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Harshika Gupta

Consultant

Harshika brings to FSG her experience in financial services, entrepreneurship, immersive field research, and impact evaluation. She strongly believes in applying a systems thinking lens to facilitate lasting social change.

At FSG, Harshika has worked with clients in Asia and Africa on research and strategy across sectors, including housing, skilling, and family planning. She has co-developed business best practices for education product and service providers in the affordable private school market in urban India, and has contributed to the Shaping Inclusive Markets report, which offers practical recommendations for funders and intermediaries seeking to enable greater economic inclusion.

Before FSG

Prior to joining FSG, Harshika enabled new market entry for her family business by starting up and managing an offline distribution venture in the health supplements market in India. She has also worked with Milaap.org, a crowd-funding and micro-lending platform, where she developed a risk reporting system on Salesforce to manage their lending operations. Harshika began her career with Deloitte Haskins & Sells LLP in India as an apprentice on statutory audit reviews of clients in finance, e-commerce, manufacturing, and media sectors.

Education

  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Chartered Accountant
  • Mumbai University, Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting, and Auditing

Languages

  • Hindi (native/ bilingual)
  • English (full professional)
  • Marathi, Gujarati, Punjabi (limited working)

On working at FSG

“My journey at FSG is interesting because I am a re-hire. After 3 years of being an FSGer, I spent 2 years running a small business, and then came back to FSG in 2020. During my time apart, I worked intimately with a variety of persons who were each impacted in markedly different ways by privilege, or the lack thereof. Today, the efforts we take at FSG toward tackling systemic problems and unlocking social potential have become ever more important to me.

I come to our work each day with a renewed respect for everything we do, from how we engage with each other, to our commitment to highest quality client service at all times.”