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About Our Mentor

About Our Mentor

Mr Ajay Saxena has a multi-dimensional career spanning over 28 years ranging from women Empowerment, rural development to Infrastructure on variety of policies and Projects. He is a Post Graduate in Economics with specialization in Econometrics, Financial Management from IIMK and an MBA, a Law and Science Graduate.

He has more than 28 years of rich professional experience in diverse fields. He has served as full time Public Private Partnership Expert from Asian Development Bank (ADB) to Government of Maharashtra for 8 years. Currently, he is assisting many Central and Maharashtra Government Agencies as Expert on PPP and non-PPP Procurement and Financing of projects and plans. He is also an advisor to National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited (NIIFL).

He has facilitated the development of some of India’s key infrastructure development projects with departments such as Finance, Public Works Department, city centric corporations, Mumbai Port Trusts, Mumbai Metro Rail Company and Regional Development Authorities. He is an expert member (on PPP) on various committees of the Government, Government Agencies and Local Bodies in Maharashtra. He has been included as PPP Expert in National Task Force (NTF) on 24xT Water Supply to disseminate knowledge and extend handholding support to States/UTs and Cities in implementing 24x7 water Supply projects under AMRUT 2.0

He has successfully contributed towards resolving disputes between concessioning authorities and concessionaires including SEZ, Hospital, Street Lights.

During his hard-core PPP professional tenure of over 20 years working with ADB, Government and private sector entities in different capacities, he has worked on PPP Policy development, Toll Policy, Procurement Policy, PPP Toolkits for water, SWM, roads, health education and transport and Project Structuring. His professional contributions at different stages of Projects, have resulted in decision making of over 100 projects with a valuation of over INR 75,000 crores. Major Projects which he has contributed are Navi Mumbai International Airport, Diagnostic Centers in Maharashtra, Energy Saving Street lights in Pune, MTDC Properties at various locations in Maharashtra. He has successfully contributed towards India’s first Hyperloop project discussion as a PPP Expert as part of Government of Maharashtra committee.

Earlier to this, he has worked on a World Bank Project to reclaim Sodic Land in Uttar Pradesh as Head of Monitoring & Evaluation and was also the Project Director for two World Bank and IFAD funded Projects viz. "Swashakti" Project - A project for women Empowerment implemented under 17 districts of Uttar Pradesh and "SAWERA - Sustainable Agriculture for Women Empowerment in Rural Areas (UP).

He headed an Independent Profit Center as Head Portals managing 42 Portals which also involved successful development of the CBIS to analyze the data and monitor the users’ behavior & requirements on the sites and developed effective feedback system. He was also one among three who conceived and managed India's no. 1 Map website – www.mapsofindia.com