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Chintan Maru

Managing Director - GDI Americas

Chintan Maru is the Managing Director at GDI Americas, where he leads a portfolio of initiatives focused on compassion, dignity, and kindness. He also serves as Chair of the GDI South Asia board. He is the Founder and Principal of Leapfrog to Value which is expanding financing for compassionate and high quality health systems. Chintan serves on the founding team and governing board of the Dignity Restoration Project, a frontrunner in the American race reparations movement. He is co-founder of and advisor to Usha Lesizalo, an initiative dedicated to compassionate and high quality care for mothers and newborns. He is supporting NEPI to expand its evidence-based violence prevention model across Africa. He was on the founding team of Oxygen Hub, a franchise business expanding oxygen access across Africa. He is the founding board chair of GDI-India and serves on the boards of Alignd and the Detroit Institute for Law and Organizing.

Prior to GDI, he was a leader in McKinsey & Co’s public and social sector practice. He started his career at Tower Street Prison in Jamaica, conducting ethnographic research on HIV. Chintan is a graduate of Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and majored in political science at Duke University. He was a Public Policy and International Affairs Fellow at Princeton University and a Fulbright Scholar to Jamaica. Chintan plays capoeira angola and dances.