Our Team

Pankaj Vallabh

Pankaj Ballabh

Centre Director

Pankaj has more than three decades of experience in rural development, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility. Before joining CSIP, Pankaj served as the Bajaj Group’s Vice President of CSR. His expertise encompasses both working for huge corporations and grassroots development. Pankaj studied electrical engineering for his undergraduate degree at MS University in Vadodara and rural management for his postgraduate degree at the Institute of Rural Management in Anand.

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Swati Shresth

Director – Research

Swati Shresth is an academic with teaching and research experience across diverse research institutions. She has been engaged with the social sector for the last 20 years and has extensive experience with organisations at grassroots and international levels. She has a Ph.D in History from Duke University and is interested in both academic and practice oriented research.

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Gautam Begamudre Krishnamurthy

Senior Consultant Convening & Technology

 

Gautam leads conferences and technology implementations at CSIP. He is an engineer by profession and an event enthusiast. Prior to CSIP, Gautam has worked as the Conference Manager for Ashoka University. Gautam has also worked with Oracle India, Xiaomi and Ice Cream Labs. He finished his B.E. from BMSCE and his PG Diploma in Liberal Studies from Ashoka University. Gautam’s hobbies include trekking and blogging.

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Divya Chopra

Senior Manager — Research

Divya is a development professional with over six years of experience designing and conducting social research and policy advocacy. She previously worked with the Kantar Public (erstwhile IMRB International), conducting research for development partners such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, University of Pennsylvania, FHI 360, BBC Media Action, PSI India. She also worked with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in policy research and advocacy.

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Pramit Banerjee

Senior Programme Manager Research & Convening

Pramit is a former Gandhi Fellow who has worked as a social impact consultant to multiple nonprofits, specifically in the areas of program development and strategic communications. He previously worked with Kaivalya Education Foundation as a fundraising associate. Pramit holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from Symbiosis International University.

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Aanchal Gupta

Programme Manager Capacity Building

Aanchal is a former Gandhi Fellow and Young India Fellow (YIF) with over seven years of experience working in the social impact space. A diversity and inclusion enthusiast, she has worked on leadership capacity building with organisations like Dalmia Bharat Group, Creatnet Learning and Leadership, and Kaivalya Education Foundation. She is a bachelor’s degree holder in Economics from Delhi University. She has been recognized as ‘Young Changemaker’ by Ashoka Innovators for the Public. She ardently believes in the potential of emerging leaders and goes beyond her work hour with ‘Conscious Culture’, an initiative of making workplaces inclusive.

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Jophin Mathai

Programme Manager — Capacity Building

Over the past decade, Jophin has worked on multifaceted issues related to development and education on the field, program designing, and policy analysis as a third sector professional and by being an education entrepreneur. He is passionate about critically engaging with problems at the confluence of education, markets, and social change. Jophin holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from St. Xaviers College, Mumbai, and has an MSc in Public Policy from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He loves discussing books and music.

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Neha Nimble

Senior Manager – Research

Dr. Neha Nimble is an intersectional feminist and a social science researcher. She has previously worked with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai where she also undertook her PhD. For her doctoral studies, she also studied a semester at the University of Tampere, Finland and was also awarded scholarships to attend short term PhD courses at the University of Bonn, Germany and LUCSUS, Lund University, Sweden. Before joining TISS, she did B.A. in English literature and M.A. and M.Phil. in Social Work from the University of Delhi.

Shaivya Verma

Shaivya Verma

Senior Manager – Research

Dr. Shaivya Verma is a social researcher with over three years of experience in social
science research including analyzing secondary and primary datasets, data management, and
quantitative and qualitative data analysis. She has worked in the fields of gender, migration
education in rural India, and skill development. Shaivya has handled projects related to smart
cities, violence against women, engendering school programs, and gender sensitization in rural
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Kajal Chaudhari

Senior Executive

Kajal Chaudhari likes to strike a balance – be it between work and life or on a balance sheet. A
Post Graduate in commerce from Mumbai University, Kajal has previously worked with All India
Council for Professional Training and Research. She joins us in the capacity of Senior Executive.
Kajal likes to play badminton and meeting new people.

Khushboo Baranwal

Khushboo Baranwal

Manager Partnerships and Strategy

Khushboo holds a Diploma in Development Communication from AJK- MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia and has over nine years of experience working with the non-profit sector. Before joining the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy, she worked with CRY – Child Rights and You, Agastya International Foundation and Seva Mandir.

In her free time, Khushboo enjoys painting and baking.

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Rekha Rathore

Manager Capacity Building

Rekha has worked in strategy, design, project implementation, and team management with organisations such as SEWA Bharat and the American India Foundation. She was a Teach For India, Delhi 2016 cohort fellow and has worked with rural women artisans, weavers, farmers, and social enterprises to support and generate their livelihood.