Amrita Ahuja leads the Douglas B. Marshall, Jr. Family Foundation, an innovative funder of international education and is also a Senior Adviser to CRI Foundation, which funds health care programs in Africa as well as research in development economics and public health. She is a co-founder and current Board Chair of Evidence Action.
An accidental social-entrepreneur, she led the start-up of Dispensers for Safe Water, and chaired the board of Deworm the World as it grew to reach its first 30 million children. Ahuja also worked as a Management Consultant for the Monitor Group where she led commercial projects in various industries as well evaluating market-based approaches to delivering products and services to the poor. Ahuja brings experience in marketing and distribution of consumer goods in the public and private sectors in India and Africa as well as significant experience with innovation and evidence in international development. She holds a Ph.D. in Business Economics from Harvard University.