Room to Read appoints Sonny Kalsi to Global Board


SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Room to Read, a leading global education organization focused on children’s literacy and girls’ education, today announced the appointment of Sonny Kalsi to its Global Board of Directors.

“Sonny has been an integral part of Room to Read for many years, supporting our mission with thoughtful leadership and expertise,” said Dr. Geetha Murali, CEO of Room to Read. “As Room to Read seeks to scale solutions to the global education crisis and continue its commitment to operational excellence, I am grateful and honored to have Sonny on our board. global.

Kalsi is the co-CEO of BentallGreenOak, a global leader in real estate investment management consulting and a globally recognized provider of real estate services. Kalsi was also co-founder of GreenOak Real Estate and previously served as global co-head of Morgan Stanley’s real estate investment business and chairman of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds. Kalsi is a graduate of Georgetown University and continues to be heavily involved with the school in advancing academic initiatives.

“Education is essential – an inherent right that lays the foundation for lifelong success,” Kalsi said. “It has been a great honor for me to be part of an organization that supports global solutions to ensure that all children have access to the literacy and life skills they need to make informed decisions for their future. I am grateful to join Room to Read’s Global Board of Directors and look forward to contributing to the next phase of Room to Read’s growth and impact.

Kalsi has been a member of the Room to Read Regional Board for North America since 2018, where he most recently served as Chair. During her tenure at Room to Read, Kalsi led the restructuring of Room to Read’s New York Regional Board and Bay Area Regional Board into a single North America Regional Board, supporting significant changes in strategy that allowed Room to Read to capitalize on new opportunities. and support the expansion of projects in the United States.

A full list of Room to Read’s Board of Directors is available here.

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Founded in 2000 on the belief that global change begins with educated children®, Room to Read is creating a world free of illiteracy and gender inequality. We achieve this goal by helping children in historically low-income communities build literacy and reading skills, and by helping girls learn the skills needed to succeed in school and negotiate important life decisions. We work with governments and other partner organizations to achieve positive results for children at scale. Room to Read has benefited over 32 million children and worked in 21 countries and over 49,000 communities, providing additional support through remote solutions that facilitate learning beyond the classroom . Room to Read aims to reach 40 million children by 2025. Learn more at


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