Kanika Bahl is a Principal and Managing Director at Results for Development Institute (R4D), where she established and leads the Market Dynamics practice.
R4D’s Market Dynamics practice has developed strategies to achieve over a billion dollars in efficiency savings and ensure sustainable availability of high-quality products to address malnutrition, AIDS, malaria, and neglected diseases . In this role, Kanika has successfully engaged with Fortune 500 companies, major global financiers including the Global Fund and the Gates Foundation, and country governments across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Her work has been cited in various international publications including The Guardian and Huffington Post, and she is a frequent speaker at leading business institutions including Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, and Kellogg. Kanika recently co-chaired the Market-Shaping group for the UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children.
Prior to R4D, Kanika served as an Executive Vice President at the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative (CHAI), where she worked from 2005-2010. While there, she helped build and lead the $400 million, 33 country UNITAID program which reduced prices on HIV/AIDS drugs by 80% for over 2 million global patients. She also served as Africa Regional Director, launching and managing CHAI’s presence in 19 sub-Saharan African countries. Prior to CHAI, Kanika led market-based approaches to international development across a variety of sectors including technology, infrastructure, and financial services. She worked at Voxiva, Bechtel Enterprises and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), a leading microfinance organization.
Kanika received her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and her BA in Mathematical Economics from Rice University.