Our Team

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Ingrid Srinath

Centre Director

Ingrid Srinath is the Director of the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy at Ashoka University. She has been a passionate advocate for human rights, social justice and civil society for the past 19 years. A graduate of the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, Ingrid transitioned from her 12-year career in advertising to the nonprofit sector in 1998 with CRY (Child Rights and You), where she was CEO from 2004-08.

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Bindi Dharia

Deputy Director

Bindi has previously worked with the Tata Trusts for Grant Relationships Management. Before that she was at the Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership as their program director for Technology. She holds a master’s degree in engineering from the University of Michigan and an MBA from Harvard Business School, with a focus in social enterprise and education. Her earlier experience is in the space of engineering and operations with ArcelorMittal.

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Titus Mathew

Senior Advisor

Keenly interested in microfinance and banking, Titus has focused on expanding inclusion while developing strong sustainable markets by analyzing the comparative advantages of institutions, drilling down on data, examining the effects of new technology, and strengthening strategies to focus on creative solutions enabling outreach and inclusion. 

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Nicole Neroulias Gupte

Senior Consultant — Communication & Convening

For the past decade, Nicole has developed communications strategies and fundraising campaigns for foundations, corporate giving programs and NGOs across North America, Africa and Asia. She was previously based in Seattle, working with Days for Girls International, Social Venture Partners, and Philanthropy Northwest. Earlier in her career, she reported for The New York Times, Reuters and other daily news outlets. She holds a bachelor’s degree in communication from Cornell University, a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, and a certificate in nonprofit management from the University of Washington.

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Tanya Bijlani

Senior Manager Knowledge Products

Tanya brings a combination of corporate and nonprofit experience to Ashoka, having worked for organizations such as Oliver Wyman San Francisco, Google India, and as a researcher for Harvard Business School’s India Center where she co-authored case studies with faculty on a variety of organizations. She has served as a consultant to organizations such as Isprava, Dasra and Tata Trusts, and holds undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in economics, communication and sociology from Stanford University.

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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 domain. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Delhi University and a master’s degree in development studies from Ambedkar University.

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Soumya Mohil

Deputy Manager Strategy & Partnerships

Soumya brings financial services and social enterprise expertise to the CSIP team. As a SBI Youth for India Fellow, she worked with NGO AKRSP(I) in Madhya Pradesh, helping women in the community set up a micro-enterprise. She later worked with district administration in Vidisha, MP on implementing Swachh Bharat Mission as a Zila Swachh Bharat Prerak. She holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Delhi University’s Sri Venkateswara College.

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Pramit Banerjee

Consultant 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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Gautam Begamudre Krishnamurthy

Consultant Convening & Communication

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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Pallavi Kaushal

Programme Manager — Capacity Building

Pallavi is a peace worker and researcher with 10 years of combined field and academic experience. She has worked extensively on the themes of peace and conflict transformation, youth-led social change and development, and social innovation and entrepreneurship. The journey has led to her engaging with a diverse range of people and organisations, both nationally and internationally. She holds a master’s degree in Peace, Security, Development and International Conflict Transformation from the University of Innsbruck, Austria and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi, India.

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Chetna Sharma

Programme Associate — Student Engagement

Chetna has engaged with communities in Betul district of Madhya Pradesh as a PRADAN professional to facilitate projects on gender sensitization, governance, livelihood and community mobilization, then with the TARA Foundation. She has also worked on Saajha Abhiyan, a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) project aimed at building state strategy and action plan for the prevention of child marriages in Rajasthan. She holds a bachelor’s degree in statistics from Delhi University’s Sri Venkateswara College and a PG Diploma in liberal studies from Ashoka University, and served as a Mother Teresa Fellow. Good food, mountains, tea, and books make her happy.

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Jincy Chacko

Assistant Manager — Communication & Convening

Jincy is a development communications specialist who has travelled across rural India seeking stories of optimism and social transformation. She is passionate about education, environment, and health. She holds a master’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Guru Nanak Dev University, and in English Literature from IGNOU. You may often find her listening to budding artists on open mics.