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.