Danny Sriskandarajah


Danny Sriskandarajah (he/him)

Chief Executive of Oxfam GB

Danny Sriskandarajah joined Oxfam GB as Chief Executive in January 2019. He was born in Sri Lanka in the 1970s and was initially raised in a rural community without electricity or running water. His family was displaced by the onset of a brutal civil war and Danny spent time in Papua New Guinea and Australia, where he went to school and university. Danny moved to the UK in 1998 and completed his Masters and Doctorate in international development at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, with the focus of his doctoral thesis being ‘Development, inequality and conflict’. The contrast between the wealth and opportunity of life in the global north with his early years in rural Sri Lanka has given Danny a life-long passion to take on the root causes of poverty.

Paul van Zyl was the Executive Secretary of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission. He co-founded the International Centre for Transitional Justice, and The Conduit, a home for those committed to improving the world.

Talks and more.

TEDxLondon 2019
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