Pratheek holds Masters degrees in Management from MDI, Gurgaon and ESCP Europe, Paris and a Bachelors degree in Computer Science Engineering from BITS, Pilani. He has 6 years of development, corporate and entrepreneurial experience spanning proposal development, market research, value chain studies, financial planning and analysis, enterprise development and business strategy and operations. He has worked on several agricultural and horticultural value chains in different geographies in India and Bangladesh for various donors like World Bank, CGEP, DFID, BMGF, ACRE, NAPP, Tata Trusts and State Governments of Maharashtra, Bihar and Karnataka. He co-founded V For Change, an online platform to promote volunteer-tourism and eco-tourism to facilitate economic, social and environmental impact in remote and rural areas. In the past, he has worked with leading organizations like Traidcraft, TechnoServe, Grail Research and Morgan Stanley.
In his current role at IFHD, Pratheek works on partnerships, program design and proposal development. He also provides the following technical assistance and consulting services – value chain studies, market research, business plan development, operational strategy development, market linkages, etc.