Management Team

Subrata Rana

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Subrata has worked on technology valuation and behavioral economics for over twenty-five years with number of international agencies. Being an entrepreneur, Subrata has set up, mentored a number of business enterprises in the field of science and technology. Subrata has worked in almost every ecosystem ranging from humid tropics to coastal to temperate mountain ecosystems. He has executed number of multi-country projects with World Bank and CGIAR as Resource Economist. Subrata has worked with Asian Development Bank, UNDP, DANIDA, DFID and GIZ etc. He has executed programs in over twenty countries. Subrata holds Masters’ degree in technology from IIT, India and economics from Stanford University

Dr. Raj Dravid

Principal: Behavioral Science

Raj over forty years of professional career brings in wealth of management knowledge, application of behavioral sciences in corporate planning, strategy formulation and impact assessment. Raj has worked in senior positions in a number of industries globally. He worked with companies such as TATA, Airtel Africa, IL&FS, Nagarjuna Fertilizers, Orient Crafts, Arab Insurance, Bahrain etc. Raj has extensively worked and significantly contributed in Skill and entrepreneurship development of youth in Asia and Africa. He has been instrumental in designing a number of flagship program of National Skill Development Corporation in India. Raj in particular worked in conflict areas to develop alternative livelihoods and incomes for the youth that has earned considerable accolade.
Being trained psychologist, Raj has developed unique processes and tools for performance measurement both for individuals and organization.
Raj holds an MBA and Doctoral degree (Ph.D) on organization behavior from University of Nagpur, India

Soumyajit (Sam) Biswas

Principal: Advanced Intelligence

Sam is a mathematician at the core. Being a ‘data evangelist’ SAM has developed significant capability on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, deep Learning etc., and applied this to a range of industry segments ranging from the banking, telecommunications, hospitality, automobile, retail and education sector. Sam has extensively worked on computer assisted modelling with big data. Sam worked with leading global

Nanda Gopal Bera

Director: Finance & Administration

Over twenty years of working experiences on audit and accounting. Worked with a number of firms before joining EcoDev in 2004. He is having Masters’ in Commerce degree and advanced professional qualifications on Cost Accounting. Nanda holds Management degrees on project management that helped him to steer some of the key accounts of EcoDev.

Dinesh Vikram Bhat

Sector Lead: Retail

Dinesh brings in over 25 years of industry experiences in retail spanning form FMCG to Banking. Dinesh works with blue chip corporations such as Hindustan Unilever, Barclays bank, MARICO etc., to name a few. In Unilever particularly he has worked in various verticals in senior positions. Dinesh works on strategy formulation where he has applied strong data analytics. He has successfully led teams for business process transformation.
Dinesh holds MBA, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA (USA) and BA from Drew University, Madison, NJ (USA) with Economics & Political Science majors.

Arnab Gazi

Sector Lead: Banking Financial Services & insurance

Arnab for the last 15 years worked in BFSI industry in the subcontinent. H works with some of the large corporations such as Metlife, Aviva Life Insurance to name a few. Arnab has also extensively worked in Micro Finance space in India and gained significant insights of its strategies and operations. Arnab has regularly been contributing to the policy discourses in BFSI industries.
Arnab holds am MBA from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar, India and an executive MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.
Avid traveler and a certified martial art enthusiast, having the unique ability to learn fast.

She has done extensive work with tribal and indigenous communities in India. Moumita has done significant work on women empowerment issues in India. In her career of over 10 years she has travelled extensively.
Moumita holds Master’s degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India and having Post Graduate degree on Mass Communication.

Sanjukta Mukherjee

Fellow

A PECB (ANAB-USA/Canada) trained ISO 9001, 26000 & 14001 Lead Trainer. Sanjukta is holding an MBA in Human Resources Management from Symbiosis, India and an M.Phil from Rabindra Bharati University, India. Worked extensively with leafing corporations and industry houses on possesses management and quality certifications. Served in senior leadership positions in Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) . Sanjukta was spearheading in setting up ICC’s Centre of Excellence on Corporate Governance. Sanjukta is widely travelled for her work on environmental an organizational sustainability.
Sanjukta is one of the key members of product design team in EcoDev.

Rana Roy

Fellow

Rana is involved in a range of action research programs focusing on developing microenterprises with marginal communities in various ecosystems, Rana has led a number of community forest management interventions in India. In his over 15 years of professional career Rana has negotiated number of donor agencies and formulated numerous action research projects with diverse international knowledge organizations. Rana has participated in a number of policy discourses in Philippines, Thailand, Japan and Canada Currently he is pursuing Ph.D at University of Toronto, Canada.
As an entrepreneur Rana is setting up a restaurant specializing in tribal cuisine in one of the Indian states, Jharkhand.

Moumita Bhattacharya

Fellow

Moumita is having hands-on experiences in rural development where she is involved in community-based programs promoting livelihoods and income of disadvantaged sections of the society.
corporations such as IBM, Wells Fargo, Fundacion, Zurich Bank, Bank Of Australia. Sam has mentored numerous Start-Ups as a panel member of Digital Hub, Ireland and EI, Dublin, Tallaght Institute of Technology, Dublin. Sam also has taught Statistical Models, ERGM Networks, Stochastic Process, Game Theory at ISI, UCD Dublin, IMI New Delhi.
Sam holds Bachelor and Masters’ degree in Statistics from Indian Statistical Institute (ISI)

Satrajit Sanyal

Fellow

Satrajit qualified as a Doctor of Business Administration focusing on Human Productivity & Systems from Canterbury, is Lead Assessor, Practitioner & Trainer in DISC, NLP, ISO 26000, AA1000, OD, Balanced Scorecard & Strategic Performance Management Systems, OSHAS and Social Compliances. He has been a functionary of several deployment ventures in core processes, and is certified by PECB, Canada as a Global Trainer for ISO 26000, of which he is an ANAB accredited Lead Auditor.
Satrajit is trained by Peter Burns De Bono, Global Master Trainer of de Bono Systems, in Lateral Thinking & holds the TOCICO Thinking Process (Basics) Certification. He is a certified TISOT Thinking Instructor trained under Dr. Michael Hewitt-Gleeson, Founder Director, School of Thinking, Australia, as well as an NLP Diplomate Practitioner personally trained by Dr.David J.Lincoln. He is an Ericksonian Hypnotist & NLP Master Practitioner licensed under the American Association of NLP.
Extensive corporate and industry experiences with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI).
Satrajit is one of the key members of the Product design and development team in EcoDev.

Advisory Board

Kinyua M’Mbijjewe

Kinyua has been for over 23 years engaged in the food and agricultural industry in Africa, experienced at leading corporate affairs, Government relations, internal and external communications, building regional commercial agricultural business and developing partnerships within multi-national corporations in Africa. Worked successfully with multidisciplinary and multinational teams. Over the last 18 years have successful led Monsanto’s and Syngenta’s corporate affairs function in Africa, and been a key member of the Europe, Africa and Middle East leadership teams in both organizations. Represented numerous high level delegations for policy work across the globe.
Distinguished alumni of Reading University, UK.

Dr. Richard B Jones

Richard, has spent his working career in Africa divided between agronomic research, technology exchange and scaling up.
His career started in Botswana doing farming systems research along the fringes of the Okavango Delta that led to a PhD in 1989. Later that year he moved to Malawi as a post-doc with the Malawi Maize and Agroforestry Commodity teams doing agronomic research on maize and agroforestry with a strong emphasis on soil fertility.
In 1996 he took up an appointment as a Technology Exchange Specialist with the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) to promote improved pigeonpea varieties in eastern and southern Africa. This was followed by a stint with the International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC) before joining the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) from 2013 to 2018.

All three assignments have been concerned with ensuring that smallholder farmers gain access to products generated from research including superior varieties, mineral fertilizers, and the knowledge needed for effective farmer management. His last assignment, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and implemented by AGRA, was focused on scaling up of seeds, mineral fertilizers and complementary inputs in ways that are commercially sustainable, which includes resolving policy constraints that hinder effective scaling.