Samik Sundar Das works in the field of Rural Development. He is an experienced professional who has worked with government line ministries, Civil Society Organizations and private foundations in areas of Community Driven Development, human resource development, community based skilling and micro-business promotion for around two decades. He has contributed extensively towards the preparation and implementation of large scale rural development programs. His current passion is to rejuvenate the intrinsic entrepreneurial zeal of women entrepreneurs and catalyse business ecosystem development for women led enterprises. Voluntarily, he has been mentoring small enterprises for creating localized jobs in the suburbs of New Delhi. Academically, he has obtained two Masters' related to Development Studies from India and USA. Currently, he is based in the Delhi office of the World Bank.