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Justice, Fairness, Inclusion, and Performance.

Shiro Gnanaselvam

MEMBER SINCE: 2021

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Shiro has spent her 30+ year career working to make international development programs and the entities that fund them more effective and impactful. As the CEO of Social Impact (SI), Shiro develops and executes SI’s corporate strategy and leads its global staff to advance the effectiveness of programs funded by clients such as USAID, MCC and the Department of State. She has been at the forefront of charting SI’s growth as a global management consulting firm that advances development effectiveness through monitoring, evaluation, strategic planning, and capacity building services. Prior to Social Impact, she worked in a variety of international development organizations in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. At the Millennium Challenge Corporation she oversaw results planning, measurement and reporting for a $7 billion portfolio of investments and was at the forefront of shaping MCC’s approach to data transparency. At PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM, she led projects for USAID where she was instrumental in supporting efforts to that built a strong foundation for planning, measurement and reporting. Early in her career, during her tenure at the World Bank, she supported the design and implementation of public sector reform projects in a number of African countries. Shiro is passionate about building high performing, diverse and inclusive teams, using data to drive decision making, and mentoring and coaching the next generation of leaders in international development.

History of Employment

Position
Division
Organization
Start
End
Chief Executive Officer
Exec
Social Impact
2013
Current
Chief Operating Officer
Exec
Africare
2010
2012
Senior Director
Monitoring, Evalution and Economics, Department of Compact Implementation
Millennium Challenge Corporation
2006
2010
Principal Consultant
IBM/PricewaterhouseCoopers
1999
2006
Public Sector Management Specialist
World Bank
1993
1997
Program Officer
International Science and Technology Institute
1990
1991
Primary Policy Areas

Foreign Policy, International Aid and Development, Poverty

Primary Sector of Expertise

Private

Primary Functions

Budgeting and Finance, Change Management, Data Analytics, Human Capital, Organizational Structure/Design/Development, Performance Measurement, Risk Management, Strategic Planning