Former USAID Administrator Rajiv Shah Appointed Next President Of Rockefeller Foundation

Devex: Rajiv Shah, former USAID administrator, named as next Rockefeller Foundation president
“Rajiv Shah, a former administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, will be the Rockefeller Foundation’s next president, the U.S.-based philanthropic organization announced on Wednesday. He will replace Judith Rodin, who has held the role since 2005, and begin work on March 1…” (Lieberman, 1/5).

New York Times: Rockefeller Foundation Picks Rajiv J. Shah, a Trustee, as President
“…The appointment will make Mr. Shah one of the most powerful forces in charitable giving, overseeing a foundation that donates roughly $200 million each year and corrals governments, companies, and organizations to contribute money and resources in tandem. … Much of the foundation’s work concerns improving health and well-being in Africa, aiding economic development in impoverished areas, and developing strategies to combat climate change…” (Gelles, 1/4).

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