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Kumi Naidoo

Born in 1965 and hailing from South Africa, Kumi Naidoo has been Greenpeace’s International Executive Director since November 2009.

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  • 40 years of Inspiring Action

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - September 15, 2011 at 8:48 105 comments

    Believe it or not, Greenpeace celebrates its 40 birthday today! To mark the occasion, Kumi Naidoo, our International Executive Director, calls on us all to take inspiration from that first Greenpeace voyage, and to demand a better future for our pla... Read more >

  • Tim DeChristopher, A New Hero

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - July 28, 2011 at 17:21 5 comments

    The environment and the world have a new hero, a reluctant hero perhaps, but someone who in good conscience could not stand by and watch a grave injustice take place without trying to prevent it. Without taking a stand at a risk to his own lib... Read more >

  • UPDATE: 11:45AM – Kumi has been arrested and is being taken to Greenland in a helicopter.

    As he climbed the 30 metre ladder rig operators tried to stop him making it to the platform by dousing him with a freezing jet of water fired from a powerful ... Read more >

  • Fukushima mon amour

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - June 6, 2011 at 11:13 8 comments

    My guide, when I went to visit Chernobyl on the 25th anniversary of the accident, was a Greenpeace campaigner from Germany named Tobias Muenchmeyer. Tobias is the deputy head of our political unit in Berlin and also happens to know a great deal about ... Read more >

  • Banking on the next Fukushima

    Blogpost by Kumi Naidoo - May 11, 2011 at 13:11 6 comments


    Kumi Naidoo and Nuclear Campaigner Yannick Rousselet protest the passage of a train carrying nuclear waste. Image: Pierre Gleizes

    Two months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan our thoughts are with those who have lost loved one... Read more >

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