May 12, 2024

BRAC USA’s new chief wants to make the NGO a household name

Despite being the largest NGO in the world, the incoming CEO of BRAC USA, Julia Roberts, doesn’t feel BRAC has the level of renown similar organizations have. She plans to change that.

Julia Roberts, BRAC USA CEO
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By Rebecca L. Root

This piece was originally published in Devex. An overview has been shared below.

Interviewed by Rebecca Root, reporter for Devex, BRAC USA’s new President and CEO, Julia Roberts, shares her vision for raising awareness about BRAC in the US. As Julia emphasized, “BRAC has proven ways in which you provide solutions and tools for people to lift themselves out of poverty, not just for today, but for tomorrow, for their family, and for the future.”

Julia brings nearly 30 years of experience to the role. She comes to BRAC from Population Services International (PSI), where she was the Vice President of Global Fundraising and Communications. Since 2008, her skills and leadership grew out of delivering programs across the Caribbean, Latin America and Asia. Prior to this, she worked for USAID, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and served as a Peace Corps Volunteer. She holds a master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University and is a Chartered Advisor of Philanthropy.

Read the full interview on Devex.