Save the Children's COO, Janti Soeripto, speaks with second grader Kaliyah about her book during guided independent reading on Thursday, September 26, 2019 in Ripley, Tenn.

Janti Soeripto, President and COO, Save the Children

Save the Children U.S. Names Janti Soeripto as President and Chief Operating Officer

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (April 3, 2019) — Save the Children U.S. announced today that Janti Soeripto has been named president and chief operating officer, effective June 3, 2019. She will report directly to Carolyn Miles, CEO of Save the Children U.S. Soeripto is currently the deputy chief executive officer and chief operating officer of Save the Children International, which is located in London.

"I am delighted to have Janti join Save the Children U.S.,” said Miles. “She is an exceptional leader, and her deep and broad for-profit and non-profit experience positions her well for this senior leadership role. As we mark our centennial year at Save the Children, I am confident that Janti, with her solid and strong track record at Save the Children International, will easily step into this role and steer Save the Children’s strategy into our next century of change for children."

Soeripto joined Save the Children in 2011 and currently leads Save the Children International’s 60 country office operations with direct supervision of five regional offices and a $1.2 billion portfolio. Her previous experience includes a 15-year career at Unilever culminating in the oversight of a $600 million business unit with a staff of 250 employees, and a stint at Kimberly Clark in Indonesia serving as managing director.

"I’m very excited to be joining Save the Children U.S. at this point in time, with an organization in such a strong position and the opportunity to use its great expertise even more for the most marginalized children across the world," said Soeripto.

In her new role, Soeripto will oversee finance, legal, information technology, human resources and strategy for the global humanitarian organization. She is replacing Carlos Carrazana, who will step down from his role as executive vice president and chief operating officer at Save the Children on May 31, a position he has held since 2012.

"Carlos has driven our strategy for Save the Children for the last seven years as we have continually increased our impact for the world’s most vulnerable children,” said Miles. “He has been an indispensable partner for me. I wish him all the best on his future endeavors."

Soeripto received master’s degrees in Economics and Finance from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Erasmus University Rotterdam. She speaks Dutch, English, German and Indonesian. Soeripto and her family will relocate to Connecticut from London this summer.

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