Torge Gerlach is Chief Executive Officer of DT Global, where he is responsible for the company’s global operations, coordinating all aspects of the company’s performance including operational, financial, strategic, marketing and global cross-collaboration, maximizing stakeholder engagement and client satisfaction.
An international development professional for over thirty years, Torge previously worked with AECOM for eleven years, serving most recently as the President of AECOM’s US-based international development business unit from 2014 to 2019. Prior to that, he held senior executive positions including the role of COO and CFO with AECOM and one of its legacy companies he cofounded in 1986, The Services Group. Early in his career, Torge served as an advisor on World Bank, Asian Development Bank, and USAID-funded programs on economic growth, private sector development, export diversification and promotion, and institutional capacity building and strengthening. His over-thirty years of hands-on experience in more than 60 countries across the globe have provided a diverse and rich experience base on which Torge draws in his executive management role.
In order to stay in touch with both client and project needs on the ground, Torge continues to travel extensively to visit project sites. “Whether it is to Peru, for our Amazon environmental best practices management program; to Egypt for a small and medium enterprise development activity; or to more austere environments like Afghanistan, South Sudan, or Somalia for stabilization, transition, and recovery programs, I enjoy meeting with our local staff, host country stakeholders, and client representatives to learn first-hand about the challenges and successes that we share as a team.” Torge sees quality program management and the “need to provide our teams with appropriate solutions and support as critical in meeting the goals and objectives of the work we do.”
“What is truly gratifying and keeps me engaged and motivated, is seeing the smile on a young child’s face, who for the first time has ready access to safe drinking water, or the relief of a village elder, whose community has been supported with the rehabilitation of basic services and infrastructure after conflict or devastation.”
Married for twenty-five years to Dr. Elise Zamsky and the father of three adult boys, Torge enjoys family time together at their vacation home in Cape Cod and is an avid sailor and tennis player. He is a native German speaker, has native fluency in English, high proficiency in French, and is conversant in Spanish.