ACT Alliance, General Secretary (CEO) Rudelmar Bueno de Faria is the General Secretary (CEO) of the ACT Alliance, an international coalition of 144 churches and faith-based organizations working together in humanitarian response, development work and advocacy action in over 100 countries. ACT Alliance is supported by 25,000 staff from member organizations and mobilizes more than $2 billion US Dollars annually. Previously, he served as the World Council of Churches (WCC) Representative to the United Nations in New York. He has over 25 years of experience working with national and international non-governmental organizations in Brazil, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Colombia, Switzerland and the USA, including work-related travels and operations in more than 85 countries in Africa, Americas, Asia, Europe and Australasia. His education embraces business administration, international relations and foreign trade. He has post-graduation studies in Diakonia and Community Development and several specialization courses related to international, humanitarian and human rights laws.
Rudelmar Bueno de le Faria has produced many articles and publications on issues related to humanitarian, development and advocacy work. He is a member of the Steering Committee on Humanitarian Response (SCHR), board member of the Join Learning Initiative on Faith and Local Communities, and a member of the NGO Working Group on the UN Security Council.