Stephan Bauman is the President and CEO for World Relief where he leads approximately 2,500 staff in 20 nations. Stephan oversees programs in the health, economic, agriculture, and refugee areas. Stephan joined World Relief in 2005 as the Country Director in Rwanda.
Prior to joining World Relief Rwanda, Stephan served as Director of International Programs for World Hope International, where he oversaw relief and development programs in 25 countries worldwide in the agriculture, education, economic development, anti-trafficking, and health sectors. From 1994 to 2001, Stephan worked for Mercy Ships International as Director of Programs and Training, where he directed medical, water and sanitation, community health, and capacity building programs for over 300 staff on the Anastasis, a hospital ship based in West Africa. Prior to joining Mercy Ships, Stephan worked in the private sector for Anderson & Co where he consulted on mergers and acquisitions, legal matters, treaties, and tax issues for Fortune 500 companies.
Stephan is a Certified Public Accountant (since 1990), an ordained minister, and holds a Masters in International Public Policy (Johns Hopkins University), a Masters in Missiology and Intercultural Studies (Wheaton College Graduate School), as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Business (University of Wisconsin).