IESC Elects Roger Lawrence and Jean Lange as Board Directors

Washington, DC—March 18, 2021–International Executive Service Corps (IESC) announces the election of Mr. Roger Lawrence and Ms. Jean Lange as Board Directors.

Mr. Lawrence was elected to join IESC’s Board as a Director effective January 2021. A former Vice President of Global Quality Assurance & Regulatory for McCormick & Company, Inc., Mr. Lawrence has played a major role in the agribusiness industry over the past 40 years. At McCormick, he was responsible for quality, food safety, and regulatory strategic direction and operational guidance, and he provided functional oversight throughout the corporation’s worldwide operations and supply chain, as well as functional support to retail, food service, and industrial customers. Mr. Lawrence held additional leadership roles for 38 years at McCormick including Operations and Technology for the Asia-Pacific Zone, Vice President of Quality and Product Development for US Consumer Products, Director of Product Development and Quality Assurance (QA) for the International Group, and Director of Technical Services for Europe. Mr. Lawrence serves on a number of business and non-profit boards and brings a valuable, strategic perspective and business acumen that enriches the dialogue, enhances public private cooperation, and supports strategy development and global engagement.

Ms. Lange was elected to join IESC’s Board as a Director effective March 2021. Ms. Lange is currently an International Finance and Development consultant having worked at the US Treasury, USAID, and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC). She has thirty years of experience in international economic policy and development assistance, financial and private sector assessments, monitoring and evaluation, coordination with international financial institutions, and public representation. Ms. Lange has a strong record of achievement as a leader of economic growth program assessment and design teams for countries emerging from conflict and crisis; as a program monitoring and evaluation specialist; and as an architect and manager of comprehensive USAID economic growth projects in Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union (CEE/FSU), with a focus on banking sector reform, access to finance, private sector development, economic governance, and public financial management. She has completed recent consulting assignments in Vietnam, Tunisia, Jordan, Nepal, and Egypt. Also, she has been a trainer at numerous USAID programs for economic officers and Foreign Service Nationals. Ms. Lange has a B.A. from Brown University and Masters from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She has experience in serving on non-profit boards, most recently the Foreign Policy Discussion Group. She speaks French.

IESC was founded in 1964 by a group of American business leaders, entrepreneurs, and philanthropists —chiefly David Rockefeller—who believed that businesses are the engines that drive economic growth and innovation, and that supporting them can lift countries out of poverty. IESC, a Washington, DC based non-profit, applies private sector solutions around the world to improve standards of living, create and preserve jobs, and help enterprises grow. IESC leaves behind sustainable businesses, robust institutions, knowledgeable and skilled people, and thriving communities.

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