Rukmini Banerji

CEO, Pratham Education Foundation

Rukmini Banerji was trained as an economist at St. Stephen’s College (Delhi) and the Delhi School of Economics. She was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University (1981-93) and completed her PhD at the University of Chicago in 1991. Rukmini returned to India in 1996 and joined Pratham. She has worked extensively in Pratham’s education programs as well as in the organization’s large-scale partnerships with governments. She has also led Pratham’s research and assessment efforts including the Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) exercise from 2005 to 2014. Since 2015, she has been the CEO of the organization.

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