Secretary General and Regional Director of Religions for Peace, Latin American and the Caribbean.
Elias Szczytnicki has extensive and distinguished experience in interreligious relations. Since 2004, he has served as Secretary General of the Latin American and Caribbean Council of Religious Leaders (LACCRL) and the Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Regional Office of Religions for Peace.
As LACCRL Secretary General, Mr. Szczytnicki organises high level meetings of religious leaders with important international personalities, including Pope Francis. He also represents the LACCRL in various meetings of the United Nations and their agencies, the Organization of American States (OAS), the Ibero-American General Secretariat (SEGIB) and the World Economic Forum (WEF).
Mr. Szczytnicki comes to Religions for Peace after serving as Secretary of Religions for Peace’s Interreligious Council of Peru. He also has been a Member of the National Executive Committee of the Consensus-Building Table on Fighting against Poverty of Peru and a Lecturer in Judaism at the Center of Oriental Studies of the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP).
Mr. Szczytnicki holds a bachelor’s degree in history from the PUCP. Also, he is a graduate of the Certificate on Jewish Nonprofit Management at the Latin American Training and Investigation Center for Jewish Institutional Leadership “Leatid”.