Sougat joined the Hummingbird Foundation in June 2015 as the Finance Consultant. He handles financial planning, grant and contract management for the foundation. He also leads effective grant management with Hummingbird’s implementing NGO partners. Sougat holds a Master’s in Commerce from the University of Calcutta, and has worked in the social development sector for 10 years. He worked for three years as a Coordinator – Projects for the Financial Management Service Foundation (FMSF). He then moved to the PACS Programme – the largest DfID funded civil society program in India – as a State and then National Finance Manager. He managed a large portfolio while working with various government departments on several flagship government schemes developed for marginalised communities. On the personal front, he lives a well-balanced life as a dutiful son, caring husband and loving father of his son. He loves to travel and to play cricket.