Ajay Pandey

Partner and Leader, CSR, Strategy and Performance Improvement, Thinkthrough Consulting (TTC)


Ajay Pandey is a highly accomplished international development practitioner and seasoned advisory professional with over 23 years of crossdomain leadership experience in sustainable development, strategic management, and monitoring and evaluation. He brings a unique blend of expertise gained through his extensive experience working with rural communities, international development organisations, business leaders, policy planners, and decision-makers.
Throughout his professional tenure, Ajay has effectively overseen numerous large-scale and intricate projects on a global scale, with a specific emphasis on nations in South Asia, the Middle East, and Southeast Asia. He has
provided valuable strategic insights and actionable solutions across various domains. His areas of expertise encompass ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance), Corporate Social Responsibility, Natural Resources and Environmental Management, Sustainable Livelihoods, Agriculture, Water, and Climate Change. Ajay is a dedicated advocate for sustainable solutions with global resonance and contributes to a more resilient future.

Ajay’s strength lies in his exceptional ability to understand the intricate nuances and complexities of the sustainable development landscape, particularly climate change adaptation. His proven track record of designing transformative ESG strategies, crafting compelling theories of change, and streamlining development effectiveness instils confidence in his leadership. He has guided multilateral & bilateral organisations, government agencies, corporate entities, and international foundations towards sustainable growth and a positive impact on People, the Planet, and Profit.

Before co-founding Thinkthrough Consulting in 2015, Ajay led development sector advisory engagements at EY and KPMG. Some of his key clients include Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Crescent Petroleum, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), Coalition for Disaster Resilient Infrastructure (CDRI), Coca-Cola, Cargill Foods, Diageo, Pfizer, Walmart, Honeywell, Standard Chartered Bank, Tata Group, Unilever, Vedanta Resources, Axis Bank, Livelihood Funds, The World Bank Group, Asian Development Bank (ADB), 2030 Water Resources Group (2030 WRG), UNICEF, UNDP, UN WOMEN, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), British Council, Stockholm Environment Institute, among others.

Ajay is the Co-Founder & Partner of Thinkthrough Consulting (TTC). He leads the ESG and Climate Change Advisory practice and the People & Culture division within the organization.

Ajay holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from Delhi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management.