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Salil Shetty

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Salil Shetty

Vice President, Global Programs, Open Society Foundation; Former Secretary-General, Amnesty International
Salil Shetty

Salil Shetty is Vice President for Global Programs working closely with our Senior Leadership to set Open Society's global priorities and ensure the greatest strategic impact of our resources. For many years Salil has been a global leader in the fight for human rights. Since 2018, Salil has been a Senior Fellow at the Kennedy School’s Carr Center for Human Rights Policy and continues to be affiliated with the Lakshmi Mittal and Family South Asia Institute at Harvard University. Prior to that, Salil was Secretary General of Amnesty International from 2010 to 2018, where he helped Amnesty broaden its footprint and convert the organization into a global force for rights and justice. Salil served as Director of the UN’s Millennium Campaign from 2003 to 2010, helping to develop political momentum toward the adoption of the Millennium Development Goals, and was Chief Executive of ActionAid International after leading ActionAid Kenya and ActionAid India.