Careers in Development featuring Paul Guenette

September 11, 2014 • 1:00 – 2:00 pm EDT

Agribusiness, Food Security, and Global Development

In this Careers in Development session, Paul Guenette will discuss his extensive experience working in the agriculture, food security, and development nexus. He will also offer specific tips for young professionals who are interested in working in global development.

Mr. Paul Guenette currently serves as the Executive Vice President for Communications at ACDI/VOCA. Previously, Mr. Guenette designed and managed large, integrated, sustainable development programs in a career spanning 40 years and 70 countries. His experience includes long-term assignments in Senegal, Mauritania, Indonesia, Barbados and Kenya heading agribusiness programs that incorporated activities in policy reform, business group strengthening, commercial marketing, equity financing and investment promotion. His consulting assignments include time spent working with USAID, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, the World Bank, and IFAD. Mr. Guenette earned his M.B.A. at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and his B.A. at Kalamazoo College. He is fluent in French.

William J. Garvelink