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Amrita Bhandari

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As Chief of Insights & Strategy at Acumen, Amrita’s focus is on building capabilities across the organization to distill insights from patient capital investing, build centers of excellence, deepen Acumen’s impact voice to drive strategic conversation on what it takes to solve tough problems of poverty.  In her previous roles at Acumen, Amrita served as the Chief of Business Development and Chief Financial Officer. Amrita is also on the Board of Directors of a number of Acumen’s investee companies – BURN Manufacturing (one of the world’s leading biomass cookstove design and manufacturing companies), Kheyti (an affordable “greenhouse in a box” solution for smallholder farmers) and WARC (an agriculture company focused on getting subsistence farmers out of poverty in Sierra Leone and Ghana).

Prior to Acumen, Amrita was CFO of Katzenbach Partners, a dynamic management consulting firm. She was instrumental in the merger integration of Katzenbach with Booz & Co. In addition to her management role, Amrita consulted with clients across a range of industries with a focus on strategy and planning. Since then, she developed her own independent consulting practice with a focus on inspiring organizations in the social sector. Amrita has worked with Acumen in the past as a strategy consultant covering a range of topics such as clarifying Acumen’s business model, developing a multi-year operating plan and evaluating Acumen’s employee compensation plans. Amrita has also worked with Management Leadership for Tomorrow, Edelman and other professional services firms. Amrita received a BA in International Relations from The College of Wooster.