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Global Fellow

Premal Desai


Premal currently is a Director at EXFO (India), a telecom test solutions company. Prior to this he researched and designed hands-on learning programs for children and conducted sessions at a girl’s orphanage in Delhi with a view to starting an education company in hands-on learning. During his Fellowship, Premal worked in India with LifeSpring Hospitals which provides quality health care to lower-income women and children. He helped design and develop their immersion-based on-boarding program, self-learning modules (video) on process training in collaboration with Rockefeller Foundation and their IT infrastructure using Open Source to connect all the hospitals. Prior to the fellowship Premal worked for Microsoft, India and large product companies in US for over 10 years. He volunteered at LV Prasad Eye Institute and is a former owner of a Gymboree Play & Music franchise in San Jose, CA. Premal has a MS in Computer Science from University of Texas.

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