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Team

Anand Bariya
Anand Bariya
Trustee
Anand Bariya was born in Mumbai and grew up in Goa. He has a B.Tech from IIT-Bombay and a Ph.D. from Stanford University. His career in the semiconductor industry began in the US in 1990. He moved to Bangalore In 2005 and started an offshore design centre for an American semiconductor company. Anand is keenly interested in education, particularly in scalable pedagogies that generate good learning outcomes for underprivileged middle and high school children. He regularly teaches at engineering classes, having recently taught at IIIT-Bangalore as a visiting faculty. Anand has twin daughters who have been home-schooled by him and his wife who is a writer. His daughters are currently pursuing Ph.D in the USA.
Dr. Chandrasekhar Sripada
Dr. Chandrasekhar Sripada
Independent adviser to the board
Dr Chandrasekhar Sripada (Independent advisor to the board) is a professor at ISB, Hyderabad. He has had an illustrious career straddling three decades across every domain of people management while working in reputed companies in private, public and multinational sectors. He retired as President-HR at Dr Reddy’s Laboratories. He has also held senior positions and been on the board of Reliance communication and IBM India among others. He holds an MBA from the Leeds Business School, UK and a PhD in Organizational Behavior.
Gopal Rangachary
Gopal Rangachary
Trustee
Gopal Rangachary has been working as CFO/ COO for various technology companies for the last 20 years. Following his passion for teaching, Gopal has worked as a student tutor at a business school and a teaching faculty at an MBA training school. He is an alumnus of IIM Calcutta and holds an Engineering degree from BITS Pilani
Nagraj Mandya
Nagraj Mandya
Trustee
Nagraj Mandya is a software engineer by profession with almost 20 years experience in the software development area. He has worked for various multi-national software companies both in India and in the USA after completing his Masters from Illinois Institute of Technology.  Nagaraj is also a professional Carnatic violinist and has interests in Srivaishnava philosophy and the Sanskrit language.
Nirmala Gopalan
Nirmala Gopalan
US coordinator
Nirmala Gopalana is a business operations & technical transformation leader with over 20 years of progressive experience spanning hardware, service contracts, software subscription, and cloud for Enterprise, Commercial, Datacenter, and Service Provider. Her ability to solve complex problems, work collaboratively, and increase profitability for Sales & Finance has made a sustainable and measurable impact to her business clients. She holds a Master’s degree in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of Madras, INDIA.
Puja Vohra
Puja Vohra
Independent adviser to the board
Puja Vohra (Independent advisor to the board) serves as Executive Vice President, Marketing and Digital for truTV. With a career spanning 25 years in TV, Vohra has worked as Senior Vice President-Marketing at Oxygen Media & and held senior positions at large organizations such as Bravo, Discovery & MTV.  Apart from several recognitions to her credit, she was recently honoured as 2016 Broadcasting’s Cable Digital All-Star. Vohra is a Commerce graduate from Delhi University and an MBA from the IIM Calcutta.
Ramnarayanan Srinivasan
Ramnarayanan Srinivasan
Director Operations
 Ramnarayanan Srinivasan is responsible for the roll-out of our activities. He comes with 30 years of extensive work experience in ideation, execution and setting up of development centres in the IT industry. He has worked in companies like Infosys, other MNCs and startups. Before moving to the IT industry Ram worked as a scientist in ISRO and has contributed to various satellite programs. His passion to help the needy and his deep urge to give back to society, made him quit his lucrative leadership position at an MNC and dedicate his time to social causes.
Rajesh Mandyam
Rajesh Mandyam
Managing Trustee
Rajesh Mandyam is the Managing Trustee with a background in Sales & Marketing. He continues his illustrious career spanning 20 years in selling services & solutions to Banks and Financial Institutions across the world. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration.
R A Sridhar
R A Sridhar
Trustee
Sridhar R A,  an  Electrical Engineering graduate, holds a Post Graduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Training Institute for Productivity & Industrial Engineering. He began his career with the  National Productivity Council before moving to the private sector with stints in Vikrant Tyres Mysore, Eicher Goodearth, Faridabad before moving to  AMCO Batteries Limited. Starting off as a Senior Industrial Engineer at AMCO, he rose up the ladder to eventually retire as CEO & Wholetime Director of the company. During his tenure, he helped the company to improve production & productivity, better industrial relations, expand their factories, achieve higher goals in Marketing and took it to heights of glory. He also made AMCO completely debt-free. After serving for over 34 years, he recently retired and is now involved in social services. He has been an active member & treasurer of the Madras Management Association.
Sripriya Mandyam
Sripriya Mandyam
Trustee
Sripriya Mandyam is a major in Mathematics and Economics and has been one of our founding trustees. In addition to being a good cook, she loves Carnatic classical music and is a trained dancer as well. She shares the desire of wanting to be a part of a movement that works towards changing society.
Uddipan Bagchi
Uddipan Bagchi
Director of Skill Enhancement
Uddipan Bagchi (Director of Skill Enhancement) takes responsibility for upgrading the skill level of beneficiaries. With 26 years of work experience across sales, delivery, and practice building. He has worked in multiple geographies for companies like Wipro, Dell Services, NTT Data, and Tech Mahindra. He is mentoring various start-ups and is passionate about helping the country upgrade its education skills, specially in terms of availability and access to world-class content in local languages. He quit his VP position to dedicating his time to social causes. Uddipan got his B.Tech from IIT Kanpur & an MBA from IIM Calcutta.

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