Roberto Flores

“The Enabler”

Roberto Flores

VP, Global Finance


Known for: Successfully navigating among both nonprofit and for-profit sectors for more than 30 years, Roberto has a long history of building highly effective teams and transforming organizations. Roberto brings a vast array of financial leadership experience and skills to Children International.

Path to CI: Roberto has been operating in Washington, D.C., for the past 25 years, working with countries in Asia, Africa, and South and Central America. Roberto served as CFO for international NGOs in DC. Prior to CI, Roberto worked as CFO for a nonprofit organization based in Austin, Texas, where he currently lives. Roberto holds an MBA from Virginia Tech University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Universidad de Lima in Peru.

On CI values: “Although I deeply identify with all the CI Values,” says Roberto, “I believe human connections matter is the one I most identify with. Human connection is what advances our world; that is why I believe in building teams that work together for common goals. This is the most effective way to find efficiencies, scale up, and succeed.”

Passion: Roberto is passionate about helping vulnerable people, especially women and children. Without the opportunities needed to reach their full potential, being born impoverished means continuing the cycle of generational poverty. With the right assistance at the right time, though, people can be empowered to transform their lives, feel a sense of inclusion and become role models in their communities. Believing that access to health care, adequate nutrition, and education are rights and not privileges, Roberto utilizes his financial acumen and innovative spirit to solve problems, generate sustainable growth and enable organizations to fulfil their mission. Roberto’s passion and purpose is helping people in need to reach their maximum potential and live a life with dignity.

Personal: Roberto is the proud father of two adult sons – both of whom have strong entrepreneurial spirits. He likes to play tennis and racquetball and follows global financial news very closely. Roberto is also a huge soccer fan.

Favorite quote:
“Not all those who wander are lost.”
– J.R.R. Tolkien.

“Human connection is what advances our world; that is why I believe in building teams that work together for common goals.”

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