Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo is a Member of Parliament from Bolangir in Orissa and a leader of the Biju Janata Dal. He hails from the royal family of Bolangir. He spent his initial career working in investment banking and with the energy giant, Enron before being elected to the state legislative assembly in 2004.  He won the election from the Saintala Assembly Constituency and was the youngest member of the House at the time of his election. He is currently a member of the Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas and was previously member of Committee on Commerce. He initiated the LAMP (Legislative Assistance to MPs) programme where young graduates assist MPs in legislative research work and is currently its convener. His developmental focus remains primarily on livelihood and climate change issues. He was a speaker at the UN Peace Conference in Bangkok and UN HIV AIDS conference in Bali and also led a group of parliamentarians to Nepal to meet the new leadership and further bilateral relations. He attended the Doon School, Dehradun and graduated in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi.