ACT Alliance names Rudelmar Bueno de Faria as new General Secretary


GENEVA, SWITZERLAND – The Governing Board of the ACT Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Rudelmar Bueno de Faria as the new General Secretary of ACT Alliance. He will begin his term as General Secretary on 1st June 2017, relocating to Geneva at that time.

Rudelmar brings a wealth of experience to the position, having served for 25 years with the World Council of Churches, Lutheran World Federation and Evangelical Church of Lutheran Confession in Brazil. He currently serves as the WCC’s Representative to the United Nations where he has engaged in advocacy, diplomacy, negotiations and relations with key people in the UN system, Member States, CSOs and ecumenical and interfaith networks. Prior to this position, he spent many years with LWF in a variety of roles in the World Service in Geneva and San Salvador.

“Rudelmar knows ACT well, having previously served on the Executive Committee of the Governing Board,” said Sushant Agrawal, the Moderator of ACT’s Governing Board.  “He brings strong expertise in strategic planning, organizational development, diplomacy, policy development, fundraising and more to the position of General Secretary with ACT.”

Rudelmar will succeed John Nduna, who has served as General Secretary of the ACT Alliance since its founding in 2010.