Prachi is the Director India, Education, Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, a private foundation dedicated to transforming the lives of children living in urban poverty through better education and family economic stability. Since entering India in 2006, the foundation has committed more than INR 856 crores to drive social progress for India’s children.
As Director, Education, Prachi heads the foundation’s India education portfolio which focuses on large scale school system transformation and high quality education service providers. The portfolio reaches more than 7 lakh children every year and includes more than 30 for-profit and not-for profit organizations
Prachi is on the board of several for-profit social enterprises and advisory committees to state governments and education departments. She is passionate about the area of data driven education and has spearheaded the foundation’s work in multiple ways, including: incubating service providers, creating role model states for classroom based assessments and embedding student learning based accountability in all portfolio companies.
Before joining the foundation, Prachi worked at Boston Consulting Group in Gurgaon, India. She has also worked extensively in the telecommunications sector at Qualcomm and Motorola. Therefore, Prachi has over 15 years of diverse set of operational and leadership experience in India and US.
Prachi has a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from University of Southern California, Los Angeles and a master in business administration from the University of Chicago.