Neha Aviral
  • Principal /
  • London /

Neha is a Principal at ghSMART. She serves clients in the areas of leadership assessment, leadership development, talent management, and organisational change.

Prior to joining ghSMART, Neha was a founding member and Associate Director at The Larry Ellison Foundation, where she led the Foundation’s strategy and investments in global education, worked on donor engagement, and developed the organisation’s strategy. She was formerly an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, where she served clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors on issues spanning corporate strategy, leadership succession, and systems and process reform. She began her career at BlackRock, managing client analytics and financial technology adoption for institutional investors across the Americas, Europe, and Asia, and leading the growth of BlackRock Solutions’ EMEA business. Throughout her career, she has also worked extensively on internal recruiting, talent development, and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Neha is a Trustee at Reach to Teach, a non-profit focused on education systems reform in India. She is a former Board observer at Central Square Foundation, and former Board member for the Quality Education India Development Impact Bond.

Neha holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a BA in Government and International Relations from Cornell University, and studied History and Politics at St. Peter’s College, Oxford University. She has lived and worked in Europe, North America, India, and the Middle East, and is a native Hindi speaker.

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