Claudia Abate is the Director, Philanthropy at Synergos. She is an experienced philanthropy advisor with expertise in the United Nations Global Goals, international project management and strategic partnerships.
Claudia received her undergraduate degree in Spanish from Rowan University and her Master’s Degree in Social Science from Long Island University. From 1993-2006 Claudia worked at the United Nations where in addition to organizing daily diplomatic meetings, she served on peacekeeping missions in Fiji and Timor-Leste.
In 2005 she founded the Foundation for Post Conflict Development, a non profit organization that works on maternal health and family empowerment projects. Through triangular cooperation, the landmark Prince Rainier III of Monaco Maternity Clinic was established in Timor-Leste. From 2006-2012, she served as Special Advisor for Investment and Development to the President and Prime Minister of Timor-Leste. From 2011- 2018 Claudia lived in France and established a Monaco Branch of her foundation under the High Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. Claudia has provided strategic advice through a variety of positions with members of European Royalty, Permanent Missions to the UN, civil society and humanitarian organizations and was nominated for the Seoul Peace Prize in 2012.