Biswanath Sinha oversees Tata Trusts’ field operations in the eastern and northeastern parts of India. He has been with the Trusts since 2005. Before joining Tata Trusts he implemented developmental projects on agriculture, irrigation, watershed and microfinance in Bihar and Jharkhand with PRADAN. He also worked on issues related to sustainable mountain development and financial inclusion for the poor.
Biswanath serves on the boards of Collectives for Integrated Livelihoods Initiatives (CInI), Centre for Microfinance and Livelihoods (CML), North-East Initiative Development Association (NEIDA), Livolink Foundation, and Rashtriya Gramin Vikas Nidhi (RGVN). He has authored books on rural livelihoods and occasionally writes on agriculture, climate change and sports in various journals. He is trained as an engineer.