Priya’s work has spanned the spectrum of social entrepreneurship and financial consulting. She has helped incubate several social enterprises across the world before founding Samhita Social Ventures. Priya has Masters degrees from Yale University, University of Michgan – Ann Arbor and Mumbai University. She has worked at the Poverty Action Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Arthur Andersen among several other ventures.
A qualified finance professional (ACA, AICWA, ACS), Sudhir has served articles with A F Ferguson & Co and served MNCs – Shell, Siemens, Ferodo, Colgate Palmolive and Heinz (as CFO and Finannce Director) as well as Owner Managed groups – Mittals, Bahwans and Mustafa Sultan as Group CFO. He has worked briefly in Australia, Mexico and for 22 years in the Middle East before joining Samhita.
Adwait has an impressive track record of starting a business in environment services and growing its revenue manifold. Prior to being an entrepreneur, Adwait worked with several leading corporate houses. At Samhita, he manages CSR projects, Rural Marketing and BoP outreach, drawing from his training in Sustainable Enterprise.
Anushree Parekh comes with extensive research experience with private and third sector organizations in the UK. Prior to Samhita, she worked as a researcher with New Policy Institute, a progressive think-tank based in London, where she designed and implemented customized research solutions for a range of clients from corporates to governments on a variety of socio-economic topics. Anushree is an Economics graduate from St. Xavier’s College.
Samir is an entrepreneur by passion with 13 years of experience in General Management, Business Development, Operations, Recruitment and Customer Relationship Management. A highly motivated and passionate professional who has applied and developed management skills throughout his career, Samir has been active in the start-up environment for over five years.
Mikhail has been with Samhita for over 3 years and leads the Marketing Communications team.
He began his career as a video journalist covering human interest stories across Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh. Prior to joining Samhita, he worked as a News Producer with India’s leading business news channel, CNBC-TV18, where he produced prime time newscasts.
A strong desire to bring a positive difference to the community around him drew Anmol to Samhita.
Prior to joining Samhita, Anmol completed his B.E (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering along with a minor in Politics, Economics & Philosophy from BITS Pilani K.K. Birla Goa Campus.
Anmol is the only student in the history of his university to have been elected by students as the President and General Secretary and also be nominated by Hon’ble KM Birla to represent his campus at the Senate level.
Arjun Prasad Mahankali comes with almost two decades of experience in development and
CSR. He is adroit in Rural Transformation Programmes such as Natural Resource Management (NRM) including watershed development, participatory irrigation management and sustainable agriculture. He did his post graduation in Sociology at Osmania University Hyderabad, holds a degree in Law and is pursuing MBA as well.
Pranav’s innate desire to bring about social change made him join Samhita. Prior to Samhita, he was part of the Young India Fellowship program, where a Post Graduate Diploma in Liberal Studies exposed him to the many underlying complexities of India’s prevalent social issues. He has also worked at Mu Sigma, an Analytics firm in Bangalore for two years.
Prior to joining Samhita, Rasikha worked as a Research Associate at NEERMAN, handling projects in monitoring and evaluation and impact assessment for clients ranging from corporate to multi-national organizations and donor agencies.
Sandhya Tenneti comes with more than six years of work experience in the environmental, social and governance (ESG) field. She has a Bsc (hons) from the University of Bradford, Masters in International Studies from North Carolina State University and a MS in Energy Policy and Climate from Johns Hopkins University.
Sharad brings over a decade of experience in domains as diverse and varied as Financial Services, Technology & Manufacturing covering geographies like Europe, UK, Australia & South East Asia. He has worked across functions including but not limited to Management Consulting, Human Resources, Business Development, IT Infrastructure & Operations.
Shubhra has been a Strategy & Operations consultant for the last 7 years, before moving to Samhita. She has worked primarily in the areas of customer and market strategy across industries. She has completed her Bachelors in Engineering in Computer Science from Mumbai University and her Masters in Management from Warwick Business School.
Aby graduated with a degree in Industrial Psychology from M. S. University of Baroda and pursued his Master’s in Social Work thereafter from Nirmala Niketan College of Social Work. Aby worked with The Lighthouse Project prior to Samhita, and comes with experience in the fields of education and livelihood.
Anshula has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from SRM University and a PG Diploma in Liberal Studies from the Young India Fellowship at Ashoka University. She has previously worked on designing and implementing a marketplace literacy program in rural Tamil Nadu in collaboration with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and with the artisans of Odisha to enhance their livelihood.
Ishita is a creative marketing professional with 4 years of experience across various aspects of branding, strategy, business communication design, consumer insights and partnerships. An exciting blend of creativity and compassion is what brings her to Samhita and she aspires to make the best use of her marketing acumen for driving social change and impact.
Krishna has over 2 years of experience in qualitative consumer research and has handled clients across diverse industries. Her aspiration to work in the social and development space led her to join Samhita. Krishna has completed her Post Graduation in Communication Management from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune.
Palak has 2 years of experience in Operations and Project Management in software services and media industry. She also holds a BA(H) degree in Economics from Miranda house and a Post Graduation Diploma in Liberal Studies from Ashoka University. Being a Young India Fellow sparked her interest in working in the development sector which led her to Samhita. Travel and food occupy a major part of her mind.
Pankaja has recently finished her Masters in International Communications and Development, from City, University of London. Before her stint in London, she was working as a Research and Communications Associate at India GHG Program, WRI India. She has been working in the development sector for more than three years.
A desire to pursue a career in social sector research led Richa to intern with the Tata Steel Rural Development Society followed by a traineeship with Samhita. Her roles in both capacities included fieldwork, quantitative and qualitative analysis. Richa completed her Bachelors in Economics Honours from Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi.
Shahzarin has a dual degree in Electronics Engineering and Economics from BITS Pilani and a PG Diploma in Liberal Studies from the Young India Fellowship at Ashoka University. She was a financial analyst at an investment bank for few years before moving to the development sector. She has prior experience of working with the communities, non-profits and social enterprises.
Apart from pursuing her B.Tech in Computer Science Engineering from Mohali, Vanya remained an active member of AIESEC. She co-founded an online magazine- EP!C, where she managed a team of more than 40 writers. Always seeking new adventures; she joined a startup after college managing their web sales and MIS. But her heart was set out for more meaningful experiences notably in the development sector.
Vigneshwaran is a post-graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay with a specialization in technology and development. During his years at IIT, Bombay he developed a keen interest in research pertaining to drinking water and clean cooking energies. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and has worked in various thermal power plants as a commissioning engineer.
Vinay is a Development Economist with degrees from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai and SOAS, University of London. He has previously worked with Ethex- a social investment platform in Oxford where he coauthored the UK’s first positive investing report in 2014 and interned with Ratnakar Bank where he worked with farmer co-operatives in rural Maharashtra.
Anuprita has a Masters in Development from Azim Premji University and a Bachelors in English Literature from University of Pune. As a part of her MA curriculum, she has conducted a research project on social vulnerabilities of commercial sex workers in Pune. She is passionate about exploring different cultures and social dynamics.
Avantika comes to us with over 10 years of experience in Administration. Prior to Samhita, she worked in Business Access India Pvt. Ltd. as an Admin Manager. During her time there she interacted with several international clients. Avantika completed her MA in history from the University of Mumbai.
Diksha is an Electrical Engineering graduate from University of Mumbai. She also holds an International Baccalaureate Diploma from New Zealand. Apart from studying engineering, Diksha was also working as a Corporate Manager with AIESEC.
Dhatri is rank holder of the Gujarat Board and a qualified Chartered Accountant with a Bachelors in Commerce. She has worked for more than 7 years in the Accounts & Finance sector. She has 3 years of experience as an article assistant and more than 4 years of post qualifications experience.
Jency’s aspiration to work in the development sector led her to Samhita. She had secured multiple awards including -Annie Saraya Gold Medal and Mr. & Mrs. Mukadams Award for securing First Rank in Bachelors in Social Work at Nirmala Niketan.
Prior to joining Samhita, Mahi worked at Aangan, a child protection organisation. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Law and Business Studies from the University of Warwick.
Malcolm is a full-stack developer with experience in the telecom sector and a Bachelors Degree in IT. He also has a keen interest in studying the psychology of human-computer interaction and cybersecurity.
Namrata has worked with Medha Patkar in the Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan and Narmada Bachao Andolan. She has also interned with NGOs like Aaranyak, Sabuj Sangha, FAsCE India etc. She has a Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences.
Prior to joining Samhita, Ragini was a Project Associate at Industree Foundation, which builds sustainable livelihoods for rural Indian artisans with a focus on women’s empowerment. In the past, she has interned with international NGOs Search for Common Ground and SOS Children’s Villages, as well as The Hindu. She has a Bachelor’s degree in International Studies and Journalism from American University (Washington DC).
Rhea has recently completed her graduation from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai specializing in Economics and Statistics. She has been part of research projects that have included qualitative as well as quantitative analysis. Her year-long experience of volunteering as a teacher with an NGO, motivated her to seek a career in the development sector.
With more than 6 years of experience in the IT, ITES and real estate industries, Snehal has a proven track record of senior-level executive support, management, and coordination. She has a strong ability to streamline processes, maximize efficiency, and foster professional relationships within organizations. Snehal’s philosophy centers around what role she can play in helping others find solutions.
Sukhjot’s desire to make positive impact, by supporting change agents and their work drove him to Samhita. His experience is an amalgamation of work within the creative and corporate sector. Prior to Samhita, he worked with an International Organization – Zycus for a year and a half and simultaneously running his own venture through which he lead a team of creatives to deliver projects for corporates.