Mr. Paul Bode is the Vice-President Global Operations, ChildFund International and oversees the execution of Program and Sponsorship operations through 21 Country Offices supervised by 3 Regional Directors. Previously, he worked for ChildFund as Regional Director of the Americas (2010-2017) and VP Program Development (2017-2018). A member of ChildFund’s global leadership team, he has worked for 30 years in child-focused international development organizations and has worked especially in the Latin American region in both managerial and technical positions. Before coming to ChildFund, he worked for Plan International where, among other positions, he was Program Director at international headquarters and Regional Director for Latin America. He was co-founder of the Latin American chapter of the Global Movement for Children. Mr. Paul holds a master’s degree in Cultural Anthropology with a specialization in rural development of Latin America from the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.