Ashish Dhawan | Founder and CEO, Central Square Foundation

Ashish Dhawan is the Founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation (CSF), a philanthropic organization focused on systemic reform in K-12 education in India.  Ashish is also a Board Member of Ashoka University.

Ashish is an MBA with distinction from Harvard University and a dual bachelor’s (BS/BA) holder with Magna Cum Laude honors from Yale University. He is on the India Advisory Board of Harvard and a member of Yale’s Development Council.  Ashish worked for twenty years in the investment management business and ran one of India’s leading private equity funds, ChrysCapital. In June 2012, he left his full-time role at ChrysCapital to work on education reform in India.

Ashish serves on the board of several non-profits including the Akanksha Foundation, 3.2.1 Education Foundation, Teach For India, Centre for Civil Society, Janaagraha, and GiveLife. He was recently recognized as the NextGen Leader in Philanthropy by Forbes India.