Head of Global Development Initiatives
Lead two of five Google.org Initiatives for the Global Development Team: Inform and Empower (IE) and Fuel the Growth of SMEs (SMEs). Led rapid, comprehensive landscaping of economic development space, then conceptualization, development and implementation of both Global Development Initiatives. Leveraged networks in E. Africa and India to identify gaps, needs, and challenges both in rural and urban settings. Consulted over 70 non-profits, companies, entrepreneurs as well as local Google offices in designing initiatives. In fall 2007, developed and managed ten week Google.org Global Development Course curriculum and speaker series from Sept-Nov 2007. Core member of Dotorg management team helping to create grant and investment approval process, hiring process, and focus on initiatives. Prior to Google, helped start several organizations, including a new division within Goldman Sachs (reporting to the Chairman), and a new think tank (Center for Global Development). Founded non-profit, IndiCorps, a ‘peace corps’ for Indians from around the world. Over 200 fellowships awarded.