Smita is the Co-Founder of Rang De and a seasoned social worker who received her postgraduate degree in the field from the School of Social Work, Roshni Nilaya in Mangalore. After working with non-governmental organisations in India and the
United Kingdom, a stint at the Oxfordshire County Council's community learning initiative that sought to help adults through the use of e-learning tools convinced her of the power of technology in bringing about social change and the inclusion
of marginalised communities. Returning to India, she set up Rang De with her husband and has been working for over a decade supporting operations on the ground level and enhancing the link between givers and beneficiaries with a vision to
create an empathetic community involved in development in various ways across geographies.
Keyur is a Director at Bay Capital Investment Managers, an investment firm focused on private equity in Mumbai. A strong believer in "scalable ecosystems to bring about widespread change", Keyur has been a Changemaker with Rang De since
2014 and supports weaving cooperatives. A graduate from Boston University, Keyur has 18 years experience in the financial services sector with stints at Kotak Mahindra and Lazard Creditcapital.
Ganesh Neelam is a Deputy Development Manager with Tata Trusts where he works towards creating disruptive technological solutions that cater to community development. With a master's degree in geoscience from the University of Pune and having
worked on watershed development programmes as well as the Central India Initiative, focusing on enhancing livelihoods of tribal communities in central India, Ganesh brings with him 15 years of experience in the field of rural development.
At Tata Trusts, Ganesh is keenly involved in analyzing the areas of technology and innovations in the ecosystem to create sustainable solutions that meet the needs of rural communities. Apart from his role at the Trusts, he is a Director at
the Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship (FISE).