Asish Mohapatra describes himself as a commoner at best with varied interests. He grew up in Tier II India, Cuttack, and has had the opportunity to work across most major towns in India over his decade and a half of professional and academic exposure. In his past time, he likes collating his experiences, most of which is while travelling. Professionally, he is an investor and leads healthcare investments in Matrix India. His previous stints have been at Mckinsey & Co and ITC Limited. Academically, he is an MBA from ISB, Hyderabad and a Mechanical Engineer from IIT, Kharagpur.