Dr. Lionel Heriveaux, CEO / Founder of TIPS Foundation, a seasoned advocate for human rights, announced that Mr. Leutrell M. Osborne, Sr., agreed to serve as the President of the Foundation in mid June. Mr. Osborne is an ideal choice because he brings a unique perspective of channeling his international intelligence experience into global peace and prosperity. Dr Heriveaux has been selecting a team of (passionate & Knowledgeable) experts since 2007 dedicated to infrastructure support (agricultural & Communication), disaster relief & prevention and assisting the underprivileged and voiceless with lasting high impact solutions.
The Haitian economy is largely informal and heavily dependent on subsistence agriculture, which has languished in the face of growing rural population pressures, recurrent natural calamities, adverse climate change, and a lack of access to modern technology in the absence of a functional agricultural extension service. Haiti can also be a difficult place for businesses to thrive, ranking 180 of 189 on the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Index. Mr. Osborne's company, The Osborne Group International, improves company cultures and efficiencies for its clients by utilizing teams of skilled risk managers who perform organizational transformations to mitigate difficult business challenges that can arise either from the normal flow of business or from unanticipated contingencies.
Mr. Osborne's skill set is exactly what is required for the delicate situation in Haiti. Roughly 2.5 million Haitians live in extreme poverty (below $1.25 per day), predominantly in rural areas. Mr. Osborne brings a fresh perspective into this fight against Hunger and human rights violations, including those of Haiti. His experience and understanding of the inner workings of government and the "dirty tricks" that some of its members sometimes undertake will be essential for our success.