Rajiv Joshi is the Managing Director of The B Team based in New York and is working actively with some of the world’s most influential CEOs to help redefine the role of business, as a driver of sustainable development.
Rajiv also currently serves as a Trustee of Oxfam where he advises on policy, campaigns and global programs, he also served as Executive Director and Head of Programs for the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP), the world’s largest civil society alliance working to end poverty and inequality. During this time he led global action towards achievement of the Millennium Development Goals, including mobilizing over 173 million people as part of the ‘Stand Up: Take Action’ initiative. Rajiv supported ‘The Elders’ with their Every Human Has Rights campaign and helped spearhead citizen participation in the post-2015 agenda, as co-founder of ‘The World We Want 2015’ platform and Chair of the Post-2015 Policy and Strategy Group.
Rajiv served for six years as an elected Board Member of CIVICUS based in Johannesburg, representing civil society organizations in more than 100 countries as the youngest director in the organization’s history. Rajiv also serves on the Board of the Centre for Scottish Public Policy and previously worked as a Senior Public Sector Consultant with CapGemini.
From 2005-2007 Rajiv served 2 elected terms as Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament, during which time he was also a member of the World Youth Congress, a Senior Advisor to the British Council and a publicly appointed member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (Scotland Committee). In 2008 Rajiv founded the CIVICUS Youth Assembly and continues to drive the development of a Youth Participation Index.
Rajiv’s parents were born and raised in Kisumu, Kenya, with his family originating from Gujarat India, but migrating to Scotland after the spread of violence in neighboring Uganda. He holds a First Class Honors Degree in Economics from the University of Strathclyde and a Masters in Public Policy and Administration (MPA) with a focus on International Economic Policy from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University.