Mr. Rakesh Warrier

Rakesh Warrier is Programme Director and Regional Director at BAIF Development Research Foundation. Mr. Warrier has worked in various thematic and administrative capacities in BAIF. He has been associated with design, development, planning and implementation of diverse and innovative programmes in the areas of agriculture, livestock development, appropriate technologies, natural resources management, renewable energy, water, sanitation, rural enterprises, community organizations and value addition.


He has also been involved in coordination, documentation, review and monitoring of field programmes. Currently, he heads BAIF’s East Region covering Odisha, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Bihar states spread across 76 districts with an outreach of over 0.7 million families.


Mr. Warrier is an Engineer by training with an advanced degree in Planning and Development from IIT Bombay.