Piyush Tantia is Chief Innovation Officer at ideas42, and a board member. Since joining ideas42 in 2009 he has worked closely with leading academics from Harvard, MIT and Princeton to design and implement solutions in various areas including household finance, education, international development, poverty, criminal justice and healthcare. As ideas42’s founding Executive Director until June 2018, he transitioned the organization from a research initiative at Harvard University to an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Prior to joining ideas42, Piyush was a Partner at the leading strategy consulting firm, Oliver Wyman. He has been a visiting lecturer at the Princeton Woodrow Wilson School and frequently lectures at Harvard, Wharton and Columbia. Piyush has served on the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Behavior and various boards. He holds an MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, a B.S.Econ from the Wharton School and a B.S.E. in Computer Science from the University of Pennsylvania.