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Aparajita Ramakrishnan

Director, Family Planning

Aparajita Ramakrishnan leads the foundation’s Family Planning team, which works to ensure that women and girls around the world can access the contraceptives and family planning services they want.

In her 20 years with the foundation, Aparajita has held several roles, including, most recently, leading the Donor Partnerships team for Europe, Middle East, and East Asia (EMEEA) from the London office. She also spent several years in the India office, where she led efforts including a US$150 million grantmaking portfolio for health, agriculture, and financial inclusion in the state of Uttar Pradesh; co-led the development of the India office strategy; and oversaw the transition of the Avahan HIV/AIDS program to the Indian government.

Before joining the foundation, Aparajita was a consultant in McKinsey & Company’s New York office, serving media, retail, and telecommunications clients. Earlier, she worked in The Walt Disney Company’s Corporate Strategic Planning Group, based in Burbank, California, leading efforts in mergers and acquisitions, technology, consumer products, and areas of R&D. 

Aparajita has an A.B. in government from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is fluent in Hindi and Tamil.

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