Dr. Jacob John is a Ph.D. in economics and MBA in finance and marketing. He is an institution builder and a development specialist. Presently, he is the President of KDS -Delhi, a socio-economic research organization and Centre for Development of Indian States. Dr. Jacob John has implemented a large number development projects in various parts of India, mostly in partnership with different ministries of Government of India and State Governments and district administrations. These projects pertain to technical support programmes for institutions, research studies and training programmes. Besides, his distinguish career also includes working for UN system in India and abroad and also reputed private institutions in the country.