Deepali Khanna has over three decades of development-sector experience cutting across a wide variety of themes, including energy, education and youth empowerment. In her current role as the Managing Director of the Rockefeller Foundation's Asia Office, she leads the Foundation's work across the region and works towards scaling up impact and influence by driving collaborations and strategic partnerships on cross-cutting themes. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2015, Deepali served as the Director of Youth Learning with the MasterCard Foundation. where she was responsible for global grant-making for a portfolio of over USD 800 million. She has also held multiple leadership roles with Plan International across various countries in Africa and in Asia.