Vera P. Weill- Hallé
Independent Development and Fundraising Specialist
Vera P. Weill Hallé has over 30 years of experience working with the international organizations and non-profit sector. She recently retired from the UN system and is an Independent International Development and Fundraising Expert. She has an extensive experience in diplomacy and negotiations, policy advocacy, fundraising, and communications. In late 1970's she started her career with the United Nations Secretariat and later joined the UN Specialized Agency, the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), based in Rome.
She was instrumental in establishing the first IFAD office outside Headquarters; the IFAD North American Liaison Office in Washington, D.C., 1987 and New York, 1994 (at the UN Secretariat) - and became the Director of both offices. In 2004, she was appointed the Director of IFAD's Resource Mobilization Division in Rome, successfully enabling IFAD to secure one of the largest replenishments in the organizational history. Prior to joining the UN she worked with non-governmental organization (NGO), the Population Reference Bureau, in the area of demographics.
She held past Board positions in the Association of Women in Development (AWID), Women THRIVE Organization, Women in Environment and Development. She is a current AWAR Board member and is a Board member of the Women Organizing for Change in Environment and Development (WOCAN) and the Professional Women Association of Rome (PWA). She has an Executive MBA degree, and is a graduate of London School of Economics (LSE), HES School of Management, and the New York University Stern Business School. In addition, she holds an MA in International Affairs from the George Washington University and BA from the Baldwin Wallace College (USA).