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Chief Executive Officer

Local Address: San Diego, California, United States
Sangay Group
 
Background

Employment History

  • Individual Member
    Transparency International
  • Vice President
    Ashoka
  • Vicepresident for Venture, Fellowship and Integration
    Ashoka
  • Vice Chair of the Council
    United Nations University
  • Vice President of the Council
    United Nations University
  • Member of the Council
    United Nations University
  • Chief Executive Officer
    Latin American Center for Development
  • Executive Director
    Latin American Center for Development
  • Senior Civil Society Adviser
    Pan American Development Foundation

Board Memberships and Affiliations

22 Total References
Web References
board / board / organisation / about us / home - Transparency International
www.transparency.org, 29 Aug 2007 [cached]
Valeria Merino-Dirani, Board Member
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Valeria Merino-Dirani is a lawyer who has worked to further democracy and transparency initiatives in Latin America for more than 15 years.Since 1999, she has been the executive director of Corporación Latinoamericana para el Desarrollo (CLD), Transparency International's national chapter in Ecuador.She is now Senior Civil Society Advisor, Pan-American Development Foundation (PADF)
Merino-Dirani has helped to establish a network of TI chapters in Latin America.In 1995, she was appointed a member of the Council of the United Nations University and served as the university's vice-president.She has been a pro-bono adviser to several committees of Congress and public entities in Ecuador, and has participated in numerous programmes aimed at reforming aspects of the public sector, including public procurement.
Through the CLD, she was a strong advocate for Ecuador's recently passed freedom of information law.Ms. Merino-Dirani has been on the Board of TI since the 2004 Annual Membership Meeting, held in Nairobi, Kenya.
Kinship Faculty : Kinship Conservation Fellows
www.kinshipfellows.org, 11 Oct 2007 [cached]
Valeria Merino
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Valeria Merino CEO Sangay Group
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Valeria Merino Valeria Merino is a social entrepreneur who for more than two decades has been involved in the development and implementation of public policies related to strengthening of democracy, rule of law, transparency, civil society participation, and social entrepreneurship. Valeria is currently the CEO of Sangay Group an international team of entrepreneurs and experts that provides advice and support to progressive corporations, social enterprises, and citizen sector organizations that care about social change, innovation, and issues that matter to the world. She worked for Ashoka from 2007 until July 2012. She was a leadership group member and VP for a number of areas and programs. She led the creation and launching of AshokaHub, was director of the Rural Innovation and Farming Program, and also headed Ashoka's Venture, Fellowship, and Integration Program. This last program is responsible for selecting Leading Social Entrepreneurs to the Ashoka Fellowship and engaging them in a global community of innovators. She also worked for the Pan American Development Foundation as senior civil society adviser. She was a member of the global general assembly of Transparency International and served on its board in two occasions. In Ecuador, she founded and was CEO of the Latin American Center for Development (CLD) and also a founding member of Participacion Ciudadana. She was vice chair of the Council of the United Nations University based in Tokyo. top↑
Senior Leadership | Ashoka - Innovators for the Public
www.ashoka.org, 4 April 2012 [cached]
Valeria Merino
Valeria is a social entrepreneur who for two decades has been involved in systemic change and implementation of public policies to strengthen democracy, rule of law, transparency, civil society participation and overall human and economic development. She is currently leading the Rural Innovation and Farming Program at Ashoka. Ashoka's theory of change is that large-scale solutions to improve the lives of rural inhabitants and farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa and India require a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship. Through identifying and investing in the boldest and most innovative actors of our time, Ashoka seeks to empower social entrepreneurs addressing poverty issues in the above mentioned areas. She also launched AshokaHub, an online curated platform for Ashoka's community of innovators and entrepreneurs working across the globe to resolve the most intractable social problems and currently is the lead evangelist for the site. Previously, she headed Ashoka's Venture and Fellowship program from 2007 to 2011; she was responsible for overseeing the selection process of Leading Social Entrepreneurs to the Ashoka Fellowship and engaging them in its global community of innovators. Before coming to Ashoka she worked for the Pan American Development Foundation as Senior Civil Society Adviser. She was a member of Transparency International for almost 20 years and served on its international Board; she also founded and was the Executive Director of CLD, then Ecuador's TI chapter, for fifteen years. She is also a founding member of Participacion Ciudadana Ecuador and Transparencia Ecuador. Valeria was appointed, by the Secretary General of the United Nations and the Secretary of UNESCO, as a Council member of the United Nations University based in Tokyo, for which she served from 1995 until 2001.
New Transparency International board members elected from Cameroon, Ecuador and South Korea
ww1.transparency.org, 8 Dec 2003 [cached]
The new board members are Geo-Sung Kim (South Korea), Valeria Merino-Dirani (Ecuador) and Akere T. Muna (Cameroon).
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Dr Valeria Merino-Dirani is an experienced Ecuadorian lawyer and democracy activist.Since 1999, she has been the executive director of Corporación Latinoamericana para el Desarrollo (CLD), TI's national chapter in Ecuador.In 1995, she was Vice-President of the Council of the United Nations University.
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Dr Valeria Merino-DiraniValeria Merino-Dirani is a lawyer who has worked to further democracy and transparency initiatives in Latin America for more than 15 years.Since 1999, she has been the executive director of Corporación Latinoamericana para el Desarrollo (CLD), Transparency International's national chapter in Ecuador.Merino-Dirani has helped to establish a network of TI chapters in Latin America.In 1995, she was appointed a member of the Council of the United Nations University and served as the university's vice-president.She has been a pro-bono adviser to several committees of Congress and public entities in Ecuador, and has participated in numerous programmes aimed at reforming aspects of the public sector, including public procurement.Through the CLD, she was a strong advocate for Ecuador's recently passed freedom of information law.
Valeria ...
ashoka.org, 16 Dec 2012 [cached]
Valeria Merino
Valeria Merino is a social entrepreneur who for over two decades has been involved in the development and implementation of public policies, at the national and global levels, in areas related to strengthening of democracy, rule of law, transparency, civil society participation and social entrepreneurship.
She worked for Ashoka from 2007 until July 2012, based in Washington, DC. She was a Leadership Group Member and VP for a number of areas and programs. She lead the creation and launching of AshokaHub, was Director of the Rural Innovation and Farming Program and also headed Ashoka's Venture, Fellowship and Integration programs. This last program is responsible for selecting Leading Social Entrepreneurs to the Ashoka Fellowship and engaging them in a global community of innovators.
She also worked for the Pan American Development Foundation as Director of their Venezuela Office and Senior Civil Society Adviser. She was a member of the global general assembly of Transparency International for over a decade and served on its Board in two occasions. In Ecuador, she founded and was CEO of the Latin American Center for Development (CLD), which worked in the intersection of rule of law and human and economic development. She was also a founding member of Participacion Ciudadana and Transparencia Ecuador. She was appointed as a member of the Council of the United Nations University based in Tokyo, Japan, and was Vice-Chair of the Council.
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