Founder

Meet Ashish Dhawan

Ashish Dhawan

Ashish Dhawan is the Founder of Ashoka University and the Founder of Central Square Foundation (CSF), a philanthropic organization focused on systemic reform in K-12 education in India.

He has an MBA with distinction from Harvard University and a dual Bachelor's (BS/BA) from Yale University. Ashish is on the India Advisory Board of Harvard and a member of Yale's Development Council, and worked for twenty years in investment management, running one of India's leading private equity funds, ChrysCapital. In June 2012, he left his full-time role at ChrysCapital to work on education reform in India.