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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 -  

Amit Kaushik | Payroll Giving

"Amit has over 19 year of experience in setting up business and direct marketing channel across country and is committed to delivering long-term value by implementing solutions to support the evolving needs. Expert at defining strategic vision and contribute to the organization’s organic and incremental growth. Amit has extensive experience preparing a roadmap to accomplish an enterprise mission. “In delivering solutions, I draw upon my extensive experience to make cost effective investments, manage enterprise contracts to establish an environment that not only supports the current needs of the organization, but also lays the foundation for future initiatives”, says Amit."

He has a Graduate degree in commerce from Mumbai University. Amit heads the Payroll Giving division at GiveIndia.

      

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.

    

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."

  

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."

  

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.

      

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.

      

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."

   

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.

      

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."

      

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."

      

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."

   

Sanjyot Kamath | Feedback

Suchita Sawant"I had volunteered for GiveIndia because the cause, work ethics and work atmosphere appealed to me. I am a post graduate in Social Psychology and have dabbled in careers that have nothing to do with my educational qualifications, which tell you something about me and India's education system. I have worked full-time, part-time and finally opted for my own-time work, which is why I am now working with GiveIndia."

   

Smita Nayar | Credibility Assurance

"Smita holds an MBA in Marketing from the BK School of Business Management."

  

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."

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."

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."

      

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.

      

Sunita Suresh | Credibility Assurance

"GiveIndia provides me a platform to work with varied organisations that are doing such great work to make the world a better place. Appreciate the concept of giving and making sure what is given is used as promised. Helping organisations to help others seemed like an effective way of giving back to society."

After an MBA in Finance and a Post Graduate Diploma in Economics, Sunita worked with companies like 3M, Pepsico, Synovate India, Solaron Ltd for over 7 years as part of their corporate finance teams. Currently she is part of the Credibility Assurance Team at GiveIndia.

      

Vijay Bharsadiya | Technology

"A man will not take anything from this world just as he did not bring anything into it. But I wanted to do something for humans. It’s always been a challenging role for me to cope with hundreds of thousands of people who are in need. Giveindia is capable enough to work in these circumstances.

Giveindia allowed me to help under privileged and helped me grow as a professional by allowing me as part Of Technology Department in Giveindia."

      

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."

      

Minakshi Mahamuni | Technology

"Reason why I joined GiveIndia,

Social Sector is something wherein we get a chance to do something for someone. In actual life we really don’t bother or even don’t get a chance or think over in terms of giving. By joining GiveIndia I have not directly, but indirectly got a chance for uplifting the lives of the needy through different technologies available by working through Tech Team. "

      

Lata Patil | Feedback

"GiveIndia realized my wish of making a difference by contributing to the social sector and in the life of one person wholly unconnected by using my professional skills & knowledge. What drew me to this organization was its vision of creating a strong culture of giving and making sure what is given is used as promised and transparent.

Started career as an IT professional in India at NELCO and later worked for 15 years in the Middle East handling various roles. Each role helped me growing as a human being."

      

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."

      

Kiran Ghadi | Accounts

"I completed my graduation from Ismile yusuf college. Before joining GiveIndia, I was working with Dalal & Broacha Stock broking Pvt ltd as back Office executive. Giveindia gives me opportunity to work indirectly for the social sector."

      

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."

      

Himanshu Zibbu | Technology

"GiveIndia provides me with a platform to directly or indirectly work towards applying whatever skills I have acquired in IT industry over a period of three years towards the betterment of society. To work is one thing, to work for a cause that could change lives is what drives me to be passionate for working at Give India."

      

Pooja Yagnik | Accounts

"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 Carwale.com 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.

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