Jon-Paul Bowles is a senior advisor for I4DI. For several years he lived and worked in Latin America where he managed a $20+ million portfolio of development funds for one of the world’s largest INGOs. He has since used his “boots on the ground” experience to help large development organizations test, refine, and implement their strategies and programs to increase social, environmental, and financial ROI. He has worked with several influential development organizations including the World Bank, World Visions, United Nations Foundation, The Inter-American Development Bank, USAID, UNDP, UNESCO, and National Geographic.

 Jon-Paul believes that market-based solutions to social and environmental issues will define the next generation of change makers. By tapping into the market’s constant feedback loop and measuring behaviors of stakeholders, he helps organizations enhance their impact, refine programs based on data, and convert those findings into recommendations for how organizations can nimbly adapt.

 He received an M.A. in Public Communication from American University and his B.A. in Political Science and Communication from Furman University.

Michael Buret is I4DI’s Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa, focusing primarily on business development, entrepreneurship, vocational training, youth, gender, economic growth, finance, and administration, and implementation of a wide range of development projects, always with a results-oriented project management style.
Vahid Rahic is I4DI’s mobile app developer. He works on developing cross-platform mobile apps and translating code into user-friendly applications using the latest technologies. Mr. Rahic brings to the I4DI software engineering team experience related to developing, implementing, and adopting new technologies for the
Olivier Payen is I4DI's Economic Development & Education Advisor. Mr. Payen has more than 11 years of experience with Economic Development and International Cooperation programs. He focuses on the intersection between solidarity economy and educational development, with expertise in teaching, youth economic and educational