A business management expert, specialising in the areas of business planning, financial management and financial and cost accounting, with 24 years of experience in government, development sector and private sector. He has been working with entrepreneurs for growth and performance improvement, and has also trained bankers and investment promotion officers. He has worked in many industrial and artisan clusters across India. Has also been advising countries/states on investment promotion strategies. He has worked with UNIDO, UNDP, ILO, European Commission and many other bilateral and multilateral agencies in over 25 countries. He is on Boards of four companies and two NGOs.