Creating an Action Agenda for the Next Decade
October 21-23, 2013 — Ann Arbor, Michigan 
BoP2013 Summit: Creating an Action Agenda for the Next Decade
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Radha Muthiah

Executive Director
Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

Radha Muthiah is Executive Director of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Since joining in September 2011, Radha has already overseen the completion of a major sector strategy report; been instrumental in the formation and execution of a strategic business plan to guide the Alliance’s activities as it works toward its goal of 100 million households adopting clean cooking solutions by 2020; and secured dozens of new Alliance partners and millions of dollars in public- and private-sector support.

Radha is a senior manager with more than 20 years of experience in establishing and leading country operations for both for profit and nonprofit organizations, , managing large global organizations through transition, fostering effective partnerships and alliances and designing and delivering on branding and marketing strategies.,. Radha is also highly successful in developing and executing innovative business models to enhance revenue and has a solid reputation for building strong teams, creating collegial culture and inspiring staff. Radha is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Board member of the Society for International Development.

Most recently, Radha was CARE USA’s Vice President for Strategic Partnerships & Alliances. As a member of CARE’s Senior Management team, she proactively developed, managed and grew key relationships and partnerships with the private sector, multilateral institutions, U.S. Government donors, academia and other international NGOs. A key aspect of her work was to recognize and build upon areas of strength and synergy for CARE and its partners in order to meet mutual goals of sustainable impact through the empowerment of women and girls as catalysts to eradicate poverty. Radha first joined CARE in 2005 where she served for three years as the Assistant Country Director in India until 2008.

Radha has an MBA from Stanford University and Bachelor of Arts and Masters degrees in Economics from Tufts University. Her favorite pastimes are traveling, tennis and yoga. She has an avid interest in languages and has studied Japanese and Mandarin. She is conversant in Bahasa Malaysia, Bahasa Indonesia and Tamil. Radha lives in the Washington, D.C. area with her husband and two sons.


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