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Geeta Rao Gupta

Deputy Executive Director, UNICEF


Dr. Geeta Rao Gupta, Ph.D., is Deputy Executive Director, Programmes, at UNICEF where she oversees UNICEF's programming, policy, strategy, and research. Dr. Rao Gupta's previous appointments include senior advisor at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and president of the International Center for Research on Women. Her distinguished work has been recognized with numerous awards, including Harvard University's 2006 Anne Roe Award and the 2007 Washington Business Journal's "Women Who Mean Business" Award.