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 Meet the Board Members

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Our Volunteers -  

Pawan Mehra 

"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 give India 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.


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Our Team -  

Uthsav Ahuja | COO

Uthsav is an avid traveller who has worked in 4 countries across 3 continents. A self proclaimed “startup guy”, Uthsav has worked in and helped build multiple startups, including founding one of India’s largest gaming companies – one that reached out to Indians and the Indian diaspora globally eventually reaching over 25 million users.

Uthsav joined GiveIndia as an attempt to give back to society and help even the playing field for the millions not as fortunate. With the intention of creating a giving culture, Uthsav aims to build and evolve GiveIndia’s donation offerings making them accessible to all Indians enabling them to give back in formats that are easy, transparent and rewarding for everyone may they give a hundred rupees or millions.


Siddarth Patel | VP-Online Retail Giving and Corporate Alliances

Siddharth Patel"Sid, a marketing and sales professional has 15 years of work experience in the corporate sector. Having worked for budding organizations he comes with hands on experience in various facets of marketing, sales and technology.

A compassionate person at heart, he decided to explore the social sector to seek fulfilment by working towards making a social impact.

In his previous stint as Senior Manager at TimesofMoney Ltd. (A Times Group Company) he was responsible for driving sales and e-commerce revenue for NRI services. Prior to that he headed Business Development and Client Servicing for Fountainhead Digital.

As an alumni of NMIMS he did his masters in marketing; Has also studied electronics in his BE course from Terna Engg. College."


Nakul Ruparel | VP- Payroll Giving & Corporate Alliances

"Nakul joined GiveIndia with the fundamental need to bring about societal change by helping Indians give back to society. He is a guy who wears many hats. He has over 10 years of diverse experience including stints in retail banking, co-founding and exiting a startup, financial inclusion and technology sales and services in Mumbai, India and London, UK. He is an entrepreneur at heart. In his last formal stint in India, Nakul was heading service delivery for some key accounts for Xerox India. Nakul recently moved back to India after spending two years in the UK acquiring an MBA from Cass Business School, London specializing in Corporate Strategy and consulting with UK based startups on their fundraising and Go-to-market strategies.

Out of office, Nakul is an avid traveler, a voracious reader reading multiple books simultaneously, an amateur chef cooking up a storm and a die-hard Real Madrid fan."


Archana Hari | Head-Credibility Assurance

"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 a 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.


Aditya Barve | Head - Technology

Aditya Barve"The reason I joined Give India was because it provided an opportunity whereby I could contribute towards the society and make a difference while working in the technology domain."

Aditya Barve previously worked for CDS Global, a subsidy of Hearst Magazines head quartered in Des Moines, Iowa. He moved back to India in the December of 2010 after working in the United States for over 6 years. He has done his BE in Computer Science after which he went to the U.S for further studies. Aditya heads the Technology team at Give India.


Pranshu Agrawal | Head - Accounts

Pranshu Agrawal"I used to Audit SOS Children Village in my home town Varanasi. During the, audit I used to interact with children, and thus attracting me towards the social sector. Working with NGO makes us feel like giving back to society. GiveIndia is one of the best platforms to apply your skills as it changes life of large number of beneficiaries."

Pranshu has a B. Com from Banaras Hindu University and a MBA from IGNOU-BSE Institute. He has completed his articleship of 3.5 years in Varanasi. He is a CA- Final Student. Apart from that he has led even organization in BSE and has been rated as the Financial Wizard of the Week in an ET Wealth. He got award for academic excellence in BSE.


Karuna | Human Resources

"Karuna has 9 + years of experience in various domains such as Human Resources, Home Finance, Banking and Insurance. She holds a post-graduate degree in Advertising & Public Relations from K. C. College of Management Studies, Mumbai. Prior to joining GiveIndia, she was associated with Kennovation Software services as an HR Manager."


Gopi Venkataraman | Credibility Assurance

"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 helped realize my wish."


Kalpesh Sangani | Payroll Giving

"I used to raise funds for many NGOs at Support Direct (I) Pvt. Ltd. Eventually I reached a point where I decided to work directly with an NGO to create more impact. At GiveIndia, there is scope to learn a lot since most employees come from diverse backgrounds."

Prior to GiveIndia, Kalpesh ran a franchise for Support Direct (I) Pvt. Ltd., where he raised fund for various big NGOs.


Michael Faras | Admin & Donor Experience

Michael Faras"I wanted to work with an organisation which works for the upliftment of the under privileged. And I think GiveIndia is the biggest platform where I could make this happen. Besides, my family wanted me to work during the day, unlike at ICICI Bank, where I used to work round-the-clock shifts in rotation."

An ex-serviceman, Michael worked 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 a security supervisor. After two years of service, he was promoted to a security officer.


Ankit Prajapati | Online Retail Giving

"Ankit has completed his B.Com. In the past, he has worked with Clearpath Technologies as an SEO manager. He was also a freelancer web designer for past 1 year. At GiveIndia he is a full time Web Designer and is part of the Online & Retail Giving team."

"I joined GiveIndia because it offers me an opportunity for advancing my career, with much room for moving up. I would also like to be a part of what I see as an excellent team and great work environment."


Sambhaji Kesarkar | Back Office

"I had worked with a multinational, and needed a job which GiveIndia offered. I find that GiveIndia has a work and technology culture which is better than my previous multinational employer. I find working for GiveIndia very satisfying."


Priyanka Deokar | Back Office

Pushpa Aman Singh"Priyanka has completed her HSC. Prior to joining GiveIndia, she worked for Anudatta Vidyalay as a computer teacher."


Pragati Vichare | Back Office

Rupali Malve"I joined GiveIndia in 2006 because it gives me the opportunity to work in the development sector along with the opportunity to work, learn and grow. Prior to joining GiveIndia, I have 3 years of experience at Delta Service Pvt. Ltd."


Sandeep Bhandi | Payroll Giving

Prasad Jagushte"My reason for joining GiveIndia is because I really wanted to do something to make a difference in society for poor students and for the people who are in need. GiveIndia provide the platform and opportunity to help NGOs by connecting donors to them."


Sandip Kadam | Admin

"Sandip Kadam has completed his HSC. Prior to GiveIndia, he worked with the Credibility Alliance."


Snehal Chavan | Back Office

Tahira Thekaekara"I have joined GiveIndia to increase my knowledge in the development field. It provides me the platform to contribute to the social sector."


Suneja Salvi | Accounts

"Suneja has completed her B.Com from V.V.S College of Arts, Science and Commerce in Chembur. Prior to GiveIndia, she worked with SRL Diagnostics Pvt. Ltd. as an Accounts Associate."


Suprina Dunga | Credibility Assurance

"I joined GiveIndia because it gives me the opportunity to work and learn new skills. I feel extremely happy and content to work here." Suprina has completed her B.A from Mumbai University.


Swati | Online & Retail Giving & Donor Experience

"I always wanted to work for the betterment of society. I joined GiveIndia by chance and soon realized that there cannot be a better platform to fulfil my aspirations to fullest."


Yama Sandeep | Payroll Giving

"Yama completed his Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) from Sri Venkateshwara Degree College, Suryapet. He has more than 3 + years of experience in sales, client serving and training."

Murugan Nadar | Payroll Giving

"GiveIndia provides me with a platform to give back to society. It is here that I get a chance to fulfil my self-actualisation stage in the hierarchy of needs. I appreciate GiveIndia’s efforts to support different causes. I feel this is a great opportunity to do something for society and develop my long term career skills too."


Digvijay Sinha | Payroll Giving

"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 completed his Bachelor’s in Science (BSc) form NEHU North Hill University, Shillong. He has 11 years experience in Sales. In the past, he has worked for Satyam Collection for 5 years, where he used to deal with wholesalers and retailers.


Reshma Tawde | Back Office

"The reason I joined Give India was because GiveIndia provides me a platform to work with varied organisations who are doing such great work to make the world a better place."


Sanchita Dalvi | Payroll Giving

"GiveIndia gives me opportunity to work indirectly for the social cause, which gives me pleasure and makes me feel proud to be associated with GiveIndia."


Umashankar V. | Payroll Giving

"Previously I was working for an event management company in Bangalore for school Related Programs. I used to see even kids in city like Bangalore were unable to afford fees, purchase Uniform, and have three nutritious meals. This moved me to join a platform where I can provide support to more people. Give India provided me that opportunity to do that. Grateful to Give India."


Dimple Iyer | Technology

"My motivation in joining GiveIndia was to use my core skills to give back to the society by working in an organization that believes in contributing to the society in every small way as possible. My experience with GiveIndia taught me that collecting funds even for a good cause can be very cumbersome. I hope my contribution in my small way is helpful to the organization as well as to the society. And since my work is associated with my skills, the experience is all the more enjoyable."


Pooja Yagnik | Payroll Giving

"I am a CA Final student with an experience of 5 years in the field of Accounts, Tax and Audit with a passion for dancing. Give India is like a family where work is fun and boost to your experience. Giving smile to others is my motivation to work here. I thank Give India for providing me with the opportunity to bring smiles to underprivileged while exploring and enhancing my knowledge."


Bhavya Channan | Payroll Giving

"I always wanted to make a difference in the society especially for the underprivileged. Giveindia gives me a platform to understand the psychological aspects of both the donors and the beneficiaries. Monetary evaluation and complete transparency is something which appealed me. And now it has become a source of motivation for me as well. Studying philosophy and doing Gandhi fellowship gave me a sublime experience to understand the society as a whole."


Sangita Singh | Alliances & Donor Experience

"I did my Post Graduation in Computer Application(MCA) and then joined where I worked for 5 years. I joined GiveIndia because it is the place where I get a chance to give back to society. Also, it gives opportunity to learn new things. Happy to work with Giveindia."


Anand Krishnan | Technology

"No one has ever become poor by giving"

This is one thought that inclined me towards GiveIndia. The giving culture and the eagerness to help the needy is what attracted me towards this organization.I have completed my engineering in the field of computers during which I was actively involved with an NGO named Akansha and was also involved with Teach India which is a Times of India CSR. GiveIndia provides me with a platform to display my skills with technology to help the needy and to have an impact in their lives. I have joined this organization as a Junior Software Developer and am having one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling times of my life.


Aditya Shetye | Technology

Success is no longer measured in terms of how much money one has accumulated over their lifetime. Today, transformative and diverse experiences are much more sought after. Giving is one such experience. At GiveIndia, I not only get to give back to society but also get the opportunity to help others do the same. Being a part of the Tech Team allows me to develop and sharpen my skills while using them for the benefit of others.


Ishwarya Subramanian | Credibility Assurance

"I have always believed that kindness is the greatest wisdom. Give India offers me a platform where I can put my compassion to action; take a step forward and be the change I wish to see. My wish, dream and hope is to make the world a place like John Lenon describes in his song-Imagine".

Prior to working with GiveIndia, Ishwarya has worked with Citius Tech and JP Morgan.She works with the Credibility Assurance Team in GiveIndia.


Nikhila Kanakamedala | Credibility Assurance

I joined GiveIndia because it felt like the right thing to do. My time here has convinced me that the world is neither bad nor beautiful-it’s just difficult. And the organisations that we work with help make the difficult reality less difficult for the people they serve. Working with these diverse organizations and seeing them do what they do restores my faith in humanity and convinces me of a better tomorrow.

Prior to joining the Credibility and Assurance team at GiveIndia, Nikhila worked with Teach for India and NASSCOM Foundation.


Priya Ramesh | Credibility Assurance

GiveIndia offers me a platform to help the less-privileged get the kind of opportunities that I have been lucky enough to receive. I have done a BSc in Statistics and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Indore. I love reading (especially sci-fi and fantasy fiction) as well as watching TV shows. I work with the Credibility Assurance Team at GiveIndia.


Pauras Kubal | Credibility Assurance

Having done my BA in Economics from University of Mumbai, I was doing Gandhi fellowship with Kaivalya Education Foundation where I was working on the mindset, knowledge and transaction of municipal school teachers and principals along with doing developmental projects in the schools and the communities. While working at the grass roots, I identified the importance of money reaching the poorest individual with utmost transparency and how every individual in this country must contribute to the development of the society.

GiveIndia gave me a perfect platform wherein I could be responsible in handling the flow of money from the haves to have-nots and impact social development at scale.


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