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Our team is as diverse as our work portfolio. We have 7000-plus professionals from different backgrounds working across 14 States of India. Each of them comes with experience, passion and commitment to the causes they work for

Dr. Madhu Sharan


Dr. Madhu Sharan is a livelihoods and gender specialist with over 15 years of extensive field research and global work experience to her credit. She has worked with the Asian Development Bank and GIZ, among other organisations, on projects related to women empowerment.

Srinivas Krishnaswamy


Mr. Srinivas Krishnaswamy comes with vast experience in investment banking, having had stints in banks and consulting firms. He spearheads the Enterprises vertical and works closely with institutional donors in the area of monitoring and evaluation.

Sandip Mookerjee

Consultant Advisor

Mr. Sandip Mookerjee has over three decades of experience in the general insurance sector. Having set up nascent businesses across geographies, his expertise ranges from human resources to legal issues.

C. Madhumathi

Consultant - Group Advisor, HR

Ms. C. Madhumathi is a dynamic Human Resource Management professional with 30 years of experience in formulating strategies and organising learning and development programmes. She is meticulous about optimising resources and increasing productivity levels.

N. Krishnan

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. N. Krishnan has over two decades of experience in project management, marketing and sales in the FMCG and development sectors. He oversees education, health, natural resources management and skills-related projects.

L. Muralidharan

Consultant - Financial Advisor

Mr. L. Muralidharan, a qualified Chartered Accountant, has over 13 years of post-qualification experience in Corporate Finance, Statutory, Internal and Management Audit. He has worked with public, private and non-profit sectors in various financial capacities.

Sahaana Sankar

Chief Operating Officer

Ms. Sahaana Sankar is an Engineer and a Management graduate. She has a keen interest in social development and has worked with start-ups and the United Nations. At Hand in Hand India, she oversees communications and supports fundraising efforts.

Amuthasekaran Nachiappan

Senior Vice-President

Mr. Amuthasekaran Nachiappan’s experience spans education, monitoring, evaluation and grassroots activities. He has worked on watershed management and renewable energy for rural areas. He heads HiH Inclusive Development Services Ltd., our solid waste management arm.

N. Ramaswamy

Consultant - Head HR

Mr. N. Ramaswamy is an engineer by education and an HR practitioner by profession. He brings 26 years of experience across industries like Telecom, Electronics and Banking. He also has a professional interest in psychometric assessment, talent acquisition and professional networking.

K. S. Ravichandran

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Mr. K. S. Ravichandran is a Chartered and Cost Accountant with over two decades of experience in finance and accounting functions. His core competencies include cash flow management, financial planning, taxation and internal audit.

E. Swaminathan


With close to three decades of experience in the development sector, Mr. E. Swaminathan spearheads the child labour elimination programme and is Correspondent of the schools run by the Mahatma Gandhi Educational Trust. He is a postgraduate in Social Work and holds a postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management.

Dr Y. Joe


Dr. Y. Joe has over 23 years of academic, research, industrial and rural work experience. He heads the Village Uplift intervention and has overseen successful implementation of projects in more than 200 Village Panchayats across India. He also supports our environment projects and efforts to forge CSR partners.

S. Padmanabhan

Head - Internal Audit

Mr. S Padmanabhan has over 29 years of experience in finance planning, MIS, accounting, fund management and auditing. He has worked in various sectors, such as banks, manufacturing, pharma and microfinance. Mr. Padmanabhan heads our Internal Audit function.

C. Kumar

Dean - HiH Academy

Mr. C. Kumar has more than 25 years of work experience in areas such as agribusiness, livelihoods, micro-finance, social security and development education. He holds a Masters degree in rural management and has worked with several development foundations and also the Government.

J. Antony Vincent Raja

Consultant - Accounts & Finance

Mr. J. Antony Vincent Raja has many years of experience in the accounts departments of various Public Sector Undertakings. He specialises in computerising accounts, and software maintenance. He supports us in maintaining our Trust accounts, including microfinance accounting.

K. Muthuswamy

Senior Consultant, Civil

Mr. K. Muthusamy is an engineer with over 40 years of experience with various Government entities such as the Tamil Nadu Housing Board, Tamil Nadu Police Housing Corporation and the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board. He supports us in our civil projects.

C. Princess Beula

Chief General Manager

Ms. C. Princess Beula holds a Masters degree in Social Work. She has worked with national and international agencies in project management, with special focus on Child Protection, Heath, Monitoring and Evaluation. She spearheads the health intervention for Hand in Hand India’s Tamil Nadu operations.

V. Parisutham

Chief General Manager

Mr. V. Parisutham has more than a decade of experience in the development sector and specialises in training, solid waste management, community mobilisation and documentation. He heads our Solid Waste Management projects, working closely with local Government bodies and the community.

Lokesh Kumar Ganapathy

Chief General Manager

Mr. Lokesh Kumar Ganapathy has worked 15 years in the development sector and has been involved in project management and implementation. He specialises in programme innovation and crisis management. He holds a Masters degree in Social Work and a Masters Diploma in Human Resources and Personnel Management.

T.A Lakshumanan

Consultant - Chief General Manager

Mr. T.A Lakshumanan is an administration professional with over three decades of experience in the areas of hospitality, vendor management, travel and Government liaisons. He is a Post Graduate in Public Administration and handles our overall administration responsibilities.

G. Moses Samuel

Consultant - General Manager

Mr. G. Moses Samuel has more than two decades of experience in Training and Programme Management. He has been part of many successful livelihood projects for national and international agencies. He has also has worked with various Government projects. He has completed M.B.A (HR), M.A., and M.Phil in Rural Development.

G. Kannan

General Manager

Mr. G. Kannan has 15 years of experience in the fields of natural resource management projects, microfinance and institution-building. He heads our Natural Resource Management Projects. He has a Masters Degree in Development Administration and Development Management.

R. Ganesan

General Manager

Mr. R. Ganesan is a social development specialist and has worked in various State programmes and international projects in the field of health. He heads our administrative team and liaisons with Government and stakeholders to ensure statutory compliances.

N. Byravamoorthi

General Manager

Mr. N. Byravamoorthi has more than a decade of experience in areas of operations, business development, research and statutory processes. He is a Chemical Engineer and has worked in various sectors such as sustainable waste management. He heads our Skills Development function.

K.Y. Babu

General Manager

Mr. K.Y Babu has over 16 years of experience managing development projects in the WASH (Water Sanitation and Hygiene) sector. He holds a Masters degree in Social Work and a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Relations. He has worked with NGOs, Government and UN Agencies. He runs the Solid Waste Management operations for States other than Tamil Nadu.

P. Joseph Raj

General Manager

Mr. P. Joseph Raj has over 19 years of experience in training at the grassroots level. He has handled various projects in improving water and sanitation, women empowerment, enterprises and skills development, functional and financial literacy programmes. He holds a Masters degree in Business Administration and a Diploma in Microfinance. He heads our Self Help Group and Microfinance section.

A. Prem Anand Gnana Sekar

General Manager

Mr. A. Prem Anand Gnana Sekar is a development sector professional with more than a decade of experience in child welfare and related areas. He is a Postgraduate in Social Work and spearheads our Child Labour Elimination Programme in Tamil Nadu. His responsibilities include social mobilisation programmes, school programmes and Child Line project.

B. Ravisankar

General Manager

Mr. B. Ravisankar has over two decades of experience in hospital administration, training, social mobilisation, NGO administration, and SHG product market promotion. He holds an M.Phil in Social Work and an MBA in General Administration. He is responsible for the Village Uplift Programmes of select demographic areas.

K. Ranganthan

General Manager

Mr. K. Ranganathan is a film maker with more than a decade of experience. He has made over 600 documentaries in areas such as advocacy, microfinance, agriculture, livelihood and development. He has also been part of Development Film Festivals. At Hand in Hand India, he heads the Visual Documentation and Communications division.

Sharon Samuel Ahmed

General Manager

Ms. Sharon Samuel Ahmed has more than 14 years of experience in working for non-profit organisations and CSR foundations. She specialises in programme management, grant making, monitoring and evaluation. She has a Masters degree in Social work. She handles operations, partnerships and alliances for North India.

J. Anitha Rajan

Senior Manager

Ms. J. Anitha Rajan has over two decades of experience as a secretary, of which 18 years have been with NGOs. With her remarkable organisational skills and ability to multitask, she provides high level administrative support to all our verticals and is the functional point person for the Chairperson’s office, ensuring smooth running of activities. She is a Graduate in Economics and has a Diploma in Business Management besides having completed a Secretarial course.