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Vikram Jain

Director

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. In addition to the FSG publications listed below, he is also a contributor to Report on Budget Private Schools in India 2017 and A case study of a systems approach for scaling quality early education solutions. His blog posts include India’s children deserve a solid foundation, Transforming Learning Outcomes for India’s Working Poor, and ECD Implementation Insights: Demand and Affordable Preschool in India. Vikram has spoken at national and international conferences to promote the opportunities within the early childhood education and low-income housing spaces.

Before FSG

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.

Education

  • Master in Business Administration (Dean’s List), London Business School
  • Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science, University of Pune

Languages

  • Hindi (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • Punjabi (conversational)
  • Marathi (conversational)