Pierre-Henri Blanc is an international
business professional turned Fair Trade and Microfinance advocate. Equipped with an MBA from ESSEC Business School and a Bachelor of Science in
Economics and Business from Cornell University, he now applies his
Marketing, Communication and Sales' experience acquired at IBM along
with his Purchasing, Logistics and Stock Management skills acquired
at PricewaterhouseCoopers to the field of Fair Trade.
Born in Washington DC from a Bolivian mother and a French father, he
has lived in the Ivory Coast, Congo, Angola, France and the United
States. He has also traveled many times to South America and Asia.
As a result of all these different lives, he is fluent in French,
English and Spanish. He feels connected not only to the countries
has lived but also to the rest of the world.
In fact, this citizen of the world likes to take the 1848 quote from
the visionary French writer and thinker Victor Hugo "A day will come
when all nations on our continent will form a European brotherhood"
one step further to, "A day will come when all nations of all
continents will form a Worldwide brotherhood".
After discovering Fair Trade and Microfinance, he realized that pragmatic
socio-economic answers to world poverty and world hunger did exist
and he decided to devote his efforts to them. In 2007, 640 million
small farmers and millions of artisans of OUR planet work yet can
not feed themselves. Fair Trade and Microfinance are means for the small farmers and
artisans of the South to work and sustain themselves, their families
and their communities. Secondly, it is a way for consumers of the
North to gain access to quality, healthy, environmentally-sound
products that make a difference.
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