Mukta Pandit, President and Founder of Safal Partners Inc., brings more than 20 years of global experience and a passion for driving outcomes in the social sector. In the past six years, Mukta has grown Safal Partners to become one of the premier education consulting firms in the nation. She has led multiple engagements with federal, state, foundation and non-profit clients including the U.S. Department of Education, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Laura and John Arnold Foundation, Texas Education Agency, and Houston Independent School District. Mukta is currently serving as Project Director for the National Charter School Resource Center, funded by the U.S. Department of Education.

Prior to founding Safal, Mukta was with the Michael and Susan Dell Foundation for five years, where she led the foundation’s expansion efforts in U.S. education and launched international giving in India and Africa. Mukta also led development of MSDF’s portfolio strategy and drove portfolio analysis, measurement, and sharing of best practices for grants totaling over $160M. Prior to MSDF, Mukta was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co., where she led engagements in strategy development in the non-profit and for-profit sectors. Prior to McKinsey, Mukta served extensively in Information Technology, as a Database Administrator at Kelly Services and IT manager at Citigroup. Mukta was also Director of Information Technology at Steris Corp., where she led enterprise-wide projects in data warehouse design and business intelligence reporting.

Mukta holds an MBA from the Wharton School of Business, where she graduated in the Top 5% of her class as a Palmer Scholar.