Correct Answer : Option (B) - Ashish Dhawan
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on Thursday(18th Aug 2022) announced the appointment of Indian philanthropist "Ashish Dhawan", founder and CEO of Convergence Foundation, to its board of trustees. Dr Helene D Gayle, president of Spelman College, US, has also been appointed to the foundation's board of trustees.
The new board members will serve alongside Strive Masiyiwa, Baroness Nemat (Minouche) Shafik, Thomas J Tierney, Gates Foundation CEO Mark Suzman, and co-chairs Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, a statement said.
In addition to being CEO of the Convergence Foundation, which is focused on accelerating India's economic growth and development, Dhawan is also the chairperson of Ashoka University and Central Square Foundation, a nonprofit organisation working to improve the quality of education for children in India. He is based out of New Delhi.
The Gates Foundation has been working in collaboration with the Indian government and other partners since 2003
on various issues, including health care
, gender equality
, agricultural development
, and financial empowerment
..Source : Times of India