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Prerana Langa
CEO, Yes Foundation

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Prerana Langa is the CEO of YES FOUNDATION, SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT ARM OF YES BANK (INDIA’s FIFTH LARGEST PRIVATE SECTOR BANK)

Prerana holds the distinction of setting up YES FOUNDATION from ground up with a vision to build an empowered and equitable India. She developed the strategic business plan and operating systems for the Foundation.

She developed YES! i am the CHANGE, a mindset transformation project, innovatively using the medium of films to ignite the spirit of driving positive social change amongst the youth, enabling them to become agents of social change and creating invaluable communication resources for use of Not-for-Profits. Within three years, YES! i am the CHANGE has emerged as India's largest social film movement with over 3500 films and participation of over over half a million youth across 2,500 cities and towns pan-India. Guinness Book of World Records has been invited to document this feat.

Prerana Langa has over 18 years of experience in CSR and community partnerships. She has worked on a wide range of social programs for YES BANK, ICICI Bank, Hindustan Unilever and other Corporates in India. She pioneered numerous programs for inclusive growth in the areas education, health, financial inclusion, environment, youth leadership and capacity building of civil society.

Prior to this, she was Vice-President at the ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth to empower low-income Indians to participate in and benefit from India’s growth. Prerana was one of the two people that set up ICICI Foundation for Inclusive Growth and defined its vision, strategy and operations

Prerana Langa is a panelist at various industry forums and an advisor to social enterprises. She is passionate about social issues and volunteers with a non-profit. Prerana has been awarded the Swedish Government’s SIMP program grant 2013 (one of the top 20 selected from India) to study in Stockholm, the international business potential of Corporate Responsibility. Prerana holds a Masters degree in Management. She successfully completed the World Bank and the Harvard University South Asia Institute Executive Development Program in Corporate Social Responsibility.

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