Business Development & Strategy

With two decades of experience working with the public systems in India and abroad, Sandeep is one of the leading experts on how to effectively build systems and coalitions to drive sustainable ‘impact-at-scale’.

Having led some of the most impactful education non-profits in India, Sandeep gained diverse experience of policy and practice. Working with varied and multiple stakeholders, Sandeep built and led coalitions such as National Coalition for Education, Gujarat Education Coalition and was actively engaged with the Global Campaign for Education to advocate the need of quality education for every child.

He held leadership positions in Central Square Foundation, STiR Education, Quest Alliance and the Azim Premji Foundation. He led STiR Education as its founding Country Director India and drove it through to support over 1,50,000 teachers in 5 years from less than 1000 teachers when he joined the organization in 2014. Sandeep led several early stage social startups to become full grown organisations, shaping their strategic direction and forging critical funding and knowledge partnerships to ensure their sustainability.  

He holds advanced postgraduate degrees in Education, Socio-Political Philosophy and Environmental Ethics from premier universities in India and has done certification in Education Financing from Central European University, Budapest and in Social Impact Leadership. His academic work has found a place in National and International Journals.