Founder and CEO, Peepul
Kruti Bharucha has 19 years of experience in various leadership and management roles in the education, management consulting and advisory sectors as well as with multilateral institutions. She is Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Peepul providing strategic direction and vision for India operations, managing the portfolio of programmes and identifying innovations and partnerships that will lead to significant improvement in learning outcomes in government schools. Peepul was previously known as Ark India and was spun-off into a fully India-based entity in 2017.
Prior to Peepul and Ark, she was a Senior Director and led Corporate Executive Board’s (CEB) Finance Practice in India. She also worked in CEB’s Washington DC office where she managed the research, product development and client advisory in the Technology Practice. Her previous work experience also includes McKinsey and Co., where her expertise was in the field of consumer goods, retail and agri-business. She has also previously worked at The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, where she specialized in fiscal policy reform, education sector policy and financial sector reform.
An economist by training, Kruti has completed her MSc (Development Studies) with Distinction at the London School of Economics, MA (Economics) from the University of Maryland and her BA (Economics) with Distinction from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi. Kruti was recently recognised on Business World’s 40Under40 List for 2019. She was also awarded Social Entrepreneur of 2019 by Business World. She has been felicitated as Promising Leader for Innovation in Education by the Asian African Chamber of Commerce and Industry. In 2018, Kruti was selected by The Economic Times in their Women Ahead List of 26 women leaders, as Disruptor of the Year by Business World and received the Women Super Achiever 2018 award by World HRD Congress.