The Team

Leadership

 

Sanjiv Sharma
Thought Leader - Communication

Over a highly successful career spanning three decades, Sanjiv Sharma started his professional journey with Ogilvy in 1979. He has directed over 500 Ad films for global brands and co-founded one of India’s leading TV production houses in 2000 – Optimistyx Entertainment, where he produced over 60 TV Shows like Indian Idol, Comedy Circus, Crime Patrol and more.

Learning & Development

 

swarnim-sen
swarnim sen
Senior Manager - Operations & L&D

Swarnim is a graduate majored in Language & Communication from Calcutta University, He has a keen interest in unconventional forms of communication and outreach. Over Swarnim’s career, he has worked with intellectuals, subject matter experts and people from different walks of life – all of which has only enhanced himself both professionally and as a human being.
San-Sudarshan
San Sudarshan
Manager - L&D Content

San Sudharshan is a Gender Studies graduate from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She is interested in topics covering feminism, especially violence against women and children, racial justice and class inequality. An avid reader and academician, San has a natural flair for learning and development.
kanika lakhera
Manager MIS

An MBA in Banking & Finance, Kanika Lakhera has a career spanning 8 years in banking, working at ground level sales, back end operations, team management as well as training. She had led teams in various departments and locations. Prior to joining ICICI Bank; she worked for fundraising for Oxfam India.
alia khan
Workshop Co-ordinator

A Postgraduate in Gender Studies, Alia Khan is passionate about Gender and the marginalized section of the society. She has worked as an intern with the National Human Rights Commission and Delhi Commission for Women and has also worked closely with prisoners in Tihar Jail.
smriti singh
Workshop Co-ordinator

A postgraduate in Gender and Women’s Studies from Jamia Millia Islamia, Smriti Singh’s interests range from Theatre to Social Work. She has worked with organizations like AIDWA and Hindustan times and deeply values people and their stories. She is a strong believer of the fact that ‘Change Begins at Home.’
swargesh sannaki
Executive - Community Management

Hailing from a fishing island in the suburbs of Mumbai, Swargesh Sannaki is a B.Com Graduate with experience in Marketing and Sales. In addition to his experience in Vijay Sales, Swargesh is also trained in the various aspects of content post-production, including editing, sound design and color grading.
kiara alemao
Executive - LnD Programme

Kiara is a professional musician who is also currently completing her degree in Sociology and Anthropology. She is a passionate feminist and a zealous advocate for the upliftment of marginalized sections of society, especially through empowering women and children. It is her firm belief that changing even a single life for the better can make all the difference in the world, and that is exactly what she is striving to do.

Marketing & Communications

 

NATASHJA RATHORE
Director - Marketing & Communications

An alumna of London Film School, Natashja Rathore is a photographer, filmmaker and designer who has created and consulted for various Production Houses, Luxury Brands, Ministries and Development Organizations. Natashja is youngest governing council member of Sakshi and the founder of S-Box – a creative vertical of Sakshi, dedicated to Communication for Development.
SANGRAM BHANDARI
Executive - Web Development

Although a graduate in Civil Engineering, Sangram Bhandari has a keen interest in Web Development and the Development Sector. Driven by an entrepreneurial spirit, he is passionate about acquiring various skills to solve social challenges and build sustainable solutions for an efficient ecosystem.
sameen
Creative Writer

Sameen has been a media person and Journalism student who always asked herself whether writing and creating stories is enough. So here she is now pursuing a Masters in Gender Studies from Ambedkar University Delhi learning about intersectionalities and lived realities. She thrives on poetry, coffee and the beautiful sky.
shrea suresh
Executive - Marketing & PR

Shrea is a Musician and a Human Rights Activist who is currently pursuing her Bachelor's in Music, alongside music, she's also a mental health aficionado, working actively to spread awareness about Mental Health and Women Empowerment.
Hananya Sunderraj
Executive - Content Development

Hananya Sunderraj is a law student who spends most of her time dreaming or writing. She’s the stereotypical creative romantic, complete with a crop of beautiful (wild) curly hair and an undying love for indie music. Mental Health, gender and sexuality are subjects she is extremely passionate about. If you need to find her then follow the squeaky voice you will most likely see her engaging in an animated conversation with anyone who will listen.
Harshveen Kaur
Executive - Social Media

Harshveen is a vibrant, high spirited student pursuing her bachelors in management studies, specialising in marketing.She has always been interested in using social media as a tool to spread awareness. She sincerely believes that everyone is equal and should be treated impartially.
Tarushee Mehra
Illustrator

Being a full time storyteller and a part time dreamer, Tarushee continues to hone her skills as a designer by reflecting on her understanding of the world and the unique way in which she illustrates it. Comics, short stories, rhymes and whimsical characters come alive in her quest to make learning visible and share it.
shreya shah
Web Developer

Shreya is an engineering student who can be always found in front of the screen, either coding or researching tech-y stuff. She dabbles in writing, singing and can code up a storm. Her stupefying love for books and coffee keeps her sane. She is intensely passionate about topics like Mental Health and sexual abuse.
madhav sridhar
UI/UX Designer

Madhav is a designer who loves to create and execute human-centric solutions for a world that is built by and for us humans. He's currently pursuing a Bachelor of Design from Srishti, Bangalore.

Finance, HR & Systems

 

deepak gujrati
Director - Finance

Former Finance Controller - GroupM, member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India, Deepak Gujrati has more than two decades of experience in corporate sector with expertise in Client remuneration, Contract negotiations; Business planning, Budgeting, P&L and Revenue management; Working capital management; Process enhancements, Risk mitigation and financial controls. He is a Partner with HDSG Associates, Chartered Accountants and Principal Consultant with CFOConnect.
anchal andrews
Director - HR & Operations

With over 20 years of experience, Anchal Andrews has been the youngest owner of a Soft Skills Training company in the UAE in 2013. She is also the author of ‘Beyond Frontline Excellence’ which was published by Penguin in 2015. Anchal has won several awards and accolades for her work and has also been a finalist for the Stars of Business Awards in Category of Professional Services in the UAE.
romsha singh
Senior Manager - HR

A graduate of History and an MBA holder with a specialization in HR, Romsha Singh started her career with Planman Media and went on to become Advertising Head for 4Ps Magazine, alongside teaching advertising to MBA students. She has worked as Head, Business and Communication and as Manager – HR, Middleby Celfrost and Larisa Hotels & Resorts.
abhay shastri
Chartered Accountant

A gold medalist from Pune University, Abhay Shastri is a well established Chartered Accountant, a visiting faculty at NIBM, along with a consulting author on multiple magazines on Taxation. Abhay is also a proactive member of the Lions Club International and combines his strong professional skill with a keen interest in the developmental sector.
supratim sen
Strategic Advisor

After twenty years of experience in Manufacturing, IT Training, marketing and business development of computer products and services, Supratim Sen moved on to the Creative Industry and Development Sector. His key strengths include conceptualizing, designing, production and business development.
Ram Krishna Jha
Executive - Accounts

A B.Com graduate from Magadh University, Patna, Ram Krishna Jha has career spanning a decade in accounts. Based in Gurgaon, Haryana, he has worked as an accountant at Medanta the Medicity and Anand Industries.
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