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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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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Dr. Neha Nimble

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 University of Tampere, Finland and also was awarded scholarships to attend PhD courses at short term PhD courses at 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 University of Delhi. Most recently, she undertook an independent research to understand the experiences of loss of livelihoods due to COVID-19 among female domestic workers. Her areas of interest and expertise include gender, intersectionality, work, human trafficking, and social exclusion; and has published a number of academic contents, papers and opinions on the same.

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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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Pramit Banerjee

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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Soumya Mohil

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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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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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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Aanchal Gupta

Manager – Student Engagement

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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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.