Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the LEGO Foundation.
Human rights, diplomacy and international development expert Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the LEGO Foundation. Since September 2015, she has held the role of Global CEO at Plan International. An NGO dedicated to advancing children’s rights and equality for girls.
More about her career his shared in the official announcement:
Prior to Plan International, Anne-Birgitte was United Nations Assistant Secretary General and Deputy Executive Director for Management at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). She is also co-chair of the Board of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and a member of the United Nations Every Woman Every Child High Level Steering Group, the Generation Unlimited Global Board and she is the chair of the International Civil Society Centre Board.
“I am very pleased to welcome Anne-Birgitte Albrectsen to the Board of Directors. Anne-Birgitte’s experience in human rights, sustainable development and advocacy is second-to-none. She has a deep understanding of the challenges we face as we seek to empower all children to become creative, engaged, lifelong learners, no matter where they are or what their circumstances may be,” says Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, Chairman of the LEGO Foundation Board.
“The work of the LEGO Foundation is extremely important to my family and to the shared mission we have across the LEGO branded entities. We are dedicated to promoting the development of all children through learning through play, so that they have the best possibilities to become creative problem solvers and fulfil their potential. It is our mission to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow and I am delighted to welcome Anne-Birgitte as she joins us in that mission as a member of the LEGO Foundation Board.”