Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah

Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah
  • Secretary-General
    Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah has been Director General of the Royal Commonwealth Society since 2009. His previous posts include Interim Director of the Commonwealth Foundation, an inter-governmental organization, and Deputy Director of the Institute for Public Policy Research, the UK's largest independent think tank. Sriskandarajah is an established researcher and commentator on international migration and economic development. He is the author of several books and reports, writes regularly in the press, has given more than 500 broadcast interviews and has been invited to speak in more than 40 countries. He has been a consultant to several international organizations, has been invited to give evidence to committees of both houses of the UK Parliament, the Council of Europe and the UN General Assembly, and is a trustee of five charities, including the Baring Foundation and Ockenden International. Sriskandarajah has degrees from the University of Sydney and Oxford University, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.