A former 'corporate jagran’ turned social activist, training the leaders of tomorrow.
Hailing from a corporate background, Anu Prasad is Founder-Director of India Leaders for Social Sector (ILSS). In terms of her experience, she has served as the founding Deputy Dean of the prestigious Young India Fellowship (YIF) programme and is a founding member of Ashoka University, India’s first liberal arts university. Before joining the social sector, Anu held leadership roles at multinational companies such as American Express (Amex) and TNT. At Amex, she led the implementation of the global financial re-engineering as part of launching Amex Financial Resource Centre in India. At TNT, she was head of finance for the company’s North India region.
Anu’s articles are mostly centered on leadership traits and the solutions to revolutionise the non-profit sector in India. She has spoken extensively about how the sector lacks the required talent, and nurturing leadership is one of the many solutions to address this gap. According to her, the non-profit sector has been vastly ignored with regard to its talent pool and potential. She has stated that the time is ripe for greater focus on honing leaders who can help the social sector flourish on the world index.