Gaurav is Dalberg’s Regional Director for Asia and also leads the firm’s energy practice. He founded Dalberg’s first office in Asia in Mumbai, where he is currently based. Under his leadership the firm has rapidly expanded to Delhi and Singapore and has over 40 full time consultants traversing work across Asia. Gaurav works on a wide-ranging set of issues that include energy access, financial inclusion, access to education, and inclusive business strategies. He currently serves two of the world’s largest foundations on their measurement, evaluation, and learning activities and advises a Fortune 100 energy company on sustainable energy opportunities.
Outside of Dalberg, Gaurav has been a founding partner in a string of social ventures including two eco-resorts, a sustainable tourism online platform, an organic tea plantation, and an eco-friendly fair trade fashion label. Previously, he led an Indian environmental NGO on climate change and also helped establish a leading public policy think-tank on Australian aboriginal issues.
Prior to Dalberg, Gaurav was a Project Leader with the Boston Consulting Group in Sydney and London. He holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy, politics, and economics from Oxford University and a postgraduate degree in development economics from Yale University. He was also a Fairfax scholar at the United World College of Hong Kong.