An IIM Ahmedabad Gold-Medallist (2009) who worked initially with the Boston Consulting Group. He left the international corporate career then and worked as an Advisor and Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the 11th President of India, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam from 2009 to 2015. He was associated with the Indian Institute of Space Sciences and Technology (IIST) – a research and education venture of ISRO.

With Dr. Kalam he was instrumental in designing the PURA (Providing Urban Amenities in Rural Areas) scheme, the Space-Based Solar Power Project, he also worked as advising the 11th President on Koodanakulum Nuclear Power Plant, Neutrino-Technology for Society, the What Can I Give Mission and many other schemes which are of national and international repute. He was instrumental in bringing various PURA complexes across India, benefiting over 12,000 villages in total, across on a single knowledge platform as envisioned by Dr. Kalam. The PURA policy now operates under the name of Dr. Shyama Prasad Mookherjee National RURBAN Policy, on whose Advisory Board, he was nominated as a member of, by the Government of India.

From 2013-15, he was roped in by the Government of Gujarat as an advisor for the Loha Campaign for the Statue of Unity. He continued as advising the Gujarat Chief Minister on Innovation and Technology. The Government of Uttar Pradesh nominated him as a Mentor for its Rs. 1,000 crore (Rs. 10 Billion) state startup policy.

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