Archna Vyas serves as the Country Deputy Director for Communications at the India Country Office of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. She leads brand strategy, program advocacy communications, SBCC, and media relations. Prior to joining the foundation, she was the Regional Lead, Communication and Media at Reckitt Benckiser, South East Asia. She has also spent many years in the advertising industry, where she supported the launch and growth of many consumer goods brands in India. Archna has a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Delhi, a diploma in Public Relations and Mass Communications from Indian Institute of Mass Communications, Delhi and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Institute of Management Technology.