Neha Kirpal

Social and Cultural Entrepreneur

For over a decade, Neha worked at the intersection of the creative and social sectors. Having founded India’s first international art fair, she ran it successfully for ten years before selling the business to MCH Basel and moving her focus entirely to the marginalised sector of mental health. Being a passionate social entrepreneur, Neha brings tremendous experience in weaving impact networks with great passion and commitment, stemming from her own experiences and her family’s struggle with schizophrenia. Her mental health consulting venture Librum Ltd recently launched in the UK as the world’s first strategic think tank for mental health solutions; co-founded with Dr. Vikram Patel, Pershing Square Professor of Global Health, Harvard Medical School. She then expanded her focus to setting up a consumer facing venture - Mind O2 - an omni channel health tech platform, enabling discovery and delivery of mental health services across the developing world. As a trained therapist and a mental health caregiver, Neha has lent her voice to a global mental health advocacy movement across 15 countries, led by United for Global Mental Health, UK. She is a member of the general body of Sangath, an International NGO specializing in mental health research and a strategic advisor to DharmaLife, a rural women empowerment NGO. An Aspen fellow and an Eisenhower fellow, Neha is part of the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leaders community and a recipient of the President of India’s prestigious Nari Shakti Award. She has been named amongst Fortune Magazine’s 40 under 40 and received the coveted Business Today’s India’s Most Powerful Women award for three consecutive years.