Balakrishnan S, is the CEO of Vrutti and has been working in the development sector for over 20 years. He has been a part of Vrutti�s journey since the time the organization started working with its first farmer, and is associated till date, as Vrutti has grown to provide services to 1,00,000+ farmers. He has grown with the organisation and has worn multiple hats and undertaken diverse responsibilities. His experience spans across the domains of consulting, research, capacity building and implementing development initiatives. He has been instrumental in co-creating Vrutti�s primary impact model- the 3Fold model. Prior to this, he was the CEO of a Sex Workers Cooperative that provided financial services to the concerned marginalised women communities. He has completed his graduation in Science and holds a Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Management (PGDBM) from IGNOU. He has recently undertaken a training course on �Strategic Nonprofit Management� conducted jointly by HBS, Ashoka University and Dasra. He has also completed an international course on �Producer Companies�, which gave him an invaluable exposure to the different models of cooperatives that exist across different countries.