Ambassador Danilovich began his duties as Chief Executive Officer for the Millennium Challenge Corporation on November 7, 2005. Prior to joining the MCC, the Ambassador had a distinguished career of more than thirty years in both the public and private sectors. Ambassador Danilovich served as Ambassador to the Federative Republic of Brazil from June 2004 – November 2005 and as Ambassador to the Republic of Costa Rica from 2001-2004. Prior to these appointments, Ambassador Danilovich was a businessman and private investor with a strong background in foreign affairs. A native Californian and resident of London for many years, he was active in the international shipping business for over two decades and served as director of companies in the shipping, property, publishing and investment fields. Ambassador Danilovich served on the Board of Directors of the Panama Canal Commission from 1991-1996 and chaired the Commission’s Transition Committee prior to the transfer of the Canal to the Panamanians. He has been a Director of the Stanford University Trust, a Trustee of the American Museum in Britain, a Director of the U.S.-U.K. Fulbright Commission, and served in leadership positions for several charitable organizations. The Ambassador graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, and received a Master’s Degree in International Relations from the University of Southern California (London). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an Associate Fellow of Pierson College (Yale University), a Knight of Malta and the recipient of several national and international awards. Ambassador Danilovich has been married to his wife Irene since 1977 and the couple has 3 children.