As an International Program Manager for South Asia, Rupa is involved in program monitoring, building new partnerships and leading market impact assessments in South Asia. She collaborates closely with team members of Water.org in Bangladesh and India.
Prior to joining Water.org, Rupa worked with global consulting firms including Ernst & Young and Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Services (IL&FS) and other organizations like GMR Group, leading multi-million dollar programs in the social impact and infrastructure sectors. Her role involved collaborating with both the public and private sectors in assessing privatization and concession strategies for major urban development projects and facilitating strategy development in public-private partnership across several industries. At Texas A & M University, her studies focused on public-private partnership in water and transportation.
Commitment to Water.org
Clean affordable water and basic sanitation facilities are the very basics of life. Skyrocketing water prices, unsafe supply, failing infrastructure — these problems fall disproportionately on the most vulnerable among us. WaterCredit by Water.org is a new way to apply smart thinking to the world's water problem. I am very excited to be part of this innovative market driven approach that presents an opportunity to empower people with access to capital. It's one step closer to breaking the cycle of poverty and providing an opportunity for better lives.
Master in Public Administration, Texas A&M - Bush School of Government and Public Services
Postgraduate Diploma, Environmental Law, National Law School of India University
Bachelors in Architecture, University of Visvesywaraya College of Engineering