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  • Tushara Shankar Tushara Shankar Head- Corporate Social Responsibility,
    Lupin Limited and LHWRF

    Ms. Tushara Shankar is the Head – CorporateSocial Responsibility at Lupin. She oversees the company's CSR initiatives and the Lupin Human Welfare and Research Foundation in various parts of India to ensure holistic and sustainable development.

    Tushara has extensive experience in program development and operations in the social development sector. Having worked with organizations including Corporates, NGOs, Government, and UN-led programs, she has implemented projects on water conservation and safe drinking water in variousstates of India, a women empowerment programin Kashmir Valley. She has launched the NationalRural Health Mission(NRHM) in Jharkhand. Before joining Lupin, Tushara was responsible for CSR and ExternalRelations activities at Reckitt Benckiser. She has also been associated with United Breweries, Godfrey Phillips India, Catalyst Management Services, ORBIS International, Usha Martin, and Praxis.

    Tushara holds a Master'sdegree in SocialWork from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai, specializing in Urban and Rural Community Development.

  • Sunit Nandwani Sunit Nandwani Head – Finance

    Sunit leads financial operations at Lupin Human Welfare and Research Foundation. He oversees central financing operations, fund management, and financial compliance.

    He has over ten years of experience in Finalizing Accounts, Concluding Audits, and Ensuring legal compliance under the applicable laws, including FCRA. His name was placed in “The Limca Book of Records” at the National Conference by ICAI in 2014.

    He is a Chartered Accountant and has completed courses on General Management and Communication Skills, Understanding Information Technology in Corporate Environment.

  • Mr. Yogesh Raut Yogesh Raut Head – Livelihoods

    Yogesh leads the livelihoods program at Lupin Human Welfare and Research Foundation. The program focuses on building sustainable livelihoods for the poor across the select district of Rajasthan, Maharashtra, and worksites.

    Yogesh has been working with the foundation for over twelve years anchoring major programs and partnership development efforts. He has rich experience and technical expertise in implementing Natural Resource Management, Livelihoods, and Skill Development.

    He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research Mumbai and a B.Tech. in Agriculture Engineering.

  • Divya Balyan Divya Balyan Head – Lives

    Divya leads the lives program at Lupin Human Welfare and Research Foundation. The program focuses on serving local communities through preventive, curative, and support-based solutions, strategically working on cardiovascular diseases and Chronic Respiratory Diseases.

    Divya Balyan is a public health professional with 10 years of experience in the domain of Health Systems, Community Processes Strengthening and Social Behaviour Change Communication. She has worked in high-impact projects in Reproductive, Maternal Newborn, Child Plus Adolescent Health (RMNCH+A), nutrition and menstrual hygiene.

    Divya holds a Master’s in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Mass Communication from Amity University, Uttar Pradesh.

  • Ravi Deshpande Ravi Deshpande Head, Compliance & Communications

    Ravi leads the communications and compliance operations of LHWRF programs and operations.

    He has been working in with the organization for the last eight delivering program support and leading internal and external communications and compliance. Ravi is a Certified CSR Professional from IICA, with over 25 years in the development sector. He has experience in carrying out project implementation, project coordination, process documentation, impact assessment, and evaluation of developmental projects.

    He holds a Masters’s from the University of Mumbai.

  • Ved Prakash Sharma Ved Prakash Sharma Head, MSGD Alwar, and Rajasthan State lead

    Ved oversees program implementation in Rajasthan and leads our promoted sister concern, Mata Shri Gomti Devi Alwar. She has over 25 years of experience in community development. He has expertise in Livelihoods, Women Empowerment and Natural , Resource, Community Based Watershed Management, Micro Finance, Health & Education. He has been associated with various leading organizations in Rajasthan and served internationally & nationally funded projects, namely DFID, UNDP, DPIP, NABARD, Watershed Development Program, etc.

    He has been with the foundation since 2007 and is responsible for the overall planning, budgeting, liasioning, and operational coordination of various community development programs for the Alwar center. He also heads Mata Shri Gomti Devi Trust (MSGD), a sister organization of LHWRF.

  • Mr. Anil Gupta Anil Gupta Senior Manager, District Development Centers

    Anil anchors program implementation at our District Development Centers. The district development program focuses on engaging strategically to facilitate holistic development and understanding of challenges and aspirations in select Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan districts.

    He provides technical guidance and support for the implementation of cross-sectoral programs. His key strengths include managing and coordinating different natural resource development programs, business development, and liasioning with other agencies and stakeholders.

    He has over 19 years of experience implementing various rural development programs and holds an M.Tech (Agri Engg) from Pantnagar University.

  • Mr. Venktesh Shete Venktesh Shete Senior Manager, Worksite Centers

    Venkatesh anchors program implementation at our worksite centers. Our Worksite Center program catalyzes development efforts to enrich the quality of life and livelihoods of communities. He also leads field-level monitoring and evaluation of development programs implemented by LHWRF and programs supported by our funding partners.

    Venkatesh has over 20 years of development experience, with a forte in designing, direct implementation & impact evaluation of livelihood & holistic development programs through a focus on natural resource development, agriculture, animal husbandry, and women empowerment. He has always focused on identifying and promoting new technologies and successful models in rural areas to create a meaningful impact on rural lives.

    He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research Mumbai and a B.Tech. in Agriculture Engineering.

  • Mitali Sarkar Mitali Sarkar Manager, Human Resources

    Mitali leads the Human Resource and Admin operations at Lupin Human Welfare and Research Foundation. She oversees the entire function and anchors the development, improvement, deploying, and operationalizing of HR systems and processes.

    She is a human resource professional with 15 years of hands-on experience in the Manufacturing, Service, Education, and Development sectors. She holds expertise in Strategic Management, Compensation and Benefits, Performance & Employee Evaluation, Talent Acquisition, Conflict Resolution, Training, and Staff Development.

    She holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management specializing in Human resources.

  • Arunima Dandawate Arunima Dandawate Manager, MIS, and Documentation

    Arunima is anchoring MIS development and documentation, instrumental in strengthening internal and external communication, data management, and resource development for future replication and scale-up.

    She has over nine years of development sector experience working with not for profits and has been closely involved in program design, implementation, and management. Key areas of her work have been women empowerment and livelihood enhancement. She has been involved in program design, reporting, documentation, and program management systems. Her forte of work is developing various knowledge products, designing and developing program management systems, supporting field teams, and building their capabilities to increase implementation efficiency.

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