Jashwanth Tej Kasala joined GDCI as the India Program Manager in 2022, and is based out of Mumbai. As an architect and urban designer, Jashwanth has over eight years of experience in Master planning projects supporting The World Bank, ADB and other donor, multi- and bi-lateral donor agencies. He previously held positions as Senior Program Associate- Transport with WRI India, for the ‘Nurturing Neighbourhoods Challenge’ in support with Ministry of housing and urban affairs Indian (MoHUA) and Bernard van Leer Foundation (BvLF).
Prior this he worked with consulting firms like Surbana Jurong, IPE Global and Government entities like Delhi Urban arts commission (DUAC), where he has delivered master plans, framework plans, master plan reports, development control guidelines, public realm, and streetscape studies, such as Pedestrianisation of Connaught Place and Khan Market. He has also worked on various smart cities such as Amaravati Smart City, Pimpri Chinchwad Smart City, Shillong Smart City and New Town Kolkata Smart City.
Jashwanth holds a Master’s in Urban design from School of planning and Architecture Delhi, and a Bachelor’s in architecture from School of planning and Architecture, JNTU, Hyderabad. He was also selected for the Young Architects and Urban Designers Program 2020-21.