RYAN ROWE, MBA, MPH                      WATER, SANITATION, HYGIENE AND HEALTH SPECIALIST                    Permanent Pho...
RYAN ROWE, MBA, MPH                      WATER, SANITATION, HYGIENE AND HEALTH SPECIALIST                    Permanent Pho...
RYAN ROWE, MBA, MPH                      WATER, SANITATION, HYGIENE AND HEALTH SPECIALIST                    Permanent Pho...
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- Multi-lingual finance and public health professional with MBA/MPH and eight years of work, consulting and
management experience, including six years in Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, Malawi and United Arab Emirates

- Skills in business development, corporate finance, fund management, fund-raising, investor relations, non-profit
management, policy analysis, project management and strategic marketing

- Mature commercial and strategic thinker with excellent communication and relationship-building skills

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Ryan Rowe - Water, Sanitation, Hygiene and Health Specialist

  1. 1. RYAN ROWE, MBA, MPH WATER, SANITATION, HYGIENE AND HEALTH SPECIALIST Permanent Phone: +1 514 626 9704 (Canada); Email: ryanrowe@unc.eduSUMMARY Multi-lingual finance and public health professional with MBA/MPH and eight years of work, consulting and management experience, including six years in Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, Malawi and United Arab Emirates Skills in business development, corporate finance, fund management, fund-raising, investor relations, non-profit management, policy analysis, project management and strategic marketing Mature commercial and strategic thinker with excellent communication and relationship-building skillsRELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCENetwork Communications Officer, Water Institute at UNC, Chapel Hill, USA, Aug 2010 - present Develop and implement communications strategy for a global network on point-of-use water treatment, an effective health intervention in the reduction of the incidence of diarrheal disease Develop and manage communications channels including web-based platform, social media and mailing list Conceive, disseminate and organize online content for 1200 subscribers and over 100 member organizations Build sector capacity through input to webinars, policy notes, workshops and information resources Report on events including conferences, workshops and trainings on water, health and development topics Work daily with WHO and UNICEF counterparts and strengthen network member relations and collaborationIndependent Consultant, Government of Malawi, Lilongwe, Malawi, June 2012 - present Advise Ministry of Health and Ministry of Water Development & Irrigation on a national safe water strategy Prepared desk review of national status of point-of-use water treatment and advise way forwardIndependent Researcher, Water Institute at UNC, Nairobi, Kenya, May 2011 - Aug 2011 Independently designed research study to map efforts to promote and implement point-of-use water treatment in two Kenyan communities by NGOs and other practitioners Recruited 36 informants and conducted surveys, open-ended interviews and site visits Developed strong relationships with staff of local NGOs and other community stakeholders Presented findings to various stakeholders (Rotary, UNC, CDC) and actively supporting community-based initiatives arising from the studyExecutive, Macquarie Group, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, July 2006 - May 2010 Established an investment fund and raised US$630 million of equity capital for regional infrastructure projects Conducted valuation of a portfolio of four infrastructure projects worth US$272 million Advised on worthiness of potential investments in the ports, energy, wastewater and real estate sectors Assisted with investment fund management duties including investor relations, corporate governance, fundraising and reporting activities Developed and implemented strategy for Macquarie’s community activities in the United Arab Emirates Performed desktop research on environmental and social issues relating to potential and actual investments Co-authored article on wastewater project financing published in Journal of Sewerage, Monthly in May 2009Managing Director, Volunteer in Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Jan 2009 - May 2010 Oversaw delivery of 2,200 volunteer hours supporting local NGOs and charities Founded and stewarded the organization through a successful start-up phase, establishing strong relationships with clients, partners and other institutional supporters Recruited and trained a management team of five people during a significant growth phase of the organization Coordinated diverse volunteer teams and logistical requirements for a range of projects such as blood drives, humanitarian relief efforts, beach clean-ups and fundraisersStrategy Analyst (Intern), CG/LA Infrastructure, Sao Paulo, Brazil, Sept. 2005 - Jan 2006 Analyzed and wrote reports on infrastructure projects in ports, logistics, energy and water sectorsInternational Business Analyst (Intern), Metrik Solutions, Medellin, Colombia, May 2005 - July 2005 Assessed commercial feasibility of a project to promote peace and civic values in Colombian schoolsPlus an additional three years of experience with corporates such as IBM, TD Bank and UPS 1/3
  2. 2. RYAN ROWE, MBA, MPH WATER, SANITATION, HYGIENE AND HEALTH SPECIALIST Permanent Phone: +1 514 626 9704 (Canada); Email: ryanrowe@unc.eduOTHER PROFESSIONAL & VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIESTerry Fox Foundation, United Arab Emirates & Canada, Aug. 2004 - May 2010 Organizing Committee Member for 2010 Abu Dhabi Terry Fox Run; over US$150,000 raised Organizing Committee Member for 2009 Abu Dhabi Terry Fox Run; over US$200,000 raised Led and organized corporate team for 2009 Abu Dhabi Terry Fox Run; over US$11,000 raised Led and organized Montreal-area Terry Fox Run in 2004; over US$5,000 raisedMacquarie Group Foundation, Sydney, Australia, March 2009 - May 2010 Established an office advisory committee to lead CSR efforts in UAE / Middle East Organization of committee meetings, minute-taking and general communications for the committee Proposed / led community initiatives and supported / advised on projects led by colleagues Led fundraising efforts of over US$50,000 in 2009Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 2009 - Dec. 2009 Volunteered weekly in the emergency room of Abu Dhabi’s largest public hospital and trauma centreFuture Centre for Special Needs, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Sept. 2007 - Dec. 2007 Volunteered weekly as a classroom assistant working with mentally and physically disabled childrenCanadian Executive Service, Whitefish Lake First Nation, Canada, Jan. 2006 - May 2006 Developed a forestry cooperative business plan in collaboration with an Aboriginal community as part of an MBA course project, aiming to address a range of social, economic, and environmental issues faced by the local peopleUndergraduate National Case Competition, Montreal, Canada, September 2003 - April 2004 Developed and implemented marketing strategy for a regional university competitionBOARD POSITIONSTabasamu Education Fund, Nairobi, Kenya, Aug. 2008 - present Appointed to Board of Trustees in September 2009 Conducted numerous marketing and fundraising activities; over US$20,000 raised to date Provide guidance on marketing and communication activities to raise public awarenessEDUCATIONMaster of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA, May 2012 Specialized in Health Behavior & Health Education Recipient of a Rotary World Peace Fellowship from the Rotary Foundation for full tuition and expenses Completed graduate certificate in peace studies & conflict resolution Undertook a field-based practicum in KenyaDistance learning, Loughborough University, Leicestershire, United Kingdom, June 2010 Completed module on Water and Environmental Sanitation for developing countriesMaster of Business Administration, York University, Toronto, Canada, June 2006 Specialized in Strategic Management and Latin American studies Undertook exchange studies in Brazil and work internships in each of Brazil and ColombiaBachelor of Commerce, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada, June 2004 Majored in Finance Undertook exchange studies in Colombia 2/3
  3. 3. RYAN ROWE, MBA, MPH WATER, SANITATION, HYGIENE AND HEALTH SPECIALIST Permanent Phone: +1 514 626 9704 (Canada); Email: ryanrowe@unc.eduAWARDS & HONORS 2010: Rotary World Peace Fellowship, full academic scholarship (University of North Carolina) 2009: Staff in the Community Award - Highly Commended Volunteer of the Year (Macquarie Group) 2006: Medal for academic excellence, language ability & contribution to student life (York University) 2005: Citibank President’s Award for ranking first in class (York University) 2005: Dean’s List (York University) 2004: Valedictorian for the Graduating Class (Concordia University) 2004: Gold medal, International Business, Eastern Canada Commerce Games (Concordia University) 2004: Dean’s List; Graduated cum laude / with Distinction (Concordia University)SELECTED PRESENTATIONS 2012: WHO & UNICEF Workshop on Environmental Health Interventions in Southern Africa, “Household Water Network: Communications for learning”, Maputo, Mozambique 2012: The Haiti Connection, “Improving water quality to save lives”, Raleigh, USA 2012: Rotary Spring Peace Conference, “Improving water quality to save lives”, Chapel Hill, USA 2012: Triangle Global Health Consortium, “Improving water quality to save lives”, Durham, USA 2012: Minority Global Health Conference, “Household water treatment: Translating research to practice”, Chapel Hill, USA 2011: Water Institute Rotary Reception, “WaSH in Kenya – experience of a UNC Rotary Peace Scholar”, Chapel Hill, USALANGUAGE SKILLS (SPOKEN/ WRITTEN) French (almost fluent): Born and raised in Montreal, studied and worked entirely in French Spanish (advanced): Lived in Colombia for eight months, studied and worked entirely in Spanish Portuguese (intermediate): Lived in Brazil for five months, studied and worked partly in PortugueseCOUNTRY EXPERIENCE Australia, Brazil (five months), Canada (born and raised), China, Colombia (eight months), Ethiopia, India, Kenya (three months), Kuwait, Malawi (two months), Mozambique, Oman, Pakistan, Qatar, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turks & Caicos Islands (two months), Uganda, United Arab Emirates (four years), United States (18 months) 3/3

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