I am a social development professional with twenty-five years of work experience across the sectors of agriculture, enterprise development and financial inclusion, in Asia, Africa and North America. In my current role, as CEO of Grameen Foundation India, I successfully led the organizational turnaround of GFI, bringing it into operational self-sufficiency, and leading a significant growth and diversification in GFI’s programming. I also led setting up of two subsidiaries of GFI to tap into different revenue streams such as fee-based services, grants, and earned revenue from a social business in order to drive scale and sustainability.
Earlier, at MasterCard Foundation, Canada I managed a US$ 100 million portfolio of programs focused on enhancing access to low-income communities across 18 countries in Africa. Before that, as Senior Technical Advisor at CARE USA, I supported different country offices of CARE across Africa.