InterAction Vice President Laura Frigenti Appointed to lead new Italian Agency for Development Cooperation

Nov 30, 2015, 14:31 ET from InterAction

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Nov. 23, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced the selection of Laura Frigenti, InterAction's vice president for global development and evaluation, as the director of the new Italian Agency for Development Cooperation.

The new agency was created by legislation passed by the Italian parliament in August 2014. Frigenti was selected after a global, public search by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Upon the announcement of Frigenti's appointment, InterAction President and CEO Sam Worthington said, "On behalf of the entire InterAction community I want to congratulate Laura on this tremendous honor. We are grateful to Laura for all the energy and vision she has brought to InterAction and look forward to future opportunities to collaborate."

Born in Rome, Frigenti has over 28 years of experience working on international cooperation and development issues. This includes leading InterAction's efforts to strengthen collaboration between NGOs and the private sector; mainstream good practices on transparency; and promote dialog UN agencies and the NGO community on sustainable development. Before joining InterAction she worked for over two decades at the World Bank and previously has held positions with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Directorate General for Development Cooperation.

"At a time of historic humanitarian need and change within the global development community, the new Italian Agency for Development Cooperation will be at the center of a number of key international policy debates," Worthington added. "Laura's efforts over the past two decades to build stronger partnerships between actors in the public, private and nonprofit sectors will be a tremendous asset in guiding Italy's new Development Cooperation Agency in this global environment."

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