IFAD Asset Request Portlet
Francisco Javier Pichón
Francisco Pichon, is Head of the Mekong Hub and Country Director for Viet Nam and Thailand at IFAD.
Since 2007, he has been working with IFAD, as Country Programme Manager in the Latin America and Caribbean Region, Lead Portfolio Adviser for the East and Southern Africa Region, Country Director for Tanzania and Rwanda and Country Director for Mexico, Cuba and Grenada.
Prior to joining IFAD he worked at the World Bank, focusing on Africa and the Latin America Region (1994-2007). At the World Bank, he designed and supervised a wide range of operations related to land, forestry, rural productivity, territorial development, ecosystem management, and led analytical work and strategy development.
Pichon held other research and teaching positions at the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), the Inter-American Foundation, and the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration since 1990.
Pichon holds a PhD in Regional Planning from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.