Mark Allen

Mark Allen has had over 20 years of professional experience in both the private and international development sector.  Currently Merck for Mothers’ Director of Strategic Partnerships and Global Programs, Mark is responsible for managing strategic partners across the program portfolio as well as oversight on the initiative’s global programming including MfMs’ digital portfolio. Prior to Merck for Mothers, Mark was the Managing Director for Africa Programs with Malaria No More managing the organization’s investments across six countries. Mark started his professional career in international development at the Touch Foundation – a McKinsey & Co. founded organization focused on building human resource capacity in the health sector in Tanzania.  Prior to the Touch Foundation, Mark lived in rural Kenya as a Peace Corps Volunteer focusing on micro-enterprise development with farmers which inspired his shift from an earlier career in management consulting. Mark holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University.