Shamala Kandiah Thompson

Shamala Kandiah Thompson (Singapore) (@skandiah) has been with Security Council Report since 2006. As Chief Operating Officer, she provides overall operational oversight and oversees the organisation’s administrative, financial, and donor activities, as well as its capacity-building training programmes, As a research analyst Ms Thompson covered a range of topics, including Asian and European issues, non-proliferation, the Secretary-General’s selection process and children and armed conflict. From 2011 to 2017, she was the editor of What’s in Blue. She has worked with the Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta. She has also worked as a journalist: in television in Singapore, as a newspaper foreign correspondent in New York and as a media and communications consultant and trainer. Ms. Thompson holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the National University of Singapore and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She speaks English, Malay and Indonesian.

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