Luc  Laviolette

Luc Laviolette

Head of Secretariat, Global Financing Facility

Luc Laviolette, a Canadian national, is the Head of Secretariat for the Global Financing Facility for Women, Children and Adolescents (GFF). Mr. Laviolette led the GFF’s Country Programs from 2017-2020 where he was instrumental in shaping the GFF’s 2021-2025 strategy. He returns to the GFF after most recently leading the World Bank’s human development portfolio for the Maghreb Region and Malta. From 2013 to 2017, he was Program Leader for Human Development for the Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo and Republic of Congo, based in Kinshasa, where he coordinated World Bank investments in health, nutrition, population, education, social protection, gender and fragility. He joined the World Bank as Senior Nutrition Specialist in the South Asia Region in 2009, initially based in New Delhi, India and then in Islamabad, Pakistan. Prior to joining the World Bank, he held several positions including Regional Director for Asia in the non-profit organization Nutrition International, and various positions at the Canadian International Development Agency. He also worked as Counselor to the Executive Director for Canada, China, Spain, Korea and Kuwait at the African Development Bank, based in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and worked at the International Development Research Centre in Canada.