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Sameer, after calling time on his 25 years of involvement in entrepreneurship and management consulting, is now employing his strategy and execution knowhow in the development sector. Sameer has always been a keen proponent of effective altruism and has set up Ripples of Hope to further this cause. The not-for-profit foundation aims to take on the herculean task of attempting to better the lot/change the realities of people living in extreme poverty in rural India. In 2003, Sameer set up The Smart Cube, a data analytics company. In the 17 years since, he has spearheaded its growth into a global leader in the analytics space, with offices across the world. Vital to his success was his management consulting experience in the 1990s–more than a decade with Accenture’s strategy consulting practice in India. He is a contrarian thinker, an avid climber and loves to spend time trekking in the upper reaches of the Himalayas. He has run rafting expeditions down many white-water rivers in the Himalayas, and is also a zealous long-distance runner. Sameer is married to Ishita Swarup, a serial entrepreneur, and has a twelve-year-old daughter, Tara. He holds the 4Sight Class of Ananta Aspen’s Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship and is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.