Asia Initiatives
Swati Choudhary

Swati Choudhary

Experienced Senior Manager with a demonstrated history of succeeding in the Global Mobility tax environment. Skilled in complex tax preparation, Excecutive tax planing, global payroll and equity reporting, assignment cost planning etc. . Strong professional with a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) focused in FInance from City University of New

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Professor M.S. Swaminathan

Professor M.S. Swaminathan

Professor M.S. Swaminathan is an Indian geneticist and international administrator, renowned for his leading role in India’s “Green Revolution,” a program under which high-yield varieties of wheat and rice seedlings were planted in the fields of poor farmers. His stated vision is to rid the world of hunger and poverty,

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Dr. Eva Haller

Dr. Eva Haller

Dr. Eva Haller (Chief Mentor) is a Hungarian-American philanthropist, activist, executive, and Board Member. Notable positions include Board Chair of Free the Children,  Trustee of the University of California, Santa Barbara, co-founder and President of the Campaign Communications Institute of America, Honorary Professor at Glasgow Caledonian University, and the 2014

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Dr. Gita Johar

Dr. Gita Johar

Gita V. Johar (PhD NYU 1993; MBA Indian Institute of Management Calcutta 1985) has been on the faculty of Columbia Business School since 1992 and is currently the Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business. She served as the school’s Faculty Director of Online Initiatives from 2014 to 2017, Senior Vice Dean from

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Terrence Green

Terrence Green

Terrence Green is a Program Associate with Asia Initiatives. Terrence most recently comes from consulting where he predominantly focused on clients in financial services and customer experience. Terrence holds a Bachelors of Science in Information with a minor in History from the University of Michigan—Ann Arbor.

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Patcharaporn Preechabhan

Patcharaporn Preechabhan

Patcharaporn holds a B.A. in International Relations from the College of William & Mary. Her passion lies in the field of education development and she has spent several years working with governmental, private and nonprofit organizations in Thailand and the United States.

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Priya Ponnapula

Priya Ponnapula

A recent graduate of the College of William and Mary in Virginia, Priya has over five years of experience in International Development, Non-Profit management and Data Analytics in India and the United States. At Asia Initiatives, Priya manages several of our projects in India and Africa, oversees budget allocations and financial

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