Enrolled Fellows Cohort 6


Anubhav Kapoor, General Counsel & CS – Tata Technologies Ltd.
Anubhav has handled multifarious areas such as structuring strategic business contracts, IPR, global compliance audits, legal due diligence, M&A, arbitration & litigation management. Also being a corporate secretary he has also dealt with high visibility boards and handled complex matters including those related to corporate governance, sustainability, insider trading, private & public offerings. He is passionate about innovation and IPR and also heads the Corporate Sustainability and CSR practices globally where he has led various CSR initiatives. His program “Ready Engineer” has recently won the National Education Excellence Awards 2017.

Chitra. A., Program Director, Fortis Healthcare Ltd.
Over 12 years of experience in various fields including Social Work, Finance, Auditing, Administration, Budgeting and control, Management Information System. By qualification I hold professional degree of ICWAI and MSW. As I am passionate about social work, shifted my career from Finance to Social work. Social Work expertise from Grass root level to Management level implementation and monitoring. Areas of interest are Education, Health, Disability, Rural & Community development. I welcome new challenges. My experience in various fields has given me the confidence and ability to deliver supreme performance. I also volunteer as an academic counselor at IGNOU Study Centre.

Debasish Mitter, Country Director, MSDF
Debasish leads the foundation’s strategy and operations in India for education, employability skills and health. In his role, Debasish helps to manage and develop the India-based portfolio to improve learning levels in schools serving underprivileged children; to catalyze sustainable and large-scale models that help youth gain meaningful employment; to support early-stage, market-based enterprises providing financial services to urban poor families; and to strengthen government’s school-based health programs that improve outcomes in the lives of urban poor children..

Deepa Menon, Senior VP – Communications & CSR, PVR Ltd.
Deepa Menon is the founder head of PVR Nest, a CSR initiative of PVR Ltd., India’s largest film exhibition company. Currently, she manages the Corporate Social Responsibility program of PVR to obtain the socio – economic sustainability in the society through the cinema exhibition platform. Core areas of PVR Nest are to promote education, healthcare, nutrition and rehabilitation of children at risks in the urban areas especially around PVR Cinemas and foster the largest film-based education program (Cine-Art), where they partner with local communities, corporate, government bodies, NGOs and INGOs to build programs to mitigate the issues and challenges our communities face.

Ganesh Neelam, Lead Clnl, Tata Trusts & Director, Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship
Ganesh Neelam obtained his Masters degree in Geoscience from University of Pune, in the year 2000. He joined the Sir Ratan Tata Trust in 2004 as a Programme Associate handling the flagship initiative named Central India Initiative focusing on enhancing livelihoods of tribal communities in central India. Post this, he led the Central India Initiative as the Executive Director of Collectives for Integrated Livelihood Initiatives (CInI), Jamshedpur, an associate organization of the Trusts. During his tenure at CInI, thematic initiatives such as Kharif Maize Stabilization, Non Timber Forest Produce, Strengthening Community Institutions were developed along with the tribal communities in Jharkhand, Orissa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Rajasthan. He is presently leads CInI, which is executing the “ Lakhpati Kisan – Smart Village ”focused programme and also supervising key programmes like improved cookstoves and Transform Rural India which would create a large scale positive impact for rural communities. Apart from his role at the Trusts, he is a Director at the Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (FISE).

Gayatri M. Oleti, Sr. Dy General Manager, Larsen & Tubro
Gayatri Mishra Oleti at present heading operation for Larsen Toubro Public Charitable Trust. A social development professional , graduate in Economics. Alumni London School of Economic and XIMB Bhubanesware. Had 23 years of experience working in social sector and corporate. A programme management expert. Core expertise are a ) designing programmes to reach out to the last mile and align development programmes with business needs b) building collaborations c) Establishing processes for impact /evidence based programmes .

Harsh Vivek, Operations Officer and South Asia Agribusiness Advisory Services Lead – IFC, World Bank Group
Harsh Vivek is the Operations Officer and agribusiness advisory services lead for South Asia at the International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group, based in New Delhi, India. With over 13 years of professional experience, Harsh has worked across multi-laterals, corporates and think-tanks on a number of sustainable development issues particularly focused on smallholder supply-chains, climate change adaptation, and innovation and entrepreneurship. He is a MBA from Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) and an economics graduate from the University of Delhi.

Hemanth Madegowda, Head – Social Initiatives, Lifestyle International P Ltd.
My journey started as a social scientist with people movements and has expanded to be part of Government supported programs and corporate initiatives. Have been in the sector for more than a decade focusing much on conceptualizing, planning and implementing social programs within Education and Preventive Healthcare themes. Studying at institutions like TISS and LSE provided an opportunity to interact with diverse individuals with varied perspectives which assisted me in broadening my thoughts. Being at Landmark Group in India, have re-designed the CSR programs for making them more targeted and holistic. These programs have impacted more than three lakh individuals.

Inir Pinheiro, Co – Founder, Director, Grassroutes
Inir Pinheiro, founder and Managing Director of Grassroutes, is a social entrepreneur involved in experiential tourism and rural livelihoods, having over 15 years of experience in the social sector ranging from resource mobilization, to building triple bottom line (financial, social & environmentally) sustainable ventures and training. He has an MBA from XIMB where he specialized in sustainable development, social enterprises & livelihoods. He has been recognized as amongst 50 social entrepreneurs changing India by Outlook Business, has been awarded the Karamveer Purashkar for Social Justice and Citizen Action in 2008 by ICONGO & Khemka Foundation.

Mahesh Revabhai Pandya, Director, Paryavaran Mitra
I am an environmental and human right activist, an academician, political analyst, and civil society leader and have been working in variety of capacities since past two decades. I am engaged in environment advocacy and awareness, policy intervention, strengthening democracy and governance for nearly 20 years. I have been working at grass root to support local communities to realize access and control over their own environment, to manage their resources in a sustainable way, and to participate in decision making processes that affect them.

Manoj Kumar Aggarwal, BD & CSR, Cairn India Ltd.
A management professional and a former member of Indian Civil Services with extensive experience in both line and staff positions in Government as well as commercial organizations. Strong cross-functional experience in multi dimensional operations in the corporate sector as well as policy formulation and infrastructure development sectors in the Government. Tasks handled comprise of administrative and regulatory affairs, change management, PPP/BOT projects, modernization and operations management, public policy advocacay, stakeholder management, and CSR.

Monica Banerjee, Director, National Foundation for India
Lead thematic areas of Education, Community Health, Peace and Justice at a grant making and fund raising trust(www.nfi.org.in) since last 18 years. Love bringing people together to engage with and draw from their collective energies for common good. Keep exploring with various instruments – seeding voluntary organizations, art, films, events around conversations and round tables- with the purpose of strengthening civil society and voluntarism.

Moutushi Sengupta, Country Director, MacArthur Foundation
Moutushi Sengupta is Country Director for the MacArthur Foundation’s India Office, which provides grantmaking to civil society organizations on Climate Change, Population and Reproductive Health and Girls’ Secondary Education. Prior to joining MacArthur in April 2013, she worked with Oxfam India as Director – Programmes and Advocacy. Before Oxfam, Moutushi worked with the Department for International Development (DFID) in India for over 15 years where she worked on a diverse portfolio of programs and projects across the country.Moutushi holds an MBA (University Gold Medalist) degree from the Punjab University and an M.Sc. degree in Applied Environmental Economics from the Imperial College of the United Kingdom.

Naghma Parvez Mulla, COO, Edelgive Foundation
A professional in the philanthropic sector for the last five years, I am a Chartered Accountant and a Masters in Commerce by education. Philanthropy happened to me by accident but it took me just about a month to fall in love with it. My job in EdelGive Foundation has given me a great opportunity to interact with multiple stakeholders, understand their requirements and structure solutions that are mutually beneficial to all. I am the COO and lead the work in funding great philanthropic opportunities, help in their organisational development and connecting them to more donors. I am also Board member, Railway Children India and mentor at NSRCEL-IIM Bangalore’s Incubation Programme for Non-Profits.

Nainish Tikoo, Program Officer, UNDP
Nainish Tikoo is a Programme Officer at UNDP based out of New Delhi. A development management professional his current work now focuses on creating employment and entrepreneurship opportunities for women. Before coming to UNDP, Nainish has worked at IL&FS Education , leading execution of flagship programmes in skill development , education and vocational training in remote and rural geographies of the country including conflict zones.

Naveen Kumar Patidar, COO, Aga Khan Rural Support Program
Professional experience of managing large and complex projects in the areas of Livelihoods, Financial Inclusion, Drinking Water and Sanitation, Enterprise Development, Education, Solar Energy and Women Empowerment. Social and economic inclusion particularly of tribal population, schedule castes and minorities has been the prime focus of the career so far. Explored rural development works from multiple angles including facilitating direct implementation at grass roots, government liaison, fund raising, donor engagement including CSRs, research and documenting ground situation.

Noorjehan Safia Niaz, Co – Founder, Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan
Noorjehan Safia Niaz is a Ph.D in Sociology from the Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University and an MASW from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, graduated in 1992. She is the co-founder of Bharatiya Muslim MahilaAndolan [BMMA], a secular, autonomous mass based national movement of Muslim women. She is also the Founder member and Managing Trustee of Ashana Trust which works towards supporting initiatives of women from marginalized communities for justice, peace and development.

Parag Namdeo, Head – Advocacy and Networks, Sense International India
A commerce graduate from Delhi University with post graduation in HR, after five years of HR consulting experience in Delhi, in 2003 I started my Journey with Sense International (India) www.senseintindia.org, Ahmadabad based development organization working for people with deafblindness, reaching out to 77,000+ deafblind people through 57 partner NGOs in 23 states. Based at Delhi I am currently heading its Networks development and Advocacy initiatives with primary responsibility of representing and sensitizing stakeholders on deafblind issues at all forums.

Preeti Sinha, Sr. President, Yes Bank & Global Convenor Yes Institute
Preeti Sinha is the Senior President of YES BANK and Glocal Convenor of YES Institute, a practicing global think tank domiciled in YES BANK – one of India’s leading and most innovative private sector bank. Prior to this appointment, she was the Chief Performance Management Partner in the Delivery and Performance Office at the African Development Bank AfDB). (She was engaged in increasing the delivery of the business pipeline at the AfDB and achievement of its institutional commitments and initiatives. She has worked extensively on financing for development under Resource Mobilization and Strategy Development in over 4 continents –Asia, North America, Europe and Africa. With over 25 years of global experience, she leads the YES Institute in New Delhi.

Ravi Sreedharan, Founder Director of ISDM
I am an Engineer from IIT-BHU (1985) and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad (1988). Having lived in the states of Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Odisha, Karnataka, UP and spent time in nearly 200 districts across the country, I am an Indian at heart. While working in the social sector across numerous villages in the country, I saw an acute shortage of good, relevant leadership in the sector. To address this critical issue, I left Azim Premji Foundation with an idea to build a pioneering, world class, iconic, not-for-profit institute in the country dedicated to Development Management. In a short period of less than a year, our team at Indian School of Development Management (ISDM) are well on our way to establishing a unique institution and building an eco-system for development management in the country and possibly the world.

Renuka, Pardada Pardadi Educational Society
With an experience of almost 30 years in development sector, Renuka has worked on several critical issues like gender, rural development, child rights, education, and fair trade. Having been a part of many international charities, she is presently the CEO of Pardada Pardadi Educational Society, an organisation working for rural development through education, employment, and empowerment of girls and women. Due her consistent efforts, this organisation has won recognition and accolades in the last 15 years. She has a Masters degree in Social Work and her work in the social sector have been recognised many times.

Rubina N. Fatima, Founder President – CEO, SAFA
A passionate and focussed social worker with a huge vision and mission . I have B com degree form Osmania University ,Hyderabad . Coming from the minority community my goal remains to see women being empowered socioeconomically “whilst respecting the ethos of the community”. I am a Sadguru Gnanananda Fellowship awardee and also received “Digital Women award” .

Sagarika Bose, DGM, Godrej Industries Ltd.
Social development professional with 15+ years experience in several leading organizations on a range of areas spanning CSR & Sustainability, Vocational Skills, Information & Communication Technologies for Development, and Special Needs Education. Sagarika currently leads CSR initiatives at the Godrej Industries group. She has a double Masters from the London School of Economics and is a trained Special Needs Educator.

Saneesh Singh, CEO & MD, Dia Vikas Capital Pvt Ltd.
Saneesh has been with Dia Vikas Capital since 2007 and manages Opportunity’s financial inclusion portfolio and initiatives in India. He has an experience of over 25 years in the fields of development, banking & finance, financial inclusion, MSME lending and social & impact investments. He has been involved in institution building, mentoring and governance of major micro finance institutions (MFIs) and has wide exposure to innovative community finance arrangements & social impact investments in India and abroad. Saneesh is a member of Inclusive Finance India Group of Advisors and also serves on MFI and Small Finance Bank Boards.

Shivani Manaktala Director, Brick Eagle Foundation
Shivani has 2 decades of experience leading design, development and implementation of social sector projects in Asia and parts of Latin America. She specializes in market systems approaches in development and commercial sustainability of social sector organizations. Her sectors of experience include agriculture, skills and livelihoods and affordable housing. She has worked closely with non-profit organizations, donor organizations, Central and State governments, and the private sector. She also has 6 years of private sector and entrepreneurial experience of setting up and running a business.

Simrat Bishnoi, Sr. Manager Communications & PR, Groupe Renault
Simrat is a communications professional with more than 16 years of work experience across industries. She has been instrumental in conceptualising and implementing new initiatives, developing new platforms and diversifying communications portfolio to support business priorities. She has contributed immensely towards creating influencer outreach programmes, integrating digital media with communications, PR and environmental initiatives. She believes hard work, persistence and positive outlook are key ingredients to achieve your goal. She is highly passionate, enjoys creativity and endeavors to meaningfully contribute to the society through social work.

Sunish Jauhari, India Leader, Ashoka Innovators for Public
Sunish has played several leadership roles ranging from Media & PR and Consulting to Social Entrepreneurship & Impact sectors over the last 20 years. He began his career in Merchant Banking, but soon moved to PR contributing to two large PR projects with impacts on communities in Central India. Sunish moved 100% to the social impact sector in 2011, working with Ashoka: Innovators for the Public, helping scaling the affordable housing program through hybrid models. He has played various leadership roles since then, including leading fundraising and strategic resources, leading operations in South Asia covering India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, and recently moving to the India Leader role.

Tasqeen Macchiwalla, GM, Azim Premji Philanthrophy
Tasqeen Macchiwalla is currently the General Manager at the Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives. She has worked in the development sector for 25 years including with the International Labour Organization (ILO), ActionAid India and Seva Mandir, Rajasthan. Her experience spans gender mainstreaming and women empowerment, child labour and education, health, HIV/AIDS, natural resource management, livelihoods, migration and labour in the informal economy. She has worked closely with grassroots organizations and networks to build capacities, vision and strategy, as well as engaged in policy research and advocacy. She has an MA in Religious Studies from the University of Pittsburgh.