Pact project manager named 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow

Pact project manager named 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow

Riek James Doar

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA | March 18, 2015 – Pact is pleased to announce the appointment of two new executive officers.

Christian Loucq joins Pact as chief strategy and global engagement officer, and Dorothy Scheffel will serve as chief global programs officer.

In his role, Loucq will lead Pact’s marketing, opportunity development, fundraising and business strategy efforts, deepening the organization’s existing partnerships and fostering new ones. Scheffel will guide the operation and advancement of Pact’s programs around the world, ensuring that Pact is doing its absolute best to measurably transform the lives of people it serves.

“Dorothy and Christian are extremely bright and proven leaders who are passionate about the promise that Pact stands for,” said Mark Viso, president and CEO of Pact. “I could not be more thrilled about the expertise and enthusiasm they’re bringing to our team.”

Loucq joins Pact from the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, better known as SEED, where he served as chief operating officer. Before that, he was the top executive at the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, South Korea. He previously headed PATH’s malaria vaccine initiative. A medical doctor and a native of France, Loucq brings with him decades of experience in international health and development.

“What drew me to Pact is its holistic approach to development,” Loucq said. “Pact makes a lasting difference for so many people, and I can’t wait to contribute.”

Scheffel will relocate to Washington from Asia, where she currently serves as international programs director for World Vision Taiwan. In the U.S. and abroad, she has spent more than two decades with World Vision, where she has gained extensive experience in strategy development and program design, monitoring and evaluation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing as well as a master’s degree in international public health.

“I love that Pact focuses on local solutions to make a difference for those who are poor and marginalized,” Scheffel said. “Pact gives millions of people the tools they need to transform their own lives.”

Loucq starts in his new role April 20. Scheffel begins May 20. 

 

About Pact – Pact, an international nongovernmental organization, is a promise of a better tomorrow for all those who are poor and marginalized. Working in partnership to develop local solutions that enable people to own their own future, Pact helps people and communities build their own capacity to generate income, improve access to quality health services, and gain lasting benefit from the sustainable use of the natural resources around them. At work in nearly 30 countries, Pact is building local promise with an integrated, adaptive approach that is shaping the future of international development.

Pact is a top 10 implementing partner of U.S. Agency for International Development and serves several other national aid agencies, as well as The Global Fund, private funders such as the Gates Foundation and The Coca-Cola Foundation, and corporations including Chevron.

www.pactworld.org

- See more at: http://pactworld.org/press-releases/pact-appoints-new-top-officers#sthash.JfaArg7z.dpuf

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA | March 18, 2015 – Pact is pleased to announce the appointment of two new executive officers.

Christian Loucq joins Pact as chief strategy and global engagement officer, and Dorothy Scheffel will serve as chief global programs officer.

In his role, Loucq will lead Pact’s marketing, opportunity development, fundraising and business strategy efforts, deepening the organization’s existing partnerships and fostering new ones. Scheffel will guide the operation and advancement of Pact’s programs around the world, ensuring that Pact is doing its absolute best to measurably transform the lives of people it serves.

“Dorothy and Christian are extremely bright and proven leaders who are passionate about the promise that Pact stands for,” said Mark Viso, president and CEO of Pact. “I could not be more thrilled about the expertise and enthusiasm they’re bringing to our team.”

Loucq joins Pact from the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, better known as SEED, where he served as chief operating officer. Before that, he was the top executive at the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, South Korea. He previously headed PATH’s malaria vaccine initiative. A medical doctor and a native of France, Loucq brings with him decades of experience in international health and development.

“What drew me to Pact is its holistic approach to development,” Loucq said. “Pact makes a lasting difference for so many people, and I can’t wait to contribute.”

Scheffel will relocate to Washington from Asia, where she currently serves as international programs director for World Vision Taiwan. In the U.S. and abroad, she has spent more than two decades with World Vision, where she has gained extensive experience in strategy development and program design, monitoring and evaluation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing as well as a master’s degree in international public health.

“I love that Pact focuses on local solutions to make a difference for those who are poor and marginalized,” Scheffel said. “Pact gives millions of people the tools they need to transform their own lives.”

Loucq starts in his new role April 20. Scheffel begins May 20. 

 

About Pact – Pact, an international nongovernmental organization, is a promise of a better tomorrow for all those who are poor and marginalized. Working in partnership to develop local solutions that enable people to own their own future, Pact helps people and communities build their own capacity to generate income, improve access to quality health services, and gain lasting benefit from the sustainable use of the natural resources around them. At work in nearly 30 countries, Pact is building local promise with an integrated, adaptive approach that is shaping the future of international development.

Pact is a top 10 implementing partner of U.S. Agency for International Development and serves several other national aid agencies, as well as The Global Fund, private funders such as the Gates Foundation and The Coca-Cola Foundation, and corporations including Chevron.

www.pactworld.org

- See more at: http://pactworld.org/press-releases/pact-appoints-new-top-officers#sthash.JfaArg7z.dpuf

WASHINGTON, D.C., USA | March 18, 2015 – Pact is pleased to announce the appointment of two new executive officers.

Christian Loucq joins Pact as chief strategy and global engagement officer, and Dorothy Scheffel will serve as chief global programs officer.

In his role, Loucq will lead Pact’s marketing, opportunity development, fundraising and business strategy efforts, deepening the organization’s existing partnerships and fostering new ones. Scheffel will guide the operation and advancement of Pact’s programs around the world, ensuring that Pact is doing its absolute best to measurably transform the lives of people it serves.

“Dorothy and Christian are extremely bright and proven leaders who are passionate about the promise that Pact stands for,” said Mark Viso, president and CEO of Pact. “I could not be more thrilled about the expertise and enthusiasm they’re bringing to our team.”

Loucq joins Pact from the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, better known as SEED, where he served as chief operating officer. Before that, he was the top executive at the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, South Korea. He previously headed PATH’s malaria vaccine initiative. A medical doctor and a native of France, Loucq brings with him decades of experience in international health and development.

“What drew me to Pact is its holistic approach to development,” Loucq said. “Pact makes a lasting difference for so many people, and I can’t wait to contribute.”

Scheffel will relocate to Washington from Asia, where she currently serves as international programs director for World Vision Taiwan. In the U.S. and abroad, she has spent more than two decades with World Vision, where she has gained extensive experience in strategy development and program design, monitoring and evaluation. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing as well as a master’s degree in international public health.

“I love that Pact focuses on local solutions to make a difference for those who are poor and marginalized,” Scheffel said. “Pact gives millions of people the tools they need to transform their own lives.”

Loucq starts in his new role April 20. Scheffel begins May 20. 

 

About Pact – Pact, an international nongovernmental organization, is a promise of a better tomorrow for all those who are poor and marginalized. Working in partnership to develop local solutions that enable people to own their own future, Pact helps people and communities build their own capacity to generate income, improve access to quality health services, and gain lasting benefit from the sustainable use of the natural resources around them. At work in nearly 30 countries, Pact is building local promise with an integrated, adaptive approach that is shaping the future of international development.

Pact is a top 10 implementing partner of U.S. Agency for International Development and serves several other national aid agencies, as well as The Global Fund, private funders such as the Gates Foundation and The Coca-Cola Foundation, and corporations including Chevron.

www.pactworld.org

- See more at: http://pactworld.org/press-releases/pact-appoints-new-top-officers#sthash.JfaArg7z.dpuf

The U.S. government has named one of Pact’s South Sudan project managers a 2015 Mandela Washington Fellow.

Riek James Doar, who has been with Pact since 2012, is the deputy project manager for the organization’s Access to Justice program.

The prestigious fellowship is part of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative. Riek’s selection means that he will travel to the U.S. this month to spend six weeks studying civic leadership at the University of Virginia’s College of William and Mary’s Presidential Precinct in Williamsburg, Va.

He’ll also spend time in Washington, where he’ll meet Obama and be recognized by the White House.

“We’re so pleased about Riek’s selection,” said Kim McClain, Pact’s regional director for East and West Africa. “Riek could not be more deserving of this recognition. He is already making a big difference for Africa’s future, and he’ll continue to do so.”

Riek is originally from South Sudan. He studied law at Kampala International University, successfully finishing his bar exams in 2013. He plans to go on to practice law, using his skills to defend people’s rights and raise their standard of living. He eventually wants to go into politics.

Each year, 500 of Africa’s most promising young leaders under age 35 are chosen for the fellowship. Besides intensive executive leadership training, the program provides networking opportunities and ongoing support after fellows return to Africa.

More information on the fellowship is here.

More information on the Presidential Precinct and the 2015 fellows is here

 

About Pact – Pact, an international nongovernmental organization, is a promise of a better tomorrow for all those who are poor and marginalized. Working in partnership to develop local solutions that enable people to own their own future, Pact helps people and communities build their own capacity to generate income, improve access to quality health services, and gain lasting benefit from the sustainable use of the natural resources around them. At work in nearly 30 countries, Pact is building local promise with an integrated, adaptive approach that is shaping the future of international development. www.pactworld.org

 

 

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