Asha Varghese is the president of the Caterpillar Foundation (since March 2019). She brings more than 15 years of experience at General Electric (GE) to her role, most recently leading GE’s Foundation as director of global portfolio. In that role, she set the global strategy for the GE Foundation with an emphasis on improving access to quality healthcare for underserved communities in the developing world. Varghese also led the U.S. healthcare portfolio for the GE Foundation and held positions in information systems, Six Sigma, and strategic planning for business processes in the company. She is a certified Lean Six Sigma black belt. She holds an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering and computer science from the University of Louisville. Varghese is also a graduate of the 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholar program. Varghese is based at Caterpillar’s global headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois.