The Inter-American Foundation’s (IAF) board of directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Simone Gourguechon, global sustainability strategy manager for McDonald’s Corporation, to its advisory council. The advisory council is made up of distinguished U.S., Latin American, and Caribbean leaders in business, public service, academia, philanthropy, and international development. Members are appointed to renewable three-year terms.
“I’m honored to join IAF and the council, and to have the opportunity to contribute to this incredibly important work. Supporting communities as they build sustainable and resilient futures benefits not only the communities of Latin American and the Caribbean, but all of us collectively as a society on one planet,” Gourguechon states.
Gourguechon works to align priorities and strategies for teams in over 100 countries to drive change on key issues for McDonald’s, including climate action, packaging and recycling, agricultural commodity sustainability, children’s nutrition, and workforce training and development for youth. Prior to McDonald’s, Gourguechon was a strategy consultant to various social impact projects with Global Impact in Washington, D.C., The Alford Group in Chicago, and the United Nations (UNDP/UNORC).
Board Chair Eddy Arriola said, “I am thrilled to welcome Simone to the IAF. She brings a wealth of knowledge about global development, social impact, and strategic partnerships to our team that will support how the foundation scales-up and amplifies efforts that enhance prosperity in underserved communities in Latin America and the Caribbean.”
For questions about the IAF’s work, contact Rebecca Nelson, Media Liaison: email@example.com, +1 (202) 683-7188.