Hari Menon oversees the foundation’s global philanthropy strategy with a focus on the work in India and the Middle East.
Prior to joining the foundation in October 2013, he served as strategic philanthropy adviser to Rohini Nilekani, a leading Indian philanthropist. Previously, he spent over seven years with the Gates Foundation’s India Country Office supporting a wide portfolio of work in public health in areas such as HIV prevention and maternal and child health, and helping support the start-up of India portfolios for Agriculture, Financial Services for the Poor, and Water, Sanitation & Hygiene. He also has prior experience of over eight years in information technology with Infosys Technologies, and in consumer marketing and sales with Colgate Palmolive and ESPN.
Hari holds a graduate degree in business management from XLRI School of Management, Jamshedpur and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the College of Engineering & Technology, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.