Jitender Bansal is the Finance Director of Room to Read India, an International non-profit working in the areas of early grade literacy and girls’ education.  As Finance head, Jitender provides strategic & operational direction to the financial, legal, audit and donor management affairs of the organisation. He plays a pivotal role in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision making and operations as Room to Read continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. He is passionate about delivering innovative and unique yet simple solutions to diverse set of problems.

Jitender has diverse experience of more than 20 years spread across public, private and development sectors. Prior to Room to Read, Jitender has worked with CIMMYT (An Agribased Int’l non-profit) where he led the finance function with a focus on strengthening the internal control systems and delivering strategic direction in the financial domain. He had also worked with Air India for more than 13 years in finance and audit functions. As an audit lead, he helped the organisation in restructuring the audit strategy by applying best practices, identified potential cost reduction & revenue enhancing avenues, prepared a process risk inventory by reviewing significant biz processes, and also helped in developing robust systems & processes.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds the post-graduation degree in business management from FMS, Delhi.