Pratik Kumar – President
PRATIK KUMAR is a seasoned social sector practitioner with the right mix of passion and professionalism. He has a career spanning almost three decades in the UN, International NGOs, Indian Government and the private sector. In 2016 he moved on from his role as the Executive Director at Magic Bus Global after seven years with the organisation. Earlier he was the CEO of Magic Bus India Foundation and responsible for scaling the organisation from a small programme in Mumbai to 23 states in India, reaching out to 400000 children and youth. He completed his graduation in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. After a brief stint in the corporate sector, he joined the Indian Civil services in the 1992 batch. His four year stint in the National AIDS control programme in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India inspired him to play a more substantial role in the social sector. In 2006, he left the government to join United Nations in the UN Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Regional Office for South Asia to lead a project on drugs and HIV. He is a native of Bihar and believes that young people have the power to truly shape the future.