Eduardo Stein Barillas Named to Heifer International Board of Directors

Dr. Eduardo Stein, Heifer International Board of Directors
Dr. Eduardo Stein, Heifer International Board of Directors

Dr. Eduardo Stein, former vice president of the Republic of Guatemala, has been elected to an at-large position on the Board of Directors of Heifer International, an international development organization whose mission is to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth.

Dr. Stein previously served as Guatemala’s minister of Foreign Affairs. He brings to the Heifer International Board a deep experience in agricultural and rural sustainable social development issues, including food and nutrition security, land conflict mediation and poverty reduction. Stein was one of 10 American members of the Latin American Commission of The Brookings Institution, which prepared a proposal for the Latin American Agenda for the Obama Administration. He was one of 15 members of the International Commission on Threats to Democracy, chaired by former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. 

Stein has extensive experience in academic, bi- and multi-lateral affairs and development, having participated in various summits of Central America presidents and vice presidents—in particular, those related to the regional peace process. He has worked closely with organizations such as the United Nations Development Program and the United Nation’s International Commission on State Sovereignty and Intervention. Stein coordinated the Honduras Commission of Truth and Reconciliation and coordinated the transition of Guatemalan governments. 

In addition, Stein coordinates the Central American Think Tank Network and is an adviser to the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights of Honduras. His current board memberships include Inter-American Dialogue, based in Washington, D.C.; Friends of Inter-American Democratic Charter, sponsored by the Carter Center; Global Leadership Foundation, headquartered in London; and the Global Centre for Pluralism, based in Ottawa.

Heifer International’s Board of Directors is comprised of 19 members of diverse backgrounds in the business, agriculture, academic, faith-based and private sectors.

About Heifer International:
Heifer’s mission is to end hunger and poverty while caring for the Earth. For 70 years, Heifer International has provided livestock and environmentally sound agricultural training to improve the lives of those who struggle daily for reliable sources of food and income. Heifer is currently working in more than 30 countries, including the United States, to help families and communities become more self-reliant. For more information, visit, read our blog, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or call 1-888-5HUNGER (888-548-6437).