Founder & Executive Director

Ankitha Cheerakathil

As Founder and Executive Director of Foundation for Community Consensus, Ankitha is leading Institute H21's strategy, partnerships and projects in India. She is also a Research Consultant at the University of Pennsylvania, working with the Center for the Advanced Study of India (CASI) on urbanization and governance. An incoming MPP Candidate at McGill University's Max Bell School of Public Policy, she is also an alumna of St. Stephen’s College (University of Delhi) and the Paris School of International Affairs (Sciences Po). Currently she is working with an international team of academics on the book 'Smarter Together: The Handbook of Collective Intelligence in Democracy & Governance' (Routledge, May 2022).