Katsuhiko Takeda appointed Executive Director of ChildFund Japan

ChildFund Alliance is pleased to announce that Katsuhiko Takeda has been appointed as the new Executive Director of ChildFund Japan. ChildFund Japan is one of the 11 members of ChildFund Alliance.

After working in commercial banking, Katsuhiko obtained an M.A. in Politics and International Relations in the United Kingdom.

For more than two decades he has been involved in humanitarian and developmental field work, including with AAR (Association for Aid and Relief, Japan) from 1996 to 2003 as director and in senior positions based in Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Balkan region and Japan; World Vision from 2004 to 2006 as project manager based in Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Jordan (for Iraq); CARE International Japan from 2007 to 2016 as program director and national director (CEO). He served as international board director of the Alliance of CARE International from 2010 to 2016, and sat on the finance and governance committees.

"We are thrilled that Katsuhiko has joined ChildFund Japan," said Meg Gardinier, Secretary General of ChildFund Alliance. "His extensive experience in the development and humanitarian field, as well as the private sector, is an invaluable asset. We look forward to working with him and his team in our joint mission to improve the lives of children and their families and communities."

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