paul guenette

Paul Guenette

Paul Guenette, currently chief communications officer at ACDI/VOCA, provides leadership in company-wide communication and outreach efforts, corporate planning efforts, and developing public-private partnerships and relationships with external corporations. He has designed and managed large, integrated, sustainable development programs in a career spanning 40 years and 70 countries. His experience includes long-term assignments in Senegal, Mauritania, Indonesia, Barbados, and Kenya heading agribusiness programs that incorporated activities in policy reform, business group strengthening, commercial marketing, equity financing, and investment promotion. His consulting assignments have included designing and implementing enterprise development programs for USAID, conducting international marketing workshops for the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, analyzing agribusiness global trends for the World Bank, and designing a farmer organization program for IFAD. Paul serves as Corporate Secretary for ACDI/VOCA and ASI. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Washington DC Chapter of the Society for International Development. Paul earned his M.B.A. at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his B.A. at Kalamazoo College. He is fluent in French.

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