Kanika Bahl

Managing Director, Results for Development (R4D)

Kanika Bahl is a Managing Director at Results for Development (R4D), where she established and leads the Market Dynamics practice. The practice has increased access to products such as childhood pneumonia treatments and malaria bed nets for tens of millions of individuals in Africa and Asia. It achieves this by aligning the interests of manufacturers, donors, and country government to develop and execute healthcare solutions for underserved markets at scale. Her work has been cited in various international publications including The Guardian and Huffington Post, and she is a frequent speaker at institutions including Stanford, Harvard, Wharton, and Columbia.


Kanika is Chair of the Board of Evidence Action and serves on their Human Resources and Board Development committees. She has previously acted as Market-Shaping Co-Chair for the UN Commission on Life Saving Commodities. Prior to R4D, Kanika served as an Executive Vice President at the Clinton Foundation Health Access Initiative (CHAI). Kanika received her MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and her BA in Mathematical Economics from Rice University.