Shiro brings over 25 years of international development experience in program, operational and leadership roles to bear on SI’s growing portfolio of work. She has been instrumental in charting SI’s growth from small business to medium-sized enterprise. As the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Shiro leads the development and execution of Social Impact’s corporate strategy. She oversees all aspects of client service delivery, operational management and enterprise risk management in the company. This includes oversight of SI’s technical divisions, its Project Management Division and operational divisions such as Finance, Contracts, HR, Safety, and Security and IT. Shiro brings technical expertise in performance management, strategy, and organizational development and has worked at the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), Africare, the World Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and IBM.
Prior to joining Social Impact, Shiro worked at Africare, a leading international nonprofit. As Chief Operating Officer she oversaw the organization’s portfolio of 200+ projects in 20 countries and a staff of 1,200 based in Washington DC and across Africa.
Previously Shiro served as the Senior Director for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Economics at MCC. In that role, she led the team responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and reporting the results of MCC’s $7 billion portfolio of compact investments. She also oversaw significant policy and operational improvements in the organization’s M&E practices and policies and led the effort to develop a results reporting portal on the MCC website that received recognition by the White House. While at MCC, Shiro also led a number of high profile organizational initiatives including an effort to improve portfolio monitoring and oversight and another to strengthen information management.
Before entering government service, Shiro worked for many years as a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and IBM Business Consulting Services. She started her career in international development at the World Bank, where she worked on a variety of public sector management projects in Africa aimed at strengthening governments’ capacity to manage public resources more effectively.