Suryamani Roul has over thirty years development management and leadership experience in enterprise, livelihoods and entrepreneurship promotion with intensive exposure to remote areas and tribal communities in India. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President for ACCESS Development Services. He has led projects across India funded by international donors and apex Indian organisations including European Union, World Bank, BMGF, DFID, WFP, UNDP, NABARD and SIDBI among others. He holds a MA in Analytical and Applied Economics from Utkal University and an MBA from University of Calcutta. He has received overseas training from Asian Institute of Technology, Coady International Institute, University of East Anglia and Yale School of Management on Global Social Entrepreneurship. He has authored and presented many thematic papers particularly on livelihoods and enterprise promotion, micro finance and women’s empowerment, youth and tribal policy and programme convergence. He was one of the co-authors of the annual State of India’s Livelihoods (SOIL) Reports for four years (2011-2014). He is a recipient of ASPIRE Circle Fellowship 2015-16.
India Deputy Director, TechnoServe