Dr Dhananjayan (Danny) Sriskandarajah is Secretary General and CEO of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation, headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa.
His previously headed up the Royal Commonwealth Society and Commonwealth Foundation, and been Deputy Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research.
He is an expert on international migration and economic development, and writes and appears regularly in the media. He sits on the boards of Baring Foundation, International Alert and Ockenden International.
He holds degrees from the Universities of Sydney and Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar. Born in Sri Lanka and a national of Australia, Dr Sriskandarajah has lived and worked in five continents, and been invited to speak at events in over 50 countries.