Dr. Tara Thiagarajan is the Chairman & Managing Director of Madura Micro Finance and Microcredit Foundation of India. These partner organizations take a unique approach to creating social value in rural Tamil Nadu, providing one of the lowest microfinance interest rates in the market along with a strong platform of education. Together they have been ranked #1 in operating efficiency among microfinance institutions worldwide by Forbes magazine. Tara holds an MBA from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management where she was an Austin Scholar and a Ph.D. from Stanford University.