Neharika Rajagopalan


Neharika Rajagopalan is a Manager in the Policy and Outreach team of IFMR LEAD. She holds a Master of Science in Economics from the University of Warwick U.K, and holds a B.A. in Economics from the Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai. Prior to IFMR LEAD, Neharika worked with the Indian Council for International Economic Relations (ICRIER) in Dr. Isher Judge Ahluwalia’s sustainable urbanisation team. She has also worked in the Climate Change and Sustainability Services team at EY LLP, and in the proposal development team at the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST). Her work has primarily been in the area of sustainable and social development, with experience in both research and consulting. She is an avid writer and has contributed to dailies such as The Hindu, The Business Line, and The Deccan Herald while also maintaining a personal blog at Straight from the Heart. She is also a vocalist in Carnatic Music – she has performed on stage with her sister and also sings regularly for the All India Radio. She plays tennis as a hobby.