Piyush Tantia

Chief Innovation Officer, ideas42

Piyush Tantia is Chief Innovation Officer at ideas42, and a board member. Since joining ideas42 in 2009 he has worked closely with leading academics from Harvard, MIT and Princeton to design and implement solutions in various areas including household finance, education, international development, poverty, criminal justice and healthcare. As ideas42’s founding Executive Director until June 2018, he transitioned the organization from a research initiative at Harvard University to an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Prior to joining ideas42, Piyush was a Partner at the leading strategy consulting firm, Oliver Wyman. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and frequently lectures at Harvard, Wharton and Columbia. Piyush has served on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Behavior and various boards. He holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a B.S.Econ from the Wharton School and a B.S.E. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.


2021 Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network Workshop

Posted on March 10, 2021 by Piyush Tantia, Sarah Welch

This workshop, exclusively available for members of NCFP’s Community Foundations Family Philanthropy Network, is an excellent opportunity to learn from your peers and build professional skills! Network members may register up to five staff member attendees at no cost. The workshop will feature insights on navigating tough conversations with donor families (including those about race and equity) and peer learning… Read More