ABOUT US

 

We work to create conditions in which people bring out the best in themselves and in others.

LEADERSHIP

KC Mishra Co-Founder

KC Mishra Co-Founder

A social innovator & Ashoka Global fellow, KC has 30 years of leadership exposure to Rural Banking, Microfinance, Agriculture Development & Education, Technology Services at national, regional & local levels. An alumnus of Delhi University (DU), KC is certified in "Innovative Organizational Model of Farmers" from Graduate Institute of Co-operative Leadership (GICL), University of Missouri. KC is an honorary trustee to GKPF & Director in BoP Hub.

Garima Sahai Co-Founder& CEO

Garima SahaiCo-Founder & CEO

Garima is an economist-lawyer turned social entrepreneur with 10+ years of experience in rural development, small and medium enterprise capacity building, and impact assessment within corporates, a non-profit, and the World Bank Group. She’s an Acumen Fellow and alumna of George Washington University (USA), National Law School (NLS) Bangalore, and Delhi University.

Subramaniam IyerBoard Director

Subramaniam IyerBoard Director

With 21 years at PwC, Subra became an entrepreneur in 2009. Subra is currently Chairman of an emerging biotechnology company, on the board of World Toilet Organization and BoP Hub and continues to act as Expert Witness in Singapore as a forensic accountant. Subra is a Director of Executives Without Borders. An alumnus of NUS and HBS, Subra completed his Professional Year with the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.

Olivier KayserBoard Director

Olivier KayserBoard Director

From 2003 to 2008, Olivier was a VP of Ashoka, launching its France and UK operations, creating the global Ashoka Support Network and advising its Full Economic Citizenship Initiative. He was a Senior Partner at McKinsey for 18 years in Europe, the US and Asia. Since 2009, Olivier is the Managing Director of Hystra a global consulting firm specialized in inclusive business that support corporations, social businesses and social investors in designing sustainable and scalable strategies for the Base of the Pyramid.

Indranil SenBoard Director

Indranil SenBoard Director

Indranil Sen is a successful General Manager with a strong track record in strategic marketing, business development, M&As, logistics, and supply chain management. His 3 decades of experience includes 14 years with major global logistics players like DHL and FedEx and 5 years of experience in managing complex global supply chains for APRIL, one of the world’s largest pulp and paper companies. Indranil has management degrees from Singapore Management University, University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School, Indian Institute of Management – Ahmedabad, and University of Mumbai – NMIMS.

OUR AWESOME TEAM

We are an energetic and diverse team sharing one vision for Good Change: bringing dignified and complete water, sanitation, and hygiene solutions for households while creating livelihoods for entrepreneurs.

Collectively, our team’s experience covers International WASH research, Rural Business Management, BoP Sales and Marketing, Results Measurement and ICT.

  • Rohan Kumar Jha
  • Ritesh Kumar Singh
  • Jatin Sharma
  • Jessica Brooks
  • Sailabala Swain

State Manager – OdishaRohan leads our Operations. His background in ICT and rural business management brings a diverse skillset to the team, critical for Svadha’s role as an ecosystem integrator. He has a MBA in rural management from IRMA, Anand.

Manager – Sanitation Opportunity CreatorRitesh leads the Marketing and Sales team who interface daily with existing and potentially new entrepreneurs. He brings experience from Mahindra Holidays and has an MBA in Marketing and Operations from Sri Sri University, Odisha.

Associate Manager – Sanitation on DemandJatin leads our Supply Chain team. He was previously in the food supply business and has an MBA in Marketing and Operations from Sri Sri University, Odisha.

Innovation & Strategic PartnershipsJessica leads our social impact strategy through R&D, Impact Measurement, and external partnerships engagement. She brings experience evaluating WASH programs and businesses in Haiti and Ghana and has a Master of Environmental Science, specializing in WASH, from Yale University, USA.

Associate Manager – Client DelightSailabala leads our Customer Relationships Management and essential administrative responsibilities. Sailabala initially joined the company for field research and customer mobilization after her MBA from Utkal University in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

OUR ADVISORS & ADVOCATES

  • HITESH BHATT - Observer
  • PALLAVI SHARDA - Ambassador

Hitesh Bhatt is a faculty at India's most reputed Rural Management College (IRMA). His expertise are in operations & quality management & individual and organizational effectiveness.Prior to IRMA, he was the CEO of a large textile and garment factory in Africa and brings a total of 36 years of experience with education from IIT Delhi & Georgia Tech, USA.

Pallavi is an Indian-Australian film/theatre actress and Bharat Natyam dancer. A graduate from University of Melbourne, she balances her work between performing arts and development sector. Pallavi’s studies were geared towards global media, humanitarian, international law and her passion is in intercultural communications. Pallavi has featured on a number of panels in many international forums to discuss intercultural ties between India-Australia and the promotion of education and women’s empowerment in India.