Team

Srikrishna S Murthy    
CEO

Srikrishna Sridhar Murthy leads overall business development at Sattva and manages the consulting business that works closely with the leadership and boards of leading social enterprises and corporations. Before starting Sattva, Krishna was a Founding Member and Partner at Longhouse Consulting, an Executive Search firm focused on the venture capital and startup ecosystem of India. Krishna has also served on the Board of Dream a Dream, a leading Indian non-profit and Hua-Dan, a social enterprise in China. Krishna holds a B.E (Hons) in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani and an MBA from INSEAD Business School.

Rathish Balakrishnan    
Co-founder and Managing Partner

Rathish is a co-founder and Managing partner at Sattva. He leads the delivery of the consulting business and works closely with Non-profits, social enterprises and corporations. Rathish has over 10 years of experience across Research & Development, Product Management and Corporate Strategy in diverse multinational technology firms. Rathish started his career with the Centre for Advanced Learning Technologies (CALT), a research initiative of INSEAD where he managed research projects funded by the European commission on e-learning and knowledge management. Rathish loves to read, write, act, direct and spend inf   more...

Vikram Rai    
Principal

Vikram is a co-founder and Principal of the consulting business. Prior to joining Sattva, Vikram worked in corporations of various sizes including MerIndus Consulting, Telelogic AB and IBM over a span of 7 years. He brings experience in developing technology products and services, people management and organizational development. Vikram is a trustee of  'I Think I Have A Solution', an impact-consulting non-profit and has worked on projects with several social organisations. His other passions include theatre, music and travel. Vikram holds a B.E(Hons) in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani.

Aarti Mohan    
Chief Editor and Head, Content

Aarti is a co-founder and heads Content, Communications and Audience Engagement across media properties at Sattva. She is the Chief Editor of The Alternative, Sattva's media platform for sustainable living and social impact. Prior to Sattva, Aarti played key technical and mentoring roles in Texas Instruments and AMD. Aarti holds a B.E(Hons) in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani, is a graduate of the IIM-B's Management Program for Women Entrepreneurs (MPWE 2010) and a Goldmann Sachs-ISB fellow. Aarti is passionate about classical dance and marathon running.

Sanjeev Rao    
Managing Partner

Sanjeev Rao is the Founder and CEO of Gateway to India, (G2i) a venture which helps accelerate success in Euro Indian projects. G2i has worked on numerous projects with Continental European Companies entering the Indian market and has supported them both in their operations and investments. A Telecom Engineer with an MBA from INSEAD, Sanjeev is also one of the Trade Commissioners of France in India. He is a visiting professor at EM Lyon and conducts Leadership Development Programs for European Business Leaders on Cultural Impact on Business, Managing Complexity & Diversity, Reverse Innovation and Social Inclu   more...

SP Samant    
Associate Principal

Samant leads Sattva's recruitment and talent acquisition practice. He specializes in identifying talent for the social sector across India, and helps social organisations build and grow strong teams. Samant has over 9 years of experience in recruitment and executive search. He was one of the initial members of Longhouse Consulting (a leading search firm focused on technology and startup hiring) and a part of the HR recruitment team at Oracle India before pursuing his entrepreneurial journey. Samant is a part of the leadership team at Angel Staffing LLP, a search firm focusing on mainstream hiring across APAC.

Lakshmi Sethuraman    
Associate Principal

Lakshmi Sethuraman works on projects in Environmental Resource Management and Livelihoods. She works closely with clients in anchoring consulting engagements that span strategy, funding, resourcing and operations management. Prior to Sattva, Lakshmi worked with the Manipal Group, Jubilant Retail and ITC Hotels, handling sales, business development and strategy portfolios. Lakshmi holds a Post Graduate Diploma in management from T.A.Pai Management Institute. In her free time, she is a voracious reader, traveller and closet pianist.

Tripti Naswa    
Associate Principal

Tripti works across various domains including Education, Skills and Livelihoods, Healthcare and Crafts. Her client engagements span business strategy, service-delivery, product development and operational execution. Tripti has 4 years of experience working in the IT and financial services domain including a stint with operations management at Ujjivan Microfinance. Tripti holds a Masters in Rural Management from XIM Bhubaneswar and an undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering from Apeejay College of Engineering. Tripti loves to cook different cuisines. She is also a keyboard player and loves music.

Tejasvi Acharya    
Engagement Manager

Tejasvi Acharya specializes in helping clients build rural distribution and value chain businesses. His client engagements take him to all parts of India including Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Odisha, Jharkhand etc to build sustainable for-profit social businesses and devise innovate service delivery models. Tejasvi holds an undergraduate degree in Electronics Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, and a Masters degree in Social Entrepreneurship from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai.

Bobbymon G    
Engagement Manager

Bobbymon is focused on education and training for social enterprises and leads the design and delivery of content based solutions across Life Skills, Livelihoods and Micro-entrepreneurship. Bobbymon has over 10 years of experience in the development sector with specific expertise in the field of Program Design, Service Delivery, Training and Evaluation. Prior to Sattva he headed the Life Skills program for children and youth at Dream A Dream where he developed efficient program delivery models, curriculums and monitoring and evaluation frameworks. He consults with Sneha Care Home, Banagalore and OSCAR foundat   more...

Sakthi Saranya    
Engagement Manager

Sakthi works as an Engagement Manager and is part of the recruitment and talent acquisition team at Sattva. Her previous stint was with Obopay Inc. as a HR Executive. Sakthi has a degree in Computer Engineering from Karunya Institute of Technology and started her career working with HP as a Software engineer. Her interests include dancing, pranic healing, badminton, travelling and doing community work.

Christopher Immanuel Isaac    
Associate Editor

With a lineage that is as long and diverse as his name, Chris is a self-proclaimed internet content guru. When he isn’t wasting his time reading about pop-culture, he goes about his day practicing pop-culture, finding fault with most of the world, and making futile attempts to get out of his chair. Chris likes listening to music, the sounds of nature, and the voices inside his head. As an Associate Editor at The Alternative, Chris copy edits, packages content for web and keeps night finding newer ways to get audiences to discover and engage with The Alternative.