- Founder and Chairman, BASIX Social Enterprise Group, India
Graduate, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. 1983, founded Pradan, an NGO engaged in promoting livelihoods for the rural poor; 1996, founded the Basix Group. Chair of the Board: Consultative Group to Assist the Poor, a global microfinance body; Microfinance Institutions Network of India; Development Support Centre. Member of several committees, Government of India. Co-Author, The Forgotten Sector, a book on the rural non-farm sector in India. Over 100 articles on rural development and microfinance. Interests: travel, reading, poetry, music and mentoring SEs.