Mr. Pokharna is a member of the Working Group for the New National Policy for Voluntary Sector constituted by NITI Aayog and General Body Member of the National Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (NRLPS), Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India.

Previously, he has served as the Joint Coordinator at NITI Aayog’s Standing Committee on Civil Society Organisation. He was also the Chief Executive Officer at the UN-ECOSOC recognized leadership and training think tank, Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini (RMP).

Earlier he has held several leadership assignments in the field of Education, Training and Skill Development like Director, PT Education; Vice President Lok Bharti Skilling Solution Pvt. Ltd. and Director, Phoenix International Business School.

He is an alumnus of the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi and Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information Communication and Technology, Gandhinagar.

Few publications by him include Creativity in Cooperation (2012), One Nation One Election (2018) published by Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini.

Ravi Pokharna can be reached at


  • Senior Leaders Program
    IIM Ahmedabad
  • MBA
    Faculty of Management Studies, University of Delhi, 2008
  • BTech
    Information and Communication Technology, Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information and Communication Technology, 2006


Work Experience:

  • 2020 – present: Joint Coordinator
    Standing Committee of Civil Society Organisations, NITI Aayog
  • 2015 – 2021: Various positions leading upto CEO
    Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini
  • 2018 – 2021: Chief Advisor
    AIC – Rambhau Mhalgi Prabodhini Foundation
  • 2017 – 2021: Deputy Dean
    Indian Institute of Democratic Leadership
  • 2012 – 2015: Co-Founder and Director
    Engineering Watch
  • 2010 – 2012: Vice President – Marketing
    Lok Bharti
  • 2008 – 2010: Director – Marketing
    PT Education