Team Anurag Saxena


Principal Consultant - Strategic Initiatives
New Delhi, India

Anurag is a Principal Consultant and Domain Leader in MicroSave’s Strategic Initiatives Domain. He is a Strategy Consultant with over 11 years of experience gained through projects with Government, International Funding Agencies, Non Profits and Corporates in Bangladesh, HongKong, India, Kurdistan, Oman and USA. His areas of expertise include strategy formulation, operating model design, business case preparation and program management. He has managed P&L of large Accounts and led cross functional teams located in different countries. He has led global projects with multi-million dollar investments and helped in creating long lasting impacts at grassroots. 
Examples of his recent works include:
  • Led business transformation and strategy in the feasibility study for designing ‘Customer Centric e-Platform’ , funded by a Government Department in HongKong: involved current state assessment, business process re-engineering, identification and assessment of relevant business options, cost benefit and business impact analysis and business case preparation. (2016-2017)
  • Led feasibility study and DPR preparation for establishing Technology Park in North East India, funded by State Government: involved current state assessment, offering design, financial model design, implementation plan preparation and industry consultation. (2015-2016)
  • Led Program Management for an ambitious skill development initiative, funded by Government of India: involved finalizing implementation guidelines, setting up monitoring processes and partner evaluation. (2014-15)
  • Led Business Process Design for streamlining operations across multiple entities, funded by a leading Education Foundation in India: involved current state assessment, stakeholder consultations, future state process design and transition to Technology team for ERP implementation. (2013-2014)
  • Designed blueprint, business strategy and operating model for a multi-faceted global organization in India, funded by a leading Foundation. The structure consisted of a Public Policy Thinktank, Leadership Development Academy, Engagement Platform and Social Initiative Incubation Centre: conducted secondary research, interviews with global experts and integration across work streams to finalize operating model. (2012-2013)
  • Led the project focussed on DCT (direct cash transfer) of fertiliser subsidy in India, funded by Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers. 
  • Led multiple transformation projects in India, funded by the Government of India including e-District pilot and national rollout, Aadhar implementation: enabling financial, digital and social inclusion. (2008-2011)
Before joining MicroSave, Anurag was Senior Manager (Health & Public Services) at Accenture Strategy where he led Education Industry, was focusing on Social Sector supporting business development and delivery globally. He was faculty member for Accenture Consulting University in Chicago and Kualalumpur. He also worked with PwC Consulting and IBM. He holds Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech) from National Institute of Technology (NIT) Trichy. Anurag is also co-founder of Pragyan, one of the largest Global Technology Event organised in NIT Trichy. He was writing a blog featuring alumni success stories and is founding team member for regional chapters of alumni association in Bangalore in Delhi. He is strong supporter of start-up ecosystem and actively engages with entrepreneurs. He is passionate about financial inclusion, digital inclusion and social empowerment. He is fluent in Hindi and English


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