7 August 2012   |  
Posted By: Ilana Martin

iDE Announces New CEO

Timothy Prewitt

Timothy Prewitt

iDE’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Timothy Prewitt has been named Chief Executive Officer of iDE. Mr. Prewitt will officially assume the post on November 1, when iDE’s current CEO, Al Doerksen, steps down after more than 25 years of service as board member and CEO.

“Our selection of Tim to lead iDE into the future is the culmination of an aggressive international search with numerous extraordinarily qualified candidates. Given his diverse background and professional achievements, we are confident that Tim will build upon the long-established tradition of iDE in providing creative, cost-effective solutions to improve the income and lives of the world’s poorest rural farmers and their families,” said iDE Board Chairman Robert Hill.

Most recently, Mr. Prewitt acted as Managing Director for Chemonics International in Nigeria. Prior to that he was Chemonics’ Director for Asia and Europe/Eurasia Divisions and head of the Private Sector Practice stationed in Washington, D.C. Mr. Prewitt has worked in more than 15 countries in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, for the Soros Foundation, UNESCO European Center for Higher Education, the New American School Development Corporation, as well as for private equity investors in China.

“I’m thrilled by the board’s decision, and honored to join iDE, especially at this stage in the organization’s history,” Prewitt commented. “iDE’s world-class reputation for innovative product design and marketing, delivered through the private sector, has led it into a new era of impact and success. My priorities are to increase the size and reach of iDE, to focus on staff development, and to continue to build strong social enterprises that reach millions with innovations, meeting global challenges in poverty, food security, and health.”


Tim Owens

11 October 2012 1:43 pm

We are a startup from Phoenix working in East Africa, India and here at home domestically. We are renewable energy resource consultancy and developers and a development group design self-sustaining what we call Eco-Island Communities in Eastern Africa. We are working on behalf of the Master’s Vineyard Ministries located in Scottsdale, Arizona with offices and people on the ground in Uganda, Kenya, SOuth Sudan, Tanzania and the Congo Republic. We have been invited into these countries to design and implement these sustainable communities. If you would be so kind to return my queiry with the email of the appropriate IDE contact, I will send you back out a NewGeneration Develoment Profile, which will give you a much better picuture of our mission and how we hope to accomplish our goals. Thank you and hoping there might be a degree of collaboration possible between our two organizations. BOC! Tim Owens, Managing Partner, NewGeneration Development; towens8@cox.net; Tel 602.505.6096

Nazim Uddin

11 February 2013 1:43 pm

Welcome and congratulations to Mr. Timothy Prewitt to become select as Chief Executive Officer of IDE. Also thanks to the Board of Directors of IDE to select him as CEO.

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