Senior Business Associate, Mumbai, India
“It’s truly inspiring to be part of an organization that sees infinite potential for innovation and leadership where the world sees despair, and whose team’s ambitions are as big as the problems it seeks to tackle.” [READ MORE]
Prerna joined Acumen in 2013 and manages our business development and communications activities in India. She is focused on strengthening our local partner community and brand presence, by finding meaningful ways to engage individuals and institutions with Acumen’s mission of changing the way the world tackles poverty. Most recently, Prerna helped launch a local strategic partnerships function to channel the burgeoning interest in CSR from leading Indian business houses toward social entrepreneurship.
Prior to joining Acumen, Prerna was placed as a William J. Clinton Fellow for Service at Magic Bus, a sports-for-development organization in India, to start an independent livelihoods venture that trained and placed Magic Bus youth in entry-level jobs. She began her career in Washington DC with an international non-profit called Plan International where she worked on the Foundation Relations team, designing global development projects for corporations and foundations such as Nike and the Gates Foundation.
Prerna has a BA in International Relations, with a concentration in Political Economy and Development, from Brown University. While at Brown, Prerna co-headed the largest student-run organization on campus, which matched student volunteers with recently-resettled refugee families to provide English tutoring and support their integration into local communities.