Clare Boland Ross joined The Rockefeller Foundation in 2014. As Associate Director, Mrs. Boland Ross leads Partnerships and Innovation for the Foundation’s Smart Power for Rural Development initiative. The Smart Power initiative is working with a range of partners to set up 1,000 mini-grids in India to improve access to energy and livelihood opportunities for rural communities in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. Prior to joining The Rockefeller Foundation, Mrs. Boland Ross helped to set up a chain of affordable high schools in the Philippines, and worked with companies in Asia to responsibly address opportunities at the bottom of the pyramid. Previously she worked with Aavishkaar, an impact investing fund, where she invested in and supported early stage enterprises in rural India. Mrs. Boland Ross started her career with The Boston Consulting Group where she worked in the New York, Mumbai and London offices. She received a bachelor’s degree in economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.