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Jasmine became the first international CEO of Save the Children in April 2010, after serving as Chief Executive of Save the Children U.K. from 2005. Save the Children is the world’s leading independent organization for children, working in 120 countries with revenues of over $ 1.4 billion.

Before joining Save the Children, Jasmine spent six years with Oxfam, first as Regional Director in West Africa, and then as International Director responsible for Oxfam's programmes worldwide. Prior to this, Jasmine was Managing Director of a Thomson Financial business, based in the United States. She has a background in international marketing in the technology sector.

Jasmine graduated from the University of Bristol in 1986 and completed the Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University in 1997. She holds dual British/Swiss nationality and is married with two children.

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Let's Build on Our Success

(0) Comments | Posted January 21, 2015 | 9:42 AM

You can't turn on the news these days without being bombarded by scenes of unimaginable horror and as the images on our screens focus on only the worst parts of humanity, it's difficult to find anything to feel hopeful about. But there is something we can celebrate this year, and...

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Leaders at Davos Must Address the Critical Issues the World Faces -- Call from Civil Society Leaders

(0) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 9:00 AM

To the political and business leaders gathering at the World Economic Forum in Davos:

As representatives of civil society organizations attending the World Economic Forum, we are writing to urge you to ensure that the following issues of critical global importance are central to discussions at the forum and that,...

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1,000 Words on the Next 1,000 Days

(3) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 6:07 PM

On April 5, 2013 it will have been 4,594 days since 189 nations made a commitment to deliver the eight Millennium Development Goals, and marks 1,000 days left to make them happen. If the world can deliver on their commitments, this could mean, amongst other bold achievements, meeting...

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1 Billion Rising to End Violence Against Women and Girls

(4) Comments | Posted February 13, 2013 | 12:03 PM

When a 23-year-old student in Delhi was beaten, gang raped and murdered as she rode a bus home, it shocked the world and sparked mass protests against violent attitudes towards women.

In India, the gruesome attack forced the nation to have an uncomfortable conversation about the deep rooted discrimination...

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Who's Talking About the Post 2015 Agenda?

(0) Comments | Posted January 25, 2013 | 7:00 AM

There are two sessions on the future of the Millennium Development Goals after 2015 at Davos this year - that's the same number of sessions given to meditation and art walks. The word 'growth' features in 11 of the agenda's session headings, 'human' in 4 and 'poverty' gets no airtime...

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After US Elections, Afghanistan's Future Is at Stake

(12) Comments | Posted November 8, 2012 | 6:00 PM

News of a new US President always has an impact on others around the world. This week I am attending the World Economic Forum in India with leading politicians, economists, business leaders and community leaders. It is interesting to note that one particular issue has come to the fore at...

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Tackling Inequality: Giving Children a Better Future

(0) Comments | Posted November 2, 2012 | 1:00 AM

Save the Children has published a new report called 'Born Equal: How reducing inequality could give our children a better future', coinciding with a high-level UN panel meeting in London until 2 November to decide new approaches to eradicate global poverty and establish new post-2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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Jasmine Whitbread: Will Inequality Finally Top the Agenda At Davos?

(5) Comments | Posted January 26, 2012 | 10:13 PM

As the global elite gathers for the World Economic Forum this week, the "Occupy" igloos popping up around Davos, Switzerland should serve as a great visual reminder that inequality can no longer be ignored.

For the last several years I ticked the box "Inequality" in the pre-Davos survey checking out...

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