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Mr. N Vaghul 
  Mr N. Vaghul

 Chairman, ICICI Bank Ltd.
Mr. Amit Chandra
Mr. Amit Chandra

Managing Director, Bain Capital Advisors  
Annabel Mehta 
Annabel Mehta
President, Apnalaya
Anu Aga 
Ms Anu Aga
Director, Thermax Limited
Rajesh Jain 
 Mr. Rajesh Jain

 Founder-Chairman and Managing Director of NetCore Solution
Sandeep Sibal 
 Dr. Sandeep Sibal

 Country Manager & Vice President - Business Development for Qualcomm India and South Asia
Venkat Krishnan N. 
 Mr Venkat Krishnan N.

 Director- GiveIndia

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Mr. N. Vaghul 

Mr. Narayanan Vaghul is the Former Chairman of ICICI Bank Limited which is the second largest Commercial Bank in the country. He is widely recognized in India for his role in pioneering the concept of the Universal Banking Model that laid the foundation for a new era in Indian Banking.

Born on August 4, 1936, Mr. Vaghul received his Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Degree from the University of Madras (now known as Chennai) in 1956. He joined the State Bank of India in 1957 as a Probationary Officer, became the Director in the National Institute of Bank Management, Mumbai in 1976, before assuming charge as Executive Director in Central Bank of India in 1978. He became Chairman Bank of India in 1981 and had the distinction of being the youngest ever Chairman in a Public Sector Bank. He joined the ICICI Limited as Chairman & CEO in 1985 and continued to head the group till April 2009.

During his tenure in ICICI, Mr. Vaghul created several new institutions laying the foundation for the development of the Universal Banking model. He started the first venture capital company in India in 1987 and from a small beginning this has become the leading venture capital company today. He was also instrumental in setting up ICICI Securities, an Investment Banking company. When the banking licence was thrown open to the non state players, he set up a commercial bank with which ICICI was to merge subsequently to become the first major universal financial institution catering to the diverse needs of all segments of customers. He also pioneered the concept of Credit Rating in India by setting up CRISIL. He was the founder Chairman of CRISIL for close to ten years and helped in evolving the best practices of credit rating in the country.

Mr. Vaghul was deeply interested in Education, particularly to the underprivileged sections of society. He was Chairman of “Pratham” a leading NGO in this sector. He is associated with several foundations dedicated to the cause of primary education. He is also deeply committed to the cause of science and technology and was responsible for setting up the first Science and Technology Park in the country known as ICICI Knowledge Park. He is associated with Institute of Technology in Jaipur. He has been the Chairman of IFMR a Business School with an array of research centers engaged in a variety of economic and social research.

Mr. Vaghul is the recipient of numerous awards and honours. He was chosen as the Business Man of the Year by Business India in 1992. He was given Lifetime Achievement Award by the Economic Times in 2006. He was given an award for the contribution to the Corporate Governance by the Institute of Company Secretaries in 2007. He was given the Lifetime Achievement Award by the “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award Program” in 2009. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India in 2009. He was awarded Life Time Achievement Award by Bombay Management Association in March 2013

Mr. Vaghul, who is 77 years of age, is happily married, with two children and four grand children, all of whom are settled in the USA.

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Mr. Amit Chandra 

Amit Chandra is Managing Director of Bain Capital Advisors (India) since early 2008. Bain Capital is one of the oldest and leading global private investment firms in the world. He has previously spent over 13 years at DSP Merrill Lynch, a leading investment bank in India, from where he retired in 2007 as its Board Member & Managing Director. Amit started his professional career as an engineer at India's leading engineering & construction firm, Larsen & Toubro.

He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Genpact, Tata Investment Corporation, Piramal Enterprises and Emcure Pharmaceuticals Limited. Amit serves as Member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee and Remuneration and Nominations Committee at Tata Investment Corporation, the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee at Piramal Enterprises, the Remuneration and Nominations Committee at Emcure, and the Nominations Committee at Genpact.

Amit is very active in India’s not for profit space and serves as a Trustee/Board Member of The Akanksha Foundation (providing education to less privileged children) and GiveIndia (India's leading philanthropic exchange). He was named Next Generation Philanthropic Leader of the Year by Forbes in 2013. He received his MBA from Boston College and was awarded the school's Distinguished Alumni in 2007. He received his undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering from VJTI, Bombay University. He was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2007.

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Ms. Annabel Mehta 

Annabel Mehta is currently the President 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.

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Ms. Anu Aga 

Mrs. Anu Aga is on the Board of Thermax Limited, the leading Indian player in energy and environment management. She retired as Chairperson of the company in October, 2004.

She has done her BA in Economics and holds a post graduate degree in medical and psychiatric social work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). She was selected for the Fullbright Scholarship for social workers to study in the U.S.

Mrs. Aga has been very active in various national and local associations like the 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, the role of women and education.

Mrs. Aga is the Chairperson of the Thermax Social Initiative Foundation (TSIF) which runs the CSR activities of Thermax. Along with Akanksha, TSIF has signed a MOU to support three municipal schools in Pune. She is also closely associated with the Teach for India initiative which attempts to bridge the inequity gap in education. She is keenly involved in the causes of communal harmony and human rights, especially women and children.

In 2010, she was awarded the Padma Shri for her social work by the Government of India. She is currently the Chairperson of Teach For India. She was nominated to the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Indian Parliament on 26 April 2012, by President Pratibha Patil.  

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Mr. Rajesh Jain 

Rajesh Jain is Founder-Chairman and Managing Director of Netcore Solutions. Netcore is India’s leading provider of digital real-time communications and marketing solutions for enterprises via email and mobile (SMS). These solutions, centred around the digital identity (email address / mobile number) of an individual, help companies manage their customer relationships and acquire new customers. Netcore also provides email infrastructure solutions to enterprises. In addition, Netcore owns a majority stake in India’s largest local languages Internet portals, (Greynium Information Technologies).

Mr. Jain did his B. Tech (Electrical Engineering) from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, followed by a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, New York, U.S.A. He worked as Member of Technical Staff at NYNEX, USA, for 2 years before returning to India 1992 to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams.

One of his early ventures, IndiaWorld Communications, launched in 1995 was acquired by Satyam Infoway in November 1999 for US$ 115 million in one of Asia's largest Internet deals. IndiaWorld was the largest collection of India- centric websites, comprising Samachar (news), Khel (cricket), Khoj (search) and Bawarchi (food).

Mr. 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.

Mr. Jain is a well-known figure in the Technology industry and is an invited speaker at national and international forums. He has also been featured in cover stories in both TIME and Newsweek. His blog:

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Dr. Sandeep Sibal

Dr. Sandeep Sibal is the Country Manager & Vice President - Business Development for Qualcomm India and South Asia. Qualcomm is a world leader in 3G and 4G wireless technologies and mobile platforms. Prior to joining Qualcomm in 2008, he served as the Technology Advisor of Reliance Communications and saw its subscriber base grow from launch to 35 million. Before returning to India, he co-founded Kirusa in 2001 in the US and served as its Chief Technology Officer and Board Member. Kirusa is a high-tech company focused on enhancing the user experience of mobile phones, and now serves over 80 million users across 35 mobile operators and 25 countries. Dr. Sibal began his professional career in R&D at AT&T Bell Labs, though his first job was an internship at Baylor College of Medicine studying the neurons of mice to explore memory and learning. He is a co-inventor in 25 US patents.

Dr. Sibal is also a member on the Governing Council of TSDSI (Telecom Standards Development Society of India), and is a Board Member of GiveIndia. He has served on the Advisory Board of the W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) and on Intel's Carrier Board of Advisors for Asia. He has a special interest in human rights and social action; participatory democracy and governance; animal welfare and animal rights; neuroscience and human behaviour; and the use of technology for effecting social change and enhancing well-being.

Dr. Sibal received his Bachelor of Technology degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering from IIT Madras, a Master of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Rice University and a Ph.D. in Electrical, Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also attended an Executive Course on Strategy & Innovation at MIT's Sloan School of Management.

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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.

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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 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.

Our Management-  

Vikas Puthran | Vice-President Corporate Alliances and Operations

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 the 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 has completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Computers) from PICT, Pune. He is also on the governing board of a private school in Mumbai providing strategy and direction in education management. Vikas Puthran is Vice-President-Alliances and Operations at GiveIndia.


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."

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


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 High-Networth Individual Giving team at GiveIndia.


Tarika Vaswani | Associate Vice-President (On Sabbatical)

"Not satisfied with the corporate sector, I decided to switch over to the development sector. And GiveIndia provides me with just the platform to contribute to 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 and I feel lucky to be a part of it."

Tarika has completed a BA in Economics from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai as well as a Master's in Sociology from SNDT, Mumbai. She has worked with a transcription firm as well as a travel website in the past. After being part of the Online & Retail Giving team for six years, Tarika managed User Experience, Donor Experience and the newest blog at GiveIndia for 1.5 years. She is on sabbatical currently serving as an Atlas Corps Fellow (Class 17) at Magic Bus USA, New York.


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 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.


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. He is very passionate about technology and working at GiveIndia gives him an opportunity to contribute towards the society and make a difference while working in the technology domain.


Sachin N | Vice President - Corporate Alliances & Standing Instructions

Sachin"The more you give, more you gain. The more you grab, more you loose. I got attracted to the vision of GiveIndia which aims to spread the "culture of giving". Associating with GiveIndia in any capacity gives a channel, direction and opportunity to gain more, by promoting the culture of giving."


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Our Team -  


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 helps realize my wish."


Manisha Joshi | High-Networth Individual ( HNI) Giving

manisha-joshi"An alumnus of VJTI and NMIMS, Manisha has with over 16 years of experience in leading product strategy, business analysis/development, and customer expectations management. In her last stint as Director & Managing Partner of Kennovation Software Services, she was responsible for strategizing market development and product development activities including ensuring high level of customer satisfaction. Prior to that she has been associated with reputed organizations like TCS and Aptech."

In her earlier stint with GiveIndia, Manisha used to head “Giving Circle Initiative”


Deepthi Reddy | High-Networth Individual ( HNI) Giving

"Deepthi holds a post-graduate Diploma in Agribusiness and Plantation Management from the Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore. She is a skilled and experienced agribusiness professional with an unrivaled ability to manage an extensive client portfolio within extremely demanding environments. She is a strong communicator and firm negotiator and has the ability to supervise, direct and guide individuals and groups in the completion of tasks and fulfillment of goals. Before GiveIndia, she worked with Oorvi Agricultural Products India Pvt Ltd. as a marketing consultant. "


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 whole salers and retailers.


Girish Singh | Credibility Assurance

"Girish has completed his graduation in Commerce. Prior to joining GiveIndia, he used to work with Prakash Parcel Services Ltd. , in their accounts department."


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.


Karpagavalli M Sundaram | Credibility Assurance

"I started my career in software development at HCL Perot Systems, Bangalore and later volunteered with few NGOs in Mumbai including GiveIndia. Nothing can be compared to the amount of satisfaction I have been receiving working as an employee and a payroll giving donor of GiveIndia since 2008. I am thankful to GiveIndia and the Credibility Assurance team that has helped me learn immensely about the social sector with my role as a Relationship Manager, interacting with 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 theday, unlike at ICICI Bank, where I used to work round-the-clock shiftsin 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"Prior to joining GiveIndia, Pragati worked for 3 years worked for 3 years."

"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.. "


Ramesh Joshi | Payroll Giving

"Ramesh has completed his Management of Business Management (June 2008-10)from Institute of Management Studies, Dehradun. Prior to GiveIndia, he worked for Transport Corporation of India Ltd. as a Business Development Officer."


Sambhaji Kesarkar | Head-Back Office & Admin

"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 reasonfor 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 volunteer 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 tells 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 fulfill my aspirations to fullest."

Yama Sandeep | Payroll Giving

"Yama has 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 BCom. 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 fulfill 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 to audit I used to interact with children, and thus made me feel to work towards it. Working with NGO makes us feel like giving back to society. GiveIndia is one of the best platform 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 who 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, have worked with companies like 3M, Pepsico, Synovate India, Solaron Ltd for over 7 years as part of their corporate finance teams. Currently 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 any thing into it.", But I wanted to do something for humans. Its 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 others less privileged and helped me to grow as a professional by allowing me to as the Part Of Technology Department in Giveindia,I can also improve my Technical Knowledge too."


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 associate 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 dont bother or even dont 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 a Event for a event management company in Bangalore for school Related Programs,I used to see Even kids City like Bangalore were Unable to Afford fees,purchase Uniform,and have Three Nutritious Meal...So that Changed me to come in to a platform were i can need support to more People.Give India provided me that opportunity to do that. Grateful to Give India."


Kailash Lasiyal | Payroll Giving

"I joined Give India on 1st april 2014.prior to this i Have done my bachlors in Science and PGDM in Marketing and IB from Dehradun.its been my Passion to work in Social sector, as i have been associated with some NGO's Right from college days.and Give India was Best place for me to work gives me immense Pleasure and satisfaction for work for the under priviledged.its reealy an great honour in itself."


Kayomarz Bacha | High-Networth Individual (HNI) Giving

"A B.Com degree holder from Pune, who completed his education with a Masters in Social Work (MSW) in Bangalore, Kayo has recently joined GiveIndia as the Events and Engagement Manager. Prior to joining GiveIndia he worked for two years with Amar Chitra Katha in Bangalore first as the Events and Operations person and then the R & D manager. He has spent the last 6 years volunteering & working in the social sector and is inclined towards change and making a difference. His best friend is anything with an engine and the open road. He is always looking forward to a new adventure."


Anannya Chakrabarty | High-Networth Individual (HNI) Giving

"After being in touch with a few social sector organizations through projects and clubs at IIM Calcutta or CSR wing of my last job, I realized that there is a feeling of deep satisfaction associated with working here. Also, I believe that there is a huge potential for impact creation in the development sector. All of these made me choose a comparatively different path of giving up the corporate world and joining the sector. Further, I have been enthralled with the unique value proposition of GiveIndia which aims to establish a giving culture in the society. This creates a double impact by channeling funds to those who truly need, on one side, and creating model individuals, on the other side. All of this makes being part of the GiveIndia team a truly fruitful experience."

Anannya holds a PGDM (MBA) from IIM Calcutta and prior to joining GiveIndia was with A.T. Kearney as a management consultant. She has also done her B.Ch.E from Jadavpur University and has worked at Engineers India Limited. Currently she is with the HNI Giving division and manages new donor /FGC member relations for Mumbai.


Sakthivel Sivalingam | Payroll Giving

" I really wanted to do something to make a difference in my country, Giveindia gives me the tremendous supports and It provides me the platform to helping underprivileged people, I feel proud to be associate with GiveIndia"


Kiran Ghadi | Accounts

"I am kiran Shripat ghadi i had completed my graduation from Ismile yusuf college. Before joining giveinndia , I am working with Dalal & Broacha Stock broking Pvt ltd as back Office excutives. 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."


Vishwanath Ramani | Credibility Assurance

"Joining GiveIndia gave me an opportunity to contribute towards the betterment of society, work with a highly motivated, passionate and professional team, and be part of an organization that places a premium on doing things honestly and ethically."

Vishwanath completed his graduation from Mumbai University and has a professional certification in systems audit. Prior to joining GiveIndia, he has worked with AUDITime, Thomas Cook, The Bank of Nova Scotia and eClerx across several verticals. At GiveIndia, he handles NGO due diligence.


Soniya Nagwekar | High-Networth Individual (HNI) Giving

"I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Mass Media with a specialization in Advertising. I come with a 3 years experience in the field of Employee Background Verification. I am a Certified Graphologist (in simple terms, Handwriting Analyst) and an avid animal lover.I strongly believe in the quote by Winston Churchill "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give." Hence GiveIndia's vision of creating a strong culture of giving is what drew me this organization. Also, it provides me with an opportunity where I can utilize my professional skills and yet make a difference to the society."


Manoj Iyer | Technology

"After completing my engineering, I had worked in the software industry for 6.5 years, post which I joined TeachForIndia, as a fellow, and started teaching in a low income private school in Pune for the next 2 years. I was a full time class teacher for 30 odd kids teaching all the subjects other than Hindi and Marathi. As a fellow I started a community centre with my co-fellows for the kids to spend quality time after the school hours. Post fellowship, I wanted to be in a place, where in I could use technology to make impact in the upliftment of the needy, and GiveIndia provided me with the opportunity to do so and here I am working in GiveIndia as a Tech Lead."


Himanshu Zibbu | Technology

"You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give." 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 work for a cause that could change lives is what drives me to be passionate for working at Give India."


Ashish Patil | Payroll Giving

"Having Background of engineering with masters in management , what motivated me to join here is the need for society and inclination to make something different . I am using my professional skills in order to achieve professional goals . My Strong belief on "Finding yourself by serving others"


Kalaichelvi | Feedback

"With my post graduation in Engineering, wanted to explore the society around us to enrich my social responsibility. Giveindia provides me the opportunity of applying my technical knowledge and also able to contribute to our society. I am proud to be part of this team and the platform that helps thousands of needy people to betterment their lifestyle."

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