Plan International appoints Stephen Omollo as new CEO

5 NOVEMBER 2021

Plan International is delighted to announce Stephen Omollo as its new Chief Executive Officer following a global search.

Stephen Omollo, Chief Executive Officer, Plan International
Plan International’s new CEO, Stephen Omollo

Omollo has extensive international executive leadership experience in the humanitarian and development sector, having previously served at senior levels with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, Commonwealth Secretariat and World Vision International. 

Before joining World Vision International as Vice President and Regional Director for Eastern Africa, he worked with IFRC as Chief for Humanitarian Diplomacy and as its Global Director of Partnerships and Resource Development in Geneva. He has also served as IFRC’s Chief Diplomatic Officer, and as Permanent Representative and Head of Africa Union Office in Addis Ababa.

Inspired to advocate for positive change

Omollo said: “I am deeply inspired by the network of passionate and highly engaged champions of children’s rights and equality for girls, and grateful for the opportunity to accompany these employees and front-line workers to advance and advocate for positive change. I am excited to join Plan International and its network of supporters and volunteers to contribute to the fulfilment of this inspiring vision.”

Gunvor Kronman, Chair of the Members’ Assembly and International Board of Plan International said: “Stephen is a powerful advocate for children’s rights and equality for girls. We have been excited by his record of achievement, as well as his deep experience in advocacy, international development and humanitarian response.”

Omollo joins Plan International as it strives for a just world that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.

Raj Nooyi will continue to serve as Plan International’s Interim Chief Executive until Omollo joins in early 2022. 

With close to 10,000 staff worldwide, Plan International is a global child rights and humanitarian organisation. It is active in more than 75 countries and promotes the rights of the world’s most vulnerable children, especially girls. In the fiscal year 2020, Plan International raised €910 million and supported over 26 million girls and more than 24 million boys worldwide