Meet the Team

Ingrid Srinath

Founder-Director, CSIP, Ashoka University

Ingrid Srinath

Ingrid Srinath is the Founder-Director of the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP) at Ashoka University. CSIP has produced path-breaking research on philanthropic flows, the impact of changes in foreign funding, the non-profit ecosystem and regulatory reform. A graduate of the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, Ingrid transitioned from her 12-year career in advertising to the non-profit sector in 1998 with CRY (Child Rights and You), where she was CEO from 2004-08. She was Executive Director of CHILDLINE India Foundation, India’s emergency helpline for children in distress and, subsequently, CEO of Hivos India.

She has also served on numerous advisory boards including the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the United Nations Development Co-operation Forum (UN DCF), the World Economic Forum (WEF) amongst others. She has been a passionate advocate for human rights, social justice and civil society for over 20 years.