Board of Directors

Jul8

Jessica Newman

Jessica Newman is the Founder of JustWorld International and President of the board of directors. She began working in the non-profit sector in 1999. Her humanitarian experience includes establishing the Honduras branch of the Trickle Up Program; actively participating in the Friends World Experiential Education Program in Costa Rica and Nicaragua; volunteering at the ‘Crisis…

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Jul8

Christian Baillet

Christian is the CEO of Quilvest and arguably one of the most experienced private equity investors worldwide. He joined Quilvest in 1979 and has since been one of the foremost private equity professionals active on both sides of the Atlantic. Christian has contributed to the launch and sponsorship of some of the most successful private…

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Jul8

Michael Lawrence

Michael Lawrence and his wife Emily, and daughter Alice reside in Milton, Ontario, Canada. He holds a B.A. in Economics from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, a diploma in Marketing and International Business from St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and a diploma in Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics. Mike…

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Jul8

Daniel O’Connor

Daniel “DOC” O’Connor is a professionally trained chef and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America. Named “TOP CHEF” in Honduras, he resides in Tegucigalpa, the capital city with his wife and two children. He holds a master’s degree in Hotel and Food Service Management from Florida International University and is the founding partner of…

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Jul8

Leopoldo Palacios

Leopoldo Palacios is a horse sport personality easily recognized around the world. An FEI ‘O’ course designer, Leopoldo set the tracks at the 2000 Sydney Olympics and was the co-course designer for the 2008 Olympic Games with Steve Stephens. He is only the second person to have the distinction of designing at two Olympics. As…

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