International Executive Director
Dr. Naidoo is the Executive Director of Greenpeace International. In addition to leading the organization to critical campaign victories and augmenting its influence in international political negotiations, Naidoo has been responsible for promoting considerable growth and activity by Greenpeace in the Global South. He has also been influential in fostering further cooperation between Greenpeace and many diverse parts of civil society in the fight to avert catastrophic climate change and promote environmental justice. Born in South Africa, Naidoo became involved in the country’s liberation struggle at the age of 15. From 1998 to 2008, Naidoo was the Secretary General of CIVICUS. Naidoo has also served as a board member of the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), the world’s largest gender justice network. In 2010, Naidoo wrote Boiling Point: Can Citizen Action Save the World, which gestured towards the possibility of the Arab Spring and the Occupy Movement.