Shruti Nair

Photo of Shruti Nair, Leadership Group Member of South Asia. Person with shoulder length hair dressed in a green and purple sari smiling at the camera from about 15 feet away. Background is a white stone wall next to a street
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Shruti Nair

Leadership Group Member, South Asia

Shruti leads Ashoka in South Asia. She started at Ashoka building impact strategy and went on to lead the Youth Years program in South Asia. In her current role as the leader of the region, she leads the overall team and strategy responsible to search, select and build a community of Ashoka fellows (Social Entrepreneurs), Ashoka Young Changemakers (Teen Changemakers) & institutional partners to help society re-imagine a framework where everyone is a changemaker. Prior to this, Shruti has helped various social enterprises and impact organisations in measuring and communicating their impact. In her previous role, Shruti has worked with one of India's largest Impact Investment Fund and later with Social Venture Partners, an international venture philanthropy organization.

Shruti is an invited speaker on women leadership, social entrepreneurship, systems change at various national and international forums. She was recognised by the Femina Magazine in the campaign #FAB50 as one of the 50 influential women leaders from across India in the year 2020.

Shruti has a Ph.D. in Media Studies from Florida State University, and also holds a Master’s degree in Mass Communication from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Shruti can be reached at [email protected]