Cuso International appoints new Chief Operating Officer, Cory Leblanc


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OTTAWA, ON, Canada. February 1, 2023 – Cuso International is pleased to announce the appointment of its new Chief Operations Officer (COO), Cory Leblanc, effective February 6, 2023.

Cory comes to Cuso International with a decade of experience in the international development sector. Most recently, Cory was the Vice President for Cowater International’s Public Financial Management and Accountability Division, where in addition to overseeing the delivery and operations of a $140M portfolio of projects across Latin America, Africa and Asia, led the development of business plans, growth strategies, and partnerships with private, public and academic institutions.

“I’m honoured and thrilled to step into this new role alongside such a tremendous team working to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. Cuso International is extremely well positioned to make a meaningful impact across each of these areas to address the economic and social conditions of marginalized people, and I look forward to actively advancing its work,” said Cory.

As a COO, Cory will bring his leadership and business acumen to various administrative, operational and finance functions of Cuso International to ensure policies, processes and controls directly support the implementation of its Strategic Plan.

“Cory’s comprehensive understanding of international development strategy during some of the most turbulent times we have seen globally will serve him well in this new expanded role for the organization,” said Nicolas Moyer, Cuso International Chief Executive Officer. “As COO, I know he will drive positive outcomes for Cuso International as we embark on a new strategic plan.”

Cory holds a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from Carleton University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Trent University. He is also a Chartered  Professional Accountant (CPA).

Cuso International

Cuso International is an international cooperation and development organization that works to create economic and social opportunities for marginalized groups. Together with our partners, we are focused on efforts to advance gender equality and social inclusion, improve economic resilience, and deliver progress on climate action. We believe that by sharing skills, we can build better futures. Founded in 1961, Cuso International works in Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Canada.