Madelle Kangha
February 7, 2018
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February 9, 2018

Ian Vickers

Co-Founder & CEO

Global Partners in Hope

Ian Vickers is known for his international work and ability to provide positive solutions for community development.

He has worked in both the for-profit sector and non-profit sector and has helped to establish several non-profit organizations in the United States and Europe. After his undergraduate studies, his official international experience started in Paris, France, in 1991, where he led an American and French staff in an executive role and developed new non-profit work throughout France and eventually Europe.

Mr. Vickers has also helped to develop leadership programs in China and medical work, water projects, and renewable energy solutions in West Africa. He has conducted leadership training in West Africa, South America, Asia, and Europe.

Mr. Vickers has consulted with international franchise companies on business development. Currently, he serves on the advisory board for a national franchise company in the United States.

Mr. Vickers co-founded the non-profit organization Global Partners in Hope and is currently serving as the chief executive officer. Global Partners was founded in 2008, and its primary focus is community development in Africa and Asia.

Mr. Vickers was awarded a scholarship to the Harvard School of Business Executive Education Program in 2014. He holds a B.S. in International Studies and an M.A. in Leadership.

Mr. Vickers is married to his wife, Joanna, and they have three children. Most recently, the Vickers family welcomed their first grandchild. Ian enjoys being on a stream with a fly-fishing pole in his hand and savors time in the outdoors with his big chocolate lab named Beau.
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