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Dr. Amrita Ahuja

Chair of Board, Douglas B. Marshall Jr. Family Foundation

Amrita leads the Douglas B. Marshall, Jr. Family Foundation, an innovative funder of international education. She is also a founder of Evidence Action. An accidental social-entrepreneur, she led the the start-up of Dispensers for Safe Water, and chaired the board of Deworm the World as it grew to reach 30 million children.

She worked as a Management Consultant for the Monitor Group where she led projects to evaluate market-based approaches to delivering products and services to the poor. There she developed consumer marketing strategies, distribution models, and best practices for health and other products. Amrita 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.

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