Ashok Madhukar – Our Chairman

Has over 5 decades of varied experience in organizational development, project development and management including technology development and transfers. He has also created enterprises as founder and supported joint ventures in sectors as diverse as projects, software, engineering, contracting and mass manufacture including marketing networks. With over 30 years of multi sectoral experience in the Private Sector, for 10 years he has worked with the Social Fund for Development (SFD), Government of Egypt as their Program Advisor. SFD, an initiative of the World Bank and UNDP. Till date, it has been the largest multi sectoral initiative in the world to deal with the issues of employment and poverty alleviation.

Shweta Agarwal

Has over 15 years of experience in Procurement, Social and Development Sector including rural livelihood, market access, Programme management in rural, urban and tribal environments; needs assessment; environment scanning; research and documentation; procurement of works & services; cluster identification & development; public private partnership (PPP); monitoring and evaluation; strategy formulation and operations in urban/ social/ rural & urban infrastructure development, capacity building, rural energy, horticulture, tourism, enterprise creation, health (traditional medicine-AYUSH).

Vineet Madhukar

Has over 20 years of extensive experience in India and in Africa, supporting the governments institutions and enterprises with policy development, capacity building and enterprise cooperation for sustainable human development with thrust on removal of regional disparities, rural development and women empowerment.

Runa Rafique

Is an entrepreneur having over 16 years of experience in social sector with experience in planning and implementing diverse projects in the fields of health and education. Has largely worked in the public and not-for-profit sector organizations like Mission Smile (formerly Operation Smile India), National Rural Health Mission, GoA, Sarba Sikhsa Abhiyan, GoA among others.

Naireeta Biswas

A food processing and systems engineer by qualification, Naireeta is one of the most recent members of our team. She has work experience of around 4 years plus varying from being a systems engineer @ IBM India to being a sales representative @ Vidyartha for learning development tools for schools and edu-tech startups. She is an ex-SBI Youth Fellow under SBI Foundation and paved her way into rural and livelihood development through the fellowship. She has worked with rural women in Manipur in basketry, handloom and stitching and has worked as project coordinator with ANMA Integrated Development Association, Assam and spearheaded the creation and development of Makaam weavers (brand developed) for economic development of women loin loom weavers of Arunachal Pradesh. She is working towards development of food processing clusters including natural fibres under various projects as part of our team.

Ibadakor Syiemlieh

An honest, flexible, motivated, organized and hard-working personality with hands on experience in the development and livelihood sector. A post graduate in Food Science and Technology and Graduate in Biotechnology. A dedicated professional with 1.7 years of experience and having the ability to create a team work environment. Having worked as a Coffee Associate and Catalytic Fund Monitoring Officer at Tanager under the project Andhra Pradesh Farmer Market Readiness Program (APFMRP) funded by Walmart Foundation. Associated with professional expertise in areas like implementation and management of Agri-value chain projects, formation and promotion of FPOs/FPCs and business planning.

Gary P Nongkhlaw

He is graduate in Microbiology from Assam Downtown University and worked on molecular docking research with Biogrademy. Young, fresher and enthusiastic individual with a zeal to learn. He is the most recent member of our team trying to make his way into the livelihood development sector with his passion and dedication.

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