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Janti Soeripto

President and Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children

Bio Current as of August 24, 2021

Janti Soeripto is President and Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children, an organization that gives children in the United States and around the world a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. The global Save the Children movement serves over 155 million children in the US and in 120 countries. As a global organization, Save the Children has committed to driving down the numbers of preventable deaths of children under 5, ensuring every child gets a high-quality basic education and protecting all children from harm.

She assumed the role on January 1, 2020, having served since May of 2019 as President and COO of Save the Children US, a position having oversight for setting agency strategy, ensuring all parts of the organization are well managed, staffed and aligned and operate as effectively as possible. Strengthening accountability for results, and overseeing, integrating and coordinating divisional activities (Human Resources, International Operations, Legal and Risk Services, Information Systems, Finance, Marketing & Communications and Fundraising) also fell within her scope of work.

Prior to joining Save the Children US, Janti worked for eight years as deputy CEO of Save the Children International, where she was responsible for market growth and development, global strategy development, communication, and venture partnerships.

Before her Save the Children work, Janti spent three years with Kimberly-Clark, as Country Director in Indonesia. Immediately before this she was Managing Director for Belu in London, the first bottled water brand in a biodegradable bottle that donates all profits to charity. Previous to this, she enjoyed a 15-year career with Unilever, both in Finance, as well as general management, working in the Netherlands, UK and Singapore.

Janti graduated from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam in 1991. She is half Indonesian, half Dutch and is married with two children.