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Ujwal Thakar, a banker for 28 years, has held key senior management positions at several leading banks including Standard Chartered Bank, BNP Paribas and Times bank.

In 2002, he entered the social sector as CEO of Pratham, India's largest NGO in the elementary education space, putting to use his expertise in raising and managing funds, strategizing and project execution.

He also served as CEO of GiveIndia, a pioneering platform for philanthropic exchange. Currently, Ujwal is advisor to PricewaterhouseCoopers in their BFSI practice and serves on the board of several nonprofits.