Amitav is Founder CEO, The Education Alliance. TEA is a registered non profit organisation based in India and works primarily as a facilitator of Public Private Partnerships in Education across the country. Prior to this Amitav was Country Director, Absolute Return for Kids (ARK), India, a UK based philanthropic co-operative founded in 2002. He was responsible for setting up and managing the India operations for ARK and was with the organisation since it’s inception in India in 2008 until April 2014. Amitav and his team were responsible for launching several programmes in India – School Leaders for India – a leadership capacity building programme, ASPIRE- an English Literacy programme ENABLE – a vouchers school access programme and SQA- School Quality Assesment in Madhya Pradesh, an initiative funded by DIFD.
Amitav worked as a General Manager in the office of the CEO & MD at Ranbaxy Laboratories prior to his switch over to the development sector. Amitav began his post MBA career in the USA working for Bristol Myers Squibb & Co. based in Princeton. He managed a part of their Oncology portfolio and was also responsible for setting up their office in Mumbai, India in 2003. He started as part of a small team of 2 expat employees from the US who worked closely with McKinsey & Co. to establish the India entity and left for Delhi in 2005 when the company had over 100 employees.