Mr. Narayanan Vaghul former Chairman of the Board of ICICI Limited, which is the largest financial group in India at present. Mr. Vaghul joined the company in 1985 as Chairman and CEO and relinquished his position as CEO in 1996. During his 11 year tenure as CEO, ICICI came to be transformed from a small-size, long-term credit bank to a large diversified financial conglomerate. He was instrumental in starting an investment bank, a commercial bank, a venture capital company and an asset management company, as part of the ICICI group. He was also responsible for the promotion of India's first credit rating company (CRISIL), which has since emerged as a market leader in the region. In recognition of his pioneering efforts he was selected as the "Business Man of the Year"in 1992, by Business India, a leading business magazine.
In addition to being the Chairman of ICICI, Mr. Vaghul is also on the Board of several companies. He is on the Board of Ispat International, (the third largest steel producers in the world, with headquarters at London), WIPRO Limited (an IT company, which has the largest market capitalization amongst the listed companies in India), Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (an automobile company),Samtel group (manufacturers of TV picture tubes and glass shells) and Nicholas Piramal (a Pharmaceutical company).
Since 1998, Mr. Vaghul has been a visiting professor in the Stern Business School of New York University teaching a regular 3 credit course titled "Emerging Economies" to the MBA students during the fall semester. This course has been quite popular with the students and has received a very high rating in the student evaluation.
Mr. Vaghul is also connected intimately with education. He is the Chairman of IFMR (a business school based in Madras) and on the Board of Governors at the Administrative Staff College based in Hyderabad. He is also the Chairman of the Public Trust known as Pratham, a highly successful and well-regarded NGO, which has as its goal, universalization of primary education throughout the country.
Mr. Vaghul has been closely associated with the policy formulation atthe national level. He was the Chairman of several committees and taskforces constituted by the Government and the Reserve Bank of India. Healso served for a while as the Chairman of Foreign Investment AdvisoryBoard constituted by the Government.
Mr. Vaghul has handled several assignments for Asian Development Bank,IFC and the World Bank. In 1999, he served as a Member of the TaskForce constituted by the President of the World Bank to review thefinancial policies of the Bank in the aftermath of Asian Crisis.
Mr. Vaghul graduated from the Madras University in 1956, and joined State Bank of India, the largest commercial bank in India in 1957 as a career banker. He occupied various positions in that Bank before joining the Board of the Central Bank of India, the second largest commercial bank in 1978. He became Chairman of Bank of India, an equally large commercial bank in 1981 and had the distinction of being appointed as the youngest ever Chairman in a State-owned bank.
Mr. Vaghul, who is 68 years of age, is happily married, with twochildren and four grand children, all of whom are settled in USA.
Mr. Amit Chandra
Amit Chandra is Managing Director of Bain Capital Advisors and responsible for the irm's India initiative. Bain Capital (www.baincapital.com) is a leading global private investment firm that has invested more than $100 billion in over 350 companies around the world. Amit has previously served as Managing Director, Board Member & Head of Global Markets& Investment Banking at DSP Merrill Lynch, India's leading investment bank. Amit is active in India's not-for-profit space and apart from his work with GiveIndia, he is also on the board of The Akanksha Foundation and Credibility Alliance.
Ms. Annabel Mehta
Annabel Mehta is currently the Treasurer of the Mumbai-based NGO - Apnalaya, which she has been associated with since 1973. In addition to her role as Treasurer, she is also involved with programme planning and implementation on a regular basis. One of the founding members of the Spastics Society in Mumbai, she has been involved in social work earlier too - with Sanjivani Trust in Mumbai.
Annabel was born in Solihull, Birmingham, in the UK in 1940. She completed her schooling at Malvern Girls College (1950-58); post which she went to the Royal College of Music (1958-60). She has also done a Diploma in Social Administration from the London School of Economics.She worked with the Family Service Unit in London before shifting base to India in 1966, when she got married.
Ms. Anu Aga
Ms. Anu Aga is on the Board of Thermax Limited, the Rs.1,200 crores leading Indian player in energy and environment management. She retired as chairperson of the company in October 2004.
She began her industry career in Thermax in 1985 and later was incharge of the Company's human resources function from 1991 to 1996. After her husband Rohinton Aga passed away, she took over as executive Chairperson of the Thermax Group in February 1996, and two years later became non-executive Chairperson.
As Chairperson, Ms. Aga had facilitated four major turnaround initiatives at Thermax. Reconstitution of the board, shedding of non-core activities, rightsizing of operations and increased focus on the customer. She is also instrumental in driving a high performance culture at Thermax, especially at the senior levels.
Ms. Aga has been very active in various national and local associations like Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) and had served as the Chairperson of CII's Western Region. She has written extensively and given talks on the subjects of corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, role of women and education.
She has done her BA in Economics and holds a post graduate degree inmedical and psychiatric social work from Tata Institute of SocialSciences (TISS). She was selected for the Full bright Scholarship forsocial workers to study for four months in the U.S.
Ms. Aga is keenly involved in the causes of communal harmony and humanrights, especially women and children. She is a Member of the Commonwealth Human Rights Commission.
She also supports various organizations that promote education, inparticular of underprivileged children from slums. She has started Centres for slum children in Pune with the help of an NGO from Mumbai called Akanksha,which means hope.
Rajesh Jain is Founder-Chairman and Managing Director of NetCore Solutions, a messaging and mobile data services company based in Mumbai, India. NetCore, with a staff of over 300, has four primary business verticals: Enterprise Mailing Solutions, Enterprise Mobility Solutions, Consumer Mobile Services and Consumer Internet Services.
NetCore is India's largest Linux mailing solutions company with over 2,000 enterprise customers. Its high-volume Mass Mail platform caters to over 100 enterprises. In the enterprise mobility space, NetCore offers SMS-centric solutions to more than 300 organisations.
Each month, NetCore's real-time digital communications platform accounts for over 1 billion SMSes and emails which help companies acquire new customers and strengthen relationships with existing customers.
NetCore's SMS service, My Today, has recently launched India's first direct-to-consumer SMS super-store. It has over 250 SMS channels and 30 participating publishers. In 2008, NetCcore was awarded the Mobile Innovation Award at 3GSM in Barcelona.
In May 2010, NetCore acquired Bangalore-based Greynium, which runs OneIndia, India's largest portfolio of local language Internet portals. With over 8 million unique visitors and 80 million page view search month, OneIndia is well-positioned to capitalise on the growth of the Indian Internet.
Rajesh Jain is also Founder-Chairman of Emergic Venture Capital.Emergic has invested over $20 million of Rajesh's personal money into a dozen companies in the digital space in India and abroad. Among the investments are Novatium, which has created a $100 network computer,Rajshri Media, which runs India's largest broadband portal,and mChek,which is into mobile payments.
One of Rajesh's early ventures, India World Communications, which was launched in 1995, grew to be one of the largest collection of India-centric websites,comprising Samachar (news), Khel (cricket), Khoj (search) and Bawarchi (food). IndiaWorld was acquired by Satyam Infoway in November 1999 for USD 115 million in one of Asia's largest Internetdeals.
Rajesh holds a B. Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, as well as an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York
Rajesh blogs daily at http://emergic.org, and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Venkat Krishnan N.
Venkat Krishnan N. graduated from IIM-Ahmedabad in 1993 and started his career with the media, working first at "The Times of India" in various corporate and brand management functions. He then helped set up Sony Entertainment Television in India as part of the core management team.
In 1996, he co-founded Eklavya School, Ahmedabad. The school used innovative pedagogical approaches to help children learn rather than be taught. The school also ran a novel programme integrating children from the slums and from some of the wealthiest families of Ahmedabad city into the same classrooms. In 2001, he co-founded Educational Initiatives, a socially oriented education company.
Venkat setup GiveIndia in 2000, to strengthen the "giving culture" in India by providing people with opportunities to contribute to good causes, with very high standards of transparency and accountability. GiveIndia today channels around Rs 25 cr p.a. to over 250 NGOs in India.
Since 2009, Venkat has been a core volunteer involved in evangelising the Joy of Giving Week, India'sown "giving festival". In 2010, JGW saw 1 million+ people participate in 450+ events in 40+ cities across India, channeling over Rs 20 crores in cash and kind, and millions of volunteer hours to a range of social causes.
GiveIndia today channels around Rs 30cr p.a. to over 250 NGOs in India.
In 2012, JGW saw over 1.5 million people participate in 750+ events in100+ towns, villages and cities across India, channeling over Rs 30crores in cash and kind, and millions of volunteer hours to a range of social causes.
"I volunteer for GiveIndia because it offers an easy mechanism for giving back, while ensuring transparency and accountability. Volunteering with GiveIndia has given me the opportunity to be associated with some truly wonderful people. It's also a place where volunteer contributions are highly valued and taken seriously."
"Having lived away from home for some years and was I looking at ways to giveIndia back (as you do with age!), GiveIndia fortunately provided me with that platform. It is a unique concept and appeals to some of the valuesI uphold in terms of transparency and spreading the culture of giving but more importantly what really excited me about it was the passion and drive exhibited by the GiveIndia team."
Deepika Chawla is a qualified Chartered Accountant and currently works as a management consultant for Capgemini within the Finance Transformation practice.She has successfully managed and delivered business transformation/ change projects with particular focus on financial processes. Prior to joining Capgemini she worked for the BBC. She is currently managing the volunteering effort for GiveIndia from UK.
"Why am I supporting GiveIndia? Because it makes giving easy and transparent.When I moved out of India over a year ago, I was looking for a way to giveIndia back. I began to search for mechanisms to give to causes that I felt for and soon realized that they (mechanisms) were not easy to come by. Moreover I realized that I would like to be assured that my act of giving was benefiting the cause I felt for. That is when I came across GiveIndia and began supporting it so that other friends might also be able to use the quick and efficient way of giving that GiveIndia is all about."
Pawan has been working with IT and high technology companies internationally for 8 years. He is currently Director of Business Development at Syntel, Inc. Prior to Syntel, he was a venture capital professional. He was a Principal at mc3 ventures (formerly McKenna Capital) in silicon valley and an investment manager at GVFL Ltd, the oldest venture fund in India. Pawan focuses on the segments of Information Technology and Communications; and their application in financial services, healthcare and telecom. He has invested in/ managed 8 companies and evaluated over 200 companies in these areas. Pawan serves on the boards of a number of companies and continues to advise a number of companies in Asia and the US. He has a Bachelors Degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering; an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
"I have over 18 years of work experience. Wanted to do something fruitful with any spare time that I had. The natural choice was GiveIndia for the immense good work they do as conduits between NGOs and Donors. Their process driven approach and the constant honing of processes with stress on feedbacks impressed me. So here I am."
"For me,volunteering is an opportunity to learn new skills and to test existing skills outside my routine environment. When I visited the GiveIndia website for the first time, there was one sentence - you will get an answer of your email within 48 hours. This sentence truly inspired me to write to GiveIndia. People at GiveIndia are committed, dynamic and down-to-earth.It provides me an environment where I can learn and get a sense of doing something good "
Dhaval Udani - CEO
"I have been involved with GiveIndia since 2006. I have met the most committed and passionate people in my time here. The mystique of treating the donors as the customer rather than the NGO drew me into this organization. I am happy to have not only used my skills but have also learnt a fair bit of both hard and soft skills during my time here"
Dhaval, a graduate of IIM-A, was volunteering with GiveIndia while he worked as a management consultant in a leading global consultancy firm . He is eternally grateful to Aarti (the brilliant volunteer recruiter!) to have introduced him to this wonderful organization. Having now come on board full time, he helps with technology infrastructure, business processes and backoffice activities. He is also responsible for charting out the strategy and future direction of GiveIndia along with each of the SBU heads and reviewing and monitoring the performance of each SBU.
Deepa Varadrajan - Vice President
"After volunteering part-time in the social sector for almost 3 years, what I have realized is that it is not only satisfying to have made a difference to someone;it also benefits you personally as an individual. GiveIndia provides me with a platform to contribute to the social sector in a more meaningful and effective way. What drew me to this organization was its unique two-fold vision of creating a strong culture of giving and ensuring that the most efficient and effective nonprofits get access to the most resources.. "
Deepa has completed her masters in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Villanova University, PA. Prior to joining GiveIndia, she spent 8 years in the US working in the semi conductor industry. Deepa heads the HNI Team at GiveIndia.
Bikrant Tiwari - National Manager - PRG
"I believe that after spending around 10 years in different corporate with different profile I should spend some time with an organization which does not only gives you job satisfaction but also gives you micro level learning- every day in GiveIndia is a learning. To be very honest, each day directly/indirectly "Kuch logo ki dua pane me safal hotahu" which gives me happiness like anything. Of course I am exploring his silent sector and using my skills in better manner."
Bikrant heads Payroll Giving team at GiveIndia.
Archana Hari- Head - Credibility Assurance Team
"My association with GiveIndia started with volunteering with the feedback and listing team. GiveIndia has given me the opportunity to meet with some truly selfless people who work towards the betterment of the society. I am yet to come across a more honest bunch of people than the team at GiveIndia. The organisation seems to have achieved an unique balance of democracy and transparency while adhering to the protocols of any functioning corporate."
Archana was previously Group Manager - Corporate Planning & Strategy; Revenue Head - South Region of the Times Of India Group for 3 years. Prior to that she has worked in Entertainment Network (India) Limited, Goldman Sachs & Cybernet Software Services
She has done BE (Industrial and Systems Engineering) & an MBA from Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurgaon. Archana heads the Credibility Assurance Team at GiveIndia
GiveIndia looks at your positives and helps you develop them. The wonderful people here and the organisational culture make it a wonderful place to work at.
Allan is part of ORG team at GiveIndia
"Right from starting a farmer's cooperative to working with various NGOs from the beginning of my career, I have been always passionate to make a difference at grassroots. GiveIndia has given me an opportunity to understand new perspective of handling donor relations which has in turn helped many more people at the bottom of the pyramid. "
Deepthi is part of HNI team at GiveIndia
"I am Digvijay Lal Sinha,from Shillong. I completed my Bsc form NEHU North Hill University. I have 11 years experience in Sales. I have worked for Satyam Collection for 5 years, was dealing with whole sales and retailers. I always wanted to work for the society and got my first opportunity in SOS Children's Village's Of India followed by Smile Foundation. I always wanted to work for more causes related to underprivileged and I found that GiveIndia has a bucket of 10 causes, supporting 250 NGOs pan - India. I enjoy and love my work here & am now well settled in Mumbai. "
Digvijay is part of Payroll Giving team at GiveIndia.
"GiveIndia, it gives me the opportunity to work in the development sector. Also, even though Idid not have much work experience, GiveIndia gave me the opportunity to work, learn and grow. What i liked about GiveIndia is that it is dedicated to the cause, completely transparent & making a big difference in the life of underprivileged community. I am proud to be apart of such an esteem organization. I am commerce graduate. "
Girish is part of Accounts team at GiveIndia.
Gopi Venkataraman - Sr. Manager
"I 've worn many hats since graduation. From marketing at HCL to advertising at Mudra/Trikaya/Grey to teaching at Eklavya/Leelavati Podar/Dubai Modern High to being a Mad Science instructor and trainer. Each role has brought new learning and helped in my growth as a human being. I 've met many interesting people and found friends along the way. I 've always wanted to make a difference in the life of one person wholly unconnected to me in anyway. GiveIndia helps realize my wish. "
At GiveIndia, Gopi is part of Credibility Assurance Team and helps new NGOs come onboard.
Before joining GiveIndia I was running a franchise for Support Direct (I) Pvt. Ltd.,where I used raised fund for various big NGO's. Eventually I reached apoint where I have decided to work directly with an NGO to create more impact with the help of my 8 years of Marketing and Sales experience. In GiveIndia there is a scope to learn a lot since most of the employees come from diverse background.
Kalpesh is part of Payroll Giving team at GiveIndia.
Karpagavalli M Sundaram
"I have been a volunteer with GiveIndia since January 2007. I came to know about GiveIndia when I registered for the Mumbai Marathon Dream Run in 2007. Thanks to GiveIndia, a donor's money reaches the NGO in time and will be used appropriately for its beneficiaries. This is a unique way of giving back to society and I feel some more work can be done by us, volunteers for GiveIndia."
Karpagavalli lives in Bangalore and does stock market investment work from her home. In her free time, she helps GiveIndia process feedbacks that are sent to donors. Karpagavalli is a part of Credibility Assurance Team at GiveIndia.
"It was impressive seeing how this NGO operated; it really operates likean excellent family organization. They protect each other, and they also have a role in protecting others. They 're cheerful, earnest,and competent. They also know how to blend pleasure and hardwork, GiveIndia gives me very good opportunity to develop my skills& Platform to grow in my career. I'm glad to be a part of theGiveIndia family."
Karuna is incharge of Human Resources at GiveIndia.
I have been working as an Graphic Designer for 8+ yrs. In past have worked with Ad-Agencies. The working environment over here has been great. Also, came to know the importance of Giving, which was on my mind. At GiveIndia, i have found the right path.
Mahesh is part of ORG Team and works as Graphic Designer
"GiveIndia was my first encounter with Social Sector and it gave me an opportunity tocontribute significantly to the society. It had given me a platform to work with some wonderful people and also help someone lead a better and worthier life. It works in a more professional way helping its employees, Donors and NGOs grow higher and better. I feel happy to be associated with such an Organisation. "
Meenakshi is part of HNI Team at GiveIndia
"I wanted to work with an organisation which works for the upliftment of theunderprivileged. And I think GiveIndia is the biggest platform where Icould make this happen. Besides, my family wanted me to work during theday, unlike at ICICI Bank, where I used to work round-the-clock shiftsin rotation. "
Anex-Serviceman, Michaelworked with the Indian Air Force for 20 years, from October 1981 to October 2001. After a bit of a gap, he joined ICICI Bank as asecurity supervisor. After two years of service, he was promoted to a security officer. Michael is a part of Admin team at GiveIndia
"I am feelling great working with GiveIndia, This is opportunity tome increasing my knowledge about GiveIndia's nice work in socialsector. It's my honor to being with a part of GiveIndia."
Prashant is partof Payroll team at GiveIndia
"Idecidedto change the career path because I wanted to contribute significantlyto the society I live in, So I joined GiveIndia."
Prior tojoining GiveIndia, Priyanka has 4 years of experience as aBack-office Executive.
"Whileiwas working in my first organization, Deloitte, I used toteach underprivileged children post office hours. From then on the ideaof working in the development sector interested me a lot. I quitmy corporate career to follow my interest and pursued a dualinternship with Teach for India and Teach for All organizations.Workingin a start up NGO made me realize that while NGOs in India are strivingto impact the society at the grass root, what is the much stable partof population doing in helping them sustain and grow? Give Indiacame across as an organization that resonated this concern and ispromoting a culture of giving. Working in the Marketing Communicationsrole offers me the pleasure and the creative freedom to spread thisculture enormously and contribute to the development sector in theprocess "
Priyanka is part ofPayroll Giving team at GiveIndia
"I joined GiveIndia on 24th Nov, 2006 because it gives me the opportunity to workin the development sector along with the opportunity to work, learn and grow. "Prior to joining GiveIndia, I have 3 years of experience at DeltaService Pvt. Ltd.. "
Pragati is part of Back-office Team at GiveIndia
I have joined GiveIndia to learn & grow in my career. GiveIndia is a right place to work and gain more knowledge in system, process and helped me improve my interpersonal skills. I am proud of being a memberof a great concern like GiveIndia.
Rajeswari is part of Feedback Team at GiveIndia
"I joined GiveIndia not only as a job opportunity but also as a medium to justify my moral ethics. I truly believe in the line of thoughts ofthe Organization and will feel very fortunate be a part of GiveIndia"
Ramesh is part of Payroll Giving team at GiveIndia
I joinedGiveIndia because I wanted to earn as well as do something good and noble for the society. So both the purpose is served.
Rashmi is part ofPayroll Giving team at GiveIndia
"I was volunteeringfor couple of NGOs but was interested to know in depth how thissector works. GiveIndia provides opportunity to meet varied peopleworking for the betterment of society and replenish ideas from them. Italso serves as a platform to explore and enhance my accountancy andauditing skills through thorough due diligence process of NGOs."
Richais part of Credibility Assurance Team at GiveIndia
I joined GiveIndia because it gives me very good opportunity to develop my skills& it is useful for my career growth and also to serve the Society. Working in GiveIndia helps me to increase my knowledge in technical and functional area as well. Happy to be part of GiveIndia family.
Rohit is part of Technology team at GiveIndia
SambhajiKesarkar- Head - BO & Admin
"I had worked with a multinational, and needed a job which GiveIndia offered.Ifind that GiveIndia has work and technology culture which is betterthanmy previous multinational employer. I find working for GiveIndia verysatisfying.
Sambhaji headsBO & Admin Team at GiveIndia
"Myreasonfor joining GiveIndia is because I really wanted to do something tomakea difference for our society, for the poor students and for the peoplewho are in need. GiveIndia provided the platform and opportune to helpthese NGOs by connecting the Donors to them."
Sandeepis part of Payroll Giving team at GiveIndia
"Ihavejoined GiveIndia because it gives me the opportunity to work in thedevelopment sector along with the opportunity to work, learn and grow.."
Sandip is part of AdminTeam at GiveIndia
"I volunteer for GiveIndia becausethe cause, work ethics and work atmosphere appealed to me. I ama postgraduate in Social Psychology and have dabbled in careers thathave nothing to do with my educational qualifications, which tellsyou something about me and India's education system. I haveworked full-time, part-time and finally opted for my own-time work,which is why I am volunteering for GiveIndia."
Sanjyot is part of Feedback team at GiveIndia
I am very much passionate about learning new technology and concept.Give India is providing me a platform where i got my carrier growth as well as working experienced in social sector.Which i can't expect from any other organization. Thanks give India for providing me a great opportunity.
Simanta Medhi is part of Internet Technology team at GiveIndia
"Ididnot know much about NGOs and joining GiveIndia was just a coincidence.What I liked about GiveIndia is the way it bridges the NGOs (who helpthe needy) with the donors from India and abroad. This helps the donorsto reach out to more beneficiaries through a credible organisation likeGiveIndia."
Smita has doneher BE (Comp. Sc) and has worked in the software industry as a Programme prior to joining GiveIndia. Smita is part of Credibility Assurance Team at GiveIndia.
"I have joined GiveIndia to increase my knowledge in the development fieldaswell as in Social Sector. It provides me the platform to contribute to Social Sector."
Snehal is a part ofBack-officeteam at GiveIndia.
"I have been associated with socialwork activities for quite sometime. Joining and working in GiveIndiahasa totally different experience. Professionalism, working culture andbuddy system are of the highest standard. Most importantly, GiveIndiafollows a unique approach. GiveIndia highlights, initiates and enhances the GIVING ATTITUDE of all of us.I am proud to be a GIVEINDIAN."
Sumel is part of Payroll Giving team at GiveIndia
"GiveIndia was my first encounter with Social Sector and it provides me with a platform to contribute tothe social sector in a more meaningful and effective way. GiveIndia gives me very good opportunity to develop my skills & platform to grow in my career. I'm glad to be a part of the GiveIndia family"
Suneja is part of Accounts team at GiveIndia
"I joined GiveIndia because it gives me opportunity to work and learn new skill.I feel extremely happy and content while I am a part. I have completed my B.A form Mumbai University."
Suprina is part of Credibility Assurance Team at GiveIndia.
I always wanted to work for betterment of society. I joined GiveIndia by chanceand soon realised that there cannot be a better platform to fulfill myaspirations to fullest.
Swati dabbles with varietyof tasks at GiveIndia primarily taking care of Donor Support.
"Not satisfied with the corporate sector, I decided to switch over to the development sector. And GiveIndia provides me with just the platform to contributeto this sector. It's professional yet works for a cause I would like to associate myself with. Besides, with the number of NGOs emerging everyday, GiveIndia's role becoming all the more important andI feel lucky to be a part of it.
Tarikahas completed a BA in Economics from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai aswell as a Master's in Sociology from SNDT, Mumbai. She has worked witha transcription firm as well as a travel website in the past.Tarika heads ORG team at GiveIndia.
"I started my carrier in social/development sector and I also wanted to grow in the same field. Since beginning I have been associated with NGOs workingfor health and village development at grass root level. GiveIndiaprovides me an opportunity to work at execution level."
Vijay is part of the Credibility Assurance Team at GiveIndia
"I like working for cause specially with GiveIndia Because it provide me a platform where i can learn new things and do some thing good for society"
Viral is part of Payroll Giving Team at GiveIndia
Vikas started off his career as an IT professional in India. Through his company he has been at the forefront of development innovative technologies at that time like core banking solutions and interactive voice response systems. He has travelled to Europe and Middle East setting up innovative technologies for the financial services industry. Moved to the USA and worked there as a consultant in the oil & gas industry, financial services and travel industry covering information technology, marketing and business intelligence. He worked in the USA for 9 years before deciding to move to India to be part of vibrant new economy. He setup entrepreneurial businesses in the area of marketing and business intelligence with international partners before joining GiveIndia. At GiveIndia he heads Alliances, creating partnerships of brands, customers and NGOs/causes in mutually beneficial sustainable relationship through “cause marketing”. He is an expert in creating brand campaigns embedding social causes and integrating it as part of core business strategy. He is an expert speaker on “cause marketing” and “brand management”.
He is Bachelor of Engineering (Computers) from PICT, Pune. He is also on the governing board of private school in Mumbai providing strategy and direction in education management. Vikas Puthran is Vice-President-Alliances and Operations at GiveIndia