Prerna Choudhury works with businesses and other industry stakeholders to design, test, and scale initiatives that increase the quantity and quality of labor migration. This includes developing financial incentives and solutions that build and professionalize the labor migration industry.
Prerna has been leading LaMP’s pioneering work in Kenya and Japan. She is currently working on building a financial solution for language training in the India-Germany corridor; developing a cost-sharing model for migration costs with the government of Papua New Guinea, and partnering with the Kenyan government to implement a low-cost, tech-enabled survey that collects feedback from workers on the migration process.
Prior to this role, she was an executive at British International Investment (BII), the UK’s Development Finance Institution investing in businesses across Africa and Asia. At BII, she provided transaction support, strategy development, and capacity building to the scale-up of BII’s concessional pool of capital, and structured development impact outcomes for investments worth over >$1.2bn in the financial services and venture capital sectors.
Prerna has worked in 6 countries across Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America. She brings experience across a spectrum of organizations including investors, multilateral donor agencies, research organizations, social enterprises, and not-for-profits. She has a master’s in business administration from the University of Oxford and a master’s in public policy from Duke University. As the holder of an Indian passport holder, Prerna has experienced the difficulties associated with migrating across borders first-hand and is compelled by LaMP’s mission to increase the quantity and quality of movement across borders for low-income migrant workers. Prerna is based in Nairobi, Kenya.