- People -

Chintan Vaishnav

Chief Advisor, Board Member

Mission Director - Atal Innovation Mission (AIM), NITI Aayog. Senior Lecturer - MIT

Andrew Ngure

Director of Outreach, Africa program

Graduate Student - Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard University

David Maina

Operations and Strategy

Graduate Researcher - DUSP '20, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Aseem Saini

Research and Design

IIIT Jabalpur, India

Niharika Gupta

Partnerships and Communications

CEPT University, India

Yukta Kumari

Sr. Associate, Communications and Logistics

JIIT Noida, India

Mark Kahn

Senior Advisor​, Venture Capital

Managing Partner, Omnivore

Harvard Business School

Laurie Lane Zucker

Senior Advisor, Impact Investment

Founder and CEO - Impact Entrepreneur

Ratna Mehta

Senior Advisor, Program Management

Global Head - Wadhwani Catalyst Program,
Wadhwani Foundation

Joost Bonsen

Senior Advisor

Lecturer, MIT Media Lab,
Founding Program Director - MIT Legatum Center for Entrepreneurship,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Pradyumna Vyas

Senior Advisor, Innovation

Former Director - National Institute of Design, India.

Ashish Khetan

Senior Advisor

President & CIO - Indigram Labs Foundation

Sudhindra V

Senior Advisor​, Innovation and Tech

Chief Design Officer - IBM India

Piyush Verma

Founder and CEO

MIT Tata Fellow '20, Founding Head - MIT India Initiative, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

PVM Rao

Chief Advisor, Board Member

Mehra Chair Professor MechE, Head Department of Design - IIT Delhi

Mona Vijaykumar

Research Associate

Graduate Student - SA+P, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Armando Moncada

Research and Product Development

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Shubham Deshmukh

Partnerships and Outreach

IRMA, NIT Nagpur

Diyakshi Deora

Communications and Logistics

IIT Delhi, India

Anjani Bansal

Senior Advisor​, Board Member

Deputy Director - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Manohar Paluri

Senior Advisor, Technology

Director - Artificial Intelligence at Facebook

Heramb Hajarnavis

Senior Advisor, Investments

Founder and Managing Partner, Sea Link Capital

Ex - MD at Goldman Sachs, Harvard Business School, MIT

Venkat Maroju

Senior Advisor, Agri-Tech

CEO - SourceTrace

Madhav Chavan

Senior Advisor

Co-Founder and President, Pratham

Jinesh Shah

Senior Advisor, Investment

Managing Partner - Omnivore

Aarti Chandna

Senior Advisor, Impact Investment

Partner - Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund, SV2

Ashwin Gopinath

Associate Director

Asst Prof. MechE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Co-founder - Palamedrix,
Ex- Google X, Moonshot Factory, Caltech 

Erika Elizabeth Desmond

Research and Documentation

MBA Candidate, MIT Sloan

Diego Arenas

Research Intern

Sophomore MITII - Inclusive Innovation Grant Fellow, MIT

Paul Ihim

Tech and Product Development

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Arushi Jain

Partnerships and Outreach

Babson College, Massachusetts

Manish Misra

Senior Advisor, Innovation and Tech

Chief Innovation Officer - Panasonic

Padmanabhan Anandan

Senior Advisor​, Board Member

CEO - Wadhwani AI,

Founder - Microsoft Research India

Naveen Jha

Senior Advisor​, Board Member

Former CEO, Deshpande Foundation

Hemendra Mathur

Senior Advisor, Partnerships

Venture Partner - Bharat Innovation Fund, Co-Founder Think Ag

Barbara Bulc

Senior Advisor, International Relations

Founder and President, Global Development
Founding member - United Nations Innovation Working Group

Ishita Agrawal

Senior Advisor, Program Management

Program Director - Atal Innovation Mission, NITI Aayog, Govt of India

Samir Sathe

Senior Advisor, SME

Executive Vice President - Wadhwani Foundation

Shalander Kumar

Senior Advisor, Agri-Tech

Principal Scientist - ICRISAT