On 1 April 2023, Ms Angela Rosales assumed the role of Chief Program Officer (CPO) from Ms Arian Buurman, interim CPO.
Prior to joining SOS Children’s Villages International, Ms. Rosales led SOS Children’s Villages in Colombia for more than 12 years. During that time, she worked to innovate quality care services adapted to local contexts and centred on children and young people in her country. Ms. Rosales also led national level coalitions to advance children’s rights, leveraged the support of key stakeholders and partners, and solidified the relationship between SOS Children’s Villages and governmental agencies. Before joining SOS Children’s Villages in Colombia, Ms. Rosales worked for the UNDP, national NGOs and the government of Colombia.
The CPO will focus primarily on program implementation, quality of childcare and humanitarian response. She will also lead the five International Office Regions (IORs), with Regional Directors reporting directly to her. Ms. Rosales will join CEO Ingrid Johansen and COO Steffen Braasch in the GSC Executive Board.