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Indian Administrative Fellowship team is a collective of people coming from diverse backgrounds with a shared belief in the power of public-private collaborations to create unparalleled sustainable impact. The experience in the development sector greatly lends to their sense of urgency to take swift and firm action essential to bring about transformational systems change.

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Atul Satija

CEO, The/Nudge Institute

After 17 years of starting, scaling and turning around various businesses in some of the largest and most respected organizations globally, Atul decided to start The/Nudge Institute to fulfill his passion of working on social issues facing India. He was previously the Chief Revenue Officer of InMobi. Prior to InMobi, he worked in key positions at Google, Adobe, Samsung, and Infosys. He was also the Chairman of the board of a non-profit, EndPoverty. Atul was a part of the #40underForty list by The Economic Times in 2017. Atul holds a MBA from Indian School of Business and B-Tech from National Institute of Technology.

Atul Satija

CEO, The/Nudge Institute

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Sudha Srinivasan

CEO, The/Nudge Centre for Social Innovation

Sudha leads initiatives focused on attracting and developing top talent working on problems of poverty. She started her career in the technology sector and spent 16 years in various leadership roles spanning business operations, engineering, and organizational development. Her passion is in enabling organizations to ramp in scale and competence to achieve audacious goals. She was therefore attracted to the development sector and the immense opportunities it offers for organizations to innovate and grow their impact. Sudha is an engineer and MBA from IIM Lucknow.

Sudha Srinivasan

CEO, The/Nudge Centre for Social Innovation

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Tejomoy Das

SENIOR DIRECTOR, IAF

Tejomoy leads the Indian Administrative Fellowship program. He has transitioned to the social impact sector after a twenty five year long career in the global technology industry. He holds a B.E. degree in Computer Science and Technology from IIEST, Bengal.

Tejomoy Das

SENIOR DIRECTOR, IAF

Program team

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Anushka Singh

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Anushka is a Philosophy graduate from Lady Shri Ram College for Women. Her need to create long lasting change pushed her to join the Teach for India fellowship, where she taught 120 girls in a government school in Delhi. Post the fellowship, she joined the TFI Bangalore training team where she led the city training ecosystem strategy design and implementation.

Anushka Singh

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

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Ashwin Murugan

ASSOCIATE MANAGER

Ashwin Murugan

ASSOCIATE MANAGER

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Mohit N. Chelani

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Mohit has a decade strong experience in product management and strategic implementation across multi-billion dollar corporates to early-stage startups. He took up entrepreneurship with a deep dive in disabilities, where he designed an award-winning effective yet affordable assistive aid for visually challenged people. He is a Chartered Accountant and an MBA from IIM Calcutta.

Mohit N. Chelani

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

State Team - Karnataka

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Alia Omer

ASSOCIATE MANAGER

Alia comes with 5.5 years of diverse experience in the corporate and development sector spanning across Sales, Marketing Communication and Recruitment. She aspires to contribute significantly to building sustainable systems and processes to create something that would genuinely improve the lives of vulnerable adults & children. She is an alumna of Rajagiri College of Management and Applied Sciences and Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT).

Alia Omer

ASSOCIATE MANAGER

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Chitvan Chamdia

ASSOCIATE MANAGER

Chitvan obtained her Masters in Social Entrepreneurship from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. She has worked across states in India on diverse thematic areas such as inclusive education, sustainable livelihood generation, maternal and child health etc. with the Hans Foundation. Before joining the Nudge Institute, she was serving as an Aspirational District Fellow with the Ministry of Home Affairs and Tata Trusts, deputed as a consultant to the LWE-affected aspirational district of Palamu, Jharkhand.

Chitvan Chamdia

ASSOCIATE MANAGER

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Disha Rathod

ASSOCIATE MANAGER

An Engineer by degree and a development sector professional by choice, Disha comes with a 5-year work experience in the Education space, spanning from teaching to building partnerships at community, school, and state government levels. A strong believer in the potential of people, she aspires to strengthen systems and build enabling environments that support the growth and development of individuals and teams.

Disha Rathod

ASSOCIATE MANAGER

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Gokul Deep Girish

ASSOCIATE MANAGER

Gokul is a development professional with a combined experience of 5 years ; 3 years in the Corporate Sector and 2 years in the Development Sector. He worked with HSBC Analytics, before transitioning to the development Sector with the Aspirational District Fellowship by Tata Trusts. He is a generalist with deep interest in areas such as Agriculture, Health & Nutrition, and Data Driven Governance. He is an MBA from IMT Ghaziabad and B. Tech grad from RNSIT Bangalore (Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belagavi).

Gokul Deep Girish

ASSOCIATE MANAGER

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Kritika Garg

ASSOCIATE

Kritika is a finance graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi. She comes with a mindset of "giving back to the society" by focusing on catalyzing the power of State Governments through problem solving and quick decision making. Previously, she worked with the Ministry of Civil Aviation towards bringing systematic transformations in the domain of aeronautics and drones as part of Chase India. Her passion and drive to create tangible, sustainable, scalable change brought her to IAF.

Kritika Garg

ASSOCIATE

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Nandita Chandrashekhar

ASSOCIATE

Nandita Chandrasekhar is a development sector professional with a deep interest in public policy. She is an alumna of St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore. She has previously worked at the Ministry of External Affairs, PRS Legislative Research, and Paint It Red. Nandita strives to work towards sustainable and intersectional development and believes that grassroots engagement is instrumental in affecting change.

Nandita Chandrashekhar

ASSOCIATE

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Nappina Sampath

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

Nappina comes to The/Nudge after 12+ years in management consulting before which she was an entrepreneur twice over. In all, over the last 19 years, she has worked with over 150 clients across categories, from start-ups to conglomerates giving her invaluable insight into what it takes to create sustainable value. Her worldview is shaped by her design education which taught her to thrive in situations where all the answers aren’t known.

Nappina Sampath

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR

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Navneet Prakash

ASSSOCIATE MANAGER

Navneet Prakash is a development professional with 14 years of experience in Mentoring, Design, Facilitation and Program Management across diverse sectors (Micro-Finance, Youth Development, Social Entrepreneurship, Child-Rights,and Entrepreneurship Education). He has lived and worked across 5 states in India and speaks Hindi, English, and Kannada. Navneet is an alumnus of Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He has also completed a Diploma in Counseling Skills from the Banjara Academy, Bengaluru.

Navneet Prakash

ASSSOCIATE MANAGER

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Pratik Harish

MANAGER

Pratik is a development sector professional with over 6 years of experience in Consulting and Project Management across various domains in Governance and Public Policy. His passion to contribute towards positive social change drives him to work on solving complex developmental problems. He is an alumnus of National Law School of India University (Bengaluru), M.S Ramaiah Institute of Technology (Bengaluru) and the Chief Minister’s Good Governance Associates Programme (Haryana). He has also been an entrepreneur in the development consulting space.

Pratik Harish

MANAGER

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Ram Prasad N

MANAGER

Ram Prasad N is a development professional with 7+ years of experience in the education sector, leading various projects in partnership with the Governments of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. He is passionate about designing and implementing large-scale initiatives. He is an alumnus of Teach For India Fellowship and SASTRA University.

Ram Prasad N

MANAGER

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Rudrashish Sinha

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Rudrashish is a public policy professional with 2.5 years of experience in diverse engagements with the government. He has previously worked with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and the Department of Urban Development, Maharashtra Government. He is a Physics graduate from St. Xavier’s College- Autonomous, Mumbai and has completed a Graduate Certificate Course in Public Policy from the Takshashila Institution. He is currently working with a Fellow Designate in Karnataka Administrative Reforms Commission - 2 as an analyst.

Rudrashish Sinha

SENIOR ASSOCIATE

KA/21 Fellow Designates

Aruna Sampige

skill development

Dr Gayathri Swahar

Horticulture

Dr Shobha Ananda Reddy

panchayat raj

Giri Balasubramaniam

education

R. Balasubramanya (Balu)

KARC-II

Ramachandran Narayanaswamy

women and child development

Ravi Trivedi

agriculture

Rohit Malhotra

rural development

Sreenivasa Madenahally

state planning commission

Sunil Kumar Vaya

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT