Utpal Deka

Former National Team Leader - Capacity Building, Ministry of Urban Development – IndiaFormer National Team Leader - Capacity Building for Urban Development in India, Ministry of Urban Development – India

Mr. Utpal Deka served as the National Team Leader - Capacity Building for Urban Development (under WB sponsored programme), Smart Cities Mission in India, is a Smart Cities & Transport Sector Development expert. He has more than 24 years of experience and earlier worked as the Managing Director at Cambridge Systematics-India. His experience working in the developing world, and understanding of government and financial institutions, helps clients drive innovation and optimize their vital infrastructure investments. Recently, he contributed to a Working Group on Improvement and Development of Transport Infrastructure in the North East India for the National Transport Development Policy Committee. Mr. Deka also advised the Government of Rwanda for their Integrated National Trade Logistics Facilities Project, Government of Kenya on the first highway PPP project amongst other international assignments carried out in Zanzibar, Nigeria etc. Mr. Deka holds an EPGM degree from MIT-Sloan and as well as MBA (Finance), PGDip (Logistics), Masters in Planning (Transportation) and a Bachelor's degree from the National Institute of Technology, Rourkela.