Ricken Patel "is Canadian and has consulted for the International Crisis Group, the United Nations, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Gates Foundation, Harvard University, CARE International and the International Center for Transitional Justice, in Sierra Leone, Liberia, Afghanistan, Sudan and New York. He has a Master in Public Policy from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelor’s degree from Balliol College, Oxford University. He graduated first in a class of 350 from Oxford, and led student governments and student activism at both universities." 
- Executive Director, Avaaz
- Director, Namati 
- International Advisory Board, AccessNow.org 
- Former Director, Faith in Public Life
- Advisory Council,J Street 
- International Advisory Council,350.org 
Resources and articles
- Inside Avaaz – can online activism really change the world?, Guardian, November 17, 2013.
- Namati People, organizational web page, accessed October 1, 2012.
- About, AccessNow.org, accessed February 18, 2011.
- J Street Advisory Council, organizational web page, accessed October 1, 2012.
- 350.org Board, organizational web page, accessed December 30, 2013.