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Our leadership

Our leadership team ensures that Crown Agents USA delivers great results and operates at the highest level of integrity and transparency.

Tanna Bruce, Acting President & Director of Economic Governance and Trade

Tanna Bruce for SiteTanna Bruce is CA-USA's President and Director of ​the Economic Governance and Trade (EGAT) practice area. Tanna brings to CA-USA more than 20 years of experience leading the technical design, implementation, and oversight of international development projects in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East. She has deep technical expertise in economic governance, business enabling environment reform and advocacy, economics and governance analysis, and private sector-led economic growth.

Combining technical, field-based project management expertise with a proven track record of growing high-performing portfolios of work, Tanna most recently served as Business Development Direct for PAE and Creative Associates. Prior to these positions, she worked for Chemonics International for 14 years, starting as Program Manager of the AMIR Program in Jordan, a $70 million initiative to development the capacity of Jordanian business associations to advocate for business-friendly policy reforms. After this field project management role, she returned to DC where she held technical and corporate leadership positions including: New Business Director-Asia, Managing Director-Africa, Trade Specialist-Middle East, New Business Director-Middle East, Project Director-Middle East, and Economic Technical Advisor-Middle East.

Tanna has an MA in International Economics for Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a BA in International Studies and English Literature from UT Austin.


Strategic Planning and Business Development, Program Management, Economic Governance, Business Enabling Environment Reform and Advocacy, Economic and Governance Analysis, Private Sector-Led Economic Growth

Contact Information:

  • Phone: +1 202 650 6128
  • Email: ​tbruce@crownagents.com

Yulia Johansen, Vice President of Programs 

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Yulia Johansen ​joined Crown Agents USA in 2011 and currently serves as the Vice President of Programs. Yulia has over 17 years of experience in international public health, energy, and environmental protection in developing countries and transitional economies. She has worked with multilateral and bilateral donors and technical agencies, including the World Bank, the European Commission, World Health Organization (WHO), DANIDA, USAID, the Global Fund, ​and national government ministries. Yulia has 1​2 years of specific management experience focused on strategic planning, budgeting, staff development, performance monitoring, technical and financial management, and coordination of multidisciplinary project teams.

Prior to joining Crown Agents USA, Yulia was with Cardno Emerging Markets (formerly Deloitte’s Emerging Marketing Group) as a Senior Manager of the Health Systems business line. Earlier she worked for the WHO Regional Office for Europe in Copenhagen, Danish Environmental Protection Agency, and private consulting firms.

Yulia holds a Master of Science degree in Economics and Business Administration from Copenhagen Business School in Denmark, a Master of Arts in Philology from the Moscow State University in Russia, and a Certificate in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University. She has lived in six countries and worked in 14. She is fluent in English, Russian, Danish, and possesses a good command of French.


Program Management, Strategic Planning, Performance-based Financing, Health System Strengthening and Reform, Health Supply Chain Management

Contact Information:

  • Phone: +1 202 650 6109
  • Email: yjohansen@crownagents.com
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