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Inger Ashing

Inger Ashing is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Save the Children International - the world´s largest independent organisation working to ensure every child survives, learns and is protected. A respected child rights activist, she set up her own youth organisation at the age of 12, working against racism and violence at county level. She has been associated with Save the Children for more than 25 years.

Previously Inger was Director General at the Swedish Agency against Segregation, a Swedish government agency to reduce segregation and social inequality. She has served as the National Coordinator for Youth Not in Education or Employment, Deputy Director General of the Swedish Agency for Youth and Civil Society and the CEO of the Global Child Forum. Inger is also a member of the Ethics Council at The Swedish Migration ;Agency.

She has been an expert to and board member of several authorities and committees such as the Delegation for Human Rights, the Swedish National Knowledge Centre on Violence against Children, the Delegation for the Employment of Young People and Newly Arrived Migrants, the Swedish Enforcement Authority, the National Board of Institutional Care, and the Monitoring Committee for The European Social Fund.

She served as Chair of ‘Joining Forces’ - an alliance of the six largest child-focused international NGOs, is a Principal for the Steering Committee for Humanitarian Response (SCHR) and was appointed by United Nations Secretary-General as a member of the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement Lead Group. She is a Founder Director on the Board of Save the Children Global Ventures to leverage new finance models and catalyse private sector investment with the goal of transforming the lives of the world’s most disadvantaged children and their communities.

You can follow her on Twitter at @SaveCEO_Intl.