ACEF Speaker

Steven Olive

Mission Director, Regional Development Mission for Asia,

Steve Olive serves as the Mission Director for the Regional Development Mission for Asia (RDMA). He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. From 2018 to 2020, he was the Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for USAID’s Latin America and Caribbean Bureau, often serving as its Acting Assistant Administrator. At USAID/Kenya and East Africa based in Nairobi, he served as the Deputy Mission Director for Somalia from 2014 to 2017. He concurrently served as the Acting Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Mission to Somalia from 2016 to 2017. Before USAID/Kenya and East Africa, Dr. Olive served as a Deputy Mission Director for USAID/Haiti from 2011 to 2014 leading post-earthquake reconstruction and development efforts. He also was posted in Peru and Nicaragua from 2002-2011 managing environment, trade, agriculture, food security and emergency-response programs. He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hawaii.


  • Opening Plenary: Vision for the Role of Clean Energy in Driving a Carbon-Neutral Asia and the Pacific