Rang De - Team Page

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.




KK Rajan

KK Rajan

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.

Sunil D'Monte

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.


Pramod Khambete

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. Right 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.


Rajeev Shroff

Leadership Development Advisor

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 investors in building a portfolio of investments. 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.


Kamlesh Shankar

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.

Dinesh Goel

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.



Smita Ramakrishna

Co-founder & Chief Impact Officer

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 social investor involvement in the organisation. Smita has also completed a Certificate Course for Women Entrepreneurs from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.


Ramakrishna NK

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 social investments 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.

Soumya Jayaram

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.


Sowmya Prabhakar

Chief Belief Officer

The rung of a ladder was never meant to rest upon, but only to hold a man's foot long enough to enable him to put the other somewhat higher.

Thomas Huxley

Sowmya completed her Master's Degree in Social Work and joined the corporate world as a human resources manager. She has close to 10 years of experience in human resources but has remained true to the values of social work throughout her career. As an HR Manager, Sowmya has been instrumental in getting her associates closer to different causes - be it about going green or about striking a work-life balance. Sowmya has been a strong pillar of support for Rang De since its inception, and so is often hailed as the third co-founder. Sowmya is responsible for monitoring and reporting Rang De's impact on the communities we work with.

Aroj George

Chief Technology Officer

It is not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is: What are we busy about?

Henry David Thoreau

Aroj is a polyglot technologist with more than a decade's experience in building web applications across a wide range of technology platforms. Before Rang De, he worked at Thoughtworks Technologies for 8 years where he honed his Agile, Continuous Delivery and Devops skills. Aroj loves the art of debugging, enjoys solving hard problems and believes in automating everything. He has always believed that the joy in programming is in the change it brings to peoples lives. And here at Rang De he is delighted to take up the responsibility of leading the technology team and driving the technology vision to enable Rang De to change even more lives.


Swati Agarwal

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.



Staff Engineer

You have to dream before your dreams can come true.

Dr. Abdul Kalam

Sandeep is working at Rang De as a Staff Engineer and is a part of our technology division. He is passionate about technology and has done his B. Tech in Information Technology. He loves to constantly learn and keep up to the pace with new technologies. He strongly believes that his technical skills will help Rang De grow.


Rajesh Malepati

Lead Developer, Technology

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 over 7 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.


Tanvi Negi

Senior Manager, Impact & Communications

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 social investors and borrowers.


Swati Dubey

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.


Pramod A

Manager, Field Audits and Partnerships

Learn from your mistakes.


Pramod completed his Master's degree in Social Work from Gulbarga University and went on to complete the Deshpande Fellowship. True to his passion of working with people, his role of Manager, Field Audit & Partnerships provides him the opportunity to work closely with our Field Partners and the communities that they reach out to. He strongly believes in Napoleon's quote and always reminds himself of the importance of learning. He is also a cricket enthusiast and a music lover.


Srividya Ravi

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.


Tamil Mani

Visual Media Associate

Design is a funny word. Some people think design means how it looks.But of course, if u dig deeper, it`s really how it works.

Steve Jobs

Straight from the lands of Thalaiva, we have a Computer Science Engineer, Tamil Mani. His love for Graphic Designing led him to be a self-taught genius. After working for a year with GTv as a Graphic Designer, he decided to explore the social space. He is currently working with us as a Visual Media Associate. His ability to convert reel life as real life is what sets him apart. In his free time, he nurtures his creativity by reading books and creating Visual Effects.


Neha Sathish

Manager, CSR Advisory

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.


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.


Nayanaraj N B

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.


Deepak M S

Creative Designer & Product Photographer, Habba

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.

George Bernard Shaw

A bachelors degree holder from CAVA, Deepak has excelled in his department of Contemporary Painting. As part of the Habba team, he works as a Creative Designer and a Product Photographer. He is greatly inspired by nature and is a firm believer of visual language.


Sweta Mohanty

Vice President, Strategic Communications

The biggest adventure you can take is to live the life of your dreams.

Oprah Winfrey

Sweta believes that by communicating it right to the right set of people at the right time, half the battle is won. With Rang De, she entered the social sector after 8 years in the corporate world. She is responsible to develop and execute strategic communication plans to engage the key stakeholders of Rang De and further the organization's goals. She holds a PG D in Mass Communication from Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication, Pune.


Chandrani Bhattacharya

Vice-President, Empathy

Empathy is seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of the another

Alfred Adler

Has over 11 years of experience in the Fundraising domain and has worked with an INGO before joining Rangde. Believe in being a doer and in self participation to make any change happen. Rang De provides her the opportunity to create direct impact into individual's life who other wise are deprived of basic needs.


Suhas Bhat

Creative Copywriter

The life of a single human being is worth a million times more than all the property of the richest man on earth.

Che Guevara

Suhas Bhat graduated with an Economics & Political Science degree from the National University of Singapore but has always been extremely passionate about writing and has previously written for the Jakarta Post, ESPN Star Sports & FOX Sports Asia. Having lived in five countries over 15 years, he is happy to have returned home and hopes to grow as a writer at Rang De and make a difference through the power of words. He strongly believes in Rang De's vision - you might just be a small drop but together, we are an ocean.


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