- People -

David Maina

Operations and Strategy

Graduate Researcher, DUSP '20
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Charu Sharma

Head of Sustainability

Ex-TERI India

Massachusetts Institute of Technology '20

Chintan Vaishnav

Chief Advisor,
Board Member

Senior Lecturer, Sloan School of Management 

Academic Head, MIT Tata Center

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ashwin Gopinath

Associate Director

Asst Prof. MechE
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Andrew Ngure

Director of Outreach, Africa program 

Graduate Student, 
Harvard Graduate School of Design,

Harvard University 

Heramb Hajarnavis

Senior Advisor, Investments 

Founder and Managing Partner, 
Sea Link Capital

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

PVM Rao

Chief Advisor,

Board Member

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

Joost Bonsen

Senior Advisor

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

Mona Vijaykumar

Research Associate

Graduate Student, SA+P
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Padmanabhan Anandan

Senior Advisor

Board Member

CEO, Wadhwani AI,

Founder, Microsoft Research India 
 

Naveen Jha

Senior Advisor

Board Member

Former CEO,

 Deshpande Foundation

Ratna Mehta

Senior Advisor, 
Program Management 


Global Head - Wadhwani Catalyst Program,
Wadhwani Foundation

 

Barbara Bulc

Senior Advisor, International Relations

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

Jinesh Shah

Senior Advisor, Investment

Managing Partner

Omnivore

Diego Arenas

Research Intern

 Sophomore 

MITII - Inclusive Innovation Grant Fellow
MIT

Anjani Bansal

Senior Advisor

Board Member

Deputy Director,
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Manohar Paluri

Senior Advisor, Technology

Director, Artificial Intelligence at
Facebook 

Aarti Chandna

Senior Advisor, Impact Investment

Partner, 
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund - SV2

Samir Sathe

Senior Advisor, SME

Executive Vice President, 

Wadhwani Foundation 

Hemendra Mathur

Senior Advisor, Partnerships 

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

Ishita Agrawal

Senior Advisor, Program Management

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

Laurie Lane Zucker

Senior Advisor, Impact Investment

Founder and CEO,

 Impact Entrepreneur

Pradyumna Vyas

Senior Advisor, Innovation

Former Director,
National Institute of Design, India. 

Sudhindra V

 Senior Advisor​, Innovation and Tech

Chief Design Officer, 

IBM India