Amit Motwani’s executive leadership spans the arenas of strategy, operations, technology, and analytics. He came to Austin 25 years ago to attend The University of Texas at Austin, and later joined the software startup team of CTK (now Social Solutions Global), where he served as chief technology officer. Motwani led the launch of CTK’s United Kingdom branch in London and later returned to Austin, where he began his journey in nonprofit direct services with an early focus on adult literacy. In Austin he launched a 15-year professional trajectory bridging hands-on understanding of human service programming with a commercially, data-driven executive mindset.
Amit currently serves as chief executive officer for the Rupani Foundation, an organization improving children’s school readiness and empowering marginalized communities in South Asia, Central Asia and the United States. Prior to this role, Amit was the chief operating officer at El Buen Samaritano, an outreach ministry of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. Earlier in his career he was the chief information officer at United Way for Greater Austin where he helped transform the organization’s approach to data and analytics. There, he also led the creation of Austin’s “2-Gen” Coalition, uniting public and private funders and service providers around the same table to improve economic and social mobility. Motwani served as lead adviser to the United Way and Dr. Chris King’s Policy Research Project cohort on related anti-poverty strategies at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs.
Motwani is passionate about civil rights and universal equitable access to basic needs for all, and his commitment is reflected in his extensive service on nonprofit, commercial, and municipal boards and commissions. Motwani is a proud graduate of Central Health’s Community Health Champions Program (class of 2017), which reinforced his belief that individual, family, and community outcomes health outcomes are inextricable.
- Joint Travis County/City of Austin Appointment
- Appointed: November 10, 2020 (Travis County) December 10, 2020 (City of Austin)
- Term ends: December 31, 2024