With over seventeen years of experience in the Banking and financial industry, he specializes in the field of Business & Rural Strategy, Project Management & Business Development. He has been recognized as one of the 50 Most Influential Rural Marketing Professionals in the country by the Rural Marketing Forum of CMO Asia in Feb 2016 . He has been felicitated with the Most Talented Marketing Professional Award at The Financial Services Marketing Summit & Awards conducted by World Marketing Congress in Nov 2016. He has worked extensively in the rural banking & financial services space and was invited as a speaker in many forums including Economic Times Rural Strategy Summit, Annual India Microfinance Summit, Rural Marketing Forum - Asia Retail Congress, GIZ workshop on Business Correspondent etc. He was the Founding Member and Head- Business & Partnership for Samunnati Financial Services Pvt Ltd – An Agri Value Chain Finance Co. In the past, he has worked as the Head – Strategy & Alliances for IFMR Rural channels and as the Head - Microbanking Project for Citibank. He is a Post Graduate in Management from Amrita School of Business and Project Management Professional from (PMI-USA). He leads from the front with an infectious work style of balancing professionalism with innovation and creativity..