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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 three decades of work experience in academia and development sector in facilitating women’s inclusion & participation in rural economy. She has worked with the Asian Development Bank, GIZ and DFID 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.

C. Madhumathi

Consultant - Group 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.

L. Muralidharan

Consultant - Finance & Accounts

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.

Sandip Mookerjee

Consultant - Partnerships & Alliances

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.

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.

Radha Krishna Konda

Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Radha Krishna Konda is a CSR/Social Development professional with over two decades of experience. He is skilled in project planning, execution, monitoring & evaluation, and sustainability in various thematic areas. He has sound knowledge in socio-economic research, inclusive growth and development policies. He oversees education, health, natural resource management, FPO and village uplift projects.

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.

G. Kannan

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. G. Kannan is a Chartered Accountant Professional with over 24 years of experience in the finance sector. His expertise lies in Finance & Accounts, Loan Management, Audit, Budget Planning & Control, Internal Audit, etc., having worked with multiple private sector organizations.

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.

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.

E. Swaminathan

Consultant - Vice President

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

Consultant - Vice President

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.

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.

Lokesh Kumar Ganapathy

Vice President

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.

N. Byravamoorthi

Senior Vice President

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.

R. Vijayakumar

Senior Vice President

Mr.Vijayakumar has more than 20 years experience in leading functions across strategy, operations, partnership, sales and business development. He has worked in the banking, finance and nonprofit sectors. He holds a Masters in Psychology, a Masters in Human Rights and also a Post Graduate in Development Management.

K. Poonkuzhali

Head - IT

Ms. K. Poonkuzhali is a dynamic individual qualified in Electronics and Communication and Software Systems, with 18 years of experience in Information and Communications Technology. She has expertise in Network Management including Web Management Solutions for Networking Domain, DevOps Management, Cloud Migration and Mobile App Development.

A. Prem Anand Gnana Sekar

Vice President

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.

G. Kannan

Vice President

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.

Dr.S. Krishna Kumar

Vice President

Dr.S. Krishna Kumar, an epidemiologist and a public health specialist, holds a master degree in Public Health & Epidemiology. Having worked with organisations like ICMR, SingHealth, UNICEF, NHSRC, USAID & JHPIEGO for over 17 years, his expertise lies in disease surveillance, immunisation, critical care, occupational health, and evidence-based health policy. He heads our Healthcare project.

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.

P. Joseph Raj

Chief 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.

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.

G. Moses Samuel

Consultant - Chief 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.

Priyanka Dale

Chief General Manager

Ms.Priyanka is a social development professional with over 15 years experience in conceptualizing and managing projects in the areas of Gender, Poverty Alleviation and Social inclusion. Her competencies include grants management, capacity building, monitoring and evaluation, participatory research and knowledge management. She supports Hand in Hand India's North India operations.

Shrenik Chhabra

General Manager

Mr.Shrenik is a chartered accountant with more than10 years of experience. His expertise is in the areas of budgeting and financial reporting part of projects. He handles the finance function for Hand in Hand India's North India projects.

K. Ranganathan

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.

B. Ravisankar

Consultant - 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.

B.R. Robert Raja Thilagam

General Manager

Mr. B.R. Robert Raja Thilagam is a development sector professional with 18 years of experience. He holds master’s degrees in Social Work and Human Resource, and specializes in Project Development, Monitoring & Evaluation, Community Development and Capacity Building. He supports SDTC and VUP operations.

N. Aravindan

General Manager

A graduate in Mathematics and Public Administration, Mr. N. Aravindan has 23 years of experience in Human Resources. His expertise lies in Learning & Development, Assessment & HR Analysis, Talent Acquisition, Employee Engagement, Performance Management System, and Grievance Handling.

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.