holds a BA in Public Policy and Religion from Duke University, an MA in Public and Private Management from Yale University and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Portland State University, Oregon. Keny-Guyer lives in Portland with his wife, Alissa, who is an Oregon state legislator. They have three children.