Shalu Umapathy

Managing Director + Director of Partnerships

Shalu is a Managing Director of IDEO.org’s Economic Prosperity practice and based in the San Francisco studio. In this role, Shalu supports teams by scoping collaborations, diving deep with teams as they design solutions for our partners, and engaging partners as we seek to achieve impact at scale.

Prior to IDEO.org, Shalu’s experience spanned the international development and business strategy sectors. She has worked at Bain & Company where she supported Fortune 500 businesses, and Digitas, where she used analytics to improve her clients’ marketing programs. She also worked across 6+ countries in Africa at Abt Associates, a USAID contractor, where she worked on global health projects.

Shalu is a Clinton Fellow in India, holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a bachelor’s in Business Administration from Boston University. In her free time, Shalu enjoys wrangling hugs and kisses from her two sons and holding impromptu music sessions at home.

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