Niharika is part of our People team in Bangalore, leading the internal talent acquisition practice at Sattva and also anchoring the engagement with the talent network in the social sector. She is passionate about talent and brings in deep expertise in attracting talent to technology companies and non-profits spread across India, US, Canada and Malaysia.
Prior to joining Sattva, she consulted non-profits and start-ups on their people strategy. She also runs an online community of professionals working in the social sector. She regularly writes on Quora and LinkedIn on career paths and choices.
She has an engineering degree in electronics from Nagpur University and a post graduate diploma in Human Resources from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.
Samant advises 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 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.