Lynna Chandra

Founder, Rachel House and Ashoka Fellow

Lynna Chandra is an ex-investment banker who ventured into the not-for-profit world in 2006 to establish Rachel House, the first pediatric palliative care service in Indonesia for children from marginalized communities living with cancer and HIV (

Prior to that Lynna was at UBS and Bankers Trust where she was involved in the structuring and marketing of debt and equity derivatives to clients in South Asia.

In 2011, Lynna co-founded Absolute Impact Partners (“AIP”) with the mission of alleviating poverty by creating equal access to essential services and providing equal opportunities to all. AIP is currently active in Indonesia and Myanmar.

Lynna is an Ashoka Fellow and dedicates her skills and resources to create a better world for all. Her passion is in healthcare that she believes is a basic human right and should be accessible to all. She is also a strong advocate for farmers - the people responsible for the food on our table and yet often remains at the bottom of the food chain.