Deputy Director

Title Deputy Chief of Party
Company Emerging Markets Finance
Year 2000-2002
Country Bosnia-Herzegovina
Funding Agency USAID
Project Name Corporate Governance & Business Investment Project

Mr. Johnson served as deputy Chief of Party for a $6.5 million project to advise and assist the Government of Bosnia-Herzegovina with the final stages of privatization and final stages of developing a capital market. Mr. Johnson was the principal USAID advisor in the Republica Srpska, and he managed an office of 11 professionals in Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina.  Mr. Johnson provided input and advice regarding the privatization of 2,000+ state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in Bosnia with combined book values of more than US$7 billion.  He also expedited privatization in the country as a member of a 10 person “International Advisory Group for Privatization (IAGP)” that advised the Office of the High Representative for Refugees (OHR), the civilian authority given penultimate power in Bosnia as a result of the Dayton Accords.


Mr. Johnson also provided regular advice and strategic direction on capital market development to the country’s Securities and Exchange Commissions, Privatization Directorates, Investment Funds, and Broker Dealers on multiple topics in support of the launch of Bosnia’s Stock Exchanges.  In addition, Mr. Johnson created and delivered various training programs, ranging in length from 1 to 5 days each, to more than 150 government regulators and private sector participants.  Mr. Johnson’s efforts resulted in the successful launch of the Sarajevo Stock Exchange and Banja Luka Stock Exchange in early 2002 (subcontracted to IBM Consulting Services).