Chief Executive of World Jewish Relief
Paul Anticoni joined World Jewish Relief as their Chief Executive in June 2006.
Born in London, Paul trained as an agriculturalist and forester at Newcastle and Oxford Universities. He initially worked as a forester in north and south Sudan in the mid 1980’s. Caught up in major humanitarian emergencies, Paul’s focus switched from trees to people and he spent further years in Ethiopia, Somalia, Cambodia and Bosnia managing large scale disaster operations.
He joined the British Red Cross in 1994 and for 12 years led their disaster response operations worldwide including responses to the Rwandan genocide, Gujarat and Pakistan earthquakes and the Tsunami.
WJR’s profile as the leading humanitarian and development agency amongst UK Jewry has grown in recent years with WJR playing a more active role in community development, Jewish renewal initiatives and emergency response worldwide and growing its reputation amongst within both the UK Jewish charitable community and wider international NGO sector.