Leadership Council

Radha Muthiah is the President and CEO of the Capital Area Food Bank, the largest organization in the Washington, DC, metro area working to solve hunger and its companion problems: chronic undernutrition, heart disease, and obesity. From 2011-2018, Radha was the CEO of the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, where she developed and implemented a market-based strategy that put the Alliance on its way toward helping achieve universal adoption of clean cooking by 2030.

She has more than 20 years of experience in leading operations for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations and is a passionate advocate for multi-sector collaboration as a means to solve systemic problems. Radha has made a deep personal and professional commitment to the promotion of global health and sustainable development through innovative and high-impact approaches. Before joining the Alliance, she served as the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships and Alliances at CARE International, USA, and as CARE’s Assistant Country Director in India. She has also worked at ICF International, the American Red Cross, Mercer Management Consulting, and the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a bachelor’s and a master's degree in economics from Tufts University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Stanford University.