Geetha Murali


Room to Read

Dr. Geetha Murali is the Chief Executive Officer of Room to Read, a leading international organization that transforms the lives of millions of children through education. She has been a driving force behind Room to Read’s expanded presence in 21 countries - benefiting more than 32 million children to date.  Geetha joined Room to Read in 2009 and has more than 25 years of diverse experience across the corporate and non-profit sectors. Geetha’s commitment to literacy and gender equality has been recognized by former first lady of the United States Michelle Obama as well as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She has been featured in international media outlets and has been recognized by WIRED as a leader who will shape the next 25 years.   Geetha received her master’s degree in biostatistics from UNC Chapel Hill and her master’s and doctorate degrees in South Asian Politics from UC Berkeley.