Arun Kumar is the CEO of Apnalaya–an organisation that works with the disadvantaged to overcome social, political and economic barriers and help them lead a better quality of life. He has worked with SPOs in the field of social development/education/child rights for over two decades. Through the lens of social justice, he has engaged with issues of marginalisation, both in urban and rural spaces. He has also developed programs and strengthened organisations invested in holistic development of communities on the margins. Strategising, envisioning, enabling and managing teams and partnerships at state and national levels, and evaluation of programs have been his broad areas of work. In his free time, Arun writes on social development issues and has authored a few books and articles.