Sophie Dessources

Board Member and Executive Director, Haiti Renewal Alliance (HRA)

Ms. Dessources is an experienced international legal and management professional, specialized in international trade and investment policy targeting sustainable economic growth with a focus on private sector development with more than 10 years of experience. She has been a Legal Analyst and Advisor for International Transactions, a Commercial Lawyer at law firms such as Will Mc Dermot & Emory LLP, Legal consultant for PriceWaterHouseCoopers for VAT harmonization evaluating aspiring countries to the European Union (EU), in Brussels, Belgium. She also consulted with Marveaux & Associates LLP on private sector mapping for ACP countries on behalf of the European Commission (EC). She has been an international compliance verification analyst for a large international insurance company (AIG- North America Group). Currently, she consults and contracts with many international developing firms in Washington DC on development policy on West African countries (MSI, FHI360, Kaiser Associates, and Tetra Tech). Ms. Dessources has developed regulatory compliance and risk mitigation expertise for multiple non and for-profit organizations such as FHI360, PSI, PAE etc.

Sophie holds a Law Degree in International Commercial Law from the University of Brussels (ULB), and a Master ‘degree in Public Administration with trade and investment policy concentration from Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS) at Monterey, CA.

Sophie Dessources is a Board Member and Executive Director of Haiti Renewal Alliance (HRA), a non- profit based in Washington DC, since Fall 2015. HRA serves as the leading diaspora organization promoting sustainable business development and investment in the Caribbean. Since the 2010 earthquake, HRA has also been actively involved in engaging the Haitian diaspora in the U.S. to support national and international disaster relief efforts in Haiti, but most importantly engaging business investment of the diaspora and foreign investment in country. HRA’s vision is to connect the region to the global marketplace and position the various local economies for long-term sustainable growth.