PADF Welcomes Kathleen Barclay as Board President

Washington, DC (October 1, 2019) – The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) is proud to welcome Kathleen Barclay as the new President of the Board, beginning October 1, 2019.


“For decades, the Pan American Development Foundation has had an incredible impact on the sustainable development of Latin America and the Caribbean,” said Ms. Barclay. “It’s an honor to assume leadership of the Board of an organization with such a strong reputation and history of positive impact in the region.”

Ms. Barclay follows a legacy of PADF Board Presidents, including Luis Ubiñas (‘15-‘19), Ruth Espey-Romero (‘13-‘15), Frank Gómez (’02-’04, ’09-’11, ’12-’13), Amb. Alexander Watson (’00-‘02, ’06-’09), and Robert McGee (’90-’92).

She is currently the Principal of Asesorias KCB Limited, and provides international strategic advisory services between the United States, Chile, and other countries in Latin America. She serves on the Board of Directors of Bicecorp, Banco Bice, Geomar S.A., Austral Capital, Stars S.A. and Limonada S.A., among other Chilean companies. She is also a member of the Board of Banco Caja Social in Colombia. 

She brings an extensive history of strategic advising, including her past Presidency of the Association of American Chambers of Commerce in Latin America (AACCLA) and membership of the Advisory Boards of El Diario Financiero, Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez, Centro de Estudios Públicos, and Endeavor-Chile.

Prior to 2001, Ms. Barclay had a 23-year career in J. P. Morgan Chase with assignments in New York, London and Santiago.

About PADF
The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) seeks to create a just, peaceful, and prosperous hemisphere where every person has the opportunity to thrive – by promoting human development, strengthening democracy and governance, advancing justice and security, and fostering resilience. PADF is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization proudly established by the Organization of American States (OAS) in 1962. We include and empower marginalized groups, women, youth, LGBTI, Afro and indigenous people, and migrants. We partner with and enable civil society, governments, and the private sector for the greater good of the region. Join us!

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