B'lorean to head Amnesty

B'lorean to head Amnesty


Salil Shetty

He will be the first Indian to head the international secular non-government organisation.
An alumnus of St Joseph’s Indian High School and St Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore, Shetty was President of the College Student Union in 1979. He did his Masters in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad and went on to earn a distinction in a Masters of Science in Social Policy and Planning from the London School of Economics.

He joined the United Nations in October 2003 as Director of the Millennium Campaign and has played a pivotal role in strengthening the global advocacy campaign for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals in over 50 countries.

 Before joining the UN, Shetty was Chief Executive of ActionAid.

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