As the India Fellows Program Lead, Abbas manages operational and strategic aspects of the India Fellows Program, and works closely with the India Fellows Manager to build a robust and active Fellows community in India.
In 2014, Abbas was selected as an Acumen India Fellow, and has ever since been closely involved with the Fellows community in India.
Prior to joining Acumen, Abbas spent 5 years building Avanti, a social enterprise that combines passionate teachers, world class curriculum and technology to deliver a high quality math and Science education in the interiors of India. With a desire to understand systemic challenges in India, Abbas subsequently moved on to education and healthcare projects with India’s tribal communities and urban poor.
Abbas holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.