Founders & Advisors

Founders - Genpact

Tiger Tyagarajan

Tiger Tyagarajan President & CEO, Genpact LLC

Tiger leads Genpact, which is a global professional services firm focused on delivering digital transformation for its clients, creating competitive advantage by putting digital and data to work. He is credited with transforming a division of GE into Genpact and pioneering a new global business model.

Sasha Sanyal

Sasha Sanyal Business Leader – Insurance, Global CSR & D&I Leader

Sasha is Genpact’s global business leader for its Insurance vertical. She leads a team dedicated to the vertical’s continued growth and portfolio of services for prominent insurance companies across the globe. In addition, she leads Genpact’s global diversity and inclusion (D&I) and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs.

Founders - Ashoka

Ashish Dhawan

Ashish Dhawan Chairman, Board of Trustees

Ashish’s passion for education led him to spearhead the founding of Ashoka University. He serves on the board of several education non-profits including Akanksha Foundation, Teach For India, India School Leadership Institute, among others. He also co-founded ChrysCapital, one of India's leading private equity firms, in 1999.

Vineet Gupta

Vineet Gupta Founder and Trustee

Vineet Gupta is the Managing Director of Jamboree Education, a leading education services provider with operations across 14 cities and 3 countries. Jamboree is the largest company of its kind in India.

Venkat Eshwara

Venkat Eshwara Vice President, Development

Venkat currently leads strategy implementation and fundraising for Ashoka University. Previously, he has held senior management roles in organisations of diverse profiles. He has built three companies from inception to significant growth and profitability.

Vanita Shastri

Vanita Shastri Dean, Global Education and Strategic Programs

Vanita Shastri works to concretize Ashoka university's vision for an all-inclusive undergraduate education at the University. Previously, she was the Executive Director of TiE-Boston, the second largest chapter of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) that fosters entrepreneurship globally through mentor networking and education.


Lavanya Shrinagesh

Lavanya Shrinagesh Vice President, Diversity and CSR

Lavanya creates Learning and Development (L&D) plans to bridge the skill and competency gap at Genpact. She has 16 years of experience across Hiring, HR and L&D across BPM’s, Luxury retail and Education.

Smita Anand

Smita Anand Leadership Advisor

Smita advises and consults senior business leaders, CEOs and boards on hiring the right personnel across departments.

Ramni Nirula

Ramni Nirula Director
Avantha Power and Infrastructure

Ramni has more than three decades of experience in the financial sector. She has held various leadership positions in areas of Project Financing, Strategy, Planning & Resources and Corporate Banking.

Ritu Arora

Ritu Arora CEO & CIO
Allianz Investment Management

Ritu is a business and investment leader with global exposure. She has successfully led investment mandates and worked with external investment advisors across Asian markets.

Vasanthi Srinivasan

Vasanthi Srinivasan Professor
OB & HR Management IIM - Bangalore

Professor Srinivasan is a Professor in the Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management area. Currently, she is the Chairperson of Alumni Relations. Her research interests include Women in Management and Boards, among others.

Siddhartha Swarup

Siddhartha Swarup Social and Behavior Change Officer
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Siddhartha is an internationally recognized champion of communication for change with core expertise in leadership, innovation and strategies for global health and development projects. He has over 18-years experience working across 17 countries in Asia, Africa, and the Americas.