Sourav Banerjee has over fifteen years of experience in the elementary education sector, working for government, non-government and donor organizations. Before Room to Read, Sourav worked with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) where he led conceptualizing, designing, managing and monitoring of education and skill development program activities. Sourav has been closely associated with the planning, implementation and monitoring of Sarva Siksha Abhiyan (SSA), India’s flagship program for universal elementary education and the largest education reform program in the world. Sourav has participated in various program Review Missions as a Government of India and a World Bank nominee. He is currently a member of the Government of India Advisory Group on early grade literacy and CARE India’s Technical Core Group on early reading. By training, Sourav is an architect and practiced architecture before moving into the education sector.