Patrick Canagasingham is Chief Operating Officer at Habitat for Humanity International. Drawing on 25 years of leadership in nongovernmental organizations and the private sector, Patrick Canagasingham oversees the operations of Habitat for Humanity’s work in more than 70 countries as chief operating officer since he began in March 2020. Patrick is a native of Sri Lanka and a Canadian citizen. He served as CEO of Toronto-based Children Believe since 2017, prior to joining Habitat. He previously served as COO of Oxfam International, where he applied his considerable experience in operational management, strategic planning and organizational leadership to serve a global workforce of 10,000 staff members and oversee a budget of $1.3 billion. Before his time with Oxfam, Patrick held senior leadership roles with World Vision in Canada and East Asia from 2007 through 2015, including vice president of international programs at World Vision Canada, where he was accountable for planning, implementing and evaluating the organization’s international program commitments in nearly 70 countries in conjunction with other World Vision offices. Patrick holds a master’s degree in human rights from the University of London and a bachelor’s degree from York University in Toronto. Patrick and his wife, Sugi, will relocate with their son to Atlanta and will be based at Habitat for Humanity International’s administrative headquarters.