New VP named at Creative Associates International

Oct. 9, 2013 – Creative Associates International has appointed Mario Vilela to the new position of Vice President for Global Operations.

Vilela will oversee Field Administration, IT, Communications and Security in headquarters and offices in more than 20 countries, including Afghanistan, Morocco, Honduras and El Salvador. Creative’s community focused programs improve education, livelihoods, governance, elections and more.

“Mario’s 30 years of professional management experience, combined with nearly a decade in global development operations, makes him an ideal fit for this exciting and demanding role,” says Charito Kruvant, President and CEO of Creative. “As we continue to grow, Mario’s talents will make Creative a stronger company.”

Vilela will report to Pablo Maldonado, Chief Operating Officer, in Washington, D.C. Since 2002, Vilela was Creative’s Senior Director of Information and Technology Division.

“Mario has a deep commitment to Creative’s mission, vision and core values,” says Kruvant. “His proven leadership-by-example style has been pivotal in building an organization that is responsive to our clients and the people we work with in developing countries.”

Prior to Creative, Vilela was the owner and manager of a successful IT firm in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He has a Master’s Degree in management from the Universidad de Barcelona in Spain and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina in Buenos Aires.

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