A practising management consultant with a multidisciplinary work record. His experience encompasses work on SME sector, social entrepreneurship, energy, hospitality, tourism, textiles, transport and food processing sectors, in addition to the development sector. Has also worked extensively in the areas of business plans, market research, sectoral studies, cluster diagnosis and design & management of development programmes for large companies, bilateral and multilateral agencies, Indian development institutions, and state & central governments. He was an independent director on the Board of some private companies and has worked as the Planning Advisor for a large urban transport government company. Has authored two manuals on direct help to small entrepreneurs.