Alkesh in his present role drives the initiative to conceptualize, design and execution of integrated delivery programs in India of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. He has been associated with the Foundation since 2003 – has led the Avahan program, an approx. $350 million HIV prevention program. Prior to joining the Foundation, he has worked for McKinsey & Co., where he served clients in India, Asia, Europe and US in the financial services and pharmaceutical sectors. He co-founded IIT Invest Trust Ltd., with seats on the BSE and NSE, and interests in institutional and retail broking, and investment banking. He has also worked in the Financial Institutions Group of Citibank in Mumbai.
His educational background includes a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering, IIT Mumbai and MBA from IIM Calcutta, in Finance and systems.