Ashok Alexander is Founder-Director of the Antara Foundation, dedicated to public health delivery at scale. He led the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s India office from its inception in 2003, until 2012. 

Antara is now working on Akshada, a program to transform the maternal and child health parameters of Rajasthan state. Akshada works in partnership with government.

Ashok serves on the boards of the Public Health Foundation of India and CARE-India. He is an avid amateur artist, and internationally rated chess player.