Class 9 (2010-2012)
Ryan Rowe, Canada
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – School of Public Health
Ryan completed his Peace Fellowship in 2012 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, receiving a Master of Public Health and a Certificate in Peace & Conflict Resolution. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the Haiti National Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene Initiative (HANWASH), a Rotary-inspired, Rotarian-led multi-stakeholder effort working in partnership with Haitian civil society groups to deliver safe, sustainable, and affordable water and sanitation for every household in Haiti. His previous professional experience includes advising the Governments of Haiti and Malawi on policies for safe drinking water, directing a non-profit in the United Arab Emirates, leading the digital transformation of a philanthropic foundation, and establishing a US$630 million Middle East-focused infrastructure investment fund for the Macquarie Group. In addition to his native English, Ryan speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese, and is learning Haitian Creole. He has traveled to over 60 countries and has lived in Brazil, Colombia, Haiti, Kenya, Malawi, the Turks & Caicos Islands, and the United Arab Emirates. Ryan also holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Concordia University and a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University, both of which are in Canada.