Chief Operating Officer

Sylvia Megret is a strategic and resourceful management, operations, and business development executive with over 25 years of experience working with mission-driven organizations supporting international development projects worldwide. Ms. Megret brings proven expertise in convening and building successful teams working across borders and time zones. She is skilled in the conceptualization and institutionalization of innovative business systems, enhancing efficiency and continuous process improvement, and team leadership. Ms. Megret is recognized as problem-solver, mentor to staff at all levels, and thought-leader in the development of organizational systems and high-functioning teams. She currently serves as chief operating officer at ACDI/VOCA and chairs the Board of Directors of the Fundación ACDI/VOCA LA (FAVLA). She has previously held senior leadership positions in the international development field. Ms. Megret 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.