Building Markets Welcomes Annie Duflo and Satwik Seshasai to the Board of Directors - Building Markets

Building Markets Welcomes Annie Duflo and Satwik Seshasai to the Board of Directors

by Building Markets
May 25, 2023

Building Markets is thrilled to announce that Annie Duflo, Executive Director of Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA), and Satwik Seshasai, the Chief Technology Officer of ClearCo, have joined our Board of Directors. These appointments come at a pivotal time as we prepare to launch a new strategy framing how Building Markets’ will scale impact and cultivate inclusive economies for small businesses around the world across the next five years.

Annie Duflo’s vast experience in the field of global development economics is an invaluable addition to our board. Under her leadership, IPA has pushed the boundaries of effective poverty alleviation strategies by advancing rigorous research and evidence-informed policy-making in over 20 countries across the globe.

Satwik Seshasai brings a wealth of knowledge from the technology sector and an impressive track record in optimizing digital strategies for diverse companies including healthcare, real estate, and various small businesses. As the CTO of ClearCo, he’s overseen significant growth and innovation, skills that will greatly benefit our digital trajectory.

“We are incredibly excited to welcome Annie and Satwik to our Board of Directors. Under Annie’s leadership, IPA is a sector leader in the evidence to impact the world. We are delighted to have her data and research expertise, as well as her nonprofit leadership experience to support Building Markets in the next phase of our work. We are also delighted to have the deep and insightful technological and business perspectives of Satwik Seshasai. We know that being a digital-first organization requires having strong technology expertise at all levels of the organizational structure, so we are deeply grateful for Satwik’s support in bolstering our digital strategy. Their combined talents and insights will undoubtedly enable Building Markets to elevate our impact.” said Radha Rajkotia, Chief Executive Officer.


Annie and Satwik’s addition to the board will undoubtedly enhance the strength and diversity of our governance, aligning perfectly with our commitment to innovation, inclusivity, and effective economic development. Through their leadership, we’re taking another substantial step towards our goal of creating thriving, inclusive economies in the markets we serve.

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