Dr. Rajan Sankar is Director – The India Nutrition Initiative (TINI) and Senior Advisor for Nutrition at Tata Trusts. Prior to joining the Trusts, Dr. Sankar was country manager, India and Regional Representative, South Asia, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) and supported GAIN’s program development and grant, management in India. Prior to joining GAIN, Dr. Sankar was a project officer in the Child Development and Nutrition section of UNICEF in India. In 2001, he retired as Colonel from the Indian Army Medical Corps after 24 years of service. He is a medical graduate from the University of Madras with a specialization in internal medicine and endocrinology. He has published over 100 scientific papers in national and international journals.