Sunanda Mane, Co-founder & President
Fellow 2011) has been working in the development sector for
more than a decade. She has held positions as State Director, Program
Director, and Consultant in national and international organizations
such as CARE, Society for Service to Voluntary Agencies, Management
Resources Inc., UNDP, and the World Bank. Sunanda is also a member
of the Executive Committee of the New York-based Maharashtra Foundation
and has traveled extensively in India and South and Central Asia.
She divides her time between the New York and India offices.
Raj Gilda, Co-founder & Director (Strategy and Development)
Raj is a banker turned social entrepreneur and co-Founder of Lend
A Hand India. He leads the team for resource mobilization and external
relations for Lend A Hand India apart from managing its presence
in USA and UK. He has worked across Asia, Europe and North America
and brings 20 years of varied experience in the fields of education,
banking, insurance, and information technology. Prior to leaving
corporate sector in 2011 to focus full time on Lend A Hand India,
he spent ten years in New York working with Citibank and Deloitte
Consulting. Raj was recently appointed by Government of India as
a member of National Skill Development Agency (NSDA). He is an advisor
to Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA), Government of Maharashtra
and member of state level committee to effectively utilize CSR resources
for education sector. He was also selected by the UK Government,
as a Chevening Gurukul Scholar (2012) at the London School of Economics.
He was recognized as a top 100 graduate alumni of University of
Texas at Austin and received an award for exceptional community
service from the President of the United States. Raj is an Electronics
Engineer from the University of Pune, a CFA, and and holds an MBA
from the University of Texas at Austin.
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