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Cynthia Shanmugalingam

Cynthia Shanmugalingam

 

Cynthia Shanmugalingam is the Chief Executive and founder of Kitchenette. Her passion for food comes from growing up eating rice-and-kari in Coventry and delicious home-made treats on frequent childhood holidays to Sri Lanka.

In previous roles, Cynthia designed and managed the largest education innovation fund in the UK, the £1m Learning Launchpad education fund at the Young Foundation; was appointed a Fellow for Dasra, a leading incubator in Mumbai, India; and was the lead author of Growing Social Ventures, a guide to social venture funds and incubators in England. Before that Cynthia worked as a strategy consultant, and an Economist with the HM Treasury’s Fast Stream.

Cynthia loves working with startups and is a Non-Executive Director on the board of several nonprofits including the Enabling Enterprise and Year Here.