RENÉ A. LEÓN RODRIGUEZ

Senior Associate

 

GETTING TO KNOW RENÉ

René León is a Senior Associate II in the Economic Growth Division, Workforce Development and Youth Empowerment Practice Area. In this role, he supports the design and implementation of workforce development programs, agriculture and value chain projects, livelihoods and resilience activities, and private sector development projects. He also provides technical assistance for business development of MCC thresholds programs and investment compacts.

Beyond your job title, please explain your role at Creative.

I do desk research for countries where Creative has identified business opportunities, and participate in capture and intelligence gathering trips to those countries. I also technically support the design and implementation of projects, such as Yemen Community Livelihoods Project; Afghanistan Workforce Development Program; Nicaragua TVET-SAY; Chevron Nigeria Livelihoods Program; MCC BPA ERR Project; and the GAFSP- INVEST-HONDURAS Dry Corridor Alliance, among other relevant programs.

What is it that drew you to the company?

Creative is a company with 40 years of experience with a genuine mission to support people around the world to make them more productive, healthier, better educated, and to empower women and youth and communities. Our methodologies to work from the bottom-up and to be able to transform realities for the poorest of the poor, at-risk youth, vulnerable population, and those marginalized, is a unique opportunity that Creative provides me professionally.

  • EXPERTISE:

    Economic Growth, Private sector Development, Trade, Competitiveness; 

  • EDUCATION:

    Central American University (El Salvador) | University of Tennessee | University of Illinois

  • DEVELOPMENT EXPERIENCE:

    30 years of professional experience

  • LANGUAGES:

    Spanish and English

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