An alumnus of IIM Bangalore, he is an academician and development management professional having more than 12 years of cross functional experience with multilateral and government agencies. He specialises in Public Policy, Strategy and Governance, Inclusive Growth, Rural Development, Rural Banking & Insurance, Sustainable Development Goals, Microfinance & Livelihoods, Entrepreneurship Development & Impact Investment. He is well recognised as a social impact strategist by multilateral and apex think tank organisations like NITI Aayog, The World Bank, UN agencies, corporate foundations etc. Prior to joining EDII, he was with NITI Aayog, Government of India. He has also served in various capacities with the Ministry of Rural Development, Govt. of India, Panchayati Raj department, Govt. of Odisha, Planning Department, and Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.