Ingrid Srinath has been a passionate advocate for human rights, social justice and civil society in India and around the world for the past 20 years. Prior to that she spent 12 years in advertising and market research with Lowe and Grey Worldwide. At CRY (Child Rights and You), Ingrid helped build brand and fund-raising systems, led the national coalition to make education a fundamental right, enhanced the organisation’s global reach and guided its transition from a relief-oriented charity towards rights-based advocacy and movement-building
She served as Executive Director of CHILDLINE India Foundation, India’s emergency helpline for children in distress from 2013-14 and was subsequently CEO of Hivos India Advisory Services.
Ingrid joined the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy at Ashoka University as its Founder Director in 2016. The Centre, the first of its kind in India, aims to strengthen the ecosystem for philanthropy and social impact in India through cutting edge research, high level capacity building and convening, and engagement with students at Ashoka and beyond.
Ingrid is a Senior Synergos Fellow, has served on the advisory boards of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP),