Manikandan KP is the Institution Builder at Indian Housing Federation (IHF), an organisation that works towards reducing the inequalities faced by socially and economically weaker sections of the society by providing them access to affordable and sustainable housing. As Institution Builder, he interacts with Stakeholders in low-income Housing Sector in an effort to increase their participation in the Housing ecosystem targeted at this segment of the population.
IHF has supported the PMAY(U) Missions in the States of Assam, Odisha, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and Uttar
Pradesh. Until late 2019, he was part of the PMAY(U) – Project Management Unit (PMU) at the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs (MoHUA). As part of the team, Mani played the role of the Lead - Housing Finance and Policy for the Mission.
Manikandan is also a consultant to The World Bank and International Finance Corporation. He had in the past worked on Projects in Bangladesh and Indonesia. He has 12 years of corporate experience in retail Housing finance and over 9 Years in government and social development sector shaping the Low-Income Housing Ecosystem.
He is an MBA in Marketing & has also completed a course in Housing Finance from the Wharton Real Estate Center at University of Pennsylvania. He likes working on a strategic platform thereby bringing about operational changes to the processes & norms that are currently being followed in the Low-Income Housing Sector. He firmly believes that all stakeholders together can solve the Housing Challenge faced by the developing world.