Peter O’Driscoll

Executive Director, EFI

Peter O’Driscoll is Executive Director of Equitable Food Initiative (EFI), a non-profit skill-building and certification organization that improves working conditions, pest management and food safety in the fresh produce industry. EFI works with major buyers, suppliers, workers and consumer groups to provide greater assurance regarding supply chain conditions, while generating measurable value for all stakeholders.

Before helping to launch EFI in 2011, Peter served as Executive Director of ActionAid USA, an international development organization that works to address hunger, poverty and human rights around the world. He was Director of the Private Sector in Development Project at the Center of Concern, leading research and advocacy on hunger, sustainability and market access in developing country agriculture. Peter was also Latin America Director for Ashoka, an organization promoting social entrepreneurship, and worked for seven years on refugee resettlement and rural development in El Salvador, ultimately as director of the Jesuit Refugee Service in that country. Peter graduated from Harvard College in 1984, and holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He lives outside Washington DC with his wife and two daughters.