Ernest Leonardo, M.C.P., M.A., has more than 30 years of progressively responsible experience managing large and complex development programs. He brings best practices of governance, community development, disaster management and civil society capacity building from his work managing innovative programs in the Middle East and Asia. He is adept at developing and managing relationships with grassroots community leaders and key government officials.
Economic Research Policy Officer, National Social and Economic Council. Training is in Economics, Research and International Development with a concentration on Economic Development. Career goals is to become an International Development Consultant.
With over eighteen (18) professional experiences via operational, program and project management activities, I have been able to accumulate the requisite skills that are indispensable to exercise diplomacy and tactfulness. My skills were utilized to further develop my ability and capacity for efficiency and effectiveness in managing critical activities within results and performance based environments.
The wealth of knowledge I possess forms the foundation of my resourcefulness and aptitude for my organizational, coordination, analytical and leadership skills. Altogether these have complimented my ability to think critically, undertake strategic planning, negotiations and identify risks and opportunities.
During my careers I have been able to plan and present viable solutions and mitigate challenges, exercise initiative, demonstrate vision and continuously enhance my communication and presentation capabilities; achieve key deliverable; adhere to protocol, procedure and guidelines and compliant with stipulated deadlines, regulations and agreements.
•Peace Corps Volunteer trained in sustainable project development and organization with strong knowledge of monitoring and evaluation strategies
•U.S. Registered Dietitian and Nutritionist with diverse experience working with pediatrics and adults in both clinical and community settings
•Advanced knowledge of health and nutrition
•Demonstrated project management and leadership skills in various multicultural environments
•Previous Experience in Sub-Saharan Africa
Marketing Analysis, Investment Promotion, Value Chains
More than 40 years experience in international agribusiness, concentrating on trade, investment, new ventures, and featuring horticulture and cold chain activities. Prior experience in private and public sectors, and varying from company to public policy levels
I am passionate about people, business, and strategy. My background is in psychology, quantitative and qualitative research, and organizations and systems.
Some of my core competencies include interpersonal skills, data and analytics, communication, adaptability, dependability, and quality control.
Dissertation (in-progress): The Influence of Corporate Social Responsibility on Consumers’ Perception and Purchase Decisions in Gabon: A Mixed Method Study
By getting into the minds of stakeholders, companies can more effectively develop and implement compelling CSR programs that will produce the greatest value for both the company, stakeholders, and society; maximizing the Triple Bottom Line.
Accomplished multi-lingual and multi-cultural professional tasks with five years experience involved in the non-governmental and private sector.
Leadership and communication skills acquired with
International experience, volunteering with non-profit organizations in South Korea, Peru and United Kingdom.
Considerable knowledge of environmental change scenarios and research
work, of which I experienced researching time in Kenya and Peru. Acknowledged of risk/environmental analysis, project management tools using PRINCE2 and PMI methodologies.
10 years of humanitarian working experience for operations in areas of Logistics Coordination, Administration and Security Management, General Coordination and Representation in limited resources and multi-cultural setup, in difficult contexts such Niger, Central African Republic, South Sudan, Darfur, Congo Brazzaville and DRCongo.
Bachelor’s degree in Applied Sciences, post graduated diploma in Information Technology (IT) management, diploma in International Aids Logistics (Bioforce 2006), member of the 15th Logistics Response Team (LRT-WFP-UNHRD), I’ve worked with Save The Children, Concern, GOAL, IOM, TGH, Coopi, WWF, Oxfam-GB.
I have working experience with several donors like USAID, DFID, ECHO, Europaid, OFDA, UNHCR, WFP, KOICA, Irish AID, etc. I can speak French, English, Swahili, Lingala and Tshiluba.
Regional Food Safety Auditor, Canadian Food Inspection Agency
Have worked with multinational teams inInternational Organizations such as FAO (Yemen and Bangladesh), My work involved assisting the livelihood of farmers in farming towards poverty reduction in countries such as Yemen, India, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. Accomplished the project goals by working in multi-disciplinary teams. My work involved providing advice to the industry and various NGO stakeholders and others
Catriona is a senior commercial lawyer and international development consultant experienced in international finance, infrastructure and corporate/commercial transactions and in providing strategic advice on policy, regulatory and institutional reforms and governance.
Catriona has advised on projects in Asia and the Pacific, Africa, the Middle East, the UK, Russia and the Americas in roles based in London, New York, Jakarta, Moscow and Australia, with leading international and specialist law firms, in-house and as an independent consultant. She is admitted to practice law in Australia, England and Wales and New York and holds a masters degree in International Development Studies from the London School of Economics and a graduate diploma in applied finance from the Securities Institute of Australia.
Catriona has particular expertise advising investors, donors and governments on the assessment, development and financing of infrastructure projects and public-private partnerships, on private foreign investments and joint ventures, on the enabling framework for private sector participation in infrastructure (PPI) and PPPs and on utilities and infrastructure sector reform and regulation.
She is also experienced in advising on the design of innovative development financing and risk mitigation mechanisms (including OBA, special purpose funds and guarantees).
Her broad industry experience includes power, renewable energy, climate finance, water supply and sanitation (WASH), irrigation, transport (rail, road, water), natural resources, commodities, agriculture, property and manufacturing.
I am a fourth year Civil Engineering student from University of Texas. I believe that civil engineers have the ability to spearhead the innovation of solutions to the complex problems of the world and the potential to improve quality of life around the globe. I hope to apply my degree to contribute to these technically and socially complex solutions by pursuing a career in international development, particularly in water engineering.