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Rockefeller Foundation Appoints Deepali Khanna as Managing Director for Asia

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

US-based Foundation today said it has appointed as for with immediate effect.

Khanna will be the first Indian female of the Foundation in and will oversee the Foundation's programmes, initiatives, policy, advocacy, grant making, and partnerships in the Indian sub-continent, China, and Southeast Asia, the Foundation said in a statement.

The Foundation has a global grant making portfolio of around USD 200 million per year.

Khanna joined Foundation in 2015. Prior to that she served as with The She also held multiple leadership positions with Plan International, including Country Director, (2003-2007) and for East and (2007-2010).'

Khanna earned her bachelor's degree in Sociology from and holds a certificate from the Humanitarian Leadership Programme at

"Expanding our work and partnership in is an important priority for The Rockefeller Foundation," Rajiv J. Shah, of the Foundation said adding that "her valuable experience and leadership at the Foundation will help us build on our transformative work in and other parts of Asia".

Khanna most recently served as of the Smart Power for Rural Development (SPRD), with an initial commitment of USD 75 million. In this role, she provided leadership and direction across the initiative's portfolio in to provide affordable and to over a million people in

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 17:05 IST
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