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Charlotte Petri Gornitzka

Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency
Director-General
Sweden
Charlotte Petri Gornitzka took up the position as Director-General of Sida in February 2011, working on behalf of the Swedish Government to contribute to enabling poor people to improve their living conditions. Since then, important steps have been taken to focus the agency’s mission and overall aid portfolio in order to increase the impact of Swedish development cooperation. Ms. Petri Gornitzka is currently a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Sustainable Development as well as member of the high-level project steering group on Redesigning Financial Development (OECD/DAC & World Economic Forum). Furthermore, Ms Petri Gornitzka is a board member of the Swedish Research Council. She has won several awards: Influencer of the Year by Management Events, NGO Leader of the Year Award by the Swedish Business Weekly as well as H.M. of Sweden the King’s Medal for Special Merit promoting children’s rights. Prior to joining Sida, Ms Petri Gornitzka was Secretary General of the International Save the Children Alliance, based in London and before that Secretary General of Save the Children Sweden. Ms. Petri Gornitzka has also had a successful career as Under-Secretary General and Director of Communication at the Swedish Red Cross.