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Dharmendra
Dharmendra Chandurkar
Chief Executive Officer

Dharmendra Chandurkar, a co-founder of Sambodhi, is also its Chief Knowledge Officer. It's a position that reflects his long-standing interest in academia, especially in supporting social science research.

Dharmendra is the leading force behind Sambodhi's commitment and annual investment in research and professional development.

In his 15-year career, Dharmendra has straddled roles across academia and the development sector as a leader, professional trainer, and researcher. He has several publications and research papers to his credit.

Kadambari
Kadamabari Anantram
Vice President - Research and Advisory Services

A socio-economist by training, Kadambari has over 12 years of practitioner-research experience in natural resource sustainability, agriculture, education, and skilling space.

Kadambari's work has primarily involved combining grassroots research with quantitative and qualitative data analysis to design and evaluate programmes.

In the education domain, Kadambari's passion lies in understanding how innovative methodologies and technologies can be used to create a curiosity-based education system.

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Kishor Purohit
Assistant Vice President - Business Development

Kishor Purohit is an Assistant Vice President - Business Development at Sambodhi. In his current role, he advises the organization on major partnerships, exploring and pursuing new opportunities.

With every new partnership, he gained insight that solidified his reputation as a go-to within the business development team.

Today, Kishor works like a champion of engagements, talking with clients, understanding their needs, and pulling in various subject matter specialists from around the vast Sambodhi network of consultants and experts.

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Kultar Singh
Chief Executive Officer

Kultar Singh co-founded Sambodhi in 2005, guided by a belief that data-driven insights would be a valuable tool to help organizations and institutions change the way they make decisions.

His foresight and vision for evidence-based decision-making has been central to Sambodhi’s transformation into a leader in impact measurement.

As a monitoring and evaluation expert, he brings to Sambodhi a background of global thought leadership. This has successfully guided several pioneering research designs developed by the organization.

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Nitin Sharma
Chief Strategy Officer

A co-founder of Sambodhi and its Chief Strategy Officer, Nitin Sharma, believes in driving institutional change through innovation, thought leadership, and effective strategies.

Nitin oversees Sambodhi's negotiations with governments and multi-lateral entities across the development sector globally.

Nitin also advises the training and capacity building division at Sambodhi. He has been part of the leadership team that has consolidated Sambodhi's position as a leading name in professional capacity building services.

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Ramanshu Ganguly
Assistant Vice President - Research

Ramanshu Ganguly is an Assistant Vice President - Research at Sambodhi. He believes that tools and technology, when applied in the context of relationships surrounding them, can tackle the knottiest of problems.

At Sambodhi, Ramanshu's work revolves around conceptualizing various socio-economic welfare measurement tools.

He has more than 5 years of experience in driving evaluation studies in the domains of renewable energy, natural resource management, livelihoods, agriculture, and climate change.

Sudhanshu
Sudhanshu Malhotra
Vice President - Strategy and Partnerships

As a Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships, Sudhanshu drives strategic planning, global operations and shapes development initiatives across diverse markets.

He is one of Sambodhi's global faces and thrives on matching approaches to projects and exploring new business models.

He oversees the setting up of new systems and processes for effective client relationship management, project effectiveness, delivery excellence, quality assurance, and leadership development.

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Swapnil Shekhar
Chief Operating Officer & Director – Evaluations

Swapnil Shekhar, a co-founder of Sambodhi, is the Chief Operating Officer of its board of directors. To him, Sambodhi is the result of a set of innovative minds matching their commitment to improving lives.

As the director of evaluation, he leads Sambodhi's efforts to make quality, actionable data available for evidence-informed decision-making.

Swapnil's leadership has been key in the transformation of Sambodhi into a fast-growing global enterprise. He sets the strategic direction for the company, while nurturing a strong leadership team to drive its execution.

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Sabeena Mathayas
Vice President – Research & Advisory Services

As Vice President - Research & Advisory Services, Sabeena is responsible for steering and coordinating the technical aspects of Sambodhi's work in the area of education and skill.

Over the last 14 years, Sabeena has worked as a professor, policy researcher, and governance/capacity development specialist.

Sabeena is passionate about working at the forefront of Education Policies and Programs. As a senior member of Sambodhi’s leadership team, she also represents the company on numerous technical project committees.

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Shafique Ahmad Khan
Assistant Vice President – Field Operations

As Assistant Vice President - Field Operations at Sambodhi, Shafique plays a pivotal role in ensuring, improving, and escalating Sambodhi's field presence all over the world.

With a career spanning 25 years, Shafique brings deep experience in planning and executing regional and international field operations.

He is at the forefront of nurturing and evaluating our nimble field teams and supervising the collection of high-quality data sets from remote locations with near real-time efficiency.

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Kezia Yonzon
Assistant Vice President – Research

As Assistant Vice President - Research, Kezia leads diverse project teams to deliver innovative research and advice clients working in Public Health, Education, and Livelihoods.

Kezia is passionate about data-driven decision-making and has successfully completed several studies in India, Cambodia, and Nepal.

With 8 years of experience, Kezia is the technical lead in designing and executing impact evaluations and applying mixed methods analytic approaches to inform policy decisions.

Shruti
Shruti Chaturvedi
Assistant Vice President - Human Resource

Shruti is an Assistant Vice President - Human Resource, and in this capacity, she leads growth, creates HR roadmaps, drives HR functions, and promotes culture-building at Sambodhi.

She firmly believes that human capital is the greatest asset of an organization and the key to success is in nurturing talent.

At Sambodhi, Shruti helps shape critical strategies/policies and has led an organization-wide transformation that has resulted in Sambodhi's strong talent pool.

Abhishek
Abhishek Sharma
Assistant Vice President - Research

Driven by the belief that technology is instrumental in revolutionizing data collection and data-driven change, Abhishek has developed innovative techniques to measure the impact of large-scale programs.

As Assistant Vice President - Research, his role involves working at the forefront of research and evaluations to enable evidence-based decisions.

In his career spanning over seven years, he has led numerous research and evaluations and has cross-sector experience in livelihoods, public health, renewable energy, education, and humanitarian response.

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Anubrata Basu
Assistant Vice President - Research and Communication

As Assistant Vice President - Research and Communication, Anubrata works at the intersection of research and communication and helps translate information into insights.

Anubrata plays an active role in planning outreach strategies, creating a values-based culture, and deepening Sambodhi's global visibility.

She brings 8 years of experience in program management and strategic communications and is passionate about amplifying social impact by promoting evidence-based approaches and data-driven decisions.

BISWA RANJAN
Sudhiranjan Biswal
Assistant Vice President - Administration

Always committed to his team, Sudhiranjan Biswal, the Assistant Vice President - Administration, has his beliefs grounded in the notion of staying up to date with competitive approaches.

With a well-defined focus on leadership, he brings forth the most suitable corporate methods in implementing administrative activities at Sambodhi.

Sudhir has held the position of a leader in Administration for almost fifteen years, centered on driving business results by working at the intersection of strategy, performance, and culture.

SAI KUMAR
Saikumar C. Bharamappanavara
Assistant Vice President - Research

Saikumar C. Bharamappanavara is an Assistant Vice President - Research at Sambodhi and has more than 10 years of experience in development and international research.

At Sambodhi, he captures data on social capital dimensions and fosters meaningful relationships with like-minded organizations.

Saikumar holds master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. He has also been selected as German Young Ambassador.