Testimonials for Dr. Rakesh Malhotra from Fellow Professionals

Dr. Rakesh Malhotra, in his long and fruitful career, interacted with many other professionals. Scroll down to see what they have to say about Sir.

Mr. Krishan Jindal, Consultant-Rural Credit, Micro finance, Livelihood and Agri-Growth, says:

“I have known Dr. Rakesh Malhotra for the last 30 years. We worked together at the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) for about 20 years. He has a professional outlook and is an excellent team player. He is a research oriented person and has a sound understanding of Rural and Agri Sectors. I appreciate his intellect, efficiency and analytical skills.”


​Mr. G.S. Yadav, Director-Projects at Consulting, says:

“I have worked with Dr. Rakesh Malhotra for a couple of years. He is conceptually sound in areas related to microfinance, financial inclusion, governance and livelihood development. He was instrumental in development of the concept of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in forest fringe areas and implementation in the field. I wish him all success for further achievements.”


Dr. Viruthiyel, a Sociologist and M&E Specialist, says:

“Having worked with Rakesh for a few years, I have seen Rakesh’s effortless mastering of inter related to topics like financial inclusion, governance, livelihoods and financial inclusion and now to the importance field of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. I wish him all success for further achievements.”


Mr. H R Dave, Former DyMD NABARD; Former Chair, Nab Samruddhi Fin Ltd, Former Director, Bankers Institute of Rural Development, says:

“A thorough professional with a lot of passion for development areas, especially livelihoods, micro finance and rural development.”


Mr. Sarvesh Chaturvedi, Management Associate at Satin Creditcare Network Limited, talks about his experience with Sir,

“I had the opportunity to work as an intern under Rakesh sir. Rakesh sir is a dedicated individual and a person of great integrity, who has had a long experience in community mobilisation and capacity building. Sir is a visionary who takes everyone along throughout the process. I always felt lucky to have been associated and learnt from a personality with such a great experience who is yet so humble, kind and down to earth. It will be a great moment for anyone who could get a chance to work along with sir.”


Mr. Raj Kumar, 16 years in Governance & NGOs / Corporations for Sustainable Livelihoods, Vocational Skills, WASH, Education, Training & CSR, says:

“Mr Rakesh Malhotra is a remarkable and truly professional person. I worked as SPM – SKILL, RAJEEVIKA under his leadership. He displays tremendous professionalism, courage and risk taking ability to achieve organisation strategic objectives. He has an aptitude to understand and address concerns to bridge the gap between expectations & reality.”


Mr. Anand Bajpai, General Manager at NABARD, says:

“I have known Rakesh for the last 35 years. We had joined NABARD together and were colleagues for a considerable period of time. Rakesh resigned NABARD quite some time back and has been working in different organisations since then. His areas of expertise are micro finance, community based organisations, agriculture and rural development. He is vastly experienced, knowledgeable and professional. I wish him well.”


Mr. Rajeev Singh Thakur, IAS, Govt. of India, New Delhi, says:

“I recommend Rakesh Malhotra for his work on livelihoods and governance.”


Ms. ​Narayani Gupta, Research Associate, RGICS, New Delhi, says:

“Dr. Rakesh Malhotra is one of those rare bosses who also naturally serves as an inspiring mentor. With a background in financial literacy, project management, etc. And years of experience as an educator. He has taken every staff with him. In short, he is a great team leader and with many skills.”


Mr. Krishna Kant Jha, Team Lead (PMC) for World Bank Project (STRIVE), MSDE, Govt of India, Ex UNDP, NABARD, CARE, EY, says:

“Rakesh is an expert in project management and financial inclusion. His vast experience in NABARD, UNDP and MoRD is quite handy in project implementation. He is a thorough gentleman always ready to support other teammates.”


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