Pranay has a decade of experience in rural livelihoods promotion of which three straight years have been spent in villages in conducting R&D pilots. A pioneer in bringing analytics in hands of rural entrepreneurs, Pranay lists among India’s most promising entrepreneurial talents - awarded by Economic Times ‘Power of Ideas’ and IIM Ahmedabad. Pranay has played a key role in design of national schemes w.r.t non-farm livelihoods promotion in India. He has consulted for World Bank and Government of India. He has also authored several publications on rural livelihoods finance. Pranay received his Bachelors in Technology from IIT Varanasi and MBA from Asian Institute of Management (Philippines). He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder from CFA Institute (USA). Pranay is an avid marathon runner.