Shalini Rajan

Shalini is a consultant with the Sattva Solutions Group, working with key CSR clients in delivering impact through implementation and advisory services.

She has worked as a consultant at the Indian Institute of Human Settlements (IIHS), Bangalore on a collaborative research programme on climate change adaptation. She has worked closely on adaptation trends and patterns observed in peri-urban areas around Bangalore. She has also worked at the Currency Derivatives team at Goldman Sachs. Shalini is committed to using the power of technology to deliver improve governance the grassroots. She is also passionate about mainstreaming sustainable practices across the board, and bringing women at the fore of sustainable development.

Shalini has an Economics (Hons.) degree from Christ University, Bangalore and an M.Sc. in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Ritu George Kaliaden

Ritu is part of Sattva’s Knowledge vertical with experience in development research and practice in the areas of policy and access, sustainable development and socio-spatial urban research.

Prior to this, Ritu has managed large scale development research studies as well as had corporate stints. She has also worked with The/Nudge Foundation, Make a Difference and Habitat for Humanity International in programme management and research roles. An affiliate of the Temporary Urbanism Lab at the University of Birmingham, she has also undertaken independent research work in collaboration with peers across the globe.

Ritu is an Erasmus Mundus scholar and holds a Masters in International Cooperation and Urban Development from Technische Universitat Darmstadt, Germany and a Bachelors in Architecture from the College of Engineering Trivandrum.

Anjali Menon

Anjali works in the design and implementation of Gender Diversity Solutions as part of the Solutions team in Bangalore.

She has prior work experience in both the private and development sector. Post her work with L&T as a process engineer, she interned with a CSR foundation in the design of their women’s livelihood programme as part of the Young India Fellowship (Ashoka University). She has also managed a sustainable livelihood project for an NGO in Hyderabad. At Sattva, she has been involved in the end-to-end programme execution and monitoring of a CSR pilot initiative aimed at the skill development of women for customer experience roles.

Anjali holds a Bachelors in Technology (Chemical Engineering) from National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappalli.

Tulshe Chowdhury

Tulshe is a part of the Consulting Services (Implementation) team in Bangalore and works on on-ground implementation, research, analysis and knowledge development across development themes.

Prior to Sattva, Tulshe was a Gandhi Fellow with the Kaivalya Education Foundation, focused on Leadership Development in Government schools. She has spearheaded several community-based initiatives on development themes such as career guidance for school drop-outs, primary healthcare, drug rehabilitation for families and women empowerment through capability building on access and execution of welfare schemes in the communities. Her core expertise lies in community engagement, organisational capability building and development and programme management. She is committed to the science of strategy formulation, to be able to solve problems and create a more sustainable impact.

Tulshe holds a degree in Economics Honours from Christ University, Bangalore.

Tripti Naswa

Tripti leads the people function, L&D, programme management and organisation development at Sattva.

She has over a decade’s experience in the private sector and development sectors; 7 of those at Sattva. She has led and built the implementation practice at Sattva and worked with NGOs, Funders, Social Enterprises and CSR clients in designing and executing their strategic programmes. She has expertise in building last mile value chains in essential services and farm-based value chains. She is committed to enabling market-oriented business models and human-centric design to enable development of human and social capital.

Tripti is a graduate in Rural Management from XIMB, Bhubaneswar.

Lakshmi Sethuraman

Lakshmi currently leads the sales function at Sattva. She has been with Sattva since 2010 and has led a diverse set of projects during this time working extensively with leaders of social organisations in building and scaling their operations sustainably. She has also worked with key CSR clients of Sattva in designing, implementing impactful programmes.

Prior to Sattva, Lakshmi has worked with the Manipal Group, Jubilant Retail and ITC Hotels across sales, business development and strategy functions. She holds a PGDM from T.A.Pai Management Institute.

Samant SP

Samant leads Sattva’s leadership hiring vertical, Careers In Impact. He has been focusing strongly on helping social organisations (Non – Profits and Corporate Foundations) identify and on-board leadership talent across India. He comes with an entrepreneurial background and was running a boutique search firm known as Angel Consulting, focused on hedge funds hiring across Asian and European countries.

He was one of the initial members of Longhouse Consulting – a leading retained search firm focused on technology startup ecosystem across Asia and has also worked with organisations like Oracle and Aditi Technologies leading the recruitment efforts for the India Office in the past.

Samant holds a Bachelors degree in Science (Major – Chemistry) from Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology and is a Cisco Certified (Licensed) Networking Engineer.

Anita Kumar

Anita Kumar leads the Strategic Initiatives group at Sattva. She has over a decade of experience in both the private sector and the development sector and has worn various hats – employee in a large corporate, freelancer, and entrepreneur. She was with Procter & Gamble for five years in Sales & then Go-to-market Strategy for All-India. In 2009 she shifted to the development sector to use her skills to solve more complex social issues, and was consulting with different social organisations through her firm InsightsApplied including the Tamil Nadu Government, and various Foundations. For about 1.5 years, she consulted full-time with one of the large skill training organisations in the country helping them across a range of activities including mission alignment, impact measurement, sales strategy and partnerships.

Last year she co-founded a social enterprise which used technology to bridge information gaps about learning and livelihoods for disadvantaged youth. Anita is a graduate of IIM Calcutta (2004) and has an MSc in Development Management from LSE.

Vrunda Bansode

Vrunda Bansode leads Marketing at Sattva. She has co-founded two education sector ventures, which focus on experiential STEM education for children. She has been part of the management team at NSRCEL – the startup incubator at IIM Bangalore, where she was also involved in conceptualising and setting up an incubator for early-stage non-profits in association with MSDF. She continues to actively contribute to entrepreneurship development, early-stage venture incubation eco-system and women entrepreneurship development initiatives through workshops, sessions and writing. She has co-authored a book for children called “Become a Junior Inventor” published by Penguin Random House.

Her prior work experience includes working with large corporations such as Bosch, Honeywell, Apple and Intuit in different capacities. She holds a Master’s degree from University of Pune and a PGDBM from Indo-German Training Centre, Mumbai.

Sumit Joshi

As part of the Sattva Leadership, Sumit Joshi heads the Consulting Services practice in New Delhi, India. Sumit manages the thematic programmes of several international foundations and leads the CSR and sustainability advisory of multi-national corporates. He has designed and scaled solutions on micro-entrepreneurship, livelihoods, access to safe water, integrated village development, and organisational development.

Prior to Sattva, Sumit traversed various roles in his career from consulting for the United Nations and working for multinationals to running his own social enterprise. His company APART Education trained thousands of young graduates and improved the employability skills and quality of Indian workforce.

Sumit is an alumnus of the University of Oxford where he studied MBA as a Skoll Scholar.