Dr. Poornima Dore is an Economist and a TAS management professional working with the Tata
Group. She currently heads Data Driven Governance at the Tata Trusts, and in this role works on
introducing large scale data and analytics driven systems thinking in the economic and social
development planning and financing processes across urban and rural India. This effort spans
over 85 districts and 8 cities and seeks to bring together data and technology led insights for
enhanced quality of life for citizens, in collaboration with various arms of the Government of
India at the local, state and national level.
Her professional experience also encompasses leadership of the Urban Poverty and Livelihood
Portfolio at the Tata Trusts handling on ground interventions to provide migration services, skill
building and measures to improve urban governance across the country. She was also part of the
start-up team at Tata Capital Ltd, where she headed the Structured Investments portfolio,
anchoring some landmark equity and mezzanine debt investments across sectors like auto,
pharma, tech and insurance.
Dr. Dore has a PhD. in Economics from IIT Bombay with an interest in regional growth,
employment, finance and urbanisation. Her doctoral thesis is on “Agglomeration and Regional
Economic Diversity in India”. She is a Gold Medalist from XLRI Jamshedpur, and has a
Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Lady Shri Ram College. Her other interests include
reading and percussion, in addition to teaching and writing on aspects of planning and policy.