Regional Managing Director for Latin America and the Caribbean and ACDI/VOCA Country Representative in Honduras 

Sergio Rivas is the chief of party of our USAID Transforming Market Systems Activity and ACDI/VOCA’s country representative in Honduras. Since joining ACDI/VOCA in 2008, Sergio has served as chief of party for USAID-funded projects in Paraguay and Colombia. Prior to this, Sergio was a senior evaluator at Management Systems International and a certified USAID contract officer’s representative and agreement officer’s representative. He has worked in Peru, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Afghanistan, and Sudan. Sergio holds a MS in economic development from the Universidad Mayor de San Andrés (Bolivia) and a BS in industrial engineering from the Escuela Militar De Ingeniera (Bolivia). He has earned certificates from Cornell University, Universidad Ean (Colombia), and Harvard ManageMentor® and is fluent in Spanish and English. In 2015, the project Sergio managed in Colombia received the Order of Democracy “Simon Bolivar,” the highest possible civilian distinction awarded by the Colombian Congress, for its services to the Afro-Colombia population. He has received several awards from ACDI/VOCA and USAID since 2002.