Zenia Tata

Social Entrepreneur & Former XPRIZE


Zenia Tata was the Chief Impact Officer at XPRIZE. With over 25 years of experience in business development, program design, and strategic management, Ms. Tata overseed XPRIZE’s global impact strategy ensuring that impact is incorporated into all facets of the organization’s work. To that end, Ms. Tata has led XPRIZE’s innovative ImpactMaps practice area, which incorporates foresight techniques to generate breakthroughs across multiple domains, overseed new prize design with an eye toward strategic trajectory for impact, and ensured that post-prize initiatives lead to impact at-scale. Additionally, Ms. Tata led XPRIZE’s future foresight work to help partners map the emerging landscape to identify challenges, uncover opportunities, and spot breakthrough innovations for transformative change.

Prior to joining XPRIZE, Ms. Tata was a serial entrepreneur and has worked across 27 countries in Asia, Africa, and Latin America leading cutting-edge international organizations in a variety of sectors including; economic development, water and sanitation, food security, land rights, health, education, and child welfare.

Originally from Mumbai, India, Ms. Tata is passionate about her work with economically disadvantaged populations, believes in the innate entrepreneurial qualities of the poor, and is constantly searching for innovative solutions to global problems. She is bold, brimming with optimism, and determined to change the world. Ms. Tata is also an avid scuba diver, lover of the outdoors, and a pilot.