Aakanksha is presently working with the Nutrition Improvement vertical for DSM Nutritional Products. Pursuing her present role, she is into strategizing and implementation of sustainable initiatives focused on micronutrient malnutrition to serve the hard-to-reach communities. Appropriating her expertise in nutrition science, she has been technically shaping various programs around micronutrient deficiencies, workplace and community nutrition. Beyond nurturing these programs, she handles advocacy and partnerships with the Government bodies, UN organizations, development partners, non-profits and private sector stakeholders. She is also working towards establishing a social business model on Rice Fortification for India. Aakanksha thrives on discovering innovative and sustainable market-based solutions in order to make strides towards higher quality nutrition for all.
Prior to this, Aakanksha has been associated with multiple on-ground food fortification, public health interventions and innovation grant programs through organizations such as GAIN, Tata Trusts and the Gates Foundation, targeting rural and peri-urban Indian population. Aakanksha has professional training in public health nutrition and social impact strategy from University of Pennsylvania.