The C20 Chair is responsible for facilitating the C20 process. The appointment of each year’s Chair is the prerogative of civil society in the host country.

Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma)

Founder, Mata Amritanandamayi Math. A renowned humanitarian and spiritual leader

Amma is a world-renowned spiritual leader and humanitarian and has dedicated her life to the spiritual upliftment of humankind and to helping the poor fulfill their five basic needs: food and water, shelter, healthcare, education and livelihood. As the founder of Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM), a charitable organization focused on bringing humanitarian relief to people of all walks of life, Amma has also been particularly focused on meeting the needs of those surviving the aftermaths of major disasters.

Amma regularly speaks on social issues such as protection of the environment, gender equality, the inculcation of universal values and interreligious harmony at international forums including the United Nations, the Vatican and the Parliament of the World’s Religions and other august assemblies. Amma strives to be a living example of service and sacrifice and continues to lift up humanity everyday.