Mohini Ghai Kramer

Designation: Global Head of Learning and Development at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)

Born in Kenya and of Indian origin, Mohini Ghai Kramer has over 25 years of professional experience in strategy development, management, project oversight, organisational development and global communications in the humanitarian and private sector.
She is currently working in Geneva as Global Head of Learning and Development at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an organisation that responds quickly to help people affected by war and disasters in conflict zones. Mohini is responsible for setting the organisation’s global learning strategy and design, as well as the delivery of numerous trainings in multiple locations around the world. She also oversees the ICRC’s leadership development programmes to grow key talent. Most recently she has been working on leading and developing global and culturally diverse teams, designing programmes to enhance organizational performance and implementing large-scale change initiatives.
In her last role as Chief of Staff in the Director-General’s Office, Mohini was responsible for setting the strategic agenda for the executive leadership team, supporting the implementation and performance monitoring of the organization’s global strategy, as well as overseeing organisational development and innovation.
Previously, Mohini was Deputy Director of Communication and Information Management where she oversaw a wide range of internal and external communication projects, with the goal of relieving the suffering and protecting the dignity of people affected by war. For much of her career, she has specialized in communications, working in several domains such as strategic communications, branding, global campaigning, digital communication, data analytics and reputation management both in private and nonprofit organisations.
Mohini began her career working in marketing for an international pharmaceuticals company and later worked for the multinational communications agency Young & Rubicam. Passionate about social and humanitarian issues, she left the private sector and joined the ICRC to run their communications campaign to ban landmines.
She holds an Honours Bachelor’s Degree in Business Studies and Marketing from Edinburgh University and a Postgraduate Degree in Communications from Concordia University, Montreal. She is an ardent supporter of lifelong learning and continues to upskill through various executive education programmes.
Mohini enjoys spending time outdoors, travelling to new places and finding fresh culinary delights with her husband and two children.