WASHINGTON, D.C.—Waggener Edstrom Worldwide has added Jean-Louis Robadey as vice president of global development in its social innovation practice. Based in the Washington, D.C., office, Robadey will be responsible for advising corporate, government and NGO clients on introducing programs, products and services that support communities and drive economic growth in the developing world.
Before joining WE, Robadey served as the CEO of Pact Institute, an organization focused on incubating and bringing to market innovative social and economic development programs and models. Pact Institute is focused on development issues such as community health, microfinance, good governance and women’s empowerment. Previously, he served as vice president of strategic management for Pact Inc., a $150 million international nonprofit focused on improving the technical and managerial capacity of public, private and nonprofit institutions in developing countries. Earlier, he served as senior manager of client relationship management consulting services at Unisys, where he led projects in support of public sector clients.
Robadey’s responsibilities at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide will include serving as senior agency contact to agency clients on issues of bringing products, services and programs to developing and emerging markets; influencing markets, donors, the general public and other stakeholders; anticipating and analyzing global and regional social, economic and policy trends; and helping drive strategy and business development efforts.