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Maneesh Dhir

Maneesh Dhir is the former MD of Apple India and helped scale the organization ~20x over a period of 6 years to USD one billion plus revenue. currently, he is a partner at Social Venture Partners, an organization that amplifies the impact of innovative nonprofits by connecting them with donors and supporters. Maneesh holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, an MS in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

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K R Lakshminarayan (LAN)

LAN, is the Chief Endowment Officer at Azim Premji Foundation, primarily focused on developing and executing the foundation's philosophy for philanthropy. Prior to this, he served Wipro in various leadership roles like Chief Financial Officer and Chief Strategy Officer. LAN is a qualified management accountant and a graduate from IIM - Lucknow.

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Sanjay Purohit

Sanjay Purohit has 26 years of diverse and global experience in business consulting, technology and education. He is currently advisor to EkStep Foundation and eGovernments Foundation and leading the initiative to build a platform to support organisations working in the area of systemic transformation of Education. Prior to gaining renown as a Scale Advisor, he served at Infosys as the Executive Vice President. Sanjay is an alumnus of National Institute of Technology, Srinagar where he completed his BE in Mechanical Engineering.

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Ujwal Thakar

Ujwal Thakar, a banker for 28 years, has held key senior management positions at several leading banks including Standard Chartered Bank, BNP Paribas and Times bank. In 2002, he entered the social sector as CEO of Pratham, India's largest NGO in the elementary education space, putting to use his expertise in raising and managing funds, strategizing and project execution. He also served as CEO of GiveIndia, a pioneering platform for philanthropic exchange. Currently, Ujwal is advisor to PricewaterhouseCoopers in their BFSI practice and serves on the board of several nonprofits.