Suneeta Krishnan

Suneeta Krishnan

Deputy Director, India Country Office

Suneeta Krishnan oversees strategy, financial planning, business operations, and measurement, learning, and evaluation for the foundation’s India Country Office. In this role, she supports teams within the office in using data and evidence to refine their strategies and program implementation and advance gender and diversity, equity, and inclusion goals. She also manages grantmaking to enhance research and evaluation capacities in India.

Before joining the foundation, Suneeta served as the India country director of Research Triangle Institute International India, a subsidiary of a U.S.-based nonprofit that provides research, development, and technical services to government and commercial clients. Her work there focused on ongoing and emerging development challenges related to health, the environment, and energy in India.

Earlier, Suneeta served on the faculty at the University of California, San Francisco, where she conducted research and taught courses on structural inequalities and women’s health. She has also held adjunct positions at the University of California, Berkeley; St. John’s Research Institute, Bangalore; and James P Grant School of Public Health, Dhaka.

Suneeta has an undergraduate degree from Barnard College and a doctorate in epidemiology and biostatistics from UC Berkeley. She received the U.S. Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in 2004 and was featured in Time magazine.

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