TEDxUChicago 2012 - Sonal Shah - Development Economist

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April 29, 2012
June 6, 2012
TEDxUChicago

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Sonal Shah is an economist and has served as the Director of the new Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation in the White House since 2009. Previously she was a member of President Obama’s Transition Project, in 2007 headed the Global Development Initiatives, which is a philanthropic arm of Google, the Director of Operations and Programs at the Center for Global Development, and in 2004 served as the Vice President of Goldman Sachs. Sonal’s work in both the private and public sector is substantial; she has been active in overseeing programs in sub-Saharan Africa relating to debt relief, working with the Ministries of Finance in Bosnia and Kosovo to design the post-war banking system, and has even founded non-profits dedicated to helping Indian NGOs.

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