Ashoka CSIP initiates leadership transition process

The Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy (CSIP) at Ashoka University today announced the beginning of a process of leadership transition. Ingrid Srinath, who has led CSIP since soon after it was founded in 2016, has informed the Advisory Council about her desire to step down from the position when a successor has been appointed and a transition successfully completed.

CSIP’s Advisory Council would like to put on record their gratitude to Ingrid for leading and building CSIP over the past six years. Her contribution to making it one of the pre-eminent centres in the country responsible for ensuring a robust philanthropic ecosystem has been immense.

Ms. Srinath expressed her deep gratitude to the University, the Advisory Council, CSIP’s many partners and her team members. She said ‘I have been extremely privileged to help build India’s first academic centre focused on philanthropy and social impact. This has only been possible thanks to the unique ethos of Ashoka University and the expansive vision of our founding donors.” Ingrid added “I look forward to serving the Centre through this transition and beyond in its quest to nurture and protect the ecosystem for social impact in India.”

The Advisory Council has appointed a search committee headed by Ms. Vidya Shah, Executive Chairperson Edelgive, which has already initiated the process of identifying CSIP’s next Director. Details of the application process will be intimated shortly on the Centre’s website and social media.

About the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy

CSIP is India’s first academic centre focused on enabling strategic and robust philanthropy for social impact. It strives to provide funders and civil society organisations evidence-based insights and knowledge products to grow their scale and impact, convene platforms for norm-setting and collaborative learning, and offers programmes that strengthen civil society capability and sustainability.

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