Total Experience: 26 Years
Hourly: 12-24 Hr/Week
All round support for syndicated distribution agencies and SMMEs for OD, Developing Product / Service portfolio, Sales and distribution; Value Chain assessment and sectoral assessments of the Indian retail industry for food to fork supply chain linkage. Emerging development finance instruments like Impact Investment Notes, Development Impact Bond
|Broad Category||Sub Category||Industry||Time Spent|
|Marketing||Marketing strategy and business planning||Renewable Energy - Producers||3 years|
|Sales||Distribution/channel management||Trading & Distribution||8 years|
|General Management/Leadership||Large programme/project managers||Healthcare Providers & Services (Hospitals, clinics, diagnostics)||10 years|
|Strategy and Business Development||Business planning processes||Renewable Energy - Producers||3 years|
|Sales||Territory/regional sales management||Supply Chain & Logistics||10 years|
|Information Technology||Project/Program Management||IT Services & Consulting||4 years|
|Strategy and Business Development||Business planning processes||Agri & Food Processing||2 years|
|Strategy and Business Development||Fundraising||Agri & Food Processing||1 years|
|General Management/Leadership||Large programme/project managers||Renewable Energy - Producers||2 years|
|General Management/Leadership||Large programme/project managers||Agri & Food Processing||10 years|
|General Management/Leadership||Large programme/project managers||Biotechnology & Medical Research||5 years|
|General Management/Leadership||Large programme/project managers||Development/Not-for-Profit||10 years|
|General Management/Leadership||Chief executives||Social Ventures||5 years|
|Marketing||Marketing strategy and business planning||Agri & Food Processing||5 years|
|Sales||Sales forecasting/market planning||Supply Chain & Logistics||10 years|
|Sales||Business Development||Ecommerce/Online Retail||5 years|
|Sales||Key account management||Development/Not-for-Profit||10 years|
|Strategy and Business Development||Program Management Support (PMO)||Healthcare Providers & Services (Hospitals, clinics, diagnostics)||10 years|
|General Management/Leadership||Chief executives||Government||2 years|
|Information Technology||Technology Operations and Support||Training, Skilling & Assessment||4 years|
Expert in Health, Skill Development, Social Impact Bonds and Emergency preparedness vertical supported programs and bids.
Conceptualized along with a core group for an largescale agri skilling program for government of India (PMKVY-RPL-NSDC) & routed the proposal through state skills authority (MSSDS), sanctioned, executed the largest ever flagship skills program in certifying 2.81 lakhs at record time of 18 months
Enabler & Catalyst (Multiple Engagements) Various Socio-Commercial business & initiatives Strategic support to start ups, cross-cutting programs / initiatives in fine-tuning business plan, distribution models. Functioned as go-to-market specialist, anchor for the social products / services companies & initiatives incubated in India & worldwide. Techno-commercial assistance for the market, setting up of the production, supply chain and establish feasibility roadmap with direct operational handholding support through various engagement formats. Specific assistance to start ups through mentoring validate product-market need, proof-of-concept, financing and improving access through SHGs & mF penetration product & services validation delivery models, pilot supply chain.
National Resource Person in the themes of convergence of multiple schemes, capacity building of Vos / CLFs on value chain enhancement, organic agriculture, and climate resilient agriculture, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) at National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM, World Bank Funded) of Ministry of Rural Development through NRLM Cell, National Institute of Rural Development & Panchayati Raj (NIRDPR). Convergence of national mission mode programs on health and nutrition though the SHGs, Village Organisations promoted at NRLM was one of the focus for MoRD and MoHFW. Enabler & Catalyst (Multiple Engagements) Various Socio-Commercial business & initiatives Strategic support to start ups, cross-cutting programs / initiatives in fine-tuning business plan, distribution models. Functioned as go-to-market specialist, anchor for the social products / services companies & initiatives incubated in India & worldwide. Techno-commercial assistance for the market, setting up of the production, supply chain and establish feasibility roadmap with direct operational handholding support through various engagement formats. Specific assistance to start ups through mentoring validate product-market need, proof-of-concept, financing and improving access through SHGs & mF penetration product & services validation delivery models, pilot supply chain.
India Business Lead (Pilot - Product to Market and Scale up), Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) awarded start-up of USAID in cookstoves for combating indoor air pollution and health benefit for BioLite scaled-up technology product company headquartered in US & dealing with Cook-Charge-Light range of thermo-electric and renewable energy products. Apart from strengthening operations, managed Global Alliance Clean Cookstoves - SPARK program grant.
SEED is An NCIAA awardee Ag Tech start up Colorado State University incubated entity of fuel efficient, light weight diesel engine irrigation pump for agriculture and multi-purpose use was field tested, improved prototypes, manufacturability improvement at Pune, India. It was further improved for market friendly Proof-of-concept incubated in India through GSBI, Santa Clara India program with India & Bangladesh focus, tested for commercialization, raising of angel / seed investment. I strengthened the institutional structure and process, onboarded a new management team and remotely supported lunch in Kenya through start up ecosystem there.
Evaluation of various small implements, tools in irrigation, soil fertility assessment, nutrition meters, electrostatic sprayer, paddy transplanter, multi-crop thresher, automatic seed drills, laser leveller, hiring services of mechanised equipments by entrepreneurs various social and commercial business and impact funds, other funds, agencies at various ends of mechanisation value chain
Technical Services to private commercial sector (FMCG and Pharma) to develop BoP markets for USAID - India program on Market Based Partnerships for Health (MBPH) & Strengthening & Sustaining Health Outcomes through Private Sector (SHOPS)
Abt Associates Inc., Bethesda, Maryland, USA / India (Abt Associates India Private Limite I functioned as a key staff for the USAID Market Based Partnerships & SHOPs project. Provided operational & alliance support for the various MBP initiatives along with consortium member organisations for the Tuberculosis control & care, RMNCH and Indoor air pollution. Along with RNTCP, WHO, Family physicians' network of Uttar Pradesh & Karnataka state enrolled public- private interface agencies on performance-based contract to run the PPP pilot project to garner evidence of private sector role. Lead more than 50 different partnerships with market players including government & industry associations, disbursed small grants, recruited of key project team, consultants, research agencies, communication agencies, evaluation & knowledge dissemination supports for the project including setting up of an CoE at Bangalore to house best practices in market-based solutions. Fund raising for FP/ RH sector from CSR, evaluating hybrid financial instruments (Impact Bonds) for FP/RH with partner Future Group (now Palladium) were some cross- cutting works at MBPH and SHOPs / India project. Supported FARMs project of USAID - DC managed by Abt Associates US through in-house Indian experts. Consulted with Abt US office and Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) & PATH for Fertility Awareness Methods - FAM (ITAP, PSP One support)
Key initiator and enabler for multi-state bio-fuel feedstock project company promoted by private VC backing.
Syndicated distribution, procurement platforms/agencies Sourcing and Supply chain for modern retails for Growth Oriented Microenterprise Development (GMED) an USAID - DC flagship program
Tan Ivoire SRAL, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Burkina Faso, Singapore, India International project manager for procurement of raw cashew, timber, coca from sister companies of Tan Ivoire group, process, and supply finish products to European Market
(Agri Business System International now TANAGER) ------- Provide marketing specialist support to project stake holders of Growth Oriented Microenterprise Development (USAID-GMED project) in improving value chain of smallholder thereby enhancing their livelihood opportunities.
MoHFW, Government of India special entity Lead the Integrated Rural Marketing Project in USAID-SIFPSA in Uttar Pradesh. This was a Performance based disbursement contract under Commercial Market Strategies (CMS project) / USAID program. Social marketing of RCH products [Contraceptives (Condoms and Contraceptive pills), IFA, ORS] at both traditional and non-traditional (non-Pharma) outlets through social behavior change communications.
Promoted special non-profit society to incubate grassroots enterprises in partnership with IIMA Leader at Grassroots innovation incubation support agency of Government of Gujarat housed at IIM, Ahmedabad for the triangular linking of intellectual property, investment and enterprise promotion.
Various Agri-business Corporate Houses (Godrej, ITC, Zeneca, UK, Advanta)