Amitabh is a civil society leader and former Executive Director of National Foundation for India. He is recognised for his work on governance accountability, social and economic equality, and citizen participation. He is one of the leading experts of people-centred advocacy and chaired organisational boards of Amnesty International India, Navsarjan, and Yuva NGO. He is the vice board chair of CIVICUS and also sits on the board of other organisations like Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA), Mobile Crèche, VANI, Global Fund for Community Foundation (GFCF). Amitabh has earned M.Phil in political science from Jawahar Lal Nehru University and was also a research fellow at University Grants Commission.