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Kanika Bahl

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Kanika Bahl' Bio
Kanika Bahl is CEO of Evidence Action where she has been on the Board since 2015.  Previously she served as Managing Director at Results for Development (R4D), where she established and led the Market Dynamics practice. The practice has increased access to products such as childhood pneumonia treatments and malaria bed nets for millions of individuals in Africa and Asia. It achieves this by aligning the interests of manufacturers, donors, and country governments to develop and execute healthcare solutions for under-served markets at scale. Bahl is on the Board of TechnoServe and previously acted as Market-Shaping Co-Chair for the UN Commission on Life Saving Commodities. Prior to R4D, Bahl served as an Executive Vice President at the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative (CHAI). Bahl received her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and her BA in Mathematical Economics from Rice University.

Sasha Dichter

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Sasha Dichter' Bio
Sasha is the Co-Founder of 60 Decibels, a social impact and customer intelligence company that helps organizations around the world better understand their customers. Our Lean Data approach makes it easy to listen to the people who matter most, allowing us to bring customer-centricity, speed and responsiveness to impact measurement. Our team of more than 800 researchers in 50 countries deploy phone-based surveys, along with SMS and online, in more than 100 languages.


Prior to co-founding 60 Decibels, Sasha worked for 12 years at Acumen, most recently as Chief Innovation Officer. Sasha is also a noted speaker and blogger on generosity, philanthropy and social change.


Sasha holds a BA from Harvard College, a Masters in Public Administration in International Development from Harvard’s Kennedy School and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Diane Mak

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Diane Mak' Bio
Diane is Senior Director of Impact Solutions at Y Analytics, TPG’s innovative capability, which is purpose-built to understand and improve the environmental and social impacts of deployed capital. In her role, Diane oversees TPG Rise Fund’s impact assessments and management activities. Previously, Diane was Director of International Development at Social Finance UK, where she focused on structuring results-based financing mechanisms to address development challenges. Diane worked in the investment banking division of Citi Bank, with a focus on the consumer and retail sector. Diane holds an MPA/ID from the Harvard Kennedy School and a BA in Economics from Cambridge University.