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Pierre Ferrari

Heifer International
CEO

Pierre Ferrari joined Heifer International as its President and Chief Executive Officer in 2010. Ferrari has more than 40 years of business experience, ranging from consumer organizations such as Coca-Cola to working with socially-oriented organizations like CARE.

In 1995, Ferrari decided to focus his energies and business acumen on social issues, using his skills and aptitude to partner with people living in material poverty to help them achieve self-sufficiency.

Ferrari led CARE’s first comprehensive strategic planning effort, participating in international feasibility missions, micro-loan and other banking projects. He is a current director and a former chair of the board for Ben & Jerry's Homemade Ice Cream, where he helped to lead the board to firm up its global commitment to fair trade with its vanilla, cocoa, and coffee farmers. Ferrari is also a current board member of the Small Enterprise Assistance Fund, which provides equity financing to small and medium enterprises in developing countries and emerging markets.

Ferrari holds a master's degree in Economics from The University of Cambridge and a MBA from Harvard Business School.