Aditi Thorat

Director of Development

Executive summary: Aditi joined the Thomson Reuters Foundation in 2015 where she leads on development and partnerships across the organisation. Aditi has worked in international development in the UK and in India for twelve years and has strategic experience in the non-profit, philanthropy and leadership sectors.

Languages spoken: English English Hindi Hindi Marathi

Aditi joined the Thomson Reuters Foundation in 2015 where she leads on development and partnerships across the organisation. Aditi has worked in international development in the UK and in India for twelve years and has strategic experience in the non-profit, philanthropy and leadership sectors. Her previous role was with Common Purpose as London Director where she focused on strategy and business development for the organisation’s leadership programmes. Previously, as UK Director of Leaders’ Quest Foundation, she led on fundraising and partnership development for their grassroots leadership programmes in India. Her earlier roles include founding Chief Operating Officer of Indian venture philanthropy organisation EdelGive Foundation and Officer on Special Duty to the Chief Minister of Rajasthan in India. Aditi sits on the UK board of EMPower - the Emerging Markets Foundation and is a trustee of Khulisa UK, a small organisation fighting crime and the causes of crime. She is also on the Governing Council and Advisory groups for Indian NGOs Ibtada and Educate Girls, both of whom focus on increasing access and quality of education for girls. Aditi has a Master's degree in Philosophy Politics Economics from the University of Oxford, where she was a Foreign and Commonwealth Office Chevening scholar.

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