Paul Macek is the associate vice president and senior technical director for rural economies and agricultural livelihoods at Corus International. In this capacity, Paul oversees the technical quality of the organization’s approach to agriculture and economic development and serves as its global practice lead. He is particularly passionate about social impact investing and entrepreneurship on the African continent, where he has lived and worked for over 20 years.
Before joining Corus International, Paul worked with several prominent international relief and development non-profits. He was the vice president for programs at the World Cocoa Foundation, where he managed a global portfolio of programs in cocoa sustainable across agricultural, social, and environmental dimensions. As the senior director for food security and livelihoods with World Vision, Paul led a team responsible for the acquisition and implementation of more than 30 programs and projects worldwide. Paul also held several prominent positions with Catholic Relief Services throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Paul earned a B.A. in History and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and holds an M.A. in International Affairs from American University.