With over 15 years of experience in strategy, operations, and technology consulting, Vikram brings strong skills in developing strategy, developing new business models, policy advocacy, customer research at BoP, and leading programs to create large-scale social impact.Full bio
Role at FSG
During his time at FSG, Vikram has led the low-income housing (LIH) program in India. He is responsible for defining the LIH program agenda and managing relationships in the LIH ecosystem, including developers, housing finance companies, and government. He has led projects in understanding the needs of low-income customers living in slums and low-income neighbourhoods and in identifying market-based opportunities to improve their lives. As co-lead of the livelihoods program, Vikram has worked on identifying opportunities to skill school dropouts and place them in jobs.
Prior to joining FSG, Vikram worked with Monitor Inclusive Markets (MIM), as lead of the low-income housing practice, where he led numerous engagements advising the government (e.g. Affordable Housing Task Force, Odisha Government) on conducive policy to catalyze the LIH sector. He has led projects to understand the customer home buying experience, preferences and trade-offs, including evaluating organizations to address some of their challenges. He has authored a report State of the Low-Income Housing Market in India, written numerous articles in leading newpapers, spoken at national and international conferences, and on numerous occasions promoted the LIH opportunity in media.
Prior to MIM, Vikram worked for McKinsey & Company, London as an engagement manager advising top-tier investment banks and retail banks on acquisitions, operational excellence, and IT strategy. He started his career as a technology consultant, working for Deloitte Consulting and SoftPlus (a startup) in the U.S., U.K., and India advising clients on operations and technology topics.
- Masters 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)