Jasmine Whitbread, CEO, Save the Children International
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Jasmine was appointed the first international chief executive officer of Save the Children in 2010. Save the Children is the world's leading independent organisation for children operating in 120 countries with annual revenues of $1.6 billion.
Jasmine's career was initially in the private sector, with a background in international marketing in technology, rising to managing director at Boston-based Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters). She moved to West Africa with Oxfam in 1999 and was promoted to international director before being appointed as CEO of Save the Children UK in 2005.
Jasmine became a non-executive director of BT Plc in 2011. Earlier this year the BBC named her one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK and she was also featured in the CNN International Leading Women series.
Jasmine graduated from the University of Bristol in 1986 and completed the Executive Program at the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1997. She holds dual British/Swiss nationality and is married with two children.
Jasmine is a non-executive director of BT Group Plc and a governor of the Dragon School.