Rakesh is a Senior Associate in Inclusive Fintech at BFA. He is a certified project manager who brings rich experience managing medium to large IT projects. He has a strong inclination towards technology, and was a key member of India’s Aadhaar program, “the world’s most sophisticated ID program,” where he worked with the telecom industry, the Ministry of Railways, the Ministry of Health and the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), which administers a compulsory pension plan, to strengthen their KYC processes through use of digital ID and biometric authentication. He also led the design and development team of “m-Aadhaar”, the mobile equivalent of the physical Aadhaar ID card. Before joining BFA, Rakesh launched a mobile-based telehealth consultation service in India targeted to last-mile populations with limited access to quality primary healthcare services. He holds a Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering and can program in Java both for enterprise applications and Android apps.