Introducing our new Executive Director
We are pleased to announce that Darynell Rodríguez Torres has been appointed as the new Executive Director of the GPPAC Foundation, effective November 1st, 2016. Darynell has been with GPPAC for the past seven years where he has been leading the Policy and Advocacy Programme. He has a deep knowledge of conflict prevention and peacebuilding issues and extensive contacts with external stakeholders including civil society organisations, government representatives and high level officials at the United Nations system and regional multilateral organisations. Previous to his appointment in GPPAC he worked as adviser of the President of the Colombian Senate, in the Secretary General's office of the Secretariat for Ibero-American Cooperation (currently SEGIB) and as political risk analyst and public policy consultant for European public affairs firms. Darynell's academic background includes a BA in Political Science and International Studies from West Virginia University, a Masters in Applied Political Studies by FIIAPP, a specialist degree in Communications and Political Management from the Complutense University of Madrid and a Masters in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. The GPPAC Board and the Global Secretariat Team would like to express their appreciation to Peter van Tuijl who led the organisation for 9 years and warmly welcome Darynell to his new position.