Our Team Members

Director - Ms. Shivani Prasad: Ms. Prasad is qualified fashion and textile designer with deep social orientation. After graduating she attended teachers’ training and worked as Vice Principal at a reputed school in Patna, where she trained girls on cloth designing and stitching besides conducting Hindi classes. She has been working extensively on women’s issues in rural and peri-urban area for their social and economic up-liftment.

Ms. Prasad is Founder Director of SAI. She has been involved in its conceptualization and incorporation.

Chief Executive Officer - Mr. Jitendra Sinha: Mr. Sinha has vast knowledge and experience in agriculture, forestry/plantation and community mobilization. A triple Post Graduate in Agriculture; Development Planning; and Rural Development from India and Europe he has worked for more than 20 years before taking charge of CEO of SAI.

Mr. Sinha was earlier associated with IFC/World Bank; CARE; SDC-IC; and IIRR (the Philippines) and provided services as Team Leader to European Union & United Nations in India, Bangladesh and China. He has also worked with IDRC in Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines; and DGIS in Nepal and Cambodia.

He has been International Chief Technical Adviser (intermittent)-MENARID to UNDP/GEF and Government of Iran since 2011. He received best performance award at CARE-India (2001-02) and outstanding performance in SDC-IC (2005-06).

Mr. RSP Singh (Head – Finance), is a Financial Services expert with nearly 28 years of experience in Rural Banking and Mutual Fund industries. He has worked with organisations like L&T Mutual Fund and UTI Mutual Fund. He is credited with extending pension services to the low income group (Micro Pension). He formalised and rolled out the scheme with the members of Institutions like SEWA Bank, Gujarat; Paradeep Port and Dock Labour Union, Odisha; Bihar State Co-operative Milk Producers’ Federation Ltd. (COMPFED), Bihar; Department of Posts, Maharashtra; Self-Help Promotion for Health and Rural Development (SHEPHERD), Tamil Nadu; and Mann Deshi Mahila Sahakari Bank, Maharashtra. He also piloted the launch of first Service Area Concept in the country in Rae Bareli District. His other areas of expertise include Data Analysis, expansion of Distribution network and customisation of operations.

With Masters in Management and Agricultural Economics already under his belt, he is now pursuing Fellow Programme in Management. He has close to 30 certifications which include Certified Financial Planner (CFPCM), Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB) and Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

He is bringing a diversified expertise in terms of functions and geographies. He will be heading the Finance department at SAI.

Preeti Shrivastav – Associate to the Director, has more than eight (8) years of rich experience in Human Resources Recruitment & Development, Office Management, Communications and Documentation, and project compliance.

Prior to joining SAI, Preeti worked as Senior Associate for Willis Processing India Pvt Ltd. She is well versed with maintaining systematic and effective office functioning; and compliance to rules and regulations of the statutory bodies and auditors. She possesses excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills with proven abilities in training & development. Preeti has a Degree in Computer Science from Bhopal University.