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Ashish Dhawan

BS, Yale University; MBA, Harvard University Senior MD, ChrysCapital Investment Advisors; CEO, Central Square Foundation

Ashish is the Founder and CEO of Central Square Foundation. He is an entrepreneur and philanthropist who guides the Foundation with his strategic vision, values and fresh approach to philanthropy. Prior to founding Central Square, Ashish was Sr. Managing Director, ChrysCapital; a private equity firm that he co-founded in 1999.

Ashish serves on the board of several non-profits including Akanksha Foundation, 3.2.1 Education Foundation, Teach For India, Centre for Civil Society, Janaagraha and GiveLife. He is also a member of the HBS India Advisory Board. Previously Ashish has worked with leading investment institutions such as Goldman Sachs, GP Investments and MDC Partners. He is an MBA with distinction from Harvard University and a dual bachelor's (BS/BA) holder in applied mathematics and economics with Magna Cum Laude honours from Yale University.


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