Akanksha Hazari aspires to empower the underserved and help build a better India.

She is m.Paani’s Founder and CEO.

Akanksha is fortunate at different times in her life to have been a peace negotiator, sustainable energy consultant, professional athlete and non-profit leader. These adventures have taken her across the world from the boardrooms of blue-chip firms to the field, living and working in Palestine and rural India, and taught her six languages along the way.

Akanksha’s journey reflects her passion for being at the intersection of business and social impact. Akanksha led the
Cambridge team that won the Hult Prize 2011, and was honoured by President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative.

She was recently named one of the ‘Top 10 upcoming female social entrepreneurs in India’ and an Echoing Green Fellowship 2013 finalist. Akanksha graduated with an AB in Politics from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Cambridge.