Pritha Venkatachalam

Partner and Co-head, Asia and Africa

Pritha is a partner in Bridgespan’s Mumbai office and Co-head, Asia and Africa. She has advised donors, governments, nonprofits, and the private sector across Asia and Africa on a wide range of global development opportunities. At Bridgespan, Pritha has led and co-authored several reports such as “Bridging the Gap on Funding the True Costs of NGOs in India,” “When Urban Informal Settlement Communities Drive Their Own Change,” “Building Strong, Resilient NGOs in India: Time for New Funding Practices;” “Building the Bench at Indian NGOs: Investing to Fill the Leadership Development Gap;” “Bold Philanthropy in India;” “Philanthropic Collaboratives in India: The Power of Many;” “Community Engagement  to Tackle COVID-19 in the Slums of Mumbai;” and “Philanthropy and the COVID-19 Response in India.” She also supports leading philanthropies and social sector organizations on their strategy, operating model, and results delivery. Pritha has extensive experience in public health.

Prior to Bridgespan, Pritha established and led the New Delhi office of Dalberg Global Development Advisors, where she co-led the Global Health and Nutrition practice. Previously, she was a director and India office head at Cambridge Economic Policy Associates (CEPA) UK, and earlier a financial specialist at the World Bank.

Pritha holds a Master's in Development Management from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, including an exchange program at Melbourne Business School. She is a recipient of the Citibank Leadership Award and the V-WA Award for Women Leaders in the Social Sector in India. Pritha serves on the advisory board of Bahaar Foundation, India Leaders for Social Sector (ILSS), and Social Alpha.