Ms. Aishwarya RatanDirector, the Global Financial Inclusion (GFI) Initiative, Yale University & Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)
Aishwarya Lakshmi Ratan serves as the Director of the Global Financial Inclusion (GFI) Initiative at Yale University and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) - http://poverty-action.org/financialinclusion. Aishwarya joined Yale and the team at IPA in New Haven in June 2011.
Prior to this, in her years at the Microsoft Research Lab in Bangalore, Aishwarya gained extensive experience leading projects on the role of technology in enabling social and economic development and poverty alleviation.
She has an undergraduate degree in Economics from Wellesley College and a Master's degree in Public Administration and International Development (MPA/ID) from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.