Founder & MD Child and Youth Finance International
Jeroo Billimoria founded MelJol in 1991 and is part of the Programme Committee on MelJol’s Board. She is a pioneering social entrepreneur and the founder of several award-winning international NGOs. Her work has been featured in Business Week, The Economist and several books. Currently, she serves as the founder and managing director of Child and Youth Finance International. Her most recent initiatives include Aflatoun (Child Savings International), Childline India Foundation and Child Helpline International. She was also a professor at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Ms. Billimoria is a globally respected speaker and an advocate of economic empowerment for children. Her social and humanitarian work has reached the lives of millions of children around the world. Ms. Billimoria received an MA in Social Work from TISS and an MS in Non-Profit Management from the New School for Social Research University in New York.