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Meet the team at Good Business Lab, filled to the brim with biscuit enthusiasts, professional N95 mask wearers and overall do-gooders.

Abhinav Kashyap
An avid listener at heart, Abhinav holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Technology. Always intrigued to fathom new perspectives and ideologies about himself, society, and the universe. Loves to sing and will constantly ask you to share your Spotify playlist.
Abhinav Kashyap
Full Stack Developer
I remained busy all my life, Loved a little, worked a little.
Achyuta Adhvaryu
Ach has a PhD in economics from Yale. He leads innovation for GBL and serves as a principal investigator on research projects. He is also an Associate Professor at the University of Michigan.
Achyuta Adhvaryu
Chief Development Officer & Co-Founder
dad, economist, & fearless wielder of bad puns
Anant Ahuja
Anant holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. He is the CEO at GBL & the head of Organizational Development at Shahi Exports, a company started by his grandmother which is now India’s largest apparel exporter.
Anant Ahuja
CEO & Co-Founder
Exporter of beats, garments, & good business
Anant Nyshadham
Anant holds a Ph.D. in economics from Yale. He helps to set overall strategy and often serves as a Principal investigator on research projects. He is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan.
Anant Nyshadham
Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder
baby wrestler, jive talker... renaissance man
Apoorv Somanchi
Apoorv holds an M.A. in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. His research interests include governance, sanitation and worker well-being. Find him in his free time obsessing over football analytics and music.
Apoorv Somanchi
Research Associate
appreciates chai, coffee and kurtas
Arvind Patil
You will find Arvind observing - people, places, and interactions. A believer in experientialism, Arvind holds a master’s in strategic design management from the National Institute of Design.
Arvind Patil
Senior Design Manager
Good by design, better by intent!
Bethamehi Joy Syiem
Beth holds a Masters' in Public Policy from NLSIU, Bangalore, and a B.A. in History from St. Stephen's College, New Delhi. She has prior experience in Government consulting, especially in the areas of trade and economic development. Her areas of work include strategic communications, stakeholder management, and exploring avenues for GBL's expansion into new geographies.
Bethamehi Joy Syiem
Senior Partnerships Associate
Likes cats, cold brews, and conversations in cafes
Bhakti
More appreciative of the simple things in life, Bhakti holds a Master's degree in branding and is also a chartered accountant. She is fascinated by the nuances of human behavior (including her own), is an aspiring (anonymous) writer, and works on the marketing and branding of GBL.
Bhakti
Senior Marketing Associate
Listener, liberated thinker, (self) assessor
Bopanna Changappa
Bopanna holds an MBA in CSR, and loves coffee, basketball and cars. At GBL he works on implementing and monitoring field operations.
Bopanna Changappa
Field Manager
Adventures / Basketball / Coffee (ABC)
Brandon Chettri
A mountain dweller, avid reader, and a gourmand at heart, Brandon holds a Masters' in Social Work with a specialization in Medical and Psychiatric Social Work. He has experience working for international non-profit organizations. He is passionate about advocacy for mental health. At GBL, he put his organizational skills and love for numbers to work in supporting the finance vertical.
Brandon Chettri
Finance Operations Assistant
When nothing goes right, you can always go left
Choden Roche
Choden has a Master's degree in Organizational Psychology with experience in diverse fields like advertising, education, and IT. She's got a long bucket list of things to do.
Choden Roche
People Operations Senior Associate
Mom, travel junkie, high on life
Darshana Krishnamony
A development economist from Universite Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne, Darshana has prior experience in monitoring and evaluating CSR programs in India. Her research interests include development economics, shared-value business, and livelihoods. In her free time, she puts on Ella Fitzgerald and experiments with traditional recipes from across the country.
Darshana Krishnamony
Research Associate
Trying to grow a green thumb
Debasmita Mohanty
Debasmita holds a bachelor's in Electro-Homeopathy Medicine and Surgery. She has worked closely with numerous slum communities across Odisha for more than seven years. Her interest lies in community mobilization, women empowerment, youth counseling, health, and sanitation development.
Debasmita Mohanty
Senior Research Assistant
Music boosts positive energy
Deekshitha
A nature and pet lover who invests her leisure time spending with friends and reading books, Deekshitha did her Master's in social work. She now works as a field assistant and aims to contribute her bit for the sustainability of the people and work for their Welfare.
Deekshitha
Field Analyst
Never give up until you know it's right
Deepak Singh
Freshly graduated and curious about what makes this world tick.
Deepak Singh
Full Stack Developer
Intellectually curious/History buff
Dia Bangera
Live music, festival and theatre enthusiast, Dia studied environment & development and psychology. She cares about equality and the environment, and dreams of a world without borders.
Dia Bangera
Associate Director - Funding & Finance, and Transformation
navigating the world of a working mother
Divya Yashaswi Kanney
Apart from sleeping and slacking off all the time, Divya enjoys working on design & behavior-driven projects and exploring various artistic disciplines to understand human-centered design and animation.
Divya Yashaswi Kanney
Full Stack Developer
Young exuberant but inhibited, bad queer feminist. Yeah, a lot of things
Eshika Gombar
Eshika holds a bachelor's in Political Science and a Diploma in Conflict and Peace Studies. She has a keen interest in business sustainability, labor, and gender. At GBL, she works on building strategic partnerships.
Eshika Gombar
Partnerships Manager
Living in a sitcom
Gautham Raj G
Gautham holds a Master’s in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics. Previously, he taught Sociology for a living. He loves listening to music and taking long walks by the beach. His academic interests include Development, Education, Political Economy, and Public Health.
Gautham Raj G
Funding Associate
‘star-gazer and expert dosai maker’
Gratias John
Gratias holds a Master's in Social Work specializing in Medical and psychiatry, and a B.A. in Economics, Political Science, and Sociology from St. Joseph's College. At GBL he works on the implementation of different projects across factory units.
Gratias John
Senior Field Associate
When in doubt, try it out
Harish PM
Harish holds a B.A. in sociology and a master’s in social work. Involved in survey training, he works on the implementation of projects in rural Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
Harish PM
Senior Field Analyst
Let's be better humans
Indu Chhatwani
Indu has an M.Sc. in Economics from The University of Bonn and has previously worked on Inequality and agriculture. She has a soft spot for gender and sustainability research. Good books, documentaries, poetry, and travel are what keep her going.
Indu Chhatwani
Research Associate
Your friendly neighbourhood nerd
Joseline Cáceres
Joseline is an Industrial Engineer with a PGD in Quality and Productivity Management with experience in project development for IT, medical and HR multinationals. She is helping pave the way forward for our expansion in Latin America.
Joseline Cáceres
People Operations Manager
Citizen of the world; culture and culinary explorer
Karan Menon
Karan holds an M.A. in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics. He is a lover of history, films, and good British comedy.
Karan Menon
Senior Funding Associate
Observer of society & comedy panel shows.
Karla Dominguez
Karla holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration and is currently fighting her way through a master’s in international development at The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS). She is a foodie who loves the beach, movies, and baby Yoda.
Karla Dominguez
Finance & funding manager
Adventure chaser and scars collector
Karthik K
Karthik holds a master's in social work specializing in Human Resources Management and a bachelor's in Computer Applications from Kristu Jayanti College, Bangalore. At GBL, he works on the implementation of projects across factory units. Prior to GBL, he was an HR Executive at D1 Fortification. When not working, you'll find him playing cricket or riding a bike.
Karthik K
Field Analyst
The freedom of mind is the real freedom.
Keerthana Jagadeesh
Keerthana has a Bachelor’s in Economics from New York University. She previously worked at J-PAL and the Indian Institute for Human Settlements on research related to congestion pricing, informal employment, urbanization, infrastructure, food insecurity, and the informal food economy.
Keerthana Jagadeesh
Research Manager
an outdoor person
Kezline Dharshini Suresh
An animal lover and vivid art fan, Kezline has completed her Masters's in Economics from Azim Premji University. She currently works as Research Associate at GBL to learn more, explore her interests and contribute to society. She firmly believes that living in the present is the secret to happiness.
Kezline Dharshini Suresh
Research Associate
It's just Music, Movies and an extroverted Me
Kriti Raj Rai
Kriti holds an MSc in Human Rights from the London School of Economics and aspires to live a wholesome, happy life! She loves to read non-fiction but is also a fan of the magic realism genre. A passionate supporter of minority rights, she hopes to live in a more inclusive, cohesive society.
Kriti Raj Rai
Funding Associate
A wallflower with mad love for vintage cartoons
Lavanya Garg
Lavanya holds an M.A. in international & development economics from Yale University. She works on growth, organizational policies & culture, and key stakeholder relationships at GBL. She believes that fairy lights and books make the world a better place.
Lavanya Garg
Associate Director - People Ops & Partnerships, and Chief of Staff
history walks and cat talks
Madhu Manjunath
A food and movie enthusiast who spends her free time exploring the city, Madhu holds an M.A. in international development and wishes to someday work for the UN.
Madhu Manjunath
Senior Design Associate
elephant's memory for trivia
Madhukari Mishra
Madhukari holds a master's in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics. Her interests vacillate between identity, and aspiration and Bangla poetry, and Man Utd.
Madhukari Mishra
Research Associate
Can't stop, addicted to caffeine
Mamta Pimoli
Mamta holds an M.A. in Applied Economics from the University of Michigan. She works on scaling GBL’s impact by turning evidence-based solutions into marketable products.
Mamta Pimoli
Associate Director - Ventures
Economic gender equality is another 217 years away, ceteris paribus
Mansi Kabra
Writer of thoughts, player of keys, natural with rhymes, and M.A. in development studies. You’ll see her drinking chai, with ideas on the fly, always looking for something new, something fresh to try.
Mansi Kabra
Associate Director - Marketing & Transformation
Take my advice. I’m not using it.
Mateo Cardona Quintero
Mateo holds a B.A. and an M.Sc. in Economics from Universidad del Rosario, Colombia. His research interests include industrial organization, energy economics, poverty, inequality, and informality. Find him in his free time reading historical novels or riding a bike.
Mateo Cardona Quintero
Research Associate
dad, economist and curious
Meha Shah
Meha holds an MSc. in Global Development from the University of Copenhagen and a B.A. in Economics. She has previously worked at Carnegie India. She spends her free time listening to true crime podcasts and daydreaming.
Meha Shah
Partnerships Associate
outfit-repeater, kpop stan, nerdfigther, covered in cat hair
Mohit Verma
Your friendly neighborhood introvert, Mohit holds an MA in Economics from Madras School of Economics, Chennai. A firm believer in social justice, he lives for popular culture and believes in the power of empathy and kindness in making the world a better place.
Mohit Verma
Research Associate
aspiring roadscholar and hoarder of articles and screenshots
Naisha Gupta
Tireless seeker of knowledge, who finds ways to understand and solve real-life problems. Naisha likes how designing is interlinked with everything around us, and how things we learn in life help us while designing or vice-versa. A big fan of aesthetics and simplicity, Naisha tends to be a perfectionist, because I like to be thoughtful about my steps and tread carefully in all her actions.
Naisha Gupta
UI/UX designer
Designer I Baker I Dancer I Sportsperson "Expect the unexpected!"
Nicolas Arturo Torres Franco
Nicolas holds a master’s in Economics from Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Colombia. He believes in knowledge as a tool to become better human beings. His interests include the organization of employees inside firms, crime, and health.
Nicolas Arturo Torres Franco
Research Assistant
Constantly learning
Nihira
Nihira holds a Master's degree in Media Studies from the New School University. She has a special interest in South Asian media histories, with a focus on gendered sound and music. She has experience in the fields of communications and publishing. An avid traveler and reader, Nihira hopes to one day tick visiting all of the subcontinent's rivers off her bucket list.
Nihira
Senior Communications Associate
single screen enthusiast
Oscar Mauricio Poveda Bermudez
Oscar holds an M.Sc. in Applied Economics and Econometrics from the University of Southern California. He strongly believes in early and strategic planning to invest in health and retirement as the key to increase reported happiness.
Oscar Mauricio Poveda Bermudez
Research Associate
Inveterate dreamer
Palash Shanker
Palash has studied design at the National Institute of Design. He tries to use a systems approach in understanding behaviors and cultures and gets his inspiration from nature itself for it!
Palash Shanker
Design Associate
The slower I go, the more I observe
Pallavi Yadav
A Young India Fellow with a Political Science degree from Hindu College, Pallavi is an aspiring nerd. With pop culture references for almost every situation, she's a meme aficionado and believes in the power of humor to make academics more accessible.
Pallavi Yadav
Senior Marketing Associate
Cat mom and professional over-thinker
Parker Howell
A former data scientist with a B.S. in statistics, Parker is making a transition toward economics and public policy research and is excited to be part of the GBL team.
Parker Howell
Research Associate
using data to make a difference
Pooja Anand
Pooja's idea of happiness is dogs, dance, music, travel, and smile. She holds a master's degree in social work and works as a field assistant at GBL.
Pooja Anand
Field Analyst
Let's dance, drink coffee and pet doggies
Pradyot
Pradyot holds a Master's in Development Studies from IHEID, Geneva (Geneva Graduate Institute). He has previously worked with IDinsight India. He focuses on managing, coordinating, and executing research ideas in GBL.
Pradyot
Research Manager
Specialise at buying books, Struggle to read them
Preetha Srinivasan
Preetha holds an M.A. in International and Development Economics from Yale University. She spends her free time surfing about the world and political history.
Preetha Srinivasan
Research Associate
Silent political observer
Priota Paul
Priota holds a master’s in social work. Her commitment to minimalism is tested by her love for cute stationery. At GBL, she oversees the ins and outs of field operations.
Priota Paul
Field Manager
Trying to be a minimalist!
Priyanka Dhawan
A Chartered Accountant with a decade-long experience of working with international organizations, Priyanka truly believes that good planning is halfway to success. With the two most demanding jobs in hand (motherhood and career), always trying to do justice to each without neglecting the other.
Priyanka Dhawan
Finance Manager
Love to play with numbers and kids
Rajneesh Singh
Rajneesh holds a master’s in political science from Delhi University. Always looking to learn new things, his work comprises field visits to execute & monitor surveys across factory units, recruitment, training & production data.
Rajneesh Singh
Field Analyst
Expert Gardener
Rashi Seth
Rashi has a degree in International Relations and Business Administration and believes in building a better world through intersectional feminism and South-South cooperation. She's a big fan of solo travel, a nerd about words, design, and history, and loves to read, run and sip sangria under the sun.
Rashi Seth
Senior Partnerships Associate
passion and perfection with a pinch of procrastination
Renu
Renu has done her Bachelor's and Master's in social work. She loves exploring new places and enjoys reading and watching crime fiction.
Renu
Field Analyst
Simplicity is in my genes!
Rochak Jain
Rochak holds a P.G.D in Economics from Ashoka University. His interests include development economics, fantasy football, Manchester United, and making obscure vine references. At GBL, he works on building strategic partnerships
Rochak Jain
Partnerships Associate
Jared, 19
Roopika R Nair
With a Bachelor's and Masters's in social work, Roopika is driven towards empowering communities through education and aspiring to inspire the ones who seek it.
Roopika R Nair
Field Analyst
We can. We will. We must!
Sahil Bagwe
Sahil holds a Bachelor's in Economics from Ashoka University. His research interests revolve around public finance and development economics. When he's not obsessing over nerdy things, find him enjoying classical music and the outdoors, and possibly having full-blown internal monologues.
Sahil Bagwe
Research Associate
Supplying life as it demands
Sandhya Srinivas
Sandhya holds a bachelor's degree in Economics and previously used to work at Harvard University as a researcher. When she is not dissecting and analyzing popular media for tropes, she is most often trying to survive and keep herself motivated to enter a doctoral program in the near future. (Remember to wish her luck and unsolicited advice appreciated).
Sandhya Srinivas
Research Associate
Failing but still trying to carpe diem my way through life
Sangeetha Esther
Trained as a geographer and population analyst, Sangeetha is now venturing into the world of experimental economics. She has research experience in homelessness, street children, and ageing. She's a cat person with cat allergies!
Sangeetha Esther
Research Associate
A little bit of Phoebe, a whole lot of Monica
Sanj Saxena
Sanj holds a bachelor's in Economics from Ramjas College, Delhi University. They are passionate about intersectional feminism, rural development, and learning about the world.
Sanj Saxena
Partnerships Associate
cats, cuddles, and creativity
Sapna Awatramani
Sapna holds a Master's degree in Human Resource Management. She believes engagement is the essence of all people initiatives. Solving Sudoku is one of her stress busters.
Sapna Awatramani
People Operations Manager
Picking up the beats and making the best move
Satyavrat KK
Satyavrat is trained in prosody, but reneged it for the cold charms of prose and its many discontents. He's traversed a career in journalism, branding, communications, policy, and advocacy, all the while keeping a steady eye on labor studies. Quite relaxed despite such appendages.
Satyavrat KK
Communications Manager
Bad with names, but great with people
Shaila M
Starting her career in research as an enumerator, Shaila has been committed to working on field operations and has had vivid experiences in different sectors. She has a creative mind and a kind heart which she carries over in her profession as well. Her dream is to travel and discover the world with her daughter who is also her world. She is a definition of a superwoman who can handle her professional and personal life like a pro.
Shaila M
Field Analyst
Never let yourself or anyone down.
Shreepad Patil
A Mechanical Engineer with the zest to travel. When not working, Shreepad likes to read history and management books. At GBL, he works as a Project Coordinator, overseeing the implementation of different projects.
Shreepad Patil
Senior Project Lead
Engineer by profession, cricketer by soul
Shreya Batra
An engineer turned social scientist, Shreya is a constant learner. She holds a master's in women's studies from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (Mumbai) and aims to work at the intersection of labor, gender, and sustainability.
Shreya Batra
Senior Partnerships Associate
Books, coke studio, coffee and a pair of earrings can make anything right!
Shreyas Dhwaja
A food and dance enthusiast who spends most of his time in deciding what to order online, Shreyas enjoys dark comedy and music. Usually found quoting crappy Bollywood dialogues and memes, he aspires to be a writer, techie, and CEO.
Shreyas Dhwaja
Senior Finance Associate
Perpetually curious, exceptionally audacious
Simar Julka
Simar holds a bachelor's in business administration from O.P. Jindal Global University. When she isn't working, she's most likely listening to Kanye West, petting dogs or preparing her favorite meal.
Simar Julka
Senior People Operations Associate
always curious
Simranjeet Dhir
Simran has a Master's in Economics from Universitat Pompeu Fabra with experience in managing development economics impact evaluations. Her interests include behavioral economics, education, and labor markets.
Simranjeet Dhir
Research Manager
Econ in a yellow world
Smit Gade
When not thinking about data and economic models, Smit is poring over history and monuments. He holds an M.Phil. in economics from Oxford, and looks after Data & Research at GBL.
Smit Gade
Associate Director - Research & Data
Economist by day, Biryani vigilante by night
Sneha Palekar
Sneha has a Master's in Social work (specialized in medical and psychiatric social work) from the Manipal Academy of Higher Education (MAHE). Living her life by the principles of Social Work, deep philosophical conversations interest her. She's a cliché murder mystery binge-watcher.
Sneha Palekar
Field Associate
A humanist, gym rat!
Sowmya Dhanaraj
Sowmya has a Ph.D. in Economics from IGIDR Mumbai. She is a Senior Research Fellow at GBL and researches on gender, health, education, and labor issues. She was previously Assistant Professor at Madras School of Economics.
Sowmya Dhanaraj
Senior Research Fellow
Embarked on a life-long journey of learning!
Sunny Kumar
An Electrical Engineer keen to know the mechanism and change for the better version. Fond of walking at any time anywhere.
Sunny Kumar
Project Lead
Let’s do it.
Sushmita Charlu
A designer with a background in Sustainability and Systems Thinking, Sushmita works on intervention design at GBL. She is always looking for trouble and for ways to brew coffee.
Sushmita Charlu
Senior Design Associate
Nature's Rules and Broken Tools
Tushara Ravindranath
Tushara holds an M.Phil in Development Studies from the University of Oxford. She is interested in ways in which research can speak to action. She thinks good humor and giant trees can make the world a better place.
Tushara Ravindranath
Senior Funding Associate
mad hatter and good puns matter
Umesh Kumar
Umesh holds master’s and bachelor's degrees in social work and is currently pursuing his PGDNGOM from Annamalai University. At GBL, Umesh works on the implementation of different projects across factory units.
Umesh Kumar
Senior Field Analyst
Confuse them with your silence and shock them with your results
Vaishnavi Jhariya
With a bachelor's in Electrical Engineering, Vaishnavi is a tech-savvy person who loves exploring new tech-related products or features. She's an all-time crocheter and dog feeder in her free time. In short, she's a person with lots of hobbies!
Vaishnavi Jhariya
Senior Associate Product Manager
I am making real steady tangible progress everyday
Varun Jagannath
Varun is pursuing a Ph.D. in cultural ecology from the TISS Mumbai, holds a master’s in social work from St. Joseph’s College and a B.A. in industrial relations, sociology and economics from St. Joseph’s College. At GBL he works on on-ground research operations.
Varun Jagannath
Senior Field Manager
To chill and chai
Vasudeva Naik KC
Vasudeva holds a master's in economics, a B.A. in history, economics & sociology and a B.Ed in history. At GBL, Vasudeva's work lies in the implementation of projects.
Vasudeva Naik KC
Senior Field Analyst
Work is Worship
Vishal
Vishal is in constant pursuit of ideas and learning how to build businesses. He is also a web3 enthusiast, exploring the potential of technology in the times to come.
Vishal
Associate Product Manager
We don't quit at halftime! You don't score until you score!