1. Mission
  2. Our People

The people behind Evidence Action’s world-changing work

Our organization is led by passionate, innovative, and forward-thinking team members committed to lessening inequality and improving lives. We take action, converting impatience into impact.


Global Leadership

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    Kanika Bahl

    Chief Executive Officer & President
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    Paul Byatta

    Executive Vice President, Africa Region
  3. Jenny High Res

    Jenny Choi-Fitzpatrick

    Chief Operating Officer
  4. John web

    John de Wet

    Chief Financial Officer
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    Ankur Garg

    Executive Vice President and Country Director, India (EAII Advisors)
  6. Jeff web

    Jeff Grosz

    Executive Vice President, Accelerator & Programs
  7. Grace web

    Grace Hollister

    Chief Engagement Officer
  8. Anne web

    Anne Iden

    Chief People Officer
  9. Brett web

    Brett Sedgewick

    Executive Vice President, Programs

Global Programs

  1. Anam Abdulla

    Associate Director, Deworm the World
  2. Ayo Abogan

    Associate Director, Expansion Team Lead, Safe Water Now
  3. Moses Baraza

    Associate Director, Safe Water Now
  4. Rebekah Chang

    Associate Director, Nutrition, Accelerator
  5. Amita Chebbi

    Global Senior Director, Safe Water Now
  6. Anna Konstantinova

    Associate Director, Syphilis-Free Start & MNCH
  7. Kate McCracken

    Director, Deworm the World
  8. Dr. Mark Minnery

    Associate Director and Lead Epidemiologist
  9. Michael Simpson

    Associate Director, Operations, Safe Water Now

Africa Regional and Country Leadership

  1. Benson Botha

    Country Director, Malawi
  2. Ima Chima

    Director, West & Central Africa
  3. Emilie Efronson

    Country Director, Liberia
  4. Rajab Hamisi

    Head of Regional Planning & Coordination
  5. Evans Ithiria

    Director, Finance & Administration
  6. Richard Kibuuka

    Country Director, Uganda
  7. Marinette Ngo Nemb

    Country Director, Cameroon
  8. Evans Nyambane

    Associate Director, Internal Audit
  9. Namakau Nyambe

    Country Director, Zambia
  10. Temitope Ogunbi

    Country Director, Nigeria
  11. Karen Olege

    Associate Director, People & Culture
  12. Chrispin Owaga

    Country Director, Kenya
  13. Maarten van de Reep

    Director, East & Southern Africa
  14. Charles Wando

    Associate Director, Operations, Africa Region

Cross-Cutting and Technical Functions

  1. Natalie Duarte

    Director, Monitoring, Learning, & Evaluation Strategy
  2. Illah Evance

    Associate Director, Monitoring, Learning, & Evaluation
  3. Kevin Kelsey

    Associate Director, New Program Development & Cost-Effectiveness, Accelerator

Global Departments

  1. Kali Bell

    Associate Director, Talent Strategy
  2. Carlita Bevege

    Associate Director, External Relations
  3. Christopher Dunn

    General Counsel
  4. Sherzod Gulamov

    Associate Director, Strategic Financial Planning & Budgeting
  5. Adrienne Lee

    Associate Director, Communications
  6. Joann Phelan

    Associate Director, Global Operations
  7. Allen Rozario

    Director, Global Information & Technology
  8. Alexis Tobolski

    Director, Global Finance & Accounting
  9. Joanna Wald

    Director, Global Grants & Contracts
  10. Zach Watson

    Chief of Staff

EAII Advisors, our independent technical partner in India

  1. Abhinav Anand

    Associate Director, Safe Water Now Project Management Unit
  2. Sanjeev Chauhan

    Director, Finance & Operations
  3. Sucharita Dutta

    Director, Programs
  4. Bimlesh Kumar

    Director, Programs
  5. Jyoti Puri

    Director, Human Resources
  6. Anurag Taneja

    Associate Director, Programs

Board of Directors

  1. Shikhar Ghosh

    Chair of the Board, Evidence Action; Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School
    Shikhar Ghosh is currently a Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School. Ghosh...
  2. Amrita Ahuja

    Douglas B. Marshall, Jr. Family Foundation
    Amrita Ahuja is a founder of Evidence Action. An accidental social-entrepreneur, she led the the...
  3. Kanika Bahl

    Chief Executive Officer & President
    Kanika is CEO and President of Evidence Action where she has been on the Board since 2015. She is...
  4. Jim Groch

    Former Chief Financial Officer, Global Group President, and Chief Investment Officer, CBRE Group, Inc.
    Jim Groch previously served as Chief Financial Officer, Global Group President, and Chief...
  5. Dina Pomeranz

    Assistant Professor, University of Zurich
    Dina Pomeranz is an expert on impact evaluations and studies public policies in developing...
  6. Christina Riechers

    General Manager, Square Banking
    Christina Riechers is the General Manager of Square Banking, which provides cash flow tools and...
  7. Dr. Owens Wiwa

    Executive Vice President, Clinton Health Access Initiative
    Dr. Owens Wiwa is an Executive Vice President, Regional Director of West and Central Africa, and...
  8. Elizabeth Young McNally

    Co-CEO, Schmidt Futures
    Elizabeth Young McNally serves as Co-CEO of Schmidt Futures. She is responsible for bringing...

Board of Advisors

  1. Stefano Bertozzi

    Stefano Bertozzi is Professor and Dean of the School of Public Health at the University of...
  2. Stephen Luby

    Stephen Luby is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Geographic...
  3. Hari Menon

    Hari Menon is Country Director for India at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, where he works...
  4. C.K. Mishra

    C.K. Mishra is a highly distinguished career civil servant of the Indian Administrative Service...
  5. Mushfiq Mobarak

    Mushfiq Mobarak is Associate Professor at Yale University with interests in environment and...
  6. Susan Nazzaro

    Susan Nazzaro is an access to medicines expert with experience across the not-for-profit and...
  7. Erik Nielsen

    Erik Nielsen brings over twenty years of academic and professional experience at the nexus of...
  8. Henk Van Stokkom

    Henk van Stokkom is a long-time entrepreneur and philanthropic advisor. He currently guides...