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.
Software Engineer 2
I remained busy all my life, Loved a little, worked a little.
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 Associate Professor at the University of Michigan.
Chief Strategy Officer & Co-Founder
baby wrestler, jive talker... renaissance man
Exploring the world one trip at a time, fuelled by a love for mountains and momos. Committed to making a positive impact on society. Finding joy in a good cup of coffee and uncovering the stories of the past.
Often found between Spotify playlists
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.
Senior Research Associate
appreciates chai, coffee and kurtas
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.
Senior Design Manager
Good by design, better by intent!
An IT engineer, Ayushi is great with people and code. She has a keen interest in exploring and learning new things. She loves to travel and keep herself busy with her loved ones. A binge watcher, she has an artistic side too. In her free time, you can find her drawing and being creative in her own ways.
Every day I grind!
Prasad is an engineer and entrepreneur with skills and interests in marketing, economics, and design. He loves Hindustani music, reading books, and traveling.
Senior Ventures Manager
Championing compassionate capitalism
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
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.
Digital Marketing Coordinator
Listener, liberated thinker, (self) assessor
Bopanna holds an MBA in CSR, and loves coffee, basketball and cars. At GBL he works on implementing and monitoring field operations.
Adventures / Basketball / Coffee (ABC)
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.
Finance Operations Assistant
When nothing goes right, you can always go left
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.
People Operations Senior Associate
Mom, travel junkie, high on life
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.
Senior Field Associate
Music boosts positive energy
Inquisitive and passionate, Deborah is motivated to understand the how and why of human behavior. As is the natural course for such a person, she is a researcher and psychologist, with an MSc in Clinical Psychology from Christ University, Bangalore, and a BA in Psychology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai. Her research interest keywords include relationships, wellbeing, culture, morality, and personality. When she is not working, you can find her (re)reading her favorite books, (re)watching her favorite shows, and (re)listening to her favorite artists. She also denies that she is a creature of habit.
Deborah Yazhini Charles
Qualitative Researcher (Design Associate)
likely to misconstrue full stops at the end of texts as an act of aggression
Freshly graduated and curious about what makes this world tick.
Software Engineer 2
Intellectually curious/History buff
Dhruv has completed his Bachelor's in Management Studies with a specialisation in Finance from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. He thrives on adventure through travel, masters sports and stocks, cherishes rare coins, and has a knack for problem-solving
Finance Operations Associate
Travel, Play, Solve: Life's Winning Trio
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.
Associate Director - Funding & Finance, and Transformation
navigating the world of a working mother
An occasional Chelsea fan, Divya moved from the world of equations to hypotheses. She holds an MA in public policy and governance from Azim Premji University. She strongly believes education is the one-pill fix to most problems in the world. Outside work, you'd find her hosting board game nights, looking for restaurant and Airbnb reviews, and rooting for her favorite F1 team!
Procrastinating philomath, momo connoisseur and quirky art collector
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.
Senior Partnerships Manager
Living in a sitcom
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
‘star-gazer and expert dosai maker’
Gopika has a background in policy, research, and analysis within the developmental studies field. She is always excited to explore new opportunities of work within this space and gain learning on how change is created through different interventions. She believes in keeping an open mind, particularly in the face of challenges, and is convinced that a cold shower can make everything a little better.
Just a curious girl, living in a carny world! Serial question-asker | Takes life one question at a time!
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
Himani Naidu is an architect and a development practitioner. She has experience working on various research and documentation projects for marginalized sections of urban society, emphasising the importance of working with local communities to innovate solutions that align with people's needs. Here at GBL, she assists us with our broader comms strategy, including media outreach, social media, and assisting with events.
We must risk delight
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.
Senior Research Associate
Your friendly neighbourhood nerd
Karan holds an M.A. in Sociology from the Delhi School of Economics. He is a lover of history, films, and good British comedy.
Senior Funding Associate
Observer of society & comedy panel shows.
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.
Senior Manager, Funding and Finance, Global
Adventure chaser and scars collector
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.
The freedom of mind is the real freedom.
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.
an outdoor person
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
It's just Music, Movies and an extroverted Me
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
A wallflower with mad love for vintage cartoons
A B.tech engineer, Shrey loves to meet new people and communicate. He has an interest in exploring and learning new things. He loves to travel. He has an experience in sales profile with different Ed tech companies.
Business Development Associate
Either be the best or different from the rest
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.
Associate Director - People Ops & Partnerships, and Chief of Staff
history walks and cat talks
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.
Senior Design Associate
elephant's memory for trivia
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.
Associate Director - Ventures
Economic gender equality is another 217 years away, ceteris paribus
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.
Associate Director - Marketing & Transformation
Take my advice. I’m not using it.
Mansi has completed her undergraduate education in Economics from Ashoka University. She is interested in understanding social policies and the economics of education and gender.
hates and loves being confused
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.
outfit-repeater, kpop stan, nerdfigther, covered in cat hair
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.
aspiring roadscholar and hoarder of articles and screenshots
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.
Designer I Baker I Dancer I Sportsperson "Expect the unexpected!"
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
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.
Senior Communications Associate
single screen enthusiast
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
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!
The slower I go, the more I observe
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.
Senior Marketing Associate
Cat mom and professional over-thinker
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.
Trying to be a minimalist!
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.
Love to play with numbers and kids
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.
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.
Senior Partnerships Associate
passion and perfection with a pinch of procrastination
Ravinder is a product manager and designer with a passion for solving complex business problems. He works to create innovative solutions that solve business challenges and delight customers.
man of culture and sheer will
Renu has done her Bachelor's and Master's in social work. She loves exploring new places and enjoys reading and watching crime fiction.
Simplicity is in my genes!
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
Senior Partnerships Associate
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
We can. We will. We must!
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.
Senior Research Associate
Supplying life as it demands
Sanchita has a master's in development economics from Boston University. Her interests lie in gender economy and education. When not working, she is either baking a cheesecake or looking for dogs to pet!
Sanchita Ohri Wadhwa
Senior Research Manager
Dogs over humans for life!
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!
A little bit of Phoebe, a whole lot of Monica
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.
cats, cuddles, and creativity
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.
People Operations Manager
Picking up the beats and making the best move
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.
Bad with names, but great with people
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.
Never let yourself or anyone down.
Shambhavi holds Master's in Public Policy from the Harris School of Public Policy, UChicago. At GBL, she supports multiple projects with their data-related needs. Her research interests include understanding how social networks encourage saving and financial decision-making. In her free time, she likes to explore new music, learn about different handloom traditions and go grocery shopping.
Shazam and pizza enthusiast
Shikhar is an economist by training and curious by nature. He is addicted to buying books and trying to nurture an addiction to reading them as well. He oscillates between optimism and cynicism regarding the world in general.
Exploring the Ways of Seeing
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.
Senior Project Lead
Engineer by profession, cricketer by soul
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.
Senior Partnerships Associate
Books, coke studio, coffee and a pair of earrings can make anything right!
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.
Senior People Operations Associate
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.
Econ in a yellow world
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.
Associate Director - Research & Data
Economist by day, Biryani vigilante by night
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.
A humanist, gym rat!
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.
Senior Research Fellow
Embarked on a life-long journey of learning!
An Electrical Engineer keen to know the mechanism and change for the better version. Fond of walking at any time anywhere.
Let’s do it.
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.
Nature's Rules and Broken Tools
I have a BA in Economics from Christ University, Bangalore, and I am working on forming partnerships through marketing and direct outreach in GBL. Passionate about the development sector, I seek to broaden my understanding of diverse societies and their challenges. Outside of work, I'm all about books, R&B grooves, and epic hikes.
Homebody. Cold coffee lover. Animal rights advocate.
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.
Senior Funding Associate
mad hatter and good puns matter
Udit has an unwavering passion for achieving the best results, with the curiosity of a four-year-old pushing him toward new opportunities and experiences. He works on bringing GBL’s innovations to a broader audience nationwide and beyond.
Done is beautiful
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
Ushmita holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering from Delhi Technological University and a Masters in Economics from Ashoka University. She is interested in exploring the use of tech in empirical research and on-ground program implementation.
easily distracted, usually socially awkward, grateful to those who are able to laugh at my puns
Utkarsh holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Loves to travel, wants to explore every corner of the world and has got a special place in his heart for mountains, likes to do standup, has an interest in Open AI and how it will shape the world. At GBL, he works on business end of operations.
Business Operations Associate
Wanderer, tickling funny bones, and testing AI limits
Vagisha holds an MA in Economics from Ashoka University, and is passionate about economics research concerning poverty, development and environmental issues. She loves the company of animals and music, and can be found lounging in a corner in her free time.
Eternal learner, nature fangirl, and serial chiller
Vaishakh holds a Masters in Economics from GIPE, Pune. One thing he's surely learned from the subject is that anything can be solved if subjected to enough assumptions. Always ready to discuss sports, music, motorcycles, videography, etc.
a footballer in some alternate universe
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!
Senior Associate Product Manager
I am making real steady tangible progress everyday
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.
Associate Director - Field
To chill and chai
As a graduate in Visual design, he possess a boundless enthusiasm for discovering novel opportunities, be it creating innovative projects, achieving success like scoring a goal on the football field or embarking on exciting long drives.
Varun P Shenoy
Measures happiness in kilometres per litre
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
Work is Worship
With a PGDM in Human Resources, Verena believes that learning is a life-long process for both, individuals and organizations. When at play, she spends her time curating workout content and creating playlists to enhance her gyming experience.
People Operations Associate
Lover of all things sportive and creative.
A finance enthusiast, Vinay loves to explore new things. He holds a bachelor's in Computer Science and a curiosity for future technologies. His major interests are science fiction and business case studies.
Vinay Aditya Sannidhi
Foodie, Film buff, Melophile
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.
Associate Product Manager
We don't quit at halftime! You don't score until you score!