Shiro brings over 30 years of international development experience in program, operational and leadership roles to bear on SI’s diverse portfolio of work. As the President and CEO, Shiro leads the SI team, provides vision and strategic direction for the company, champions corporate growth initiatives. Prior to becoming the CEO, as the COO of the company she played a key role in charting SI’s growth from small business to medium-sized enterprise. 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 where she oversaw results planning, monitoring, evaluation and reporting for a $7 billion portfolio of investments. She also led numerous initiatives at the Agency including the development of MCC’s approach to data transparency.
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.