Farhad Merchant is the CEO of Common Purpose India. Farhad has over two decades of experience in the corporate and social sectors, having held a number of leadership roles, including that of CEO of Aga Khan Education Service, India. He has acquired international exposure and versatility, working with clients from various countries and industries / verticals. He is a member on the Whiteboard (an initiative of iVolunteer, one of India’s largest formal volunteering organisations), that aims to bring skills and expertise to the social development sector through expertise offered by volunteers. Farhad graduated in Electronics Engineering from Bombay University, with First Class Honours. He enjoys spending time with his family and going for treks. He dabbles in creative writing whenever he gets the chance, and his articles have been published in various magazines.