Barun Mohanty, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

TITLE: Managing Director

FUNDING AREAS: In urban areas of India and South Africa: child poverty, education, childhood health, family economic security

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PROFILE: The Michael & Susan Dell Foundation is committed to the eradication of childhood urban poverty, and spends about $85 million a year to accomplish this goal. Much of Dell's work takes place in the United States, but the Austin-based foundation also makes substantial international investments in its two priority countries: India and South Africa. Leading Dell in its international programming is Barun Mohanty, who oversees a grant portfolio that ranges from $10 million to more than $30 million each year. His foundation bio shares: 

Barun oversees the foundation’s international operations and grantmaking in South Africa and India.

He joined the foundation in 2005 after 15 years with McKinsey & Company in Canada, the Netherlands, India and Portugal, where he was a partner. He also led Techna Iberia in Portugal. He earned his bachelor’s of technology degree in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi and a master of business administration from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

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