OPM India team

Our team is highly experienced and supported by internationally renowned associates, plus long-standing implementation partners

Our core team

Tom Newton-Lewis

Tom is currently Country Manager of OPM India. His background is social protection, monitoring and evaluation and performance management.

Senior Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/tom-newton-lewis Ruhi Saith

Ruhi Saith is a Senior Consultant at OPM New Delhi.

Senior Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/ruhi-saith Prakash Nayak

Prakash is leading OPM’s Odisha state office and actively working in various projects in India.

State Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/prakash-nayak Shweta Bahri

Shweta Bahri is a consultant based in Oxford. She is currently working on the DFID funded Bihar Child Support Program (BCSP) - designing, implementing and evaluating maternal and child cash transfers in Bihar.

Consultant and India's Cross-Cutting Team Leader Full biography /people-partners/consultants/shweta-bahri Apurva Bamezai

Apurva is an Assistant Consultant at OPM New Delhi.

Assistant Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/apurva-bamezai Divya Sharma

Divya Sharma is a Senior Consultant and Urban Development Specialist at OPM’s India Office.

Senior Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/divya-sharma Rakesh Chandra

Rakesh Chandra is currently based in OPM’s New Delhi office. He has been engaged in designing field surveys and the monitoring of survey and data collection processes.

Assistant Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/rakesh-chandra Elizabeth Gogoi

Elizabeth Gogoi is a Consultant within OPM’s Climate Change Portfolio and based in the New Delhi office. She has over ten years of experience working with governments in South Asia, Europe and the US on climate change and energy policy.

Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/elizabeth-gogoi Ajith Radhakrishnan

Ajith worked as a Senior Advisor on planning and implementing climate resilient green growth strategies for government partners, with the Global Green Growth Institute in India, an intergovernmental organization dedicated to promoting strong, inclusive and sustainable economic growth in developing and emerging economies.

Senior Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/ajith-radhakrishnan Vineet Keshaw

Vineet Keshaw is a Research Assistant at OPM, New Delhi. Currently, he is involved with the Bihar Technical Support Programme, PSIG financial impact evaluation and Stop Diarrhoea-India Project.

Assistant Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/vineet-keshaw Shruti Viswanathan

Shruti Viswanathan is an Assistant Consultant at OPM New Delhi.

Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/shruti-viswanathan Harshita Bisht

Harshita Bisht is an Assistant Consultant in OPM’s Climate Change Portfolio and is based in the New Delhi office.

Assistant Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/harshita-bisht Alok Rajan

Alok is a public policy professional working on development issues in South Asia.

Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/alok-rajan Udit Ranjan

Udit Ranjan is an Assistant Consultant at OPM New Delhi.

Assistant Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/udit-ranjan Phil Marker

Phil is a Principal Consultant specializing in energy, climate change, governance and economic policy.

Principal Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/phil-marker Vinit Pattnaik

Vinit is a bidding specialist with more than six years of experience in bid management and project acquisition, in various social development projects across the cross-cutting thematic areas of: natural resources, public health, education, livelihoods and human rights.

Business Development Officer Full biography /people-partners/support-staff/vinit-pattnaik Sarthak Joshi

Sarthak Joshi is an Assistant Consultant at OPM New Delhi.

Assistant Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/sarthak-joshi Snehashish Raichowdhury

Snehashish is a health systems specialist with more than 24 years of extensive managerial experience in both private sector and international development.

Senior Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/snehashish-raichowdhury-0 Rishika Das Roy

Rishika is a Consultant with OPM India in the Urban Planning & Policy Portfolio. She is a resilience practitioner with diverse experience in climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction, humanitarian response, urban resilience, gender, behaviour change communication and WASH.

Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/rishika-das-roy Madhumitha Hebbar

Madhumitha Hebbar is an Assistant Consultant at OPM New Delhi.

Assistant Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/madhumitha-hebbar Kush Verma

Dr. Kush Verma is a Principal Consultant in the Public Sector and Financial Management Programme at OPM. 

Principal Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/kush-verma Rishav Kumar Thakur

Rishav completed his Masters in Development Studies from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva in 2016, where he wrote an ethnographic dissertation on sharing space in the context of recurrent ethnic violence and competition for resources in Bodoland, India.

Assistant Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/rishav-kumar-thakur Jasmit Kaur

Jasmit heads the Finance team at OPM India. A qualified chartered accountant, with an MBA in Finance and a Master's in Commerce, she has more than 17 years of work experience.

Finance Manager, OPM India Full biography /people-partners/support-staff/jasmit-kaur Jamil Ahmad

Jamil has considerable expertise in program management and coordination, bidding, data collection and analysis.

Project Administrator Full biography /people-partners/support-staff/jamil-ahmad Niyati Malhotra

Niyati Malhotra is a Research Assistant at OPM India. Prior to joining OPM, she worked for J-PAL South Asia where she was involved in the evaluation of a government health insurance program targeting below poverty line households in Rajasthan.

Research Assistant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/niyati-malhotra Aashna Jamal

Aashna Jamal is an Assistant Consultant based in the OPM New Delhi office.

Assistant Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/aashna-jamal Kirti Gupta

Kirti Gupta is working as a Research Assistant at OPM, New Delhi. She has completed a Masters in Economics from the University of Warwick, and a Bachelors in Economics from Delhi University.

Research Assistant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/kirti-gupta Meenu Bhalla

Meenu Bhalla has gained over 19 years' experience in the field of administration and finance as an Accounts and Administration Officer.

Project Administrator Full biography /people-partners/support-staff/meenu-bhalla Nikita Purty

Nikita Purty is a Research Assistant at OPM, India. Prior to OPM, she has worked as a Chief Minister’s Fellow in the office of the Chief Minister, Government of Andhra Pradesh.

Research Assistant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/nikita-purty Navin Kumar

Navin has 17 years of experience in conceptualization, planning, co-ordination and execution of a number of developments and action research project related to Natural Resources Management, Agriculture, Education, Livelihood and Health.

Field Manager Full biography /people-partners/consultants/navin-kumar Vinaya Padmanabhan

Vinaya is an Assistant Consultant at OPM, New Delhi. She works in the urban policy portfolio.

Assistant Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/vinaya-padmanabhan Nayan Kumar

Dr. Nayan Kumar leads all Training and Field Quality for OPM India.

Senior Fieldwork Manager, OPM India Full biography /people-partners/consultants/nayan-kumar Kiran Rajashekariah

Kiran is a Senior Consultant in the Urban Policy and Planning portfolio at OPM India. He has over 15 years of experience working on issues related to urban development, water, pollution, energy, natural resource management and green growth; at both operation and policy levels, across south Asian countries.

Senior Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/kiran-rajashekariah Ratti Manmadha Rao

Ratti Manmadha Rao is the Office Manager for OPM India who joined in December 2015.

Office Manager Full biography /people-partners/support-staff/ratti-manmadha-rao Vipul Singhal

Vipul Singhal is an Assistant Data Manager at OPM New Delhi. At OPM, he works on the development of CAPI software for primary data collection electronically, and is responsible for data management and CAPI training for survey personnel.

Assistant Data Manager Full biography /people-partners/consultants/vipul-singhal Prabal Vikram Singh

Prabal Singh is the Country Manager of OPM India with overall responsibility of organisational strategy, development and performance. 

Country Manager, OPM India Full biography /people-partners/consultants/prabal-vikram-singh Garima Bhalla

Garima has a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She analyses the impact of development interventions and social policies on households and population outcomes.

Senior Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/garima-bhalla Mayank Bhatia

Mayank is Finance Administrator at OPM India. Mayank Graduated from University of Delhi and has appeared in CA final exam conducted by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

Finance Adminstrator Full biography /people-partners/support-staff/mayank-bhatia Jashan Bajwa

Jashan Bajwa is a Research Assistant with OPM, New Delhi. Prior to joining OPM, she worked as a Trade Economic Intern for the Ministry of Commerce concentrating on trade relations between SAARC nations, in addition to analysing the trade of plastics and chemicals of India worldwide.

Assistant Consultant Full biography /people-partners/consultants/jashan-bajwa Dilip Parida

Dilip works as a Data Manager in the OPM New Delhi office.

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Our associates

Our core team

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Business Development Officer
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Finance Manager, OPM India
Project Administrator
Research Assistant
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Project Administrator
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Field Manager
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Senior Fieldwork Manager, OPM India
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Office Manager
Assistant Data Manager
Country Manager, OPM India
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Our associates