"Mr. John Ambler joined Oxfam America as Senior Vice President for Programs. Prior to this role, Mr. Ambler was the Regional Director for Asia at CARE USA based in Bangkok, Thailand, where he supervised and set strategic direction for CARE relief and development operations for Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and Tajikistan. He oversaw the largest budget in the CARE system and the work of over 5000 CARE staff in Asia. Mr. Ambler provided strategic and conceptual direction for CARE's programs in rural development, development finance, urban poverty, HIV/AIDS, health, education, and nutrition. He also played a central role in that organization's effort to adopt a rights-based approach to development.
"Before joining CARE, John had spent nearly ten years with the Ford Foundation as the Deputy Country Representative of the Ford Foundation's India office and was the Ford's first representative of its office in Hanoi, Vietnam. Prior to his tenure with Ford, he spent many years working in Indonesia on issues related to water management, a field in which he has an international reputation.
"He speaks fluent Indonesian and other languages including some Vietnamese, Burmese and German. He received his B.A. from Stanford University, M.A. in International Studies from University of Denver and his Ph. D. in Development Sociology from Cornell University." 
- "Biography", America, Accessed December 2006.