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Harsh Kothari
Management Consultant , Government & Public Sector_ Social Impact
Kolkata, West Bengal
Harsh, ex-Deloitte is a Public Policy & Governance Specialist with 12 years of experience in Govt. & Public sector. He has successfully led large and complex projects/programmes of Central/State/Local Govt. and donor agencies involving governance & admin. reforms, urban devt., WASH reforms, slum transformation, strengthening municipal finances, EoDB, local economic devt. and IT led transformation
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural, Urban
  • Environment, Climate, Energy, Water, Sanitation
  • Government/Governance, Reforms, Corruption
  • Monitoring, Evaluation, Policy, Research
  • Trade, Finance, Economics, Cooperation, Global
Professional Experience:
Harsh is a highly motivated, emotionally intelligent, innovative, analytical, results-focused and collaborative management professional with 12+ years of experience in strategy & operations and government & public sector consulting with Deloitte India.

Harsh is a Chartered Accountant and an MBA with an excellent academic record and proven record of high performance and substantial achievements. His day-to-day responsibility includes delivering engagements or leading major modules of multiple large projects and supporting business and practice development.

He has successfully led a no. of large complex projects/programmes of Central/State/Local Govt. and multilateral/bilateral agencies like DFID, World Bank, ADB etc. involving governance & administrative reforms, urban infrastructure development, WASH reforms, slum transformation, strengthening state & municipal finances, ease of doing business reforms, local economic development & growth and IT led transformations.

He has successfully developed frameworks and accelerators to provide solutions that are replicated across businesses and geographies.

Harsh is privileged to have authored many innovative policies/legislations which have received national/international recognition for creating impact at scale. Recently, ‘Odisha Land Rights to Slum Dwellers Act & Rules’ received UN’s World Habitat Award.

Harsh has played key role in the domain of smart cities strategy and urban transformation in various States in India. Currently, he led teams to formulate Economic Development Strategy for a city in Eastern India and Business Plan for an Urban Infrastructure Development Fund –a state's financial intermediary.

Harsh has strong ability to structure problems and solve them by blending top-down management consulting approach with grass-roots understanding. He has demonstrated experience in leading and mentoring high performance teams including cross-cultural teams; and has strong record of accomplishment in establishing trust-based relationships with clients, internal and global stakeholders.

His key skills - Policy & Regulatory Analysis, Policy Formulation, Business Process Improvement, Institutional Strengthening, Procurement Management, Programme/Project Management, Client Relationship Management, Quality Assurance, Business & Practice Development, Team Building and Mentorship.
Chartered Accountant, The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, 2007

Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (MBA), Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode, 2014

B. Com, St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata, 2005
Affiliations and Achievements:
• Received a token of honour for contribution to Odisha's JAGA Mission - Livable Habitat Mission from Principal Secretary, Housing & Urban Dev. Dept., Odisha
• Received a token of honour from Hon'ble CM of Odisha and Hon'ble Minister of Urban Affairs in the capacity of Team Leader when Odisha topped the ranks for 3 consecutive years in AMRUT Programme of Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs, GoI

Available for:
  • Consulting assignments
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    English, Hindi, Bengali, Rajasthani
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