Social Impact is pleased to announce that Shiro Gnanaselvam will be its new Chief Executive Officer effective January 1, 2021.

Shiro has been the Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President at Social Impact for the last 8 years and has been a key player in charting SI’s growth from small business to large company during that time. During her 25+ year career, she has worked in program, operational and leadership roles in a variety of organizations including the Millennium Challenge Corporation, the World Bank, PricewaterhouseCoopers and IBM. She will succeed Rolf Sartorius, a co-founder of the company and its CEO from inception.

“Shiro brings a unique combination of technical expertise, operational experience, knowledge of SI and a values-based management style that has stood her in good stead during her eight years at SI. I know these traits will make her equally successful as she steps into the top role at the company. I have full confidence that she will build on the best of us and take the company to new heights” commented Rolf Sartorius.

With Shiro taking over the CEO role, Rolf Sartorius will transition into the role of Board Chair and will continue to contribute to the strategic direction of the company.

“I am delighted to step into this new role and very grateful for this opportunity. One of the best things about SI is its incredibly talented staff. I look forward to continuing my work with them as we build upon our excellent track record and seek new and better ways to make development more effective for people around the world” said Shiro Gnanaselvam.

Social Impact is a global management consulting firm that provides cutting edge services to help development organizations improve the impact and effectiveness of their work. We work across all development sectors and in all parts of the world to provide services in monitoring, evaluation, strategy, capacity building and learning.  Our clients include US government agencies, bilateral donors, multilateral development banks, foundations, and nonprofits.