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Lokesh Bijavarappa
State Director , International non-profit
Bengaluru, India
Proven leader as long-time Karnataka State Director for Landesa, a global top-10 NGO. Skilled in people management, organizational administration, project planning and management, research, and fundraising. With a Ph.D. in economics and an M.Sc. in Agricultural Marketing & Cooperation, I have conducted field research and participated in rural development programs in eight different Indian states.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Capacity Building, Training, Advocacy
Professional Experience:
State Director – Karnataka. Responsible for the management, research, and administrative-related functions of the Karnataka state office. Responsible for government relations, corporate sector and NGO relations, identifying and executing new projects, providing training, collecting and analyzing data, writing reports, supporting the national office, and implementing projects both as a leader and a subject matter specialist. Organized and participated in national and state level workshops and seminars. Supported India national operations for its smooth and efficient functioning. Planned and participated in major high-profile meetings and field visits, and represented Landesa at countless seminars, meetings, and workshops. Played a major role in developing Landesa/RDI’s employee manual for India staff by drafting cross-cultural training materials, developing a brief manual on micro-plots, and converting Landesa/RDI research into reports.
Education:
Ph.D., Economics (dissertation: Computerization of Land Records in Karnataka – An Economic Analysis), Kuvempu University, Karnataka, India, 2009

M.Sc., Agricultural Marketing and Cooperation, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India, 2001
Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    More than 20 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Doctorate
    Languages:
    English, Hindi, Kannada and Telgu
    Nationality:
    Indian
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