Rockefeller Foundation Picks Rajiv J. Shah, a Trustee, as President

by David Gelles

Rajiv J. Shah held philanthropic leadership posts with U.S.A.I.D. and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.  Photo: Gabriella Demczuk/The New York Times

Rajiv J. Shah was named the new President of the Rockefeller Foundation.  Previously he served as the Administrator of USAID.  The appointment will make Mr. Shah one of the most powerful forces in charitable giving, overseeing a foundation that donates roughly $200 million each year.