With over 15 years of consulting experience, Vikram has led several projects in understanding the needs of low-income urban customers and in identifying market-based opportunities to improve their lives. He currently leads FSG’s Program to Improve Private Early Education (PIPE), which aims to improve the learning outcomes of low-income urban children going to affordable private schools. As the program lead, Vikram is responsible for defining the program agenda, leading research, managing relationships, and developing a business blueprint to improve the quality of affordable early childhood education in India.
Vikram previously led FSG’s low-income housing program and was responsible for managing customer research and analysis, developing and validating the business model for low-income housing, tailoring a housing finance model to suit low-income customers, and supporting the Indian government in creating an affordable housing policy that would help catalyze the low-income housing market amongst the private sector. Vikram also co-led FSG’s livelihoods program.
Vikram is the author of numerous reports and newspaper articles and has spoken at national and international conferences to promote the opportunities within the early childhood education and low-income housing spaces.
Prior to joining FSG, Vikram worked with Monitor Inclusive Markets (MIM) as lead of the low-income housing practice, co-authoring the report State of the Low-Income Housing Market in India: Encouraging Progress & Opportunity to Realize Dreams of Millions. He also worked with McKinsey & Company, London, as an engagement manager. He started his career as a technology consultant, working for Deloitte Consulting and the startup SoftPlus in the U.S., U.K., and India, where he would advise clients on operations and technology.
- Master in Business Administration (Dean’s List), London Business School
- Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science, University of Pune
- Hindi (native)
- English (fluent)
- Punjabi (conversational)
- Marathi (conversational)