As the Director for International Development Cooperation at The Asia Foundation, Ms. Mulakala leads the Foundation’s work on Asian Approaches to Development Cooperation. which focuses on how Asian countries are influencing the global development and aid landscape. She also co-leads the Foundation’s Shared Value Team, which explores changing models of partnership with the private sector. She served as Country Representative in Malaysia from 2007 to 2014, concurrently leading the Foundation’s engagement on development effectiveness as the Senior Advisor, International Development Cooperation. Prior to joining the Foundation, Ms. Mulakala worked for the World Bank in support of Indonesian decentralization, for South Asia Partnership, strengthening NGO capacity in Sri Lanka, and advising on gender-based issues to their offices across South Asia, and for the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) as team leader of Government of Bangladesh and multi-donor health project consortium, and subsequently as DFID’s Reconciliation and Development advisor in Sri Lanka. She lives in Malaysia and is co-founder of MakanLah, a social purpose organization improving nutrition in Malaysian schools. She holds a Masters Degree in International Affairs from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University, Canada.