Ajit Mani

Ajit Mani (b.1947) is the Managing Director of Intervention (India) Pvt. Ltd., the company he founded in 1992, to provide high quality management services to clients engaged in Development activities.

He has an unusual breadth of professional experience, most of it in rural India and the unorganised urban sector. Skills in survey research and qualitative research methods, developed over several field assignments are supported with creative problem solving and communications capabilities.

He developed perspectives on poverty, survival, exploitation and governance during an unemployed “Walkabout” period (1980-82), when he lived with tribals in the Silent Valley, Palghat District, Kerala, and fishermen in Pamban Island, Ramnad District,Tamilnadu.

A three year assignment as head of Social Marketing with a mainstream Indian advertising agency, SISTA’S PRIVATE LIMITED, has provided familiarity with the presentation and communication of Development and Public Systems issues, in various situations and media.

Ajit Mani has assisted in the development of formal Strategic Plans of several agencies including ActionAid, Oxfam, WWF-I, Family Planning Association of India (FPAI), PLAN INTERNATIONAL, and CRAFTS COUNCIL OF INDIA. He has also worked closely with several Government agencies in social research and social communications assignments.

Ajit Mani was a guest faculty at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore(IIMB), for its “Customised Programme on Public Policy Analysis for Indian Administrative Service Officers” (2000-2001). His sessions were on “Public Systems Project Management”, which draws heavily on field experience and discusses issues in the implementation of Public Policy. The Faculty Leader for this Programme was Dr. N.Naganna.

Ajit Mani cleared the Certified Management Consultant (Process 8) of the Institute of Management Consultants of India (IMCI) on 10 May 2006. Please see: http://www.imcindia.com