Mr. Ashish Dhawan
Founder and Chairman – Central Square Foundation (CSF)
“Ashish Dhawan is the Founder and Chairman of Central Square Foundation (CSF).
He worked for twenty years in the investment management business and ran one of India’s leading private equity funds prior to starting CSF,a grant-making organization and policy think tank focused on transforming the quality of school education in India. In 2014, he spearheaded the launch of India’s first liberal arts university, Ashoka University, a philanthropic effort of over forty leaders in education and industry. Mr Dhawan is on the India Advisory Board of Harvard and a member of Yale’s Development Council. Mr Dhawan serves on the boards of several non-profits including Akanksha Foundation, 3.2.1 Education Foundation, Teach For India, Centre for Civil Society, Janaagraha, India School Leadership Institute and Bharti Foundation.”