Dr. Abhjit Sharma, is the Director, Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship( an autonomous body under the Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt of India). Dr. Sharma is a Ph.D. from Guwahati University. Prior to joining IIE, he was the Associate Professor at the Indian Institute of Bank Management, Guwahati. He also worked as a Lecturer at Guwahati University. He has vast experience as a trainer in the field of Microfinance, Group Mode of Financing, Financial Inclusion and Rural Livelihoods. He represented the NER as a member of the working group set up by the Planning Commission on National Rural Livelihood Mission. He is also associated with several studies and consultancies on microfinance and livelihood in the North East in collaboration with Microwave, CESS and Livelihood School, Hyderabad, Tufts University, Boston, USA, etc. He was a renowned mentor for the upcoming entrepreneurs under the Bharat Yuva Shakti Trust program in Assam.