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Vishnu Swaminathan

Vishnu is presently the Country Representative for Ashoka Innovators for the Public in India.

Vishnu leads Ashoka India's efforts to create an "Everyone a Changemaker" world. Vishnu also heads the Housing for All program at Ashoka in India, which is working on increasing the supply of affordable housing for low income communities in India on market based models. The program has reached 6 cities, catalyzing around 10,000 homes in a short period of 2 years. Vishnu is also recognised as a global expert in the area of market driven approaches to create new markets for the Base of the Pyramid (BOP) customers.

He worked on large government projects with an aim to donate the surplus for funding citizen sector organizations. Most recently he ran an assignment with National Innovation Foundation, a government sponsored organization working on grassroots Innovation at national level in India.