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Anoop Ratnaker Rao

Anoop Ratnakar Rao
Anoop Ratnakar Rao

As Chief Executive Officer of Naandi Water, Anoop leads a young social enterprise that has set the rails to become the first sustainable community-based safe drinking water platform.

Currently Naandi Water impacts the lives of over 500,000 people in over 400 villages in India. In 2009, Naandi Water joined as Chief Operations Officer which has played a key role in morphing significant parts of the portfolio into multiple social enterprises. Currently the Foundation leads a flagship initiative with the Mumbai Municipal Corporation, helping run 28 English medium schools impacting over 12,000 children.

In 2013, along with the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, he co-created first of its kind social enterprise to provide after school support to poor children in urban India impacting over a 1000 children through 50 community learning centres.

Formerly, more than 15 years with the Ritz-Carlton, Deloitte, Genpact (GE) and Automatic Data  Processing (ADP).  

Recognition: Young  Global Leader, World Economic Forum, (2014) | Unreasonable Fellow (2014) |  Global Social Benefit Institute – Class of 2015, Santa Clara University.

"In a world where successive decades of economic progress have brought huge advancements in almost every field, it is quite incomprehensible that the quality of public education continues to languish in several parts of the world. The Global Teacher Prize does what is needed most today in our quest for a better educational outcomes, it brings the Teacher back to centre stage."

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