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Sunanda Mane,
Co-founder & President

Sunanda (Ashoka Fellow 2011) has been working in the development sector for more than a decade. She has held positions as State Director, Program Director, and Consultant in national and international organizations such as CARE, Society for Service to Voluntary Agencies, Management Resources Inc., UNDP, and the World Bank. Sunanda is also a member of the Executive Committee of the New York-based Maharashtra Foundation and has traveled extensively in India and South and Central Asia. She divides her time between the New York and India offices.

Raj Gilda,
Co-founder & Director (Strategy and Development)

Raj is a banker turned social entrepreneur and co-Founder of Lend A Hand India. He leads the team for resource mobilization and external relations for Lend A Hand India apart from managing its presence in USA and UK. He has worked across Asia, Europe and North America and brings 20 years of varied experience in the fields of education, banking, insurance, and information technology. Prior to leaving corporate sector in 2011 to focus full time on Lend A Hand India, he spent ten years in New York working with Citibank and Deloitte Consulting. Raj was recently appointed by Government of India as a member of National Skill Development Agency (NSDA). He is an advisor to Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA), Government of Maharashtra and member of state level committee to effectively utilize CSR resources for education sector. He was also selected by the UK Government, as a Chevening Gurukul Scholar (2012) at the London School of Economics. He was recognized as a top 100 graduate alumni of University of Texas at Austin and received an award for exceptional community service from the President of the United States. Raj is an Electronics Engineer from the University of Pune, a CFA, and and holds an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Prashant Gupta

Pooja Gupta

Nirmal Juthani
Founder, Net Vigit Software Pvt Ltd.
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