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Board Member

Azad Oommen

Co-Founder, Global School Leaders

Azad Oommen is the co-founder of Global School Leaders (GSL), a non-profit that develops effective school leadership to improve learning of students from marginalized communities around the world. GSL currently works with partners in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Kenya and Malaysia to implement school leader development programs. He was the founding Executive Director of the Central Square Foundation, an India-based venture philanthropy fund that invests in systemic reforms to improve the quality of student learning. He has worked extensively to promote young leaders, having run leadership development programs for the American India Foundation in India, City Year in South Africa, and the Congressional Hunger Center in the US. He serves on the board of the Impact Innovators and Entrepreneurs Foundation (Villgro US), the Alum Council of the Congressional Hunger Center, and is an Advisor to the Central Square Foundation and Saarthi in India. Azad has a Masters degree in Public Affairs from the Princeton University School of Public and International Affairs and a Bachelors degree in International Economics from Georgetown University.