Kumi Naidoo is a South African-born human rights activist of Indian descent who is the current secretary-general of Amnesty International.

From 1998 to 2008, Naidoo was secretary general and CEO of Johannesburg-based Civicus: World Alliance for Citizen Participation. He was then executive director of Greenpeace International from 2009 to 2015.

Naidoo is the author of Boiling Point: Can Citizen Action Save the World?.

Last Updated: April 8, 2019