Hello fellow aspirants, here is a list of important International Organisations along with their heads and positions. These show up in every banking exam and other papers now and then. Aspirants of various competitive exams especially banking and state PSC, UPSC, SSC,etc. would benefit with these.

Name of International Organisation


Designation Holder

African Development BankPresidentDonald Kaberuka
African Union CommissionChairpersonMs.Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma
Amnesty InternationalSecretary-GeneralSalil Shetty
ASEANSecretary-GeneralLee Luong Minh
Asian Development Bank (ADB)PresidentTakehiko Nakao
CommonwealthSecretary-GeneralKamalesh Sharma
European CommissionPresidentJean-Claude Juncker (1 Nov 2014)
European CouncilPresidentHerman Van Rompuy (Next President is Donald Tusk)
Food and Agricultural Organisation (FAO)Director-GeneralJose Graziano da Silva
FIFAPresidentSapp Blatter
Gulf Co-operation CouncilSecretary-GeneralAbdul Latif bin Rashid Al-Zayani
International Amateur Federation (IAAF)PresidentLamine Diack
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)Director-GeneralYukiya Amano
International Court of Justice (ICJ)PresidentPeter Tomka
International Cricket Council (ICC)PresidentMustafa Kamal
International Cricket Council (ICC)ChairmanN. Srinivasan
International Labour Organisation (ILO)Director-GeneralGuy Ryder
International Monetary Fund (IMF)Managing DirectorChristine Lagarde
International Olympic Committee (IOC)PresidentThomas Bach
North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO)Secretary-GeneralJens Stoltenberg
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)Secretary-GeneralJose Angel Gurria
Organisation of American StatesSecretary-GeneralJose Miguel Insulza Salinas
Organisation of Islamic CooperationSecretary-GeneralEkmeleddin Ihsanoglu
Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC)Secretary-GeneralAbdalla Salem El-Badri
South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC)Secretary-GeneralArjun Bahadur Thapa
South-West African Peoples Organisation (SWAPO)PresidentHifikepunye Pohamba
UN High Commission for Human RightsHigh CommissionerMs. Navanethem Pillay
UN Human Rights CouncilPresidentRemigiusz Henczel
United Nation Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)Directoral GeneralIrina Bokova
UNFPAExecutive DirectorBabatunde Osotimehin
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)Director-GeneralKandesh Yumkella
United NationsDeputy Secretary-GeneralJan Eliasson
United Nations Conference on Table and Development (UNCTAD)Secretary-GeneralMukhisa Kituyi
UN General AssemblyPresidentSam Kahamba Kutesa
United Nations Development ProgrammeAdministralMs.Helen Clark
United Nations International Childrens Emergency Fund (UNICEF)Executive DirectorAntony Lake
United Nations OrganisationSecretary-GeneralBan Ki-Moon
World Health Organisation (WHO)Director-GeneralMargaret Chan
World BankPresidentJim Yong Kim
World BankVice PresidentAnil Sood
World Food ProgrammesHeadErtharin Cousin
World Trade Organisation (WTO)Director-GeneralRoberto Azevedo

Majority of the banking aspirants face a problem with questions regarding the International Organisation Heads. Such questions are considered tricky, because for answering them much revision and knowledge is required regarding the prominent international institutions and their heads.

We must point out here that, according to many gurus the candidates should not attempt such tricky questions. This is because, recalling the exact information which is required to answer the question is not highly rewarding. Even with this rider, it becomes important to master every possible type of information for excelling in todays’ competitive world. Therefore, the above list would be useful to such aspirants.

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