Bob Van Heest, Vice President at IBTCI, is an international development professional with nearly 30
years experience in development consulting and an emphasis on monitoring & evaluation, particularly in
conflict and post-conflict environments.
During his 25 years with IBTCI, Mr. Van Heest has been a leader in the firm’s corporate strategy,
overseeing business development and leading some of its flagship projects. He has not only served as
project director for some of IBTCI's M&E contracts in Bangladesh, Iraq and Yemen, but has also served as
IDIQ Manager on indefinite delivery indefinite quantity contracts where he was responsible for leading
the IBTCI consortium’s pursuit and management of task orders.
Mr. Van Heest has nearly five years of field experience managing regional and country programs in the
Middle East, Central Asia and Russia. He has conducted several short-term assignments in Yemen,
including serving as acting Chief of Party to the Yemen M&E Project. Prior to his tenure at IBTCI, he
served as Regional Director in Central Asia for the Financial Services Volunteer Corps where he worked
closely with the national and commercial banks in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
Mr. Van Heest received his MA in Russian and East European Studies from George Washington
University, and is fluent in English and Russian.