Mr. André Laperrière joined the Global Environment Facility (GEF) as Deputy Chief Executive Officer in Washington D.C., USA. Mr. Laperrière was born in Canada, where he completed graduate studies in Administration and in Industrial Relations.
During his career, Mr. Laperrière has led/managed numerous large scale projects on behalf of Private Corporations and subsequently, within the United Nations. He has extensive work experience in the Americas, Caribbean, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, in particular in developing countries and in conflict/post conflict environments.
Before joining the GEF, Mr. Laperrière was Director General of the Global Trust Council (GTC), a Sweden‐based international organization. Prior to GTC, Mr. Laperrière has held various senior management positions in the United Nations Common System. In this context he played a major role in the design and the implementation of major reforms within a number of agencies such as the International Criminal Court (ICC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF.
Among other positions, Mr. Laperrière has been the first Executive Director of the Trust Fund for Victims at the ICC, Director of the Administration and Finance Division in WHO, and Coordinator for all reconstruction and rehabilitation activities under the responsibility of UNICEF in Iraq. Mr. Laperrière also held senior management positions in Ethiopia, Guinea, Gabon, Haiti, and led numerous missions in neighboring countries. Prior to his career in the UN, Mr. Laperrière was Director in the International Services of Price Waterhouse. In this position, he led numerous development, privatization, mergers and structural reform projects in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Caribbean.
Mr. Laperrière is an expert in international development.
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