Kanan Dhru is the Founder of Research Foundation for Governance in India, a thinktank working towards legal and political reforms. She is a law-graduate from the London School of Economics, where she was awarded the ‘Honorary Studentship’. She has worked with the National Knowledge Commission - a Prime Minister's Advisory Body in New Delhi and the World Health Organisation in Geneva. She has been an External Consultant with McKinsey & Company and a Visiting Scholar at the Stanford University. She has been awarded many prestigious awards including the St. Gallen Wings of Excellence Prize, Wyse Emerging Leaders’ Fellowship and the Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship. She is a Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum's Ahmedabad Hub and is one of the 37 'Indians of Tomorrow' featured by India Today in 2012. She is a columnist with several well-known newspapers and magazines. Kanan is an avid mountaineer and a tennis-enthusiast having great interest in different cultures and identities.