Associate Chancellor, Chief of Staff to the ChancelloR & Chief Ethics, Risk, and Compliance Officer, UC berkeley
Khira serves as Associate Chancellor and Chief of Staff to the Chancellor. She is also the Chief Ethics, Risk, and Compliance Officer (CERCO). As the Chief of Staff to the Chancellor, Khira is a strategic advisor to the Chancellor and campus senior leadership and is responsible for the effective administrative organization and daily functioning of the Office of the Chancellor. As the CERCO, Khira oversees UC Berkeley’s compliance, ethics and risk service programs and provides strategic and operating guidance to the Chancellor and campus leadership. She previously served as Special Advisor and, later, Interim Chief of Staff for Administration and Finance between 2007 and 2012.
Khira earned an MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, an MA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education, and an undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering from Harvard University.
Prior to her current role, Khira served as the Director of Operations and Professional Development for McKinsey and Company’s West Coast Office. In this role, she had oversight for the administrative, operating, and people functions for the consulting firm’s San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Southern California, and Seattle locations. In addition, Khira has experience in public sector finance (as a Vice President with JPMorgan), management consulting (as a consultant for McKinsey and Company), and school finance and operations (as the CFO for The Athenian School in Danville).