Anand T R


Anand T R is an Advisor, Seed Investor & Leadership consultant. Anand completed his PGDBA from IIM Ahmedabad & his BTECH from UVCE Bangalore. He worked in IT majors such as IBM, TCS & PSI . In 2009, he completed his corporate stint as President running a global software services business of 500 M$ Annual Revenue @ Mahindra- Satyam. Anand is currently advising the Atria university, Chief Editor of & also is a governing board member of TiE Bangalore .

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 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

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.

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.

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.

Sridhar R A


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. 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.

Dr. Ramana Murthy P V


Dr. Ramana Murthy P. V. (PV) is qualified in Law, Advanced Human Resources, Executive Coaching and Psychoanalytical aspects related to Leadership and Change. An alumni of INSEAD, he has a Ph.D in Strategic Human Resource Management. PV serves as EVP & Global Head – Human Resources at Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), He also heads Human Resources for other Group Companies like, Roots Corporation (Ginger Hotels) and Taj SATS as well. PV has served as President of Delhi/NCR Chapter of this forum. He also serves on the Board of Greenleaf Center for Servant Leadership, USA. & Sri Lankan Tourism Advisory Committee.

Vamsi Mohan Thati


Vamsi Mohan is President of Coca-Cola South Pacific, and has been part of the Coca-Cola system for over 20 years, joining the system in India in 1998.
Vamsi Mohan has extensive experience within the Coca-Cola system, with a strong track record of delivering results and building capabilities around customer management, market execution, digital technologies and people development.
Vamsi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communications Engineering and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.

Sripriya Mandyam


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.