Sonal Shah is Executive Director of the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation and Professor at Georgetown University. She served as Deputy Assistant to President Obama and founded the White House Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation.
She has extensive experience in the public sector including as an international economist at the Department of Treasury, setting set up the central bank in Bosnia, working post-conflict reconstruction in Kosovo, and implementing poverty reduction strategies in Africa and financial crises in Asia and Latin America.
In the private sector, at Google, she led the technology initiative for civic voice and investing for impact as the head of Global Development Initiatives. At Goldman Sachs, she developed the environmental strategy and ran the initiatives, including investing clean technologies at Goldman Sachs.
One of her proudest accomplishments is working with her siblings to create a non-profit, Indicorps, to build a new generation of socially conscious global leaders. Indicorps created the service movement in India inspiring and incubating new social enterprises like Teach for India and Sarvajal.
Sonal serves on the boards of Oxfam America, the UBS Optimus Foundation, the Case Foundation Non-Profit Finance Fund, Voto Latino, and The Century Foundation.