Vandana Goyal

Member of the Board of Directors, Akanksha Foundation

Vandana Goyal is Board Member and former Chief Executive Officer of the Akanksha Foundation, non-profit organization that works primarily in the field of education. Goyal leads a team of 550 employees and over 500 volunteers, all serving 21 schools that educate 6,800 children across Mumbai and Pune in India. She joined Akanksha in 2006 as a representative on the McKinsey team that developed the blueprint for Teach for India. Prior to her current role, she was Director of Akanksha's School Project, which seeks to pioneer the charter school movement in India. Goyal began her career as a teacher and then as a programme developer and manager. She spent four years with Citizen Schools, a Boston-based non-profit organization dedicated to changing the life trajectory of underprivileged urban children. Goyal graduated Claremont McKenna College with a degree in Economics. As part of her undergraduate studies, she also spent a year at the London School of Economics.