Our People

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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Anjaney Singh

Anjaney Singh

Senior Research Associate at Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India)

India Team

Anjaney Singh is a Senior Research Associate at the Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India). He holds a BA Honors in Economics from Christ University, Bengaluru and a MSc in Economics from the University of Amsterdam. Prior to joining PxD, Anjaney worked as a Research Associate at the Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago where he assisted with the multiple projects in the energy and environment space. Anjaney has also worked with WRI India as a Consultant where he worked on an agroecology project.

Shreyanshi Singh

Shreyanshi Singh

Program Associate at Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India)

India Team

Shreyanshi Singh is a Program Associate at the Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India). She holds a Master's Degree in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi and a Bachelor's Degree (Honours) in Economics from Lady Shri Ram College for Women (LSR), Delhi University. Shreyanshi has previously worked with State Governments of Jammu & Kashmir and Arunachal Pradesh in areas of Program Management, Policy Research, Data Analysis etc. She has also volunteered with an NGO in rural Rajasthan. Her interests lie in Gender and Livelihoods, Tech for Social Impact, Development Economics and Strategy Planning and Implementation.

Ashish Mohapatra

Ashish Mohapatra

Solution Architect at Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India)

India Team, Technology Practice

Ashish Prasad Mohapatra is a Solution Architect at Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India). He holds a degree in Electronics and Telecommunication from BPUT University. He has 16+ years of experience in IT and ICT domains. Prior to joining PxD, he owned his own start-up working in the IT and ICT domains. He also worked with companies like WIPRO and ZTE, where he used to manage partnerships with government entities in India. Ashish enjoys learning about new technologies and debugging errors.

Ritisha Gupta

Ritisha Gupta

Program Associate at Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India)

India Team

Ritisha Gupta is a Program Associate at the Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India). She holds a Master’s degree in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and a B.A. (Hons) in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi. Ritisha has previously worked as a Research Associate with a social impact consulting firm and has interned with organizations in the field of Public Policy, Gender, and Public Service Delivery. Her interests lie in Project Management, Gender, Labour, and Data for Social Impact.

Ellie Chen

Ellie Chen

Research Associate

Central Support Team

Ellie Chen is PxD’s Research Associate, Climate. She holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Chicago, with focus on Data Analytics and International Development, and a BA in Economics from Beijing Normal University. Ellie's prior experience includes research assistantships in development economics at UChicago, as well as roles in the finance sector.

Palak Singh

Palak Singh

Operations Associate at Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India)

Central Support Team, India Team

Palak Singh is an Operations Associate at the Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India). She holds a degree in Computer Science and Engineering from BML Munjal University and previously led the Founder's Office at Smartserv. Her professional journey has equipped her with a strong foundation in both technology and operational management, allowing her to contribute effectively to the dynamic and impactful work at PxD.

Alok Jena

Alok Jena

Operations Associate at Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India)

India Team

Alok Jena is an Operations Associate at the Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India). He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration in Finance & Human Resource Management. Alok has immense experience in financial management, accounting, and technology. Prior to joining PxD, he was associated with CII as an Empanel Assessor for the NSDC skill development program and has also worked with various non-profit organizations in accounting and HR.

Abraham Salomon

Abraham Salomon

Senior Program Manager

Kenya Team

Abraham Salomon is PxD’s Senior Program Manager in Kenya. He has worked on agricultural research and development projects in Eastern Africa for over 13 years. He has also been the in-country lead for University of California, Davis projects, including ‘Innovations in Dry Season Horticulture’ and ‘Increasing the Capacity of Smallholder Farmers to Produce and Market Vegetable Crops in Uganda’ as part of the USAID Innovation Lab for Horticulture. He has also led research consultancies for the World Bank on irrigation adoption among smallholder farmers, and managed nation-wide surveys into irrigation and agro-processing practices for Columbia University. Abraham has also led the development of an innovative irrigation-as-a- service company for smallholder farmers (Agriworks Uganda). He holds a BSc in Community and Regional Development from the University of California, Davis.

Jinu Koola

Jinu Koola

Board Member

Board of Directors

Jinu is currently an Investment Director at ICP Infrastructure. Before joining ICP, Jinu was a Senior Economist and Head of ESG Analytics at Norges Bank Investment Management (NBIM), which manages Norway’s USD 1.4 trillion sovereign wealth fund. Jinu was previously with the U.S. Treasury where she served as the U.S. Financial Attaché to India. She has a broad range of policy and research experience from working with the World Bank, the Gates Foundation, and Innovations for Poverty Action.

Amrita Sabnavis

Amrita Sabnavis

Finance and Audit Committee member

Finance and Audit Committee

Amrita has a wealth of experience, with nearly 30 years spanning advertising, retail banking, wealth management, private equity, and entrepreneurship. She currently works as a strategy consultant for Mann Deshi Foundation & Mann Deshi Bank.

David Sears

David Sears

Chief Financial Officer

Central Support Team, Leadership Team

David Sears is PxD's Chief Financial Officer. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) at MIT and serves on the Board of Teaching at the Right Level/Africa. Prior to joining PxD, David served as J-PAL's Director of Finance and Operations for over 12 years during a period of considerable growth around the world. David's skills lie in the areas of financial management, systems development, and funds management for non-profit organizations. Many, many years ago David started his career with the US Peace Corps in Morocco, where he ended up staying for 5 years. David holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts in the US.

Gagandeep Kaur

Gagandeep Kaur

Head of Programs at Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India)

India Team, Leadership Team

Gagandeep Kaur is the Head of Programs at the Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India). She holds a BA Honors in Economics from the University of Delhi and an MBA with a specialization in Finance from FORE School of Management, Delhi. After 17 years of experience in the banking and finance industry, both in India and overseas, she chose to shift to the development sector and has worked in the education space for close to 8 years where she was an integral member of the leadership team, working on setting direction, translating mission into operating plans, and managing all functions related to monitoring & research and evidence building for programs. She is passionate about mentoring smaller nonprofits and building their capacity.

Freyhiwot Nadew

Freyhiwot Nadew

Ethiopia Country Director

Ethiopia Team, Leadership Team

Freyhiwot Nadew is PxD's Country Director for Ethiopia. She holds a MA in Mass Communications from the University of Leicester, UK. Prior to joining PxD, she worked as a Communications and Information Manager at the Danish Refugee Council/Ethiopia Migration Programme. She has also previously worked with the Centre for Innovative Drug Development and Trail for Africa CDT Africa/Addis Ababa University, Farm Radio International, and Save the Children. She also has also worked as a Media and Communications Consultant for various international organization including different UN agencies.

Supriya Ramanathan

Supriya Ramanathan

Program Manager at Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India)

India Team

Supriya Ramanathan is a Program Manager at the Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India). She holds an LLM in Energy and Natural Resources Law from Queen Mary University of London, UK, and a BA. LLB (Hons) from National Law School of India University, Bangalore. She has experience in program design, implementation, and gender mainstreaming having worked with nonprofits and donors in areas such as climate change, governance, and prison reforms. Prior to joining PxD, she worked in program roles at the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) and the UNDP.

Shubham Garg

Shubham Garg

Program Associate at Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India)

India Team

Shubham Garg is a Program Associate at the Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India). He holds a Master's 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.

Sannihit

Sannihit

Program Associate at Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India)

India Team

Sannihit is a Program Associate at the Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner 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.

Sara Bekele

Sara Bekele

Data Officer

Ethiopia Team

Sara Bekele is PxD’s Data Officer in Ethiopia. She holds a BSc. in Applied Statistics from the Addis Ababa University and an MBA from the Leadstar College of Management and Leadership Plc. Sara has also previously worked in different capacities with the Sub Saharan Research and Training Center, Save the Children, Catholic Relief Service and the Green Professional Service.

Deepak Punia

Deepak Punia

Data Engineer at Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India)

Technology Practice

Deepak Punia is a Data Engineer at Behaviour Change Advisory Services LLP (Technical Partner in India). He holds a B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering from GGSIPU, New Delhi. He has a total of 8 years of working experience and before joining PxD, he worked with different companies such as TCS, ION Trading, and D.E Shaw. His primary skills lie in SQL, Linux, and automation using Python and DevOps. He enjoys learning and applying new tech skills and has completed several courses available on e-learning platforms such as Udemy and DataCamp.

Billy Diggin

Billy Diggin

Executive Advisory, Tech and Product

Central Support Team, Leadership Team

Billy Diggin joined PxD in December 2021 in the capacity of Executive Advisory, Tech and Product. He holds Bachelor and Master's degrees in Engineering from the University of Limerick and an MBA from The Smurfit Business School, University College Dublin. Billy has diverse commercial experience across pharma, electronics, semiconductor, insurance healthcare and innovation sectors. In the past, he has helped to deliver targeted healthcare into developing countries and continues to work on developing solutions for Parkinson's Disease

Sara Godfrey

Sara Godfrey

Chief of Operations and Director of HR

Central Support Team, Leadership Team

Sara Godfrey joined Precision Development, Inc. in June 2021 as Chief of Operations and Director of HR. Previously, she served as Director of Operations at the Center for Global Development. She has over fifteen years of experience in international development, policy, governance and operations, project and programme management and human resource management. Sara holds an MSc from the London School of Economics and Political Science.