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Plan International USA Welcomes Constantin Abarbieritei as Chief Operating Officer

WASHINGTON – Plan International USA today announced the appointment of Constantin Abarbieritei as Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Abarbieritei is a well-known and respected specialist in financial sector growth, with more than 20 years’ experience in strategy and execution of international development practices.

As Chief Operating Officer, Constantin will be responsible for integrating planning and strategy reporting within the organization and coordinating interaction across the entire Plan Federation. As COO, he will head Compliance Operations & Awards and Ethics & Compliance, driving major new initiatives such as personnel security and improving integrated reporting on impact and results.

“Constantin brings a wealth of experience, knowledge, and energy to this leadership position. He is uniquely positioned to work across disciplines to strengthen Plan’s project portfolio,” said Tessie San Martin, President & CEO of Plan International USA. “He is a passionate individual and a creative thinker who has never been afraid to roll up his sleeves to help get things done and drive for results.“

Mr. Abarbieritei’s impressive career has included corporate finance and mergers and acquisition work, strategic and operational planning, and field work as a project director. Constantin has delivered programs in diverse technical areas, including climate change, water & sanitation, food security, health, economic development, and impact evaluation.

Previously, Constantin was a Division Vice-President at Abt Associates following their acquisition of IBM’s International Development Practice. While at Abt, he managed the International Economic Growth Division that implemented projects in developing countries in agriculture/food security, climate change, economic development, and impact evaluation for USAID, DFID, Gates Foundation, MCC, Asian Development Bank (ADB), Inter-American Development Bank, and AGRA. He led a multidisciplinary team of over 300 staff based in the U.S. and in project offices in developing countries.

Constantin Abarbieritei holds an Economics degree from the Academy of Economic Studies in Romania, and an MPPM/MBA degree from Yale School of Management.

About Plan International USA

Plan International USA, part of the Plan International Federation, is a child-centered development organization that believes in the promise and potential of children. For more than 75 years in over 50 developing countries, Plan has been breaking the cycle of child poverty. Everything Plan does – from strengthening health care systems to improving the quality of education, to advocating for increased protection and beyond – is built with, and owned by, the community. The result is a development approach designed to improve the lives of the youngest members of the community for the longest period of time. For more information, please visit

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