Peter is President at IIRR, a role he has held since 2019. He joined IIRR as part of his life-long and fervent commitment to expand and explore new ways to eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere.
Previously, he worked for the World Bank as an International Expert Advisor. His passion for the development sector was expressed earnestly when he founded and led ARCHIVE Global, an award-winning international NGO that used design to improve health. For over 20 years, he has led projects for the private and nonprofit sector on 5 continents and has taught at universities around the world. He has delivered talks on systems thinking and sustainable development, while his work has been featured in major outlets including the BBC, CBS, ABC, NPR, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, and leading publications.
Over this time, he has also been an advisor on programs for the Gates Foundation, the EU, and UN agencies addressing economic development, social innovation, infrastructure financing, and global health.
Peter is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School and holds Master’s degrees from the University of Oxford and Columbia University. He has received numerous recognitions for social innovation. Forbes Magazine cited him as having one of the 10 best sustainability ideas on the planet. Peter was also named among the 22 best emerging social entrepreneurs in the world by Echoing Green and among the ‘25 visionaries who are changing the world’ by Utne Reader. He is a Devex ‘40 under 40’ international development leader and was acknowledged as leading one of the most innovative social impact companies in the world by Fast Company.
He is also Fellow of the Royal Society for Public Health and a member of the American Planning Association.