CDF Canada Appoints Benoit André as Executive Director

CDF Canada is pleased to announce the appointment of Benoit André as its new executive director.

“We are so pleased to find a leader with a strong proven history of fostering great relationships with partners, employee teams and funders,” says CDF Canada Board Chair Michele Aasgard. “We are confident that Benoit and the Board will continue to develop and align international programs to build prosperity while following our co-operative principles. Together, with your support, CDF Canada continues to build a better world.”

“It is with great enthusiasm that I join CDF Canada as its new executive director,” says Mr. André. ” I believe CDF Canada is in an exceptional position to benefit from the new landscape in international development and I consider myself very fortunate to have the opportunity to participate in its success. I look forward to working with its staff, supporters and international partners.”

Mr. André has spent most of his career working in non-profit organizations as Executive Director (ED). Over the past 10 years, he  has been ED of a legal professional organization in Vancouver, ED of a refugees and immigrants settlement centre in Atlantic Canada and, most recently, the ED of PBI Canada, an international development organization active in several countries including Colombia, Honduras and Guatemala.  He has a Master’s degree in Law and a Master’s degree in Public Law from the University of Brussels (Belgium).

Prior to moving to Canada with his family, Mr. André had been a lawyer in Belgium and France as well as an entrepreneur. He has also worked for the European Central Bank.

Mr. André begins his duties at CDF Canada on April 2.

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