Alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School of Government and IIT Bombay, Rohit served as the Head of Policy and Research at the office of Mr. Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda, Member of Parliament (MP) in Lok Sabha. In addition to supervising research at Mr. Panda’s office, Rohit was responsible for liasioning with central/state governments and non-governmental organisations for development projects. He has worked for several years with PRS Legislative Research, the Indian think-tank that supports MPs across party lines with research on legislative and policy issues. At PRS, Rohit also developed ‘MP Track’, a tool that is widely used by the media and civil society to track engagement of MPs in Parliament. Before shifting to policy, he was a strategy consultant with the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) at their Mumbai office. He is a 2013 IPRYLI (India-Pakistan Regional Young Leaders Initiative) fellow with the Asia Society.
With a Master of Public Policy (MPP) from Oxford University, Aparajita has rich experience in policy and communications. She was one of the four Indians selected for the Faiths Act Fellowship by the Tony Blair Faith Foundation in 2011. Before that, she worked as a Legislative Assistant to Mr. N.K. Singh, Member of Parliament in Rajya Sabha. In her undergraduate years at the College of Business Studies, Delhi University, Aparajita was instrumental in starting ‘Manthan’ – an annual congregation of street theatre societies to spread social awareness across India. Manthan has now expanded to 15+ towns and cities. Most recently, she was Manager, Corporate Affairs and Communications at Snapdeal where she was responsible for media messaging and engagement, in addition to providing inputs on policy and legislative issues that affect the digital commerce sector. She was also instrumental in developing and managing partnerships with many state governments for Snapdeal.