Who's who in #globaldev: January 2017 appointments

Rajiv Shah, new president of the Rockefeller Foundation. Photo by: Laura Elizabeth Pohl / Bread for the World / CC BY-NC-ND

Rockefeller Foundation, one of the world’s largest philanthropic organizations, will welcome a new president starting March 1:  Rajiv Shah, who served as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development during the Obama administration and currently sits as member of the foundation’s board of trustees.

Shah will be the foundation’s 13th president, succeeding Judith Rodin, whose leadership transformed and positioned the organization as a “global leader in innovative philanthropy,” said Board Chair Dick Parsons in a statement. A number of high-profile global development leaders such as Melinda Gates, Kristalina Georgieva and Ariel Pablos-Mendez congratulated Shah on his new role on Twitter.

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    Jenny Lei Ravelo is a Devex Senior Reporter based in Manila. She covers global health, with a particular focus on the World Health Organization, and other development and humanitarian aid trends in Asia Pacific. Prior to Devex, she wrote for ABS-CBN, one of the largest broadcasting networks in the Philippines, and was a copy editor for various international scientific journals. She received her journalism degree from the University of Santo Tomas.