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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 has over 26 years of diverse and global experience in manufacturing, telecom, information technology and management consulting. Now he is applying his learning and experience to develop Societal Platforms (open digital co-creation networks) in sustainable developmental sectors such as lifelong learning, financial inclusion, personalised healthcare, sustainable habitats and emerging livelihoods. Some of his key roles include scale advisor to EkStep Foundation and eGovernments Foundation, innovation advisor to Unleash, and strategic advisor to Fundamentum Partnerships. Prior to taking up these responsibilities, Sanjay served at Infosys as 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.

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Atul Satija

Founder & CEO

after 17 years of starting, scaling and turning around various businesses in some of the largest and most respected organisations globally, Atul decided to start The/Nudge Foundation to fulfill his passion of working on inequality and social issues facing India.

he was previously the Chief Revenue Officer of InMobi and continues to support as Chief Business Advisor. prior to InMobi, he has worked in key positions at Google, Adobe, Samsung and Infosys. he was also the Chairman of the board of a nonprofit, EndPoverty.

Atul holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Indian School of Business and B-Tech from National Institute of Technology.

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Khushboo Maheshwari

Director & Head, N/Core

Khushboo is a startup enthusiast and has co-founded two startups. prior to that, she has 9 years of hands-on leadership & management experience in strategy, business development, operations and marketing at InMobi, P&G, Nike and Booz & Company. she wants to help bring innovation and human capital together to solve society's most urgent challenges.

Khushboo holds a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard Business School and B-Tech & M-Tech from IIT Bombay.

team-member

Charanya Kumar

Operations & Supply Partnerships

Charanya leads the operations at N/Core. previously she served as the Global Business Manager at Wipro, USA building and managing hi-tech business for selected clients. prior to that she spent 6+ years managing large project and program portfolios at IBM, Bank of America - NA, Belk and Rewards Network.

Charanya holds an MBA from INSEAD and MS in Computer Science from University of North Carolina, Charlotte.

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Sudha Srinivasan

Product & Partner Management

Sudha heads product & partner management at N/Core. previously, Sudha worked at Intel, where she spent nearly 13 years in various leadership roles spanning business operations, engineering and organizational development. she has great passion for enabling organizations to ramp in scale and competence, and achieve audacious goals.

Sudha is an engineer by training, and holds an MBA from IIM Lucknow.

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Sayi Pavithrasagar

Marketing & Communications

Sayi leads marketing at N/Core. he worked in telecom and technology sectors for more than decade with companies like Siemens, Nokia and Ericsson. before joining The/Nudge, he was leading operations and marketing for the education technology startup that he co-founded. he is passionate about education as a long term solution for poverty alleviation.

Sayi holds an MBA from INSEAD and B-Tech from National Institute of Technology.

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Damini Mishra

Outreach & Communications

Damini leads outreach & communications. prior to this, she worked as a Digital Marketing Manager at Helpchat, where she worked on user acquisition, engagement and marketing technology for one and a half years.

Damini holds a BE from Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, University of Delhi.

team-member

Atula Gupta

Content Marketing

Atula works as Lead, Content Marketing at N/Core. previously, she was working as the Global Content Head of Junior Explorers Inc., USA, developing game based learning for children. she also runs a web publication on endangered wildlife and has written for publications like The Wire and Deccan Herald. her passion for environment, conservation and working in the social sector comes for an inherent need to create positive, actionable changes for greater good.

Atula is a gold medalist Masters in organic chemistry from Holkar Science College, Indore.

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Saurabh Adeeb

Partnerships and Engagement

Saurabh leads Partnership and Engagement. in the past, Saurabh has worked with companies like Google and Motorola and also been a vocalist with Indie rock bands Sonic Flare and Dust Clinic. between his job and his love for music, he has volunteered with several NGOs in the past. The/Nudge, however, is his chance to create impact on a large scale.

Saurabh holds an MBA from Indian School of Business and BE from Birla Institute of Technology.

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Sailaja Gudla

Finance & Administration

Sailaja leads Finance at N/Core. she comes with ten years of experience in e-commerce and retail industry with experience in funding, business process structuring, statutory audits, due diligence audits etc. she made a shift from a corporate career with a strong desire to give back.

Sailaja is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Masters Degree from IIM Bangalore.

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Kalyani Salgame

Marketing Operations

Kalyani works on Marketing Operations. After interning at various NGOs and attending a summer program at the London School of Economics, she made the decision early on to follow her passion and pursue a career in the development sector.

Kalyani holds a Bachelors degree in Media Studies from Jain University - CMS.

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