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Ravi Gurumurthy

International Rescue Committee
Chief Innovation Officer
Ravi Gurumurthy (@rgurumurthy) is the Chief Innovation Officer at the International Rescue Committee, and founder of its innovation center, Airbel. Prior to joining IRC in 2013 as VP for Strategy and Innovation, Ravi held a number of roles in the UK government, including Director of Strategy for the Energy and Climate Change Department, and Strategy Advisor and Speechwriter to the Foreign Secretary, David Miliband. Ravi led a number of major social and environmental reforms, including the development of the world's first legally binding carbon emissions targets, the reform of the UK electricity market, and the integration of education, health care and social services for children. Ravi has also worked as a researcher at the think-tank Demos, in local government in London, and has chaired two national children's charities.