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Suneeta Kaimal

Chief Operating Officer, Natural Resource Governance Institute


Suneeta Kaimal is a former Civil Society Co-Chair of the Open Government Partnership and the Chief Operating Officer of the Natural Resource Governance Institute (NRGI), which works to improve development outcomes for people in resource rich countries by working with agents of change from inside and outside of government to ensure oil, gas and mining resources are managed in transparent, accountable and effective ways. She is the chair of the Global Council of Publish What You Pay, a civil society movement of more than 800 organizations working to improve natural resource governance. Suneeta serves on the international Board of Directors of The International Center for Not-For-Profit Law, which seeks a legal environment that strengthens civil society, advances the freedoms of association and assembly, fosters philanthropy and enables public participation around the world. Suneeta holds a master’s in international affairs from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, and a bachelor of arts from Duke University, where she was a Hart Leadership Fellow.

Follow Suneeta on Twitter @suneetajan.

Suneeta’s second on the OGP Steering Committee is Marie Lintzer, NRGI Senior Governance Officer.

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