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11/2022 - Present 

The World Bank, New Delhi Office, India

Trade Facilitation Advisor - STC

07/2022 - Present

UN World Food Programme, New Delhi Office, India

South-South & Triangular Cooperation Expert

12/21- 07/22

Particip GmbH, Freiburg, Germany

Senior Non-Key Expert

(For European Commission, EUD, New Delhi Office)

08/2015 - Present

Abhilash Puljal & Co., New Delhi, India


(Multiple Projects: Provenio Astral International LLP, India; Pula Dynes Pty Ltd, Botswana; African Export Import Bank, Egypt; Government of Zambia, Zambia; GIZ GmbH, Belgium among others)

01/20 - Present

Upawan Agritech Private Limited, New Delhi & Hyderabad, India

Executive Director

2015-18 (Intermittent)

International Trade Centre, Geneva, Switzerland

Various Projects in Africa and Asia

06/16 - 06/18

PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited, Patna, Bihar

Private Sector Development Investment and SME Sector Development Expert

(For the Government of Bihar)

08/10 - 07/15

Avignam Advisors, New Delhi, London and Kigali 

Promoter & Managing Director 

(Multiple Projects: DFID, New Delhi and London; Ask Indus Global, Dubai, Port Louis, Nairobi, Dar-es-Salam; Volontus, Agri Services, Kigali, Rwanda Knowledge City, Kigali, GIEPA, New Delhi & Banjul; CII, New Delhi among many others)


  • Certified Management Consultant® - Under renewal

  • Member, Institute of Management Consultants of India, Mumbai, India 

  • Life Member, All India Management Association, New Delhi, India

  • Life Member, Delhi Management Association, New Delhi, India

  • Life Member, Ananta Centre, New Delhi, India

  • Member, The Royal Economic Society, London, UK

  • Asian Development Bank – CMS No. 159980

  • African Development Bank – Web-code: W295062

  • World Bank – UPI Number: 601961

  • UN World Food Programme – Candidate ID: 2031200 

  • Empanelled as a subject matter expert with the Uganda Development Bank.



London School of Economics and Political Science

Masters of Science in Development Management


University of Sydney

Masters in International Business


DePaul University

Bachelor of Science in Commerce


Name of University

Course or Diploma


  • Market Systems Approach, Springfield Centre, Durham, UK 

  • Certificate on SME exports, International Trade Centre (Online), Geneva, Switzerland

  • Basic Security in the Field II (Online), United Nations Department of Safety and Security (UNSDSS) 

  • Advanced Security in the Field (Online), UNSDSS, 

  • BSafe (Online), UNDSS


  • Strong analytical and communication skills, with faculties in document writing

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and project management skills 

  • Quantitative and qualitative research skills

  • Well-honed teaching and training skills

  • Good attention to detail and client focussed

  • Significant grasp on agriculture, its allied sectors and agri-business

  • Strong understanding of value-chain approach for trade, industrial development, and cross border investment opportunities

  • Strong commitment to teamwork and used working across disciplines

  • Well organised and motivated with intercultural skills with experience in working with international teams.

New Delhi | Goa | Hyderabad 

telephone: +91965 002 9966 (iMessage or WhatsApp only)

email: abhilash[dot]puljal[at]gmail[dot]com or 


Below is my brief Curriculum Vitae. If you are interested in connecting with me for potential business opportunities or collaborations, please use the contact form, email or WhatsApp number provided in the contact page.  I will do my best to respond to your inquiry in a timely manner. I look forward to hearing from you! 

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