PRATIK KUMAR has a career spanning over two and a half decades in the UN, International NGOs, Indian Government and the private sector. In September 2016 he moved on from his role as the Executive Director at Magic Bus Global after seven years with the organisation to pursue his passion in the social sector as an independent consultant. Earlier he was the CEO of Magic Bus India Foundation and responsible for scaling the organisation from a small programme in Mumbai to 23 states in India, reaching out to 400000 children and youth. He has extensive experience of managing large scale programmes in a leadership role. A substantial part of his career was spent as a civil servant with the Indian government. This was followed by a three year stint in the United Nations. He has worked very closely with bilateral donors, UN agencies, international NGOs, corporate industry and foundations, print and electronic media. He has vast experience of programme management, leadership development, change management, setting up systems and processes for large scale delivery, M&E, etc. He has developed policies and led advocacy efforts on various issues and has extensive experience in the areas of Education, Health, Gender, Nutrition, Water & Sanitation, Youth Development and Livelihood. He has B. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Delhi and from the 1992 batch of the Indian Civil Services.