Mehvesh Mumtaz AHMED

Director of Research, Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society, HK

Ms Mehvesh Mumtaz Ahmed is the Director of Research at Centre for Asian Philanthropy and Society (CAPS). She leads the creation of evidence-based insights to maximise private social investment across 18 Asian countries and territories, and is the driving force behind innovative projects like the Doing Good Index. She engages with policymakers, business leaders and practitioners to escalate system change. She also disseminates thought leadership on strategic social investment on various platforms, including print and broadcast media.

Mehvesh has extensive experience in research, analysis and management across the public, corporate and non-profit sectors. She has worked for the New York City Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget under Mayor Bloomberg, for the World Bank and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Prior to joining CAPS, she worked in the strategy consulting and entrepreneurship space in Hong Kong. She was a PhD candidate in Political Economy at Princeton University, holds a Master in Public Affairs in Economic Policy from Princeton University, and a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree in Philosophy and Economics from the London School of Economics.