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Bidisha Pillai appointed new CEO of Save the Children

Apr 30, 2018

Bidisha Pillai who took over from the outgoing CEO Thomas Chandy has been working in the development sector for more than 20 years.

New Delhi: Save the Children in India, a nonprofit that works for rights of children including child education and child protection in India, has announced the appointment of Bidisha Pillai as the new CEO.

Bidisha takes over from Thomas Chandy the outgoing CEO of Save the Children.

Chairman of Save the Children, Harpal Singh, commenting on the change said that Bidisha’s team was well poised to deliver on its strategy of being a voice for marginalised children. “We are confident that Bidisha will ably lead the organisation to achieve its ambitious targets for India’s disadvantaged children and build momentum behind our cause.”

“Her team is well poised to deliver on its strategy of being a voice for marginalised children and doing everything possible to bring joy into their lives. I would also like to thank and acknowledge the contributions of Thomas Chandy to the organisation over the 12 years of his association with us,” Singh said.

Pillai joined Bal Raksha Bharat ( Save the Children) in 2015, and has had a long innings of over 20 years in the development sector, working with leading NGOs, United Nations (UN) and bi-lateral agencies on children’s and women’s issues/rights.

Save the Children is presently working in 20 Indian states and in 120 countries across the world with a single minded focus on issues related to education, health, protection and humanitarian needs of children.

The nonprofit especially for those who are the most deprived and marginalized. Save the Children's association with India is more than 80 years old.

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