Our Leadership Team

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Roberto Matus, MBA
Managing Director, FHI Partners

Roberto brings more than 20 years of experience from across the U.S., Latin America, Middle East and Europe as director, manager, or technical lead on initiatives at the nexus of business and development. He is responsible for transaction structuring, project oversight and portfolio growth.

He has spent the past 12 years designing, proposing, managing and implementing economic development programs centered on the principles of shared value, including long-term assignments in Afghanistan, Mongolia, Nicaragua and Jordan.

As an international economic growth specialist, he developed private sector solutions in various sectors (tourism, agribusiness, ICT) and across various thematic areas (value chains, market systems, workforce development, export development, competitiveness strategy). As Project Director for a sustainable tourism program, he led a team of ecosystem actors in market-driven programs to upgrade workforce, enterprise and destination competitiveness.

From 2002 to 2006, he served at the World Bank in the Corporate Strategy Department working on programs focused on innovative ideas in development.

In addition to private sector development, he brings hands-on private sector operational, marketing and partnership experience from his tenure building two venture-funded start-ups.

Roberto holds a Master of Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at University of California, Berkeley, a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish language and literature and a Bachelor of Science in international business from the University of Maryland.

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Joseph Diederich, MA
Business Manager, FHI Partners

Joe brings more than three decades of experience managing financial and accounting operations of international development programs for FHI 360. He has served in senior finance roles on complex USAID contracts and cooperative agreements. Most recently he played an integral role in the $120 million Food and Nutrition Technical Assistance III Project (FANTA) that spanned seven years and 19 countries.

Joe has built solid financial systems, working across organizations to design creative solutions that support fiscal discipline and accountability. He has broad experience managing multicultural teams in domestic and international settings. Joe has completed more than 25 short-term assignments across 18 different countries, including contributing to the launch of a regional project office in South Africa and building country office teams for newly awarded projects.

Joe holds Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees in economics from The George Washington University.

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Rosanna Saladin-Subero, PhD
Associate Director Business Development, FHI Partners

Dr. Rosanna Saladin-Subero brings more than 20 years of experience in community development and social impact, which are areas that she is not only passionate about, but also heavily invested in.

At FHI Partners, she both nurture and grow our philanthropic foundation and corporate portfolio of initiatives through business development and portfolio management.

She obtained her PhD in International Families and Communities with a full scholarship from the Institute on Family and Neighborhood Life at Clemson University. Before arriving to the United States, Dr. Saladin completed her bachelor’s degree in Marketing with a full scholarship from the Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in Santo Domingo where she graduated Cum Laude; and completed her Master’s in Arts in Commerce from Otaru University of Commerce in Japan also with a full scholarship.

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Joshua Holmes

Joshua K. Holmes, CPCM
Contracts and Grants Officer II, FHI Partners

Joshua brings more than 10 years of experience developing and managing grants and contracts in the global and domestic environment.  He supports FHI Partners by providing detailed reviews of procurement actions and negotiating complex new agreements with funders from all over the world.

Always keeping a goal-oriented perspective, Joshua has a passion for collaborating with others to ensure project needs are met while still complying with the unique terms and conditions we must adhere to. 

Joshua obtained his Bachelors of Business Administration from James Madison University and holds a certification as a Certified Professional Contracts Manger from the National Contract Management Association (NCMA).

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Seema Farahi

Seema Farahi, BBA
Financial Analyst II, FHI Partners

Seema brings more than 15 years of experience in Financial Management and Accounting. She has served as a Finance and Account specialist in different international development and humanitarian organizations. She has experience in managing and evaluating a diverse range of activities.

Seema support FHI Partners Financial and Accounting operations and provides support and guidance to country office and project staff.

Seema obtained her Bachelor of Business Administration from Kardan University/ Afghanistan.

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