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Christopher Plutte

Executive Director, Global Nomads Group


Chris is a proven entrepreneurial and multi-faceted leader with more than 15 years of experience in the fields of NGO management and growth, education, media development and conflict resolution. Co-founded the award winning international NGO, Global Nomads Group (GNG), in 1998, and led the organization for more than a decade. Prior to rejoining GNG in 2010, opened and directed all of Search for Common Ground’s (SFCG) programs in Rwanda, and was SFCG’s Chief of Party on several major initiatives for the Great Lakes region (DRC, Burundi & Rwanda). In both roles at GNG and SFCG, managed all aspects of project and program development. Skilled and experienced in international development work with a breadth and depth of experience working in multi-cultural environments across Asia, the Americas, Africa and Europe.

Chris is a sought after speaker on media, youth and conflict and has been featured during interviews with television, radio and print media, including the Today Show, CNN, NPR, Education Week and Chronicles of Philanthropy. Chris received his BA in International Communications from the American University of Paris. He is currently a Pahara Fellow at the Aspen Institute.