Sofía Sprechmann Sineiro is the Secretary General of CARE International.
A leader in international development and a long-serving champion of gender equality, Sofia brings over 25 years of experience of working at CARE. She spearheaded CARE’s first program strategy and was integral to placing women and gender equality at the very heart of CARE’s worldwide work. In CARE’s 75th year history, her leadership remains pivotal to the development of our 2030 vision.
Sofia, originally from Uruguay, lives today in Quito, Ecuador. First joining CARE in 1994, Sofia has served in several positions, providing support to programs in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America. As Program Director at the CARE International Secretariat, Sprechmann Sineiro has for the last eight years been responsible for leading the implementation of our program strategy worldwide, making a significant contribution to fighting poverty and inequality, and towards attaining the Sustainable Development Goals.
With extensive experience in program design and implementation; impact measurement and evaluation; and advocacy, Sofia remains dedicated to transforming power relations inside and outside of the organization. Her unshakable commitment to women and girls is drawn from many years of working alongside some of the worlds most marginalised communities; from domestic workers, women working in the garment sector and victims of gender-based violence.
Prior to working in international development, Sofía was a Sociologist in the field of public opinion polls and audience research. She holds a B.A. in Sociology from the Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay and an MSc in Epidemiology from the University of London/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
“In this important role, as with all others I have served at CARE, I will continue to lead with an unshakable commitment to standing in solidarity with the world’s most vulnerable and marginalized communities.”