Dr.Sanjay Patra holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce and is a qualified Chartered Accountant. He has an experience of over 25 years in the Voluntary and Development Sector. At present, he is the Executive Director of the Financial Management Services Foundation (FMSF) and has served with this organization since 1998. FMSF is a nonprofit organization responsible for financial monitoring and capacity building of development organizations in South Asia (India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Pakistan). He has also been a resource person in many National as well as International Workshops specializing in the areas of Financial Management, Governance and Legal aspects of the Voluntary Sector. So far he has facilitated more than 200 workshops across India. He is also serving as a faculty in various educational institutions. Over the years, he has been engaged in major research and training and has also authored books on financial audit and wrote several articles. A recognized social activist and writer, Mr. Patra has been a member of a number of committees of the Government of India and several national and international non-profit groups working on civil society issues.