ECODIT Announces New President Roula Attar

We are excited to announce the appointment of Ms. Roula Attar as President of ECODIT. As President, Ms. Attar will focus on developing and leveraging the ECODIT team’s formidable talent base and extensive partnerships to grow the firm and increase its impact and global reach. Ms. Attar will expand the firm’s legacy of locally driven development and affirm its culture of internal and external collaboration that emphasizes mutual respect, accountability, and learning. “I am honored to work alongside amazing colleagues that uphold ECODIT’s mantra of ‘empowerment with quality’ and proud of the rich and productive partnerships that we have developed globally, regionally, and locally,” said Attar. “I am thrilled to be stepping into this new role as ECODIT President and look to the future with optimism and excitement.”

ECODIT co-founder and former President Joseph Karam will continue to play a leadership role as Executive Vice President, providing strategic support and overseeing administration, finance, and operations. “Roula has been a driving force behind ECODIT’s growth over the past decade. I have full confidence in her ability to take ECODIT to a new level on its exciting journey and look forward to working closely with her in her role as President.”

Ms. Attar is an international development professional with more than 20 years of experience in business development and in project design and implementation. She joined ECODIT LLC in 2012 and most recently served as its Vice President for Business Development and Outreach, developing and executing strategies to grow the firm’s business and overseeing quality assurance processes, knowledge generation and dissemination, and internal and external communication. Ms. Attar is a democracy and governance specialist with extensive experience in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, including as Chief of Party (COP) for USAID projects. Previously, she founded the Jordan field office of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) and led multimillion dollar democracy assistance programs in legislative strengthening, political party development, electoral support, civil society strengthening, and women’s and youth’s political participation. Ms. Attar holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Wichita State University and is fluent in Arabic, English, and French.  

ECODIT is a U.S.-based small business with 29 years of experience working with governments, businesses, and local communities to advance environmentally and socially responsible development around the world. To learn more about ECODIT, visit and follow the firm’s social media accounts on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.