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Aneesha Capur’s professional career spans private, non-profit and academic sectors. Aneesha has approximately 20 years of strategic consulting and capacity building experience with nonprofits, funders and academic institutions. She has most recently been involved in strategy setting/implementation, strategic framework/thought leadership development, succession planning, capacity building, board development, recruitment and orientation, and diversity, equity and inclusion strategy planning.

She has built and led a strategic initiative for the Wharton School, has worked as a vice president in internal strategy for JPMorgan Chase, and as a strategic consultant, thought leader and advisor to both nonprofit and client-serving organizations including Homeownership SF, Public Equity Group, Homeless Prenatal Program, Voice of Witness, Human Rights Watch, UNDP, Oxfam, KPMG Africa and Booz-Allen & Hamilton.

Aneesha’s board and committee tenures include currently serving on the Board of the Homeless Prenatal Program and on the Board of Voice of Witness, on an advisory committee for a Paris-based human rights project that exhibits children’s drawings from conflict zones, and previously on the San Francisco Committee/Global Council of Human Rights Watch.

Aneesha has authored several publications including case studies at The Wharton School and Stanford University (also available through Harvard University Publishing) and articles/insights at Knowledge@Wharton and Booz-Allen & Hamilton. She has published a social justice novel and has been invited to speak and teach at literary conferences such as the Bookworm International Literary Festival in Beijing and the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival in Bali. Stealing Karma (HarperCollins India, 2011) was listed in the Top 5 Fiction Picks in The Hindu, picked as Essential Reading in the Sunday Guardian and featured on CNN-IBN. Aneesha's second novel (in progress) was a Finalist for the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, founded by Barbara Kingsolver. 

Aneesha has an MFA from Warren Wilson College and an MBA from The Wharton School, she was also accepted to a PhD program in Development Economics at Columbia University. Aneesha was born in India, spent most of her childhood in Kenya and lives in San Francisco with her Irish husband and their two children. 
See essay for the tenth anniversary of 9/11:
The 9/11 Attacks and a Question of Home
Cover story of December 2011 issue of Discover India Magazine

See Jan 1, 2012 issue of  DNA