Apoorva Oza is a mechanical engineer with a diploma in rural management from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). He has also done a course on Strategies for Change Managing NGOs from Cranford University, United Kingdom, and a three-month course from Cornell University, USA. Apoorva Oza started his career as a Deputy Manager (Projects and Engineering) with Gujarat Dairy Development Corporation. He joined AKRSP (India) as a Programme Coordinator in 1988 and moved up to the position of Senior Programme Executive in 1994. He has served as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AKRSP (India) from 2001 to 2022. Currently He is Global Programme Lead in Agriculture and Climate Change at Aga Khan Foundation. He is also a trustee of several NGOs like Society for Womens Action and Training Initiative (SWATI), MahitiAdhikar Gujarat Pahel (MAGP) and Arid Communities and Technologies (ACT). He is also the founder trustee of many NGO networks like Pravah (drinking water), Sajjata Sangh (agriculture livelihoods) and Charkha (media advocacy).