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Pierre Andre Noel

Executive Director, Haiti Development Institute

Pierre Noel has led Haiti Development Institute for 11 years, from its origins as The Haiti Fund at The Boston Foundation through its transition to an independent organization based in Haiti.  Based in Boston but spending significant time on the ground in Haiti, he focuses on institutionalizing HDI, building out its programs, governance, staff, and financial sustainability. HDI empowers local leaders, organizations, and social entrepreneurs with the skills, tools, resources and connections they need to lead community development, helps the philanthropic community connect to these organizations to support truly Haitian-led development efforts, and supports communities to convene public and private stakeholders to pursue systemic change.
 
Pierre has extensive experience in nonprofit management and community development.  Before joining the Haiti Fund, he served as Country Director of FAMILY, Inc. in Haiti, where he led rural grassroots efforts in education, youth, and economic development. He has also served as Project Director for the Worldwide Vincentian Family on a program to support small and medium-sized enterprise development in Haiti.
 
Born in Verrette, Haiti, Pierre emigrated to the U.S. and earned a BA in Political Science from Boston University and a law degree from the University of the District of Columbia School of Law.  Pierre is a graduate of the Monterrey School of International Studies Development Project Management Institute and of the Nonprofit Management and Leadership program at Boston University School of Management.