Annapurna's current research interests include livelihoods, women empowerment through financial services and micro-enterprises.
She has been working in the areas of SME financing, Microfinance, Financial Inclusion and Social Performance Management for 10 years. She has extensive field experience in India, Nepal and Bangladesh. She has worked with Small Industries Development Bank of India and has been a consultant to multiple organizations in the development sector.
Annapurna has a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering and is a Fellow (FPM) of the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore