We are a group of young, passionate individuals who want to bring about a change in India. We like to challenge the status quo and tread on paths that are less travelled. In this journey, we believe in collaboration with like-minded individuals and organisations so that we are able to see the change in our own lifetime.
Chief Financial Advisor
KK Rajan has worked for large corporates such as Kirloskar and Thoughtworks as well as with start-ups. He has the experience of working with varied companies and has been able to provide sound financial guidance to all of them. KKR has a degree in commerce and law and is a professional chartered accountant. He works at Rang De as the Chief Financial Advisor, overseeing the critical functions of finance and compliance.
Chief Technical Advisor
Sunil has been working in the software industry since the late nineties, in a range of services and product-based companies. His last full-time job was in a non-profit organisation, after which there was no going back to the "corporate" sector. Today he consults (and codes!) in the non-profit and social-change space. Rang De's mission and values were a natural fit for him and he enjoys helping them succeed.
Chief Design Advisor
After finishing his PhD in Service Experience Design and Customer Experience from the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mr. Pramod Khambete has worked at all levels. from being a Trainee Engineer to heading a consultancy of his own providing Service and User Experience Design, he has done it all! He is also an Adjunct Professor at IIT Bombay. At Rang De, Mr. Pramod Khambete gives strategic inputs on Service and User Experience Design.
Leadership Development Advisor
One day at a time, brick by brick, anything can be built.Jon Steinberg
Executive leader with over 25 years of experience in driving business growth for large as well as small companies. Was earlier Vice President & Board member at Avaya India and a Senior Director at Oracle. Currently Managing Director, Ten Innovate India, a Start-up Investment & Advisory group, advising Entrepreneurs in Fine-tuning business strategy, supporting changemakers in building a portfolio of contributions. Certified as a CEO Coach through Coaching Foundation India, India's first institution creating coaching professionals of international standing and certified from N.E.W.S. Coaching and Training, Switzerland. At Rang De, Mr. Rajeev helps in transforming ordinary team players in to outstanding leaders.
Chief Creative Advisor
His words can create magic. And his passion for Rang De can work wonders. Having worked as senior copy writer in India as well as in United Arab Emirates, Kamlesh works with Rang De as Chief Creative Advisor. He works on areas such as communication and messaging that best bring out the essence and spirit behind Rang De.
Advisor Corporate Partnerships
A Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India, Mr. Dinesh Goel comes with rich experience. He has worked with A F Ferguson and Co, Accenture and Infosys at top positions. Apart from having won a lot of awards Mr. Dinesh Goel has published a lot of papers. With a lot of love for Costing, Finance and Accounting Mr. Dinesh Goel will be advising Rang De on strategic matters.
Co-founder & Managing Trustee
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.Margaret Mead
Smita is the co-founder of Rang De and also serves as the Managing Trustee on the organisation's board. She has a Master's Degree in Social Work and comes with a rich experience of working for non-profits and social initiatives in India as well as the United Kingdom. She believes in the power of civil society to influence and bring about change. She is responsible for fundraising and strengthening Rang De's impact on communities and enhancing changemaker involvement in the organisation. Smita has also completed a Certificate Course for Women Entrepreneurs from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Co-founder & CEO
My success story will be when the system runs without me.Dr. Shrinath Kalbag
Ram is the co-founder & Chief Executive Officer of Rang De. He was chosen for the Ashoka Fellowship in 2012 in recognition of Rang De's game-changing efforts to lower the cost of credit. A firm believer in the social business model, he started Rang De in 2008 as a platform to raise contributions for individuals. His conviction that there is a need to lower the cost of microcredit has been instrumental in shaping Rang De's values and beliefs. Prior to starting Rang De, Ram worked as Principal Consultant for Vignette Europe Limited and has consulted for some of the world's best companies.
Chief Operating Officer
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I,I took the one less traveled by,And that has made all the difference.Robert Frost
Soumya is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and has over eight years of experience in Banking sector. She has worked for ICICI Bank in Mumbai as well as in Bangalore. In her current role at Rang De she is working towards formulating a robust financial policy to fuel Rang De's growth in the future. She brings in much needed practical thoughts into the workplace and is driven by the strong sense of social responsibility that the role offers. Soumya is passionate about Pottery, Photography, art and literature, not necessarily in the same order.
Chief Impact Officer
We are the legacy of 15 billion years of cosmic evolution. We have a choice, we can enhance life and come to know the universe that made us or we can squander our 15 billion year heritage in meaningless self-destruction.Carl Sagan
Tanvi is a firm believer in the power of storytelling for good. She holds a MBA degree in marketing and has more than 6 years of experience in media and development sectors. In her current role at Rang De, she is trying to connect impact assessment with communication to increase Rang De's reach amongst Changemakers and Borrowers.
Vice President, Technology
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.Thomas A. Edison
Swati has a passion for technology. She has worked for well known organizations such as Capgemini and Cognizant. A mechanical engineer from MNNIT Allahabad, Swati took a break from her corporate career and became a full-time mom. Learning new technologies and being in a challenging environment is something that excites Swati. She enjoys being part of the Rang De team as it allows her to use her passion for a great cause.
Chief Technology Officer
A technophile and gadget lover, Rajesh is the Lead Developer at Rang De. A B.Tech graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras, he comes with 10 years of experience in the industry. Apart from squishing bugs, making technology work for us seamlessly, Rajesh loves to cycle and is a die hard foodie! He also loves playing video games, listening to music and collecting unique gadgets.
Senior Manager, Impact
Swati Dubey holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration and brings extensive experience in financial operation. A gold medallist in MBA- finance, she has extensive experience in the field of micro-finance. In her current role as Manager-Impact, Swati is responsible for monitoring and reporting Rang De's impact on the community.
Front End Developer, Technology
Your best teacher is your last mistake.Ralph Nader
Pramod completed his Master's degree in Social Work from Gulbarga University and went on to complete the Deshpande Fellowship. At Rang De, he found a passion for technology and took it upon himself to learn programming and UI development. Having initially travelled the length and breadth of India as a Impact team member, Pramod has seen the organisation grow over the past three years. He may now work at a desk in the office but Pramod understands the reality of the ground and wants to do his part in a modern setting. Pramod likes to watch movies, listen to new songs and is an avid cricket enthusiast.
Associate Manager, Impact
Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
Srividya, a people loving B.Com graduate from Chennai, works as an Associate Manager Impact, Impact. She is one of those few who are responsible for making the work life of field partners a lot easier with her exceptional social skills and her zeal to create an impact. As an avid music lover who also loves to cook, she spends most of her spare time with her i-pod or in the kitchen.
Operations Manager, Impact
I think sharp and dream bigConor McGregor
Sonali is a Master's degree holder in Marketing from Manipal University in Bangalore. Having worked with FunDreamz as a fundraiser for Plan India & Care India, she began her career fulfilling the education requirements of girl students and HIV-infected children. Prior to Rang De, she was working as a scholarship programme co-ordinator with Foundation For Excellence but she joined Rang De as her current role allows her to impact communities on a wider scale. Born in Meghalaya, Sonali likes to watch movies, TV shows, MMA tournaments, travel to new places and comes from a caring family that has adopted three orphans through SOSVillages (Kolkata).
Manager, CSR Advisory
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.Corinthians
Neha strongly believes that human beings generally feel the need to do good and hopes to bank on the same for a changed and better world. She holds a MBA degree in Rural Management and works with us as a Manager, CSR Advisory and has worked with Pratham in the past.Her roles in Rang De includes employee engagement and corporate partnerships. Apart from her passion for social work, she is a music lover and a self proclaimed cynophilist.
Senior Manager, Finance
Every adversity, every failure, every heartache carries with it the seed of an equal or greater benefit.Napoleon Hill
Vipin started his career in oil field industry in the Middle East and has over 8 years of experience. He is a post graduate in finance and worked with companies like Oil Tools India Services Pvt Ltd and Marechal Electric. Vipin’s role in Rang De as a Senior Finance Manager lets him put his time and expertise for social good. He left his comfortable corporate job to be able to give back to the society and do accounting for good. Apart from being a pro with numbers, Vipin is also a travel bug.
Consultant - Finance
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.Mahatma Gandhi
Chandra is a professional Chartered Accountant. After working for well-known organisations such as Deloitte and Zacks Research, Chandra took a break from her corporate career and became a full-time mom. She feels privileged to be part of team Rang De and her current role as a financial consultant gives her great job satisfaction as she is able to contribute to a noble cause. She likes travelling, watching movies and listening to songs.
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Visual Designer, Communication
Who are you to judge the life I live? I know I'm not perfect and I don't live to be but before you start pointing fingers... make sure you hands are clean!Bob Marley
Nayan has completed his BFA in Applied Art from CAVA, Mysore. He works as a Visual Designer in Rang De. He is inspired by his perspective of things around him and finds pleasure in watching movies, travelling and designing. The urge of exploring new things and a keen curiosity of knowing more keeps him going.
"Try to be a rainbow in someone's black cloud"
Having completed a Master's degree in Finance and worked in State Rural Livelihood Mission, a government-owned organisation in social sector for one and half year, Aparajita joined Rang De in 2016 where she handles accounting and finance related operations Doing the work for a cause focused on poverty alleviation makes her humble and proud. In her free time, Aparajita likes to travel and listen to music.
Senior Manager, Impact
"Poverty is not just a lack of money; it is not having the capability to realize one's full potential as a human being."Amartya Sen
Ananya strongly believes in the potential of human beings to stand up no matter how hard s/ he has been hit by adversity. And this is why no matter how slow the process of development is she knows that consistent efforts can one day wipe out poverty. She has a Masters in Social Work from Delhi University. Having previously worked in the interior tribal areas on rural development for almost five years and being an avid traveller she is happy to be at Rang De where she is strongly connected to the field and at the same time gets to travel throughout the country.
Either you run the day or the day runs you.Jim Rohn
Ravi works at Rang De as a Quality Analyst. A B.Tech graduate from National Institute of Science and Technology, he has previously worked at a start-up. He feels it is rewarding to 'break' a website in order to release a higher quality product. Ravi likes traveling, playing cricket, listening to music, going out with friends and exercising at the gym. He enjoys being a part of a new environment at the Rang De team.
Priya Shiju Thomas
Chief People Officer
She is an MBA in Human Resource and has been an HR professional with over 15 years of experience in Leadership Development and talent management. For Priya switching from the corporate sector to work for a not-for-profit is the best move she ever made to rejuvenate her career and values- She adds. "After conquering the corporate world, the prospect of a community job can be inspiring – it’s the chance to make a positive impact, give something back and feel a warm glow. It's all about giving back and making a difference."
Ahinsa believes that no matter what career path one chooses, one should always aim at giving back to the society. Every effort, no matter how small takes us a step forward towards a better tomorrow. She is a Masters in Social Work from Delhi University and has worked for Rajasthan's State Rural Livelihood Mission before she started working with Rang De. Her love for rural India and the chance to learn from communities all over the country brought her to Rang De. Ahinsa is a compulsive binge watcher and ardent traveler who loves curating her "watchlist" and planning for her next travel destination.
Impact Manager - Communication
Prajwal has a Masters in English Literature and a strong faith in the power of words. In his current role with the Impact Team at Rang De, Prajwal writes about issues related to the Rang De community and the development sector at large, helping communicate these stories to a wider audience.
Project Manager - Technology
The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of todayFranklin D. Roosevelt
Avin is a Project Manager at Rang De. A B.E graduate from Srinivas Institute of Technology, Mangalore, He comes with around 8 years of experience in IT industry. Apart from technology Avin finds his heart at traveling, cooking and gaming. He is a huge gadget freak and tends to keep himself updated with latest gadgets. At Rang De, Avin is determined to build a cutting-edge technology platform to promote financial inclusion.
I didn't have a normal academic career. I never studied cinema. I learned from life.Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Praveen is a professional videographer with seven years of experience working in the Indian film industry. Along with feature films, he has also assisted in the production of short movies and video advertisements. At Rang De, Praveen helps document on film the untold stories of the borrowers and communities the organization works with. Praveen also has a keen interest in independent documentary films and is an avid long-distance motorcycle biker.