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Chandrima Das

Associate Director

As a part of the inclusive markets approach area, Chandrima has worked on high-impact program areas, cutting-edge research pieces, and advised donors and foundations.

Chandrima has worked on a diverse range of issues—from water and sanitation, to microfinance and adolescent health. She has developed and disseminated sustainable business models to provide clean drinking water in low-income urban areas—helping implementation partners catalyze the market, besides working closely with low-income customers to understand their water usage and behavior. Chandrima has been part of Beyond the Pioneer, an intensive and ground breaking year-long study on how to ‘build markets’ to get inclusive business models to sustainable scale. Through this study she has gained cross-sectoral exposure to several inclusive models, building expertise in the mobile money, microfinance as well as clean cookstove sectors. She has designed engagement strategy in the area of urban sanitation for a large private foundation and most recently, has worked on a study regarding adolescent health in urban India, with a focus on reproductive and sexual health. 

Before FSG

Prior to joining FSG, Chandrima was a consultant based out of New York, as part of the Financial Services practice at Oliver Wyman. She has advised clients ranging from retail banks and wealth management businesses, gaining a strong understanding of financial services in developed economies.

Education

  • Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, MBA
  • National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, B. Tech Computer Science and Engineering

Languages

  • Hindi
  • Bengali
  • Assamese 
  • Nepali (conversational)