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Plan International USA Appoints Mustafa Kudrati CEO

Plan International USA Appoints Mustafa Kudrati CEO

The Board of Directors of Plan International USA, a leading organization advancing children’s rights and equality for girls, has appointed Mustafa Kudrati as Chief Executive Officer effective April 1, 2022.

Gates Foundation taps Benjamin Piper to head global education program

Gates Foundation taps Benjamin Piper to head global education program

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has appointed Benjamin Piper as its new director of global education. He will be based in the foundation’s Ethiopia office.

ClimateWorks Foundation Selects New CEO; Ford Foundation Promotes Sarita Gupta to Lead U.S. Programs

ClimateWorks Foundation Selects New CEO; Ford Foundation Promotes Sarita Gupta to Lead U.S. Programs

Helen Mountford, vice president for climate and economics at the World Resources Institute, has been selected as the next president and CEO of the $244 million foundation.

Heifer International Appoints Marcia Rasmussen as Chief Financial Officer

Heifer International Appoints Marcia Rasmussen as Chief Financial Officer

Heifer International today announces the appointment of Marcia Rasmussen as its new Chief Financial Officer. Rasmussen was appointed from a diverse pool of candidates following a rigorous global recruitment process and replaces Bob Bloom, who retired in October 2021.

New global and diverse experience has been added to Practical Action’s board of trustees after five new people were added to the team

New global and diverse experience has been added to Practical Action’s board of trustees after five new people were added to the team

The new members of the body which oversees the management of the organisation were formally appointed at the Annual General Meeting on December 8. The move will enhance the board’s digital development and entrepreneurial skills, and create greater diversity of geography and backgrounds.

MAG welcomes new chair and trustees

MAG welcomes new chair and trustees

MAG is delighted to announce the appointment of a new chair and four new trustees, after more than doubling in size over five years. Julia Palca, the former chair of Macmillan Cancer Support, will become chair of MAG in October, succeeding current chair Karen Brown.

Sarah Roberts has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Practical Action

Sarah Roberts has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of Practical Action

She was appointed unanimously by the board of trustees, took over the role on September 1 and will be the first woman to lead the organisation since its inception. Sarah succeeds Paul Smith Lomas and will lead more than 600 staff working with thousands of the world’s most vulnerable communities in South Asia, Africa and Latin America.

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