Nathalie Liautaud, M.A.
Member of the Advisory Board
Nathalie Liautaud is the Diaspora and Investment Outreach Manager, for the Leveraging Effective Application of Direct Investments (LEAD), at the Pan American Development Foundation, a USD 12 Million USAID-funded project supporting investment opportunities and small and medium enterprise development in Haiti. The project also focuses on increasing the involvement of the Diaspora participation in Haiti’s development. Ms. Liautaud was previously the Senior Program Manager for the Caribbean and Mexico at PADF. Ms. Liautaud has over 12 years’ experience working on building public/private partnerships, management of human rights and civil society strengthening projects, economic development, policy, and job creation in the region. Ms. Liautaud has also experience in organizing logistics in post disaster situations, and worked in coordinating donations and human resources, in post –earthquake and post-hurricane environments, working both in Haiti and in the Dominican Republic, and in Washington, D.C.
Prior to joining PADF, Ms. Liautaud was Program Director at Caribbean Central American Action (C-CAA), focusing on maritime and port security issues, working with the National Port Authority in Haiti, to improve the capacity of the port authority to be compliant with international maritime security rules and best practices.
Ms. Liautaud worked in Haiti for several years as Chief of Party for the Centre pour la Libre Entreprise et la Democratie (CLED)’s media and civil society outreach policy and discussion program focusing on raising awareness on competitiveness issues, and served as Technical Advisor at the Associations des Industries d’Haiti (ADIH), focusing on labor issues.
Ms. Liautaud has worked on environment issues, economic development, and public policy. She has conducted research and evaluations of behavioral risk factors and other topics, working with the Office of Survey Research at the University of Texas, Austin.
Ms. Liautaud completed the Joint Master Program in Communications at the University of Texas, Austin, receiving a Master of Arts in Latin American Studies from the Institute of Latin American Studies (ILAS) and a Master of Arts in International Communications from the College of Communications. Ms. Liautaud graduated with as a Senior Fellow at the College of Communications, with a Bachelor of Science in Radio-Television and Film, also from the University of Texas at Austin.
Ms. Liautaud is Haitian American-Mexican, grew up in Haiti, and is fluent in French, English, Spanish and Haitian Creole.