Shalu Umapathy

Managing Director & Location Lead, IDEO.org

@shalu_u

Shalu Umapathy is Managing Director and Co-Lead at IDEO.org’s San Francisco studio. In this role, Shalu supports teams by scoping collaborations, diving deep with teams as they design solutions, and engaging partner organizations as they achieve impact at scale. Prior to IDEO.org, Shalu’s experience spanned the international development and business strategy sectors. She has worked at Bain & Company, where she supported Fortune 500 businesses, and Digitas, where she used data analytics to improve her clients’ marketing programs. In the international development sector, she worked on the USAID-funded SHOPS project at Abt Associates, which focused on private sector health programs across the globe. Shalu was awarded the Clinton Fellowship to India, and holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s in Business Administration from Boston University.