The primary focus of Sharad’s work has been to support organizations that work for the poor and under-served classes to develop sustainable, scalable and effective systems, services, and products. He implemented projects that involve business strategy development, sector studies, agriculture value chain assessment, market research, process re-engineering, internal audit and control, impact evaluation, customer service, channel innovation, knowledge product development, and training.
Sharad has worked with financial institutions, banks, NGOs, producer companies, MNOs in India, Nepal, Kenya, Bangladesh, Liberia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka. His areas of specialization include agriculture finance, value chain analysis, business planning, process mapping, financial inclusion, and market research.
Sharad is a graduate in Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Forest Management with specialization in development management from the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal. He is fluent in English and Hindi.