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Grameen Foundation Appoints Krishnan Pallassana as Country Director, India

New Delhi / Gurugram, February 01, 2024 – Grameen Foundation, a global nonprofit organization dedicated to enabling the poor, especially women to create a world without poverty and hunger, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Krishnan Pallassana as the new Country Director for India. In his role, Mr. Krishnan will be responsible for providing strategic direction, overseeing operations, and driving initiatives that align with the organization’s mission to alleviate poverty and improve the lives of the underprivileged.

Krishnan has worked for more than 30 years to improve the lives of millions of Indian citizens. Most recently he led the Indian country office of Digital Green, an international NGO that creates digital solutions for rural communities. He has also served in leadership positions with the Population Foundation of India, Children’s Investment Fund Foundation, The Climate Group, Actionaid International, and several other development organizations.

“Grameen Foundation is thrilled to welcome Krishnan Pallassana as the Country Director in India. With over 30 years of experience in sustainable development, climate change, and tech led interventions at scale, Krishnan will advance Grameen’s foundational work to end poverty by investing in the power of women. Together, we will change the lives of millions of women in the coming years,” said Zubaida Bai, President and CEO, Grameen Foundation.

Krishnan expressed his enthusiasm about joining Grameen Foundation, stating, “I am honored to be a part of Grameen Foundation and contribute to its impactful work in India. I am excited about the opportunity to lead a team of dedicated professionals and build on the foundation’s successes in addressing poverty and creating sustainable solutions for communities in need.”

Grameen Foundation has a strong presence globally, and Krishnan’s appointment is expected to strengthen the organization’s commitment to driving positive change in India. His strategic vision, coupled with the foundation’s innovative programs, will help further enable the communities, especially those in underserved and remote areas.

About Grameen Foundation:
Grameen Foundation is a global nonprofit organization dedicated to enabling the poor, especially women to create a world without poverty and hunger. With a focus on creating innovative solutions, the foundation works to build resilience, increase income, and improve the overall well-being of communities. By leveraging the power of technology and partnerships, Grameen Foundation strives to create lasting impact and promote sustainable development.

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