Team

Without people, organizations are merely concepts that are incapable of action. Precision Development is privileged to draw on the talents of a strong multi-national, multi-cultural and multi-talented team dedicated to empowering people living in poverty.

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Aparna Priyadarshi

Aparna Priyadarshi

Research and Operations Manager

India Team

Aparna Priyadarshi is PxD’s Research & Operations Manager in India. She received her Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs and her BA from the University of Michigan in Economics and Political Science. She has had international development experience in India, West Africa, and Eastern Europe spanning the areas of economic research, program evaluation, and predictive modeling. Aparna’s interests lie in rural development, impact evaluation, data & quantitative analysis, and inequality.

Ashish Kamra

Ashish Kamra

Research Manager

India Team

Ashish Kamra is PxD’s Research Manager in India. He holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai and a B.E. degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering from the Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Chandigarh. Ashish has over two years of experience in Big Data Analytics. Before joining PxD, Ashish interned with Indian Statistical Institute, Bangalore and EPW Research Foundation. His interest lies in agriculture economics.

Bhaumik Shah

Bhaumik Shah

Head of India Operations

India Team

Bhaumik Shah is PxD’s Head of India Operations. Bhaumik holds a MBA in Rural Management. He previously worked with the Institute of Financial Management and Research as a consultant, and at Awaaz.De as the Vice President of Operations. He has led ICT4D interventions in India and Ethiopia. His interest and experience lies in project management and operations.

Hannah Timmis

Hannah Timmis

Senior Research Manager

India Team

Hannah Timmis is PxD’s Senior Research Manager for India. She holds a B.A. in Philosophy, Politics and Economics from Oxford University and a MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics. Hannah has six years of experience conducting rigorous research and managing programs in the international development sector. She has previously worked as a Research Associate at the Center for Global Development and the Institute for Development Studies, as a Project Manager at Adam Smith International and as an Analyst at Instiglio.

Niriksha Shetty

Niriksha Shetty

India Country Director

Leadership Team, India Team

Niriksha Shetty is PxD’s Country Director for India. She holds a Masters in Public Administration in International Development from the Harvard Kennedy School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Mathematics from Franklin and Marshall College. Prior to joining PxD, she worked as a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Microfinance IFMR, managing impact evaluations related to mobile phone-based agricultural extension systems.

Pallavi Jain

Pallavi Jain

Manager- Partnerships and New Programs

India Team

Pallavi Jain is PxD’s Manager- Partnerships and New Programs for India. She holds dual Masters’ degrees in Communication from the London School of Economics & Political Science and Annenberg School of Communication at University of Southern California, and a BA from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi University. She has international experience and expertise in design, production, implementation, strategy design and monitoring & evaluation for social change programs. She has also worked on large scale programs to build sustainable solutions to complex social problems with clients such as Nutrition International, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Population Foundation of India (PFI), SaveLIFE Foundation, USAID, FICCI, PCI Media and Thinkthrough Consulting. Pallavi is also the Co-Founder & Director of The Change Designers LLP, New Delhi, India, a multi-disciplinary communication organization creating large scale communication campaigns for social development.

Pranav Singh

Pranav Singh

Research and Operations Manager

India Team

Pranav Singh is PxD’s Research and Operations Manager in India. He holds a Master of Public Administration from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a Bachelor of Technology (Electrical Engineering) from IIT Roorkee. He has over seven years of experience of providing advisory and programmatic support to government ministries and departments, particularly in strengthening health and nutrition systems in India.

Prerna Panda

Prerna Panda

Research and Operations Associate

India Team

Prerna Panda is a Research and Operations Associate at PxD. She holds a Masters in Public Policy and Development from Paris School of Economics and Bachelors in Economics (Hons.) from Miranda House, University of Delhi. She has worked with institutions and public policy think tanks globally such as Center for Civil Society, Center for Youth and Social Development, University of Zurich and Deakin University focusing on healthcare, education and child well-being. Her interests are in conducting impact evaluation, development studies, policy analysis and project management.

Revati Vaidya

Revati Vaidya

Senior Associate - Process and Product Innovation

India Team

Revati Vaidya is PxD’s Senior Associate - Process and Product Innovation in Odisha, India. She holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and a B.B.A in Finance and International Business from Symbiosis Centre for Management Studies (SCMS), Pune. Revati has previously worked with a Venture Capital firm, has interned with the National Institute of Rural Development and has volunteered with Teach for India. Her interests are in Sustainable Social Impact, Policy Innovations, and Tech for Development.

Rohit Goel

Rohit Goel

Senior Program Associate

India Team

Rohit Goel is PxD’s Senior Program Associate in India. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management from Anand’s Institute of Rural Management and a B.Tech. degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur. Prior to joining PxD, Rohit interned with the International Water Management Institute, BAIF Development Research Foundation and Uttar Pradesh State Rural Livelihood Mission.

Sannihit

Sannihit

Program Associate

India Team

Sannihit is PxD's Program Associate in India. He holds an integrated MA in Development Studies from IIT Madras. Prior to joining PxD, his work experience involved, among other things, designing questionnaires and conducting surveys for different organizations.

Sejal Luthra

Sejal Luthra

Senior Research Associate

India Team

Sejal Luthra is a PxD's Senior Research Associate in India. She holds a BA Honors in Economics from University of Delhi and a Master in Public Policy, with a specialization in International Development from Michigan State University. She has experience in survey design, field implementation, project management and data analysis. Prior to joining PxD, Sejal worked as a Research Associate at Inclusion Economics India Center (previously EPoD) where she assisted in the implementation of an RCT with SHG women in Chhattisgarh. Sejal has also worked with development organizations like J-PAL, 3ie, Development Alternatives, policy think tanks including CPPR and FDR, and behavior change organizations like Appleseed in the US across different development work streams.

Shubham Garg

Shubham Garg

Program Associate

India Team

Shubham Garg is PxD's Program Associate in India. He holds a Masters degree in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai and a BA degree in History from Hans Raj College, Delhi University. His core interests include project design, program management and agribusiness, and has in the past worked in the agricultural and rural livelihood sectors.

Tarun Pokiya

Tarun Pokiya

Lead Agronomist

India Team

Tarun Pokiya is PxD’s Lead Agronomist in India. He has a postgraduate degree in agriculture science and has over 8 years of experience in agricultural research projects. He previously worked as an Agronomist at the Centre for Microfinance, IFMR LEAD in Gujarat, India. He also led field management for the “Avaaj Otalo” project, a mobile based agriculture extension impact evaluation study, and has experience in studying ICT-based interventions for agriculture in India with Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR)

Tushar Singh

Tushar Singh

Senior Research and Operations Associate

India Team

Tushar Singh is PxD’s Senior Research and Operations Associate in Odisha, India. He has completed his Masters in Agribusiness Economics from Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics and also holds a Bachelors in Economics from Ramjas College, University of Delhi. Prior to joining PxD, he worked at ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, as a Senior Research Fellow, focusing on projects aimed at improving maternal and child nutrition.