Rukmini Banerji is Chief Executive Officer of Pratham Education Foundation and has been with Pratham for 25 years. She has extensive experience of working with children in schools and communities and in partnerships with different governments in India. Rukmini led Pratham’s research and assessment efforts including the well-known nationwide ASER initiative (Annual Status of Education Report) from 2005 to 2014. Originally from Bihar, Rukmini now is based in Delhi and in Pune. She loves telling and writing stories for children.