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.
Chief Development Officer & Co-Founder
dad, economist, & fearless wielder of bad puns
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.
CEO & Co-Founder
Exporter of beats, garments, & good business
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.
Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder
baby wrestler, jive talker... renaissance man
Ankita holds a B.A. (Hons) & PG diploma in political science and sociology from Ashoka University. At GBL, she works on strategic partnerships and designing research interventions.
Partnerships & Design Associate
Learning by unlearning everyday
A lover of greens, Aradhita tries to balance out the clumsy and the artsy. She holds a bachelors in business administration from Amity University and helps with employee welfare and engagement at GBL.
Human Resource Associate
i make my own abbreviations
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.
Design and Program Manager
Good by design, better by intent!
Bopanna holds an MBA in CSR, and loves coffee, basketball and cars. At GBL he works on implementing and monitoring field operations.
Senior Field Associate
Adventures / Basketball / Coffee (ABC)
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.
Senior Grants Associate
navigating the world of a working mother
An engineer-turned-social science researcher, Eshan holds a master’s in development studies (TISS, Mumbai). His interests revolve around labor, urbanization, and migration.
Wandering through disciplines, cities & life
Girija holds a master’s degree in social work and a bachelor's degree in sociology from the University of Mysore. As a Field Associate, Girija works on coordinating with surveyors, factories and labor hostels.
Mothers are everything
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.
Let's be better humans
Kusha is a labor and gender economist, who holds a graduate degree in economics from UCL. Sound evidence, good governance and beautiful poetry are all that keep her alive.
Talk data to me
Always thinking about making GBL a thriving space, Lavanya holds an M.A. in international & development economics from Yale University. She truly believes that fairy lights and poetry make the world a better place.
Senior Strategy & Development Manager
History walks and cat talks
Maatangi works on intervention design at GBL, with a focus on applying behavior science principles empirically. She holds a B.A. (Hons) & PG Diploma in psychology from Ashoka University.
There's a behavioral bias for that
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.
elephant's memory for trivia
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.
Senior Marketing Manager
Take my advice. I’m not using it.
Mayank holds a master's in public policy from St.Xavier's College, Mumbai. He majored in history at Ambedkar University Delhi. Prior to GBL he worked at IIM-Ahmedabad.
Medha is a postgraduate in economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University. At GBL, she works to make sure data is accurate and usable. Watch out, she hugs.
Compensating for not being an engineer
A journalist first, Nirupama believes in the power of stories. She’s a mental health evangelist constantly questioning herself and the world, with a master’s in development studies.
Pomegranate peeling pro
Holding an MPhil in economics, Piyush works on design and impact evaluation of labor welfare programs. A cricket aficionado, his interests revolve around education & gender issues.
Loves to be on the field, for Research & Sports
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.
Senior Field Associate
Trying to be a minimalist!
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.
Raphaelle holds an M.A. in international & development economics from Yale University and an M.Sc in management with a specialization in economics & social entrepreneurship from ESSEC Business School.
Stay safe, things are going very chaotic in France!!
Talk film, music, art, food & space with the same excitement as research to Saswati. She holds a master’s in economics from Ashoka University and has a keen interest in labor & gender studies.
Finding my interest in almost everything
A sworn history buff, Saumya holds an M.Sc. in economics from the University of Amsterdam. She spends her free time appreciating (the) irony & digging into development policy research.
To PhD or not to PhD?
Videographer, storyteller, management consultant and part qualified accountant. Shalin is on a mission to align passions with profession, and enjoy the process of life!
Focused on having fun
Marketeer, football fanatic and tree-hugger, Sharan holds a B.A. in geography, appreciates the simple life and spends his weekends on a football field, in a cafe or on the couch.
and yes, I will do the opposite
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.
Human Resource Associate
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.
Senior Data & Research Manager
Economist by day, Biryani vigilante by night
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.
Confuse them with your silence and shock them with your results
Physicist-turned-social scientist, Varun holds an M.A. in development. He has worked at the Behavioral Development Lab, JPAL SA. His research interests are gender, behavioral econ & mental health.
Senior Research Associate
Life-hack junkie. Will work for car parts
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.
Senior Field Manager
To chill and chai
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 Associate
Work is Worship
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