Amit is passionate about working with early stage social entrepreneurs who
are trying to solve global development challenges through a market based
approach. Amit currently is the India Country Director for Upaya and leads the efforts in identifying, coaching and investing in early-stage companies across India. 

Prior to joining Upaya, he led the enterprise development efforts at Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves for clean cooking entrepreneurs around the world by providing grant funding and capacity building support.

Amit was instrumental in setting up the start-up vertical at Ennovent India, and headed the operations of Pepal & Palma Interface that created shared value models by engaging NGOs and Corporates across India. He also headed the marketing, communication and business development at the Acumen invested social enterprise – Ziqitza Healthcare which provides medical emergency services across India.

Amit continues to work on his passion by acting as a mentor to number of early stage social entrepreneurs and guiding teams/individuals who are interested in taking up social entrepreneurship. He holds a BE from R.V. College of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Hult International Business School.

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