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Representative for North America

Marie Hélène Adrien returns to the IDEAS Board after a long period. Marie Hélène was IDEAS President for 2005-2008.
Marie-Hélène is the President of Universalia and a senior consultant specialized in evaluation, capacity building in M&E, and research in the field of evaluation. She has conducted assignments in more than 80 countries, particularly in Africa and the Caribbean and Latin America. As the President of Universalia she is proud to lead the new generation of consultants in addressing challenges in international development.
Under her presidency, Universalia was nominated as the Best Business of the Year (2007) by the International Chamber of Commerce of Montreal. Marie Hélène was awarded the Montreal Business Woman of the Year award in 2004. She is the author of several publications on evaluation, including Assessing Organisational Performance- a Toolbox for Self Assessment which has been a leading instrument in the world for assessing the performance of private, public, and not-for-profit organizations. In addition to her consulting work, Marie Hélène is a faculty member of the McGill International Executive Institute and of the IPDET. She has been a member of the Board of several organizations, including Le Bureau des relations internationales de l’École Polytechnique (Montréal), the Canadian Evaluation Society, and la Société québécoise d’évaluation de programme. She also volunteers for organizations such as the YMCA of Greater Montreal and the Scout Association of Greater Montreal. Originally from Haiti, Marie-Hélène Adrien is fluent in English, French, Spanish and Créole.

First Term of Office expires: 31 March 2022.