He is a development economist holding a master’s degree in international development from Harvard University. He has an MBA from SMU – Cox School of Business in Texas, and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from Madan Mohan Malaviya University. He has over twenty years of diverse experience in the government, public and private sectors across the world. He has been advisor to several governments and international agencies, such as the Government of Uttar Pradesh, the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Clinton Foundation, PATH in the areas of economic development, energy, public health, education, and livelihood.