Meenakshi is currently the Chair of Friends of the Earth International. FOEI is the world’s largest grassroots environmental network uniting around 80 diverse national member groups and some 5,000 local activist groups in the world. She is also the Secretary General of Friends of the Earth Malaysia or SAM. Friends of the Earth Malaysia is also a leading environmental organization in Malaysia which won the Right Livelihood Award, known as the Alternative Nobel Prize in 1988. SAM was also accorded the UNEP Roll of Honour in 1978. She graduated from the Faculty of Law, University Malaya in 1982 with LLB (Hons) and is now a practicing public interest lawyer and activist.