Meenakshi Batra is CEO of Charities Aid Foundation India. In the past, Meenakshi worked as Country Director for Save the Children in Afghanistan, Country Director for Child Fund International in India and Indonesia, and a similar role for War Child in Afghanistan. She has also worked with Oxfam, DFID (British Bilateral Aid), KRIBHCO Indo-British Rainfed Program and National Labor Institute (GOI) in different roles in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Meenakshi holds a Post Graduate degree in Child Development and Family Welfare. Meenakshi has undertaken advanced studies in the areas of Environment Education (Centre for Environment Education), Gender and Social Development (London School of Economics and Wye College UK) and Leadership Development.