Two Indians — Anuradha Das Mathur and Joshin Raghubar — and 11 other game-changing global leaders were recently named 2016 Yale World Fellows.
Each year, Yale University invites a group of exemplary mid-career professionals from a wide range of fields and countries for an intensive four-month period of academic enrichment and leadership training.
The program is part of the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs, which prepares Yale students for global leadership and service through its master’s program in global affairs, master of advanced study in global affairs, and undergraduate major in global affairs.
Mathur is the founding dean of the Vedica Scholars Program for Women, an 18-month residential program in management practice for young women. She is committed to bringing more women into the workplace and ensuring their dignity through financial independence.
Mathur is also a senior advisor to the Albright Stonebridge Group, where she works at the intersection of government, business and civil society to help international organizations with their India strategies.
She is a founder director at 9.9 Media, India’s fastest growing niche media company, where she leads a number of professional communities including CFOs and entrepreneurs; research, advisory and custom services; as well as India’s first Speaker Bureau, in association with the London Speaker Bureau.
Before co-founding 9.9 Media, Mathur led India’s business weekly magazine, Businessworld, and worked for 12 years with the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Indian affiliate.
She is passionate about professional women’s issues and set up the Foundation for Working Women in 2014. In December 2015, she was recognized as one of 100 Women Achievers by the Government of India.
Mathur holds a BA (Honors) degree in economics from Lady Shriram College, Delhi University, and an MA in economics from Cambridge University, England.
Raghubar is an African entrepreneur of Indian origin in the media, marketing, and technology sectors. He is engaged in the evolving role of entrepreneurship, trust and innovation in the “good society.”
He is the founder of iKineo, a Pan-African customer engagement agency; Sprout, South Africa’s leading digital media performance firm; and Explore Sideways, a leading online purveyor of wine tourism experiences.
Raghubar serves as the chairperson of the Bandwidth Barn, Africa’s largest non-profit incubator and accelerator for technology businesses; non-executive director of the Cape Innovation & Technology Initiative, the public/private sector agency tasked with development of the region as a technology and innovation cluster; and non-executive director of Enke, a non-profit organization that works to empower youth to develop social innovations in their communities.
Raghubar also serves as a non-executive director of both the Africa Leadership Initiative (Southern Africa) and the African Leadership Network.
He is a fellow of the Africa Leadership Initiative and the Aspen Institute’s Global Leaders Network, a fellow of the United States-Southern African Cenete for Leadership and Public Values, and a member of the Bertelsmann Foundation’s global Transformation Thinkers program.
Raghubar has a business science (honors) degree from the University of Cape Town, and a masters in development studies from the University of the Western Cape’s Institute for Social Development.