Christian Loucq, M.D., who joined Pact nearly two years ago as its officer in charge of global engagement and strategy, has been appointed the international NGO’s chief operating officer.
Pact president and CEO Mark Viso made the announcement today to Pact staff in more than 30 countries.
“Christian’s strategic and tactical execution of Pact’s vision and his outreach to like-minded partners, donors and other supporters have both helped Pact measurably transform more lives than ever,” Viso said. “In his new role, Christian will be better positioned to help Pact transform itself and the international development landscape to the benefit of exponentially more people seeking to own their futures.”
As Pact’s new COO, Loucq will oversee day-to-day operations of worldwide program staff as well as management and administrative functions at the Washington, D.C., headquarters. In addition, Pact’s world-renowned signature initiative Mines to Markets will report directly to Loucq.
“I am delighted to work so much more closely with so many key staff and functional areas throughout Pact,” Loucq said. “We all share the same desire to deepen and expand our work, partnerships and impact, and I look forward to helping us all realize those goals.”
Loucq joined Pact in April 2015 from the Stanford Institute for Innovation in Developing Economies, better known as SEED, where he served in the COO role. He had earlier been the top executive of the International Vaccine Institute in Seoul, Korea, and director of Path’s Malaria Vaccine Initiative. He is a trained medical doctor and epidemiologist.
Pact works in more than 30 countries, employing 4,500 staff. Pact works in partnership with USAID, DFID, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, ITRI, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Chevron and many other corporations.