Tarun Sharma has been responsible for strategic business development activities as well as research, knowledge management, review and drafting of policies relating to urban local development. He led the urban division at Ecorys and has previously worked with Deloitte, Nielsen-Indicus, and McKinsey. He has managed and implemented various government and donor-funded projects on issues related to urban renewal, housing, livelihoods, mobility and land titling. He has also worked with the Ministry of Urban Development and the Ministry of Housing on their flagship projects. He is passionate about urban institutions and cultures. He holds a Masters in Public Policy from National University of Singapore, Masters in Place Management and Leadership from Manchester Metropolitan University and Bachelor in Economics from Delhi University. Tarun is an Associate Member at the Institute of Place Management and also a 2019 Young Societal Leader at the Singapore Summit.
Yutika brings several years of valuable experience in policy research, management, and development. She has worked with multilateral agencies including The World Bank, The United Nations, and ERIA. At the World Bank, she has worked with the Social Protection and Governance teams on projects related to delivery of social protection and skills, public administration, center of government reforms, and public sector pay reform across Asia. She is passionate about issues related to poverty and migration. She has a Masters in Public Policy and in International affairs from National University and Columbia University respectively with a focus on Urban and Social Policy. She graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor in International Political Economy and Global Poverty and Practice. Yutika is also an Acumen Fellow. She grew up in Panchgani, a small town in Maharashtra.