Carol Bellamy

Carol Bellamy is CEO of World Learning, which promotes international and intercultural understanding, democracy, social justice and economic development in more than 100 countries on five continents, as well as president of the School for International Training. Previously, she was executive director of UNICEF, where she stepped up the agency’s work in emergencies, doubled its funding, put the issues of child exploitation on the global agenda, and fought for health, protection and education as fundamental rights of every child. Bellamy also served as director of the United States Peace Corps and had a distinguished career in the private sector as managing director of Bear Stearns & Co. from 1990 to 1993, and as a principal at Morgan Stanley and Co. from 1986 to 1990. Between 1968 and 1971 she was an associate at Cravath, Swaine and Moore. Bellamy also spent 13 years as an elected public official, including five years in the New York State Senate (1973-1977). In 1978, she became the first woman elected president of the New York City Council, a position she held until 1985. Bellamy earned her law degree from New York University in 1968. She is a former fellow of the Institute of Politics at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and an honorary member of Phi Alpha Alpha, the U.S. National Honor Society for Accomplishment and Scholarship in Public Affairs and Administration.