Meet Our Team

Leaders

Ramya is a certified English Language Trainer and has completed CELTA, BEC Higher and TKT
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Ramya Sundararajan

Ramya is a certified English Language Trainer and has completed CELTA, BEC Higher and TKT Module 1&2 offered by University of Cambridge. She currently works with the Azim Premji University as part-time faculty for their English Language Support Centre for MA students. In addition, she facilitates career counselling for students seeking placement. With a postgraduate degree in management, Ramya is a certified professional storyteller who conducts Theatre and Storytelling workshops for children and teenagers to build self-confidence and to enhance self- awareness.

Sudeep is a professional with a decade of experience in the for-impact space. In the roles that he has taken up so far, he has led people function, set-up project management systems, provided strategic guidance to projects, helped manage team performance, worked with organisational leadership to craft strategies, worked with central, state and local governments to implement projects. His interests lie in systems change, data-driven decision making and organisational performance management.

Sudeep K S

Sudeep is a professional with a decade of experience in the for-impact space. In the roles that he has taken up so far, he has led people function, set-up project management systems, provided strategic guidance to projects, helped manage team performance, worked with organisational leadership to craft strategies, worked with central, state and local governments to implement projects. His interests lie in systems change, data-driven decision making and organisational performance management.

Advisors

Prachur Goel is a Director at Socratus Foundation for Collective Wisdom. Earlier he has worked at Sattva, an impact consulting firm where he advised major international philanthropies on program design and strategy. Right after college, Prachur joined the Teach for India fellowship where he taught primary grades in Bombay. After this fellowship, he worked with youth on technical and employability skills by teaching, creating national curriculum frameworks, and partnering with employers and governments. He has a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay and a Masters' in Public Policy from Azim Premji University.

Prachur Goel

Prachur Goel is a Director at Socratus Foundation for Collective Wisdom. Earlier he has worked at Sattva, an impact consulting firm where he advised major international philanthropies on program design and strategy. Right after college, Prachur joined the Teach for India fellowship where he taught primary grades in Bombay. After this fellowship, he worked with youth on technical and employability skills by teaching, creating national curriculum frameworks, and partnering with employers and governments. He has a B.Tech in Computer Science from IIT Bombay and a Masters’ in Public Policy from Azim Premji University.

Anant Gangola comes with 30 years of extensive experience spread across school education, higher
education and adult literacy. 15 years of this was in Azim Premji Foundation leading field institutions in
Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and he was also the head of the field practice segment
of Azim Premji University. Prior to this, Anant worked with the Government of Madhya Pradesh and was
the key coordinator for highly impactful DPEP, SSA, TLC projects. When he started his career, Anant
spent close to 3 years living, teaching and learning in a Gond tribal community in Madhya Pradesh and
the association is still alive to this day. Scores of young people in the social sector have been mentored by
him and he continues to guide and encourage us at WeLive Foundation..

Anant Gangola

Anant Gangola comes with 30 years of extensive experience spread across school education, higher education and adult literacy. 15 years of this was in Azim Premji Foundation leading field institutions in Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and he was also the head of the field practice segment of Azim Premji University. Prior to this, Anant worked with the Government of Madhya Pradesh and was the key coordinator for highly impactful DPEP, SSA, TLC projects. When he started his career, Anant spent close to 3 years living, teaching and learning in a Gond tribal community in Madhya Pradesh and the association is still alive to this day. Scores of young people in the social sector have been mentored by him and he continues to guide and encourage us at WeLive Foundation..

Board Members

G. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ananth) works with purpose driven leaders and social sector organisations that aspire to make a difference to the significant issues of our times. He’s the former CEO of Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI). Prior to that, Ananth held leadership roles at Amnesty and Greenpeace both at the India and international levels. He started his work life as a teacher in The School – Krishnamurti Foundation India. Ananth graduated in 1988 from IIT Madras with a B Tech in electrical engineering.

Ananthapadmanabhan

G. Ananthapadmanabhan (Ananth) works with purpose driven leaders and social sector organisations that aspire to make a difference to the significant issues of our times. He’s the former CEO of Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives (APPI). Prior to that, Ananth held leadership roles at Amnesty and Greenpeace both at the India and international levels. He started his work life as a teacher in The School – Krishnamurti Foundation India. Ananth graduated in 1988 from IIT Madras with a B Tech in electrical engineering.

Srikanth is a strong business professional and has been a strategic leader with 28 years of multicultural and diversified experience with hands-on experience in driving delivery excellence, workforce transformation and innovation.

Satya Srikanth

Srikanth is a strong business professional and has been a strategic leader with 28 years of multicultural and diversified experience with hands-on experience in driving delivery excellence, workforce transformation and innovation.

Sherman is a Chartered Accountant with more than 40 years of multi-faceted experience in General Management, Finance, Legal, Human Resources, Software Solutions and Administration specialising in M

N K Sherman

Sherman is a Chartered Accountant with more than 40 years of multi-faceted experience in General Management, Finance, Legal, Human Resources, Software Solutions and Administration specialising in M&A, Business Plans, Fund raising, Enterprise Turnarounds and MIS.

Partha is the Co-Founder of Mindtree Limited and served as its Vice Chairman and COO till July-2019. Partha was instrumental in designing scalable systems in Leadership Development, People processes and Technology incubation. He was passionate about creating a unique culture, which serves as a sustainable differentiator for business growth. He was at the core in designing and implementing a unique residential program for new college graduates called Mindtree Kalinga – where modern pedagogy was combined with new technologies to skill people for the future.
Partha is now a Managing Partner in Mela Ventures – a SEBI approved AIF Category II fund – which aims to create the next generation of entrepreneurs , by investing in early stage start-up in the tech space.  ( www.melaventures.in )  
 Partha is a Director in White Swan Foundation for Mental Health – a not-for-profit organization that offers knowledge information in the area of Mental Health. White Swan Foundation provides persons with mental illness, caregivers and communities with well-researched information that helps them make informed decisions on how to deal with mental health issues. (www.whiteswanfoundation.org).
 Partha holds a Masters (Honors) degree in Mathematics from BITS Pilani, and a Masters in Computer Science from IIT, Kharagpur. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.
Partha is a passionate long distance runner and has participated in many half-marathons all over the world.

N S Parthasarthy

Partha is the Co-Founder of Mindtree Limited and served as its Vice Chairman and COO till July-2019. Partha was instrumental in designing scalable systems in Leadership Development, People processes and Technology incubation. He was passionate about creating a unique culture, which serves as a sustainable differentiator for business growth. He was at the core in designing and implementing a unique residential program for new college graduates called Mindtree Kalinga – where modern pedagogy was combined with new technologies to skill people for the future.

Partha is now a Managing Partner in Mela Ventures – a SEBI approved AIF Category II fund – which aims to create the next generation of entrepreneurs , by investing in early stage start-up in the tech space. ( www.melaventures.in )

Partha is a Director in White Swan Foundation for Mental Health – a not-for-profit organization that offers knowledge information in the area of Mental Health. White Swan Foundation provides persons with mental illness, caregivers and communities with well-researched information that helps them make informed decisions on how to deal with mental health issues. (www.whiteswanfoundation.org).

Partha holds a Masters (Honors) degree in Mathematics from BITS Pilani, and a Masters in Computer Science from IIT, Kharagpur. He is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.

Partha is a passionate long distance runner and has participated in many half-marathons all over the world.