Jubin Jacob Mathew

Country Director - India

Jubin is a true renaissance man who has combined his love for architecture, design, music, business and sustainable development into a fascinating career. Initially trained as an architect with focus on sustainable urban planning & design, he also earned a “Grade 5” in piano from the Trinity School of Music in London, he founded an Independent indie music festival, published articles about urban public spaces and inclusive cities, worked with the Delhi Development Authority and spent many years as a design consultant working for clients in the private and public sectors.
He then changed gears to focus more on development and impact –underlying themes throughout his earlier work. Rejoined Development Alternatives as a junior executive, as their mission as “a research and action organization striving to deliver socially equitable,environmentally sound and economically scalable development outcomes” resonated with his own background. In this role, he was responsible for Business Development, Overall Programme Management and Consultancy services on sustainability. His signature project “Integrated Models for Village Development” allowed him to innovate new processes and implement business models to promote micro entrepreneurship for job creation and access to basic needs in communities.
Jubin’s experience from his work in the corporate world, the service industry, the New Delhi government, and various creative industries provide him a unique skill set to drive change. He understands the complexity of stakeholder management, and works to ensure that outcomes provide value to all segments of society – including the disadvantaged.