PRESS RELEASE — Sergio Rivas Named President of Tanager

WASHINGTON, D.C., November 7, 2022  Sergio Rivas was appointed to the role of President of Tanager on November 1 upon passage of a resolution by the Executive Committee of Tanager’s Board.

With a background in industrial engineering and economic development, Rivas began his career in international development 22 years ago. His work in the industry includes roles as Contracts Officer Representative, Senior Director, Chief of Party, Country Representative, Board Member, donor, and volunteer on both public and private sector engagements.

For the past 15 years, Rivas has worked for Tanager’s parent company, ACDI/VOCA, in various senior leadership roles, most recently as Regional Managing Director in Honduras. From 2012-2016 he served as Tanager’s Country Representative in Colombia where he got to know the organization, developing an enormous admiration for its work, its people, and its clients.

“Across his tenure with us, Sergio has, time and again, demonstrated Tanager’s core values of Discernment, Balance, Connection, and Agility,” said ACDI/VOCA President & CEO Sylvia Megret. “He has a keen ability to build relationships, bring together and lead high-performing teams, and achieve success across a wide range of development areas. I am delighted to have Sergio as my trusted partner in leadership and am confident that he will lead Tanager to its full potential.”