Manager - Administration

Anil Kumar is Manager – Administration at Pahle India Foundation. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Arts from Delhi University and has over 17 years of work experience in MIS, database management and graphics designing. He also handles seminars, conferences and workshops at Pahle India Foundation. Prior to joining, Anil had worked with various organisations…

Director - Administration

Neera Bali, our Director – Administration, comes with varied and rich work experience of more than 2 decades; having worked in the Corporate environment and later with the Government of India in her various stints. She had long innings with HSBC Bank for 25 years and followed it up with a stint at NITI Aayog,…

Communications Manager

Ankita Srivastava works as the Communications Manager at Pahle India Foundation.She graduated from St.Stephens College, Delhi University with a Bachelors in History and then completed her post-graduation in Global History from Freie University and Humboldt University, Berlin. Since returning to India in 2021, she has worked at two non-profits, Navjyoti India Foundation and Agrasar, in…

Communications Consultant

Raj Dutta is currently the Communications Consultant at Pahle India Foundation. He has more than 20 years of experience in Public Relations, Policy Communications & Digital Media. He has worked at NITI Aayog in Vice Chairman’s office, and also as the Media Adviser to the Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, GoI and before that as a…

Research Associate

Amit works as a Research Associate with Pahle India Foundation (PIF). He has completed his Master’s in Water Policy and Governance from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, and a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Sciences and Engineering from SRTM University. He has previously worked with various organizations at a managerial level, during which time…

Research Assistant

Shreya Ganguly works as a Research Assistant at Pahle India Foundation. She graduated from the Dual Bachelor of Arts Program between Columbia University and Sciences Po in April 2021 with a major in Economics. She has previously interned at NITI Aayog in the Voluntary Action Cell. She is passionate about evidence-based research with a focus…

Research Associate

She has completed her Master’s in Energy Technology from Tezpur University, Assam and holds a B. Tech in Electronics and Communication from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology, Sikkim. Previously, she has worked with the Department of Planning and Investment, Government of Arunachal Pradesh as Young Professional where she was involved in monitoring and evaluation of…

Associate Fellow

Dnyanada works as an Associate Fellow with Pahle India Foundation (PIF). She has completed her Master in International Security from Sciences Po, and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has previously worked with PIF as a Senior Research Associate, during which time she helped build PIF’s Defence Economics…

Arindam works as a Research Fellow with Pahle India Foundation (PIF). Prior to joining PIF in 2015, Arindam had worked with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), CIANS Analytics, HDFC Bank Ltd and Convergys. During his time at FICCI, he was co-author of the landmark report “Why India Needs a Gold…

Senior Visiting Fellow

Dr. Palakh Jain is an Associate Professor in the School of Management at Bennett University (Times of India Group). A Fellow of IIM- Ahmedabad in Economics area and alumni of Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, Palakh was awarded Junior Research Fellowship by the UGC in 2005. Recently, she was associated as a Consultant…

Chief Executive Officer

Nirupama Soundararajan currently works as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Pahle India Foundation (PIF). She started her research career with the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) where she co-authored the book titled ‘Retail in India’ (July 2009) published by Academic Foundation. She has worked extensively on the impact of organized retail…

Nitin is the founder, CEO of Govardhan Learning Cloud (GLC), an organization focused on solving societal issues through learning based intervention among students. GLC is working with the government on issues such as Women Empowerment, Child Safety, Financial Literacy, Environment Protection etc. As Founder and CEO of GLC, he hopes to bring a fresh impact-based…