President and Chief Operating Officer

Sylvia Megret is a strategic and resourceful international development executive with over 25 years’ experience in mission-driven organizations supporting inclusive and sustainable development projects worldwide. She joined ACDI/VOCA in December 2016 as chief operating officer and served as interim CEO from Dec 2017 – Jun 2018. A collaborative leader, Ms. Megret possesses proven expertise convening, building, and developing diverse cross-functional teams that bridge cultures, international borders, and time zones. She is an innovative business strategist, skilled in the identification, conceptualization, and institutionalization of effective teams and systems for maximum efficiency and continuous process improvement. Ms. Megret currently chairs the Board of Directors of the Fundación ACDI/VOCA LA (FAVLA) and is a Board Member for the Society of International Development Washington Chapter (SID-W). Prior to joining ACDI/VOCA, Ms. Megret held senior leadership positions in the international development field. She holds a master’s in international development from American University and a bachelor’s in political science and French from the University of Michigan. She is fluent in French and has traveled professionally to more than 25 countries.

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