Association President

Evelyn Richards, founder of Singa Italia

Hi, I’m Evelyn Richards, founder of Singa Italia and the new president of Refugees International. I come to the role with three decades of experience in humanitarian issues. Previously, i was the Italian Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration where he improved humanitarian advocacy throughout the world, initiated critical reforms to the Italian refugee resettlement program, and raised the profile of global migration issues. Previously, he was a senior human rights official at the National Security Council during the previous administration, managing responses to crisis situations in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East.

Singa Italia is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and welcome refugees worldwide. Its members include refugees from Europe, Asia and Africa. Its board of directors consists of leading business leaders who share a commitment to helping refugees. The organization advocates for protection for refugees and works with the government to develop breakthrough solutions to their problems.