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Andre Laperriere
Executive Director , International non-profit
Oxford, United Kingdom
International Development specialist. 26 years experience in Private Sector and UN (Common System and World Bank). Multilingual; 2 masters degrees (MBA, MA) lived and worked in the Americas, Caribbean, Africa, Europe, Middle East, Asia.Expert in International development.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Administration, Management, Accounting/Finance, Procurement
  • Director, CEO, COP, President
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Government/Governance, Reforms
  • Human Rights, Law, Migration, Conflicts, Justice
Professional Experience:
Pursuing his international career, Mr Laperriere was selected as the first Executive Director of the Global Open Data Initiative Secretariat.

GODAN emerged from a series of G8 meetings in 2012 and 2013 and was formally launched at the Open Government Partnership Summit in London in October 2013. The GODAN initiative aims to bring together agricultural, nutritional and open data fields and actors in order that:
Pursuing his international career, Mr Laperriere was selected as the first Executive Director of the Global Open Data Initiative Secretariat.

GODAN emerged from a series of G8 meetings in 2012 and 2013 and was formally launched at the Open Government Partnership Summit in London in October 2013. The GODAN initiative aims to bring together agricultural, nutritional and open data fields and actors in order that:

The use of open data is stimulated and implemented on farmer level and within policy making;
the successes in GODAN are understood & replicated in other sectors and in other open data work;
GODAN can learn from the successes elsewhere;
GODAN benefits from some of the innovative work practices emerging in the Open Data field, and vice versa.

As Executive Director, Mr Laperriere represents GODAN in numerous international fora, leads partner mobilization, manages staff and is responsible for the resources of the organisation.

Under his leadership within one year GODAN has tripled its membership to count today more than 450 partners from all corners of the globe, including Governments, Private Sector, Research and Academia, Civil Society Organisations.
Education:
I hold two masters: Masters in Business Administration (MBA), specialized in Management and Information systems. I also have a Masters in Industrial Relations, specialty Organisational Development, Industrial Psychology.
Affiliations and Achievements:
André Laperrière,
Executive Director
Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)

Mr. André Laperrière joined the Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN) initiative as its first Executive Director, in September 2015. During his career, Mr. Laperrière has led/managed numerous projects on behalf of large Private Corporations and subsequently, within the United Nations and the World Bank. In this context he played a senior 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. 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 GODAN, Mr. Laperrière was Deputy Chief Executive Officer at the Global Environment Facility (GEF) in Washington DC. Among other positions, he has also been the first Executive Director of the Trust Fund for Victims at the International Criminal Court (ICC), Director of the Administration and Finance Division in the World Health Organization (WHO), and Coordinator for reconstruction and rehabilitation activities under the responsibility of UNICEF in Iraq.
Prior to his career in the UN, Mr. Laperrière was Director in the International Services of Price Waterhouse. In this position, he led multiple large scale business evaluations, privatizations, mergers and structural reform projects in Europe, Africa, the Americas and Caribbean. Mr. Laperrière was born in Canada, where he completed postgraduate studies in Administration and in Industrial Relations. Mr. Laperrière is an expert in international development.

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    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Masters
    Languages:
    English, French, Spanish, Creole
    Nationality:
    Canada
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