Managing Director, Indian Grameen Services, BASIX
Sankar Datta is Managing Director of Indian Grameen Services, the research and development unit of the BASIX group, and is also the Dean of The Livelihood School established by BASIX. Dr Datta has been involved for two decades in providing professional services for rural development activities, especially working with micro-enterprises on livelihood promotion. He previously worked in the MP Oilseeds Co-op Federation, PRADAN and Indian Institute of Management in Ahmedabad before taking a position in the faculty of the Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat. Dr Datta has a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture and Animal Husbandry from the GB Pant Agricultural University, Pantnagar, Uttar Pradesh, and a postgraduate diploma in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management. He has a Ph.D. in Economics from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat.