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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.

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
Ankita Nanda
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.
Ankita Nanda
Partnerships & Design Associate
Learning by unlearning everyday
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
Design and Program Manager
Good by design, better by intent!
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
Senior Field Associate
Adventures / Basketball / Coffee (ABC)
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
Senior Admin 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
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 Assistant
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
Senior Funding Manager
navigating the world of a working mother
Eshan Fotedar
An engineer-turned-social science researcher, Eshan holds a master’s in development studies (TISS, Mumbai). His interests revolve around labor, urbanization, and migration.
Eshan Fotedar
Senior Research Associate
Wandering through disciplines, cities & life
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
Estefanía Saravia Gómez
Estefanía holds a bachelor's in Economics from Universidad EAFIT, Medellín, Colombia. Her research interests include health and development economics. At GBL, she works on data mining and implementation of economic models
Estefanía Saravia Gómez
Research Associate
Cat mom, economist
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
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
Field Assistant
Let's be better humans
Jagannath R
Jagannath holds an M.A. in Public Policy from the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, and has a background in economics. Jagan's research interests are survey measurement, response bias, and gender-based violence. If not riding his motorcycle, you will find him experimenting in the kitchen.
Jagannath R
Research Manager
Observing the world through my motorcycle
Julián Díaz Parra
Economist soon to be Master’s in Public Policy, Julián likes everything regarding urban development and poverty reduction. He's a basketball, music, and podcast enthusiast with a weird desire to be a mayor one day.
Julián Díaz Parra
Research Associate
Challenge seeker but taking it easy
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
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 Assistant
The freedom of mind is the real freedom.
Kusha Verma
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.
Kusha Verma
Senior Data Associate
Talk data to me
Lavanya Garg
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.
Lavanya Garg
Chief of Staff, Senior Strategy & Development Manager
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
Senior Ventures Manager
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
Senior Marketing and Transformation Manager
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
Medha Sehtia
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.
Medha Sehtia
Senior Data Associate
Compensating for not being an engineer
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
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
Nikita Mujumdar
Nikita completed an M.Sc. in Economic History from the London School of Economics. Her interests include education and economic empowerment of women, and using interdisciplinary research methods.
Nikita Mujumdar
Funding Associate
Big reader with no friends
Nirupama V
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.
Nirupama V
Senior Associate, Content & Communications.
Pomegranate peeling pro
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
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
Marketing & Grants 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 Assistant
Let's dance, drink coffee and pet doggies
Pranab Prakash
Pranab played a lot of rugby growing up and helped actively scale and exit (fail and succeed) in the companies he helped found. He's a podcast and lifestyle enthusiast and is always up for good business (lab).
Pranab Prakash
Entrepreneur in Residence
Discipline's disciple
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
Senior Field Associate
Trying to be a minimalist!
Purushottam Mohanty
Purushottam holds an M.Sc. in Economics from the Paris School of Economics and aspires to become a computational social scientist. At GBL, he works on the evaluation of worker welfare programs, algorithm design, and data wrangling tools. He spends the rest of his time trying to convince people to switch to R.
Purushottam Mohanty
Senior Data Associate
All things data
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 Associate
Expert Gardener
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 Assistant
We can. We will. We must!
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
Saswati Mishra
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.
Saswati Mishra
Senior Research Associate
Finding my interest in almost everything
Saumya Joshi
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.
Saumya Joshi
Senior Research Associate
To PhD or not to PhD?
Shalin Gor
Storyteller, management consultant, explorer, and biochemist by education. Shalin is on a mission to align passion with profession and improve his golf game.
Shalin Gor
Marketing and Transformation Manager
Focused on having fun
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
Project Coordinator
Engineer by profession, cricketer by soul
Siddharth Varangaonkar
A computer science engineer with Bachelor's in Engineering, Siddharth loves to develop and design applications that scale-up. He's working as a full-stack developer to make better every side of an application.
Siddharth Varangaonkar
Full Stack Developer
code, coffee & chess
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
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
Senior Data & Research Manager
Economist by day, Biryani vigilante by night
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
Ventures Assistant
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
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
Field Associate
Confuse them with your silence and shock them with your results
Varun Chati
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.
Varun Chati
Research Manager
Life-hack junkie. Will work for car parts
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 Associate
Work is Worship