Game Changer Shalini Unnikrishnan '01 Leads During Time of Global Crisis
Shalini Unnikrishnan '01

Shalini Unnikrishnan '01

It was the peak of the Ebola crisis in West Africa, and infections were increasing exponentially. It was clear that if someone didn’t do something to turn it around in the next 90 days, the world would be in for a major pandemic—a pandemic no one was prepared to tackle.

The UN Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER) sprang into action to lead the international response, and solicited guidance and strategic support from the Boston Consulting Group (BCG). Enter Shalini Unnikrishnan, Davidson College class of 2001, who led the BCG team on the ground in West Africa. The UN response brought together doctors, nurses, businesses, operations experts, anthropologists and more, and Shalini and her BCG team supported these responders in an ever-evolving crisis.

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Whether you say this is my moment and I’m going to help, or I’m going to sit back … that’s a personal choice.

Shalini Unnikrishnan '01, Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group


  • June 4, 2019


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