The EdelGive team is a strong force of committed professionals from diverse backgrounds, all working together towards the common goal of effecting 10X social impact!

Vidya Shah
Deepak Mittal
Kunal Shroff

Kunal has been with ChrysCapital since November 1999 and is the Managing Partner at the firm. He manages the organisation, leads the client relations function and also plays a critical role across all sectors, overseeing and assisting the various sector teams. Kunal was previously at Chilton Investment Company where he covered technology stocks, and at Goldman Sachs in their principal investment area in New York where he focused on private equity and mezzanine investments. He received his BS in Computer Science with magna cum laude honors from Cornell University.

Rati Forbes

Rati Forbes is a Director of the Forbes Marshall Group and heads the Forbes Foundation. She has been recognized for her social initiatives both within the company and in the wider world. She chaired Confederation of Indian Industry’s western region cell for social development, whose main objective is to sensitize corporate entities to their social responsibilities. She also serves on the boards of several foundations and non-profits across India. Rati graduated in Psychology with Honors and Sociology from the University of Mumbai and has also taken special courses in human resources, organizational behavior and strategic philanthropy. Rati also holds a Masters in Sustainability Management and Leadership from Cambridge University.

Naghma Mulla

Naghma Mulla is the CEO of EdelGive Foundation, the philanthropic initiative of Edelweiss Group – one of India’s leading diversified financial services group.
As CEO, Naghma has been instrumental in driving the vision of EdelGive Foundation towards the growth and scale of the organisations the foundation supports. Naghma plays a large role in enabling commitments to our diverse portfolio of NGOs, by creating valuable partnerships with reputed international and national stakeholders within the sector.
Today, EdelGive has also built two successful collaboratives - The Collaborators for Transforming Education (in partnership with the Government of Maharashtra) and the Coalition for Women’s Empowerment – both developed and nurtured by her. Naghma is also a member of the Core Committee of the India Climate Collaborative – a collaboration of India’s leading philanthropies committed to addressing the climate crisis in India.
Naghma is mentor at the Nadathur S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at IIM Bangalore, providing strategic support to several start-ups.
She began her career with Bajaj Alliance General Insurance and played an instrumental role in their foundational team.
She is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and has a Master of Commerce (M. Com.) degree from Pune University.

Vidya Shah
Executive Chairperson
Naghma Mulla

As the CEO of the foundation, Naghma has been instrumental in driving the mission of the organization towards creating asymmetrical impact across the project areas. Her strong financial background has enabled her to improve the performance of the organization by creating effectives partnerships and associating with credible NGOs. Naghma is also associated with several not-for-profits in different capacities. She has been a Director at Railway Children India and a mentor at the Nadathur S. Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning in Bangalore, providing support to start-ups. Prior to her role at EdelGive Foundation, Naghma began her career as an Accounts Manager with Bajaj Alliance General Insurance in their initial team. Naghma is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has a Masters of Commerce (M. Com.) degree from Pune University. She also has a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com.) degree from V.E.S. College of Commerce in Mumbai.

Atul Gandhi

M.Sc. (Statistics), Masters Ph.D. in Population Studies International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai
Atul comes with over 15 years of experience in the development sector. Before joining EdelGive, he has worked with organisations like Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Pathfinder International, TISS on programmes supported by USAID, BMGF, and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria in the areas of Public Health. Additionally, he has supported several organisations in developing M&E plan, designing computerised MIS application and conducting baselines, mid-term or end-line evaluations.

Ahmad Bari
Senior Lead, Women's Empowerment

M. Phil in Inclusive Development and Social Justice, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
M.A. in Social Work - Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai
B.Sc. in Industrial Chemistry - Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

Ahmad is a Senior Lead - Women Empowerment, at EdelGive Foundation, Mumbai. He leads the gender strategy, investments and manages civil society partnerships at the Foundation. He has been working with non-profits to support strategic, institutional and programmatic developments. He manages internal and external stakeholders for gender related work at EdelGive. He has been involved in the overall growth journey of the Foundation. Ahmad previously worked with New Concept Information Systems, New Delhi, where his role involved conducting research and documenting various social development issues and coordination with Mutiple development institutions.

Sonia Pereira
Associate Lead-Women's Empowerment

Sonia Pereira holds a Master of Social Work from the College of Social Work, Nirmala Niketan. She has ten years of experience in the social sector and has specialised in programme management, partner collaboration and support, especially in the fields of child rights, women’s rights, education, child protection, and Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD). At EdelGive, she works across various thematic portfolios including Women Empowerment, Education and community resilience and climate action for program implementation. She is passionate about women's rights, child rights, and mental health.

Sukhreet Bajwa
Lead, Community Resilience & Climate Action

Sukhreet leads the community resilience and climate action portfolio at EdelGive. She is a development sector professional with over seven years of experience across government, academia, civil society organisations, and the private sector. She has her Masters in Disaster Management from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and graduation in commerce with honors in e-commerce from Panjab University, Chandigarh. Her areas of expertise include disaster risk management, climate change, sustainability, and resilience building. Her key skills are research, program planning and implementation and capacity building.
Her other interests include poetry reading, writing, and hiking.

Renuka Wagh
Senior Lead, Impact & Learning

Masters in Health Sciences,University of Pune
Renuka designs, develops and ensures effective functioning of the M&E systems at EdelGive, to generate evidence for strategic decisions by the foundation. She comes with over 12 years of development sector experience and has worked with both funding and implementing organisations.

Sagar Kadam
Lead, Impact and Learning

Sagar has a master's and M. Phil degree in social work and a master's degree in population studies (MPS) from International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai
He comes with more than a decade of experience in developing and implementing M&E systems. He has led various research projects and worked in various capacities with NIRRH(ICMR), KHPT, FHI360, Neerman, and Americares.

Ruchika Chaudhary
Junior Associate, Impact & Learning

Master's in Computer Applications (MCA)
Ruchika assists the Monitoring and Evaluation Team with the collection, interpretation and reporting of numbers. She also designs, analyses and develops structural systems that help in making better business decisions for the Foundation. She has previously interned with NIIT before joining EdelGive.

Aiswarya Augus
Assistant Manager, Partnerships

Aiswarya Augus has recently completed her M.Sc. in Public Policy and Human Development from United Nations University in the Netherlands. She also has a background in Economics and has earlier worked as an Analyst. In the past, she has also associated with United Nations University Climate Resilience Initiative and NGOs like Let’s Do It World and Naandi Foundation. Her interests lie in the areas of developmental economics, public policy and climate change. Her hobbies include traveling, watching movies and trying new things.

Nafisa Lokhandwala
Lead, Partnerships

Nafisa brings 8+ years of experience of working with intermediaries and grassroots organisations. She is skilled in strategic partnerships, relationship building and management, operations, project management and communications. She has previously worked with Catalysts Management Services Pvt. Ltd, Dasra, SBI Foundation amongst others. She has a master’s degree in International Development Management from the University of Nottingham. At EdelGive, Nafisa is responsible for managing key donor relationships and support fundraising efforts.
Her other interests include dancing, photography and traveling.

Priyanka Ghadge
Associate, Partnerships

Priyanka comes with over 11 years of experience overall. She has been an "Administrative and Operations Coordinator" at the NGO -'I Am a teacher', managed plans and supervised overall admission, counselling, event handling, and marketing strategy across various platforms. Prior to this, she was an "Operations Coordinator and Executive" in using effective marketing and communication solutions to drive sales growth and boost client brand equity with organizations such as Love and Cheesecake, Den Satellite Pvt Ltd., and Vodafone Essar Pvt Ltd.

Priyanka is a Pranic healer (energy healer) and practices Arhatic yoga meditation. She is passionate about teaching, dancing, singing, and traveling. She believes in constancy, perseverance, and determination.

Neha Chaturvedi
Chief Manager - Strategic Partnerships

Master's in social work, B.Sc. Bioinformatics, Devi Ahilya University, Indore
A Development Sector Professional with 13 years of experience in CSR. At EdelGive, Neha handles key donor relationships with end-to-end program designing, monitoring and implementation. She has experience in working with different stakeholders within the cause areas of Women Empowerment, Livelihood, WASH, Education and Sports.

Dwayne D'Souza
Lead, Learning & Development

Dwayne is an instructional designer with 5+ years' experience working in the e-learning industry. He has developed courses for learners in the tech industry as well as the medical industry. His expertise lies in content editing, design, and management.
He loves consuming content in all forms, and also performs improv comedy with various groups in the city.

Pooja Bhatt
Assistant Manager, Compliance

Chartered Accountant
Pooja is a semi-qualified Chartered Accountant (ICAI) having more than 9 years of experience in the field of accounting, auditing and finance. She has completed her articleship from Joshi Nair & Associates, and her industrial training from Welspun Corp. Ltd. Pooja has worked as Team leader - Accounts and Finance with Craftsvilla Handicrafts Pvt. Ltd. for 2 years, and also as a Financial Analyst with New Haribhakti Business Services LLP. During her years of work, she been part of power, steel , textiles, e-commerce, manufacturing & banking company audits.

Sagar Makhija
Assistant Manager, Compliance

Sagar Makhija, is a Chartered Accountant with 8 years of experience in Finance, Accounts, Compliance, Due Diligence, Taxation and Audit. His experience involves working at Grant Thornton Advisory Pvt. Ltd. as an Assistant Manager in CFO services, M Power Micro Finance Pvt. Ltd. (NBFC registered with RBI) as Senior Manager in Accounts & Finance Department and with C.V Doshi and Co. (CA Firm) as Senior Audit Assistant.

He is a graduate of CHM College and completed his Chartered Accountancy in 2019. He is currently in his third-year, pursuing a law degree from KC College.

Parul Saklani
Lead, Grant Management

Parul Saklani has completed her Master’s in Social Work and with an experience of 4 years in the social sector. After her Master’s, she became a Gandhi Fellow, from the year 2015-2017, where she worked on designing and implementing various projects in government schools of Rajasthan, on issues such as awareness on menstruation, education, child sexual abuse, etc. Upon completion of her Fellowship, she joined Piramal Foundation (2017-19) as a Program Leader where her work involved creating and designing processes, curriculum, developing strategies for the Gandhi Fellows, collaborating with stakeholders to implement the process by conducting training and bootcamp sessions, and creating assessment matrix to track and assess the progress. She then joined Sattva as a consultant, supporting the government of Meghalaya in implementation of CLLMP with design@scale principles and scaled the integration of the scale principles in Gujarat by providing PMU support to 2 district implementation partners of Atal Jal Bhujal Yojana.

She has also contributed to develop RFP of ELEMENT for NEIDA with the aim of bringing high community ownership towards landscape management. She also contributed to establish project management unit with 7 partners for the development of 100 model schools in Karnataka and ensured on-ground implementation of socio-emotional learning in Adarsh Vidyalaya of Jharkhand with the support of 4 partners. She joins EdelGive Foundation, part of the GROW team as Lead for Grant Management.

Sandeep Pawar
Assistant Manager

Sandeep has an overall experience of around 20 years across different sectors with around 7 plus years of experience working in the social sector with Akanksha Foundation & Sneha, in support functions. Prior to joining EdelGive, he was working with Campbell Shipping Pvt. Ltd. in the Human Capital department, managing administrative and employee engagement responsibilities. He's happy to be here and is looking forward to a long journey at EdelGive Foundation.

Aasiya Khan

Aasiya has joined us as an executive assistant to Naghma, she carries 8 years of experience in the same profile. She started her journey with Bombay works Software Solutions in the year 2011. Later moved to UAE in the year 2015 and joined Innovations Groups in Dubai as a Relationship Manager handling 2 major banks in UAE as clients. Her last job was, as an EA to Technology head at NSEIL Ltd.

She loves reading and travelling.

Arif Pathan
Lead, Partnerships

"Arif has over a decade of professional experience in financial services, investment advisory & global investment immigration solutions.
He is a commerce graduate from Mumbai University and did his MBA in finance from Pune University.
He started his career with Citibank India at their Mumbai office and has worked in other sectors as business development professional. 
He brings experience & knowledge in advising multiple asset classes viz Mutual funds, PMS, AIF, real estate and investment immigration to his clients.
He likes to travel to new cities, build new relationships and passionate to bring a positive change in the society."

Heena Chougle

With over 8 years of experience in HR, Heena comes with an expertise in recruitment, talent management, organisation development, training and development and employee engagement. She was last associated with Edelweiss Group with their Corporate HR team.She is a self driven and decisive proffesional with the passion for building and retaining highly effective teams. At EdelGIve she will be responsible for managing Communications and People processes for the team.

Hiral Vora
Head - Finance, Compliance & Governance

Hiral is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 10 years of post-qualification experience in the field of Taxation, Finance & Audit.  Prior to joining EdelGive Foundation, she has worked with Cancer Patients Aid Association as Director – Finance and an Executive Committee Member of the organisation . She has strategized plans for growth of the organisation.  Alongwith being an indispensable part of finance and legal, FCRA Accounts, donor management, managing utilisation of CSR funds received from corporates, she has also spearheaded the designing computerised ASL and MIS reports for the organisation. 

Prashant Malkar

Prashant has 26 years experience of finance and accounts in various line of Business, out of that 16 years he has been associated with Edelweiss Group. At EdelGive he is responsible for accounts , audits, statutory matters for Commodity market, NBFC, Debt Market, EdelGive Foundation , liasionsing for Statutory audit with S.R. Batliboi, BSR Associates (KPMG), PWC, G.K.Choksi & Company Ahmadabad, Khandelwal Prakash Murari & Company. Initial 5 years of his work experiance, he was associated with R.S.Sanghavi & Associates, Chartered Accountants as Audit Assistant, he looked after the Revenue Audit of various Nationlised Banks, Statutory, Tax & Internal Audit of varios companies, Partner Ship Firms

Mrunmayee Deshpande

Having moved across countries as a child, Mrunmayee did her schooling from Europe, Saudi Arabia, Oman and finally India. Her inclination towards Arts and Social Sciences began soon after, and hence, she completed her Junior College from Lady Amritabai Daga College in Nagpur as an Arts student, with Economics, French, Political Science, Child Development, History, as her main subjects. She went ahead and got a BA in Sociology from AURO University Surat, along with English Literature as her Minors. She then went on to pursue her Master’s in Social Work, from Parul University, Vadodara. There, as a part of her field work, she worked in the Social Responsive Cell of the University, for Environment and Education. As an Intern at NGO Aroha in Nagpur for 2 months, Mrunmayee got skilled in Reporting, Documentation, writing Case Studies for Reports, Catalogue designing, Product Photography for their brand Rangaresha, etc. She then interned at EdelGive Foundation in Communications, and now has joined the Organization as a full-time employee. Apart from work, she has been a theatre artist for 7 years now, and occasionally enjoys singing!

Shruti Ahuja
Senior Manager

BTech Computer Science, Amity University, Noida. MBA, Bayes Business School, London, UK
Shruti has 8 years of work experience, including 4 years in the social development sector. Her expertise lies in Donor Reporting, Budgeting, and overall Program Management. Shruti has a prior experience in the IT sector having worked at HCL Technologies and AT Kearney. Her hobbies include reading fictional novels and building 3D puzzles.

Rajat Khurana
Head, Partnerships

Rajat joins us with 16 years of experience in Asset Management, Wealth Advisory and Investments Product. In his recent role at Lighthouse Canton as Senior Vice President, he excelled in private markets business at LC Capital India, focusing on fundraising from large institutional clients. Rajat's diverse background includes valuable contributions at firms such as HSBC Asset Management, HSBC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and INDmoney, spanning domains like product, asset management, venture capital and wealth management.
In his free time, Rajat likes to travel and he is also an adventure sports enthusiast.

Nidhi Pathak
Head, Communications

Nidhi comes with over a decade long experience in corporate and social development sectors. She has worked across diverse industry settings, ranging from non-profit to CSR. Nidhi has completed her MBA in agribusiness marketing and has worked in various capacities with several reputed organizations including Tata Chemicals Ltd, Ambuja Cement Foundation, WOTR and others. Prior to joining EdelGive, Nidhi was managing communications for Americares India Foundation.
In her free time, Nidhi enjoys traveling and exploring local traditions, handicrafts and cuisines. She is also an amateur writer and some of her work has been published in magazines and websites, including Chicken Soup for the Soul, Women's Web and Parent Circle.

Nayantara Dutta
Lead, Communications

Nayantara is a Marketing and Corporate communications professional with 10 years of experience in the industry. Prior to this position she lead and managed the social media and public relations efforts for Tata Trusts across its initiatives and geographies for 8+ years. In this time she launched initiatives and campaigns and build brands and recognition for work done, establishing the organization as a leader in the sector. She has previously managed Marketing Communications for Taj London. She is passionate about developing and generating awareness for brands that are creative, innovative and work towards equity and equality for all.

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