Akshatha Hegde is a Senior Project Associate – Finance and Operations with the Energy Program and World Resources Institute India, based in Bengaluru. She looks after the Operations for Clean Energy and Energy Transitions projects. Her work involves supporting the grants and finance management, participating in the monthly program financial review and anchoring the contracts and subgrants management. She also coordinates events, meetings and supports the program team on administrative needs as and when needed.

Prior to World Resources Institute, she worked for Passport Seva, an initiative by the Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, for over nine years, where she specialized in operations management, administration, customer service, and documentation. She also has extensive experience working with startups, designing and optimizing finance administrative processes for various startup companies.

Akshatha holds a Master of Commerce from Delhi University.

She loves traveling and exploring new places and cultures in her free time. She’s also an avid yoga practitioner.