Barbara Pirto

Barbara Pirto

Acting Deputy Executive Director, Operations

Barbara Pirto, Human Rights Watch’s Global Director of Finance, has been with the organization since 1993. Under her tenure, she has grown the financial operations of the Organization from a $7 million operating budget in the US to an over $90M operating budget across 27 different entities operating in 13 different currencies.  In addition to overseeing the financial operations, Barbara is in charge of all external and internal financial reporting including audits, tax filings, financial planning, executive management reports, and donor reports. She holds a degree in Accounting and Information Systems, is a Certified Public Account, and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.