Theresa Panuccio is the director of the Administrative Services Division at the Food and Agriculture Organization, a specialized agency of the United Nations, based in Rome. Previously, Panuccio worked for the International Fund for Agricultural Development, another UN agency based in Rome, for 20 years.
A native New Yorker, Panuccio is a graduate of St. John’s University in New York, earning a B.S. degree in sociology. She also received an M.S. degree in business administration from Boston University and a certificate in investment appraisal in management from Harvard University.
Panuccio is a contributing writer to such development publications as the State of World Rural Poverty (New York University Press).