As Executive Director, Manoj brings over 23 years of experience in the consulting and development sectors. In his current role, Manoj is responsible for scaling operations in India, improving business processes, establishing new partnerships and converting innovative thinking into new functional models. Prior to joining Water.org, Manoj spent the past six years with SightLife, a global leader in eliminating corneal blindness, as Country Director, India & Nepal, and Senior Director, Strategic Initiatives, Asia. During this period, he was instrumental in bringing significant contributions to the way eye banks ran operations in various developing countries. His committed efforts resulted in partners having over 400% increase in cornea transplants to 13,000 in 2015 and 8 eye banks achieving international quality standards. Prior to SightLife, Manoj was closely involved with various supply chain, procurement and IT organizations based out of Pittsburgh and Minneapolis.
Commitment to Water.org
"I am a firm believer that even the biggest of challenges eventually finds an ending. Ensuring adequate drinking water and eliminating open defecation are two such cases, where we can see great results emerge once people start owning the problem. I joined Water.org for this very reason; it shifts the ownership mindset to the individual through micro financing and financial inclusion efforts bringing discipline and behavior change.
I also find my professional contribution is at its best when success is measurable. With a strong monitoring and evaluation methodology, Water.org creates true impact visible every day, globally."
MBA, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, Raleigh NC
PGDBM (Marketing) IMT, Ghaziabad India