Neera Nundy is the co-founder of Dasra, a strategic philanthropy foundation that for 18 years has supported non-profits to achieve scale and impact lives. She leads Dasra’s ecosystem-building initiatives in the areas of adolescents, urban sanitation and democracy and governance. She is responsible for initiating the Dasra Social Impact Leadership Program with Harvard Business Publishing, a first-of-its-kind executive education program for social sector leaders in India. She also launched the Dasra Adolescent Collaborative, a high-impact collaborative platform that unites funders, technical experts, government stakeholders and social organizations to focus on key outcomes for adolescent empowerment.
She has been critical to establishing partnerships with global leaders that include Harvard University, Stanford University, USAID, Omidyar Network and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Nundy holds a Master’s in Business Administration from Harvard Business School, is an Indian Leadership Initiative Fellow with Aspen Institute, and is an elected executive committee member of Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs. She is a recipient of the Canadian Governor General's Medallion for her dedication to addressing India’s critical development challenges, and has been awarded the Forbes Philanthropy Award in the Crossover Leaders category for 2014.