Joe Dougherty
Partner and Regional Director for the Americas ,

Joe is Regional Director of the Americas region for Dalberg and leads the firm’s San Francisco office. He has served as a trusted advisor for nearly 20 years and has worked in more than 30 countries. 

Before joining Dalberg, Joe was the Director of the Economic Growth practice at Cardno Emerging Markets, where he worked with the World Bank, Nike Foundation, USAID, AusAID, and others to improve access to finance, raise agricultural productivity, and enhance the lives of the poor in developing countries. Earlier in his career, Joe worked with both Deloitte and A.T. Kearney, where he served as the firm’s first country manager for Thailand and worked extensively across Southeast Asia.

In addition to his work in development, Joe served on the Board of the North Carolina World Trade Association and as Co-Chairman of the DREAMS Center, an award-winning program for at-risk youth. He has taught MBA courses at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, and continues to teach seminars on consulting skills, project management, and professional writing at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), as well as the Haas School of Business at the University of California-Berkeley.

Joe graduated from Loyola University in Maryland and received an MBA from the Wharton School of Business and an MA from SAIS.