Development Co-operation Directorate

DAC Chair: Charlotte Petri Gornitzka


DAC Chair Charlotte Petri Gornitzka


Charlotte Petri Gornitzka

DAC Chair


Charlotte was elected as Chair of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) in 2016.

Prior to this, she served as Director-General of the Swedish International Development Co-operation Agency (SIDA) where she emphasised Sweden’s role as leader in development co-operation and led efforts to implement innovative models to stimulate private sector engagement in development activities. There she established a network of Swedish and Swedish-based companies that work together to demonstrate leadership in sustainable global development.
She has previously served as Secretary-General of Save the Children International (2008-2010) and Secretary-General of Save the Children Sweden (2003-2008).
From 1998-2002, she served as Under Secretary-General and Director of Communications for the Swedish Red Cross.
Charlotte has a background in management consulting with a focus on change management and communications.
She holds a Master’s degree from Stockholm University College of Music Education as well as a degree in Business and Marketing studies from IHM Business School.
Charlotte serves as Co-chair of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on International Governance, Public-Private Cooperation and Sustainable Development. She is also a Member of the Stewardship Board for Economic Growth and Social Inclusion as well as a Member of the 2030 Water Resources Group Governing Council.