Dr. Carolyn Woo

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Dr. Carolyn Woo

CEO and president of Catholic Relief Services

Dr. Carolyn Woo currently serves as the CEO and president of Catholic Relief Services. Under her leadership, Catholic Relief Services provides assistance to more than 100 million people in nearly 100 countries. Dr. Woo is also on the boards of a number of businesses and organizations and is a leader in the areas of corporate social responsibility and sustainability.

Before joining Catholic Relief Services, Dr. Woo served as the Martin J. Gillen Dean of Business and Milann Siegfried Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. During her tenure, Dr. Woo worked tirelessly develop the colleges’ commitment to ethics and its calling to “ask more of business.” As the result of her leadership, the Mendoza College achieved number 1 ranking (BusinessWeek/Bloomberg) two times, in 2010 and 2011, and top rankings in business ethics (Financial Times, Bloomberg BusinessWeek).

Dr. Woo also previously served as associate executive vice president for academic affairs at Purdue University.