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KANAN PUNTAMBEKAR

Kanan has a background in Materials Science (PhD, 2005) and has worked for 10 years in R&D of organic electronic displays and batteries for application in consumer electronics. Her work experience includes post doctoral research positions at U C Berkeley and Northwestern University, as well as a senior researcher & program lead position at Sharp Laboratories of America.
In her previous role at Apple, she worked on reliability of Li-ion battery modules in mobile applications. She was formerly the Director of Monitoring and Research at Asante Africa and brings her passion for girls’ education and her expertise in research, data analysis and program management to her role at Asante.