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Pierre Andre Noel

Executive Director, Haiti Development Institute

ierre has led the Haiti Development Institute for 13 years, guiding it from its origins as the Haiti Fund at The Boston Foundation through its transition into a registered nonprofit organization 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.

​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. Before devoting his career to development and philanthropy in Haiti, Pierre practiced law in Boston.

Born in Verrette, Haiti, Pierre emigrated to the U.S. as a teen 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. Pierre is fluent in Haitian Creole and English, and conversant in French.