Diversity, thinking outside the box offer templates for guiding CEO transitions at big foundations

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Raj Shah, former USAID administrator, will start his next high-profile gig as the president of the Rockefeller Foundation in March, taking the reins from Judith Rodin. She has led Rockefeller, one the world’s largest philanthropic organizations, since 2005.

The announcement last month that Shah, 43, will lead the foundation, is the latest sign of notable leadership turnover at foundations operating in the international development arena.

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    Amy Lieberman is the New York Correspondent for Devex. She covers the United Nations and reports on global development and politics. Amy previously worked as a freelance reporter, covering the environment, human rights, immigration, and health across the U.S. and in more than 10 countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Nepal, and Cambodia. Her coverage has appeared in the Guardian, the Atlantic, Slate, and the Los Angeles Times. A native New Yorker, Amy received her master’s degree in politics and government from Columbia’s School of Journalism.