19+ years experience in international development and social impact directing poverty-reduction programs across Africa, the Asia-Pacific (Indonesia and Papua New Guinea) and most recently Rwanda.
Served at senior management level working for and with intergovernmental organizations (NCTTCA, EAC, COMESA, SADC), donor-funded programs, donor agencies (USAID, AfDB, DFID), a not-for-profit trust, the United Nations, managing contractors (Cardno, Charles Kendall, Abt Associates, EGIS International) and medium-scale not-for-profit organizations.
Globally recognized for entrepreneurial approaches and innovations for poverty reduction and improvements in service delivery systems for education and youth learning, health systems, legal identity systems, financial inclusion and micro-finance, spurring on-farm and off-farm economic opportunities for out of school youth through TVET, transformative youth leadership, job creation for rural communities, trade and transport facilitation, decentralization, policy reforms and governance in basic service delivery and for supporting regional integration at various levels.
Proven experience and expertise in strategy, program and facility design, performance, monitoring and evaluation, innovations, communications, big data analytics, open government, open data, private-sector engagement in development (creating shared value), direction of large management and technical teams and multi-million dollar budgets across diverse geographical locations.
Holds a BTech in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Kharagpur and is an Executive MBA candidate at INSEAD Asia gaining expertise in economics, financial & management accounting, marketing, finance, pricing and markets, operations and international political analysis.
2017: Abt Associates Global Award, Technology and Innovation in Education, Indonesia.
2011: World Bank President’s Award, Apps for Development.
2011: Commendation from Government of Kenya, Technical Lead, Kenya Open Data Initiative.