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Amit Bhatia

Founder & Chair

Aspire

Amit Bhatia

Founder & Chair

Aspire

Amit Bhatia ( www.amitb.in ), an award-winning social entrepreneur, is Founder of Aspire Impact since 2007, an impact leadership and ecosystem developer. He is also Founder of Aspire Circle since 2014, India’s pre-eminent fellowship for social leadership. Formerly, as inaugural CEO of The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment (GSG) from 2017-2020, Amit helped build the 32- country multilateral, catalyzing impact investment and entrepreneurship, for social, climate and economic justice. Prior to GSG, Amit was Founding CEO of India’s Impact Investors Council (2014-2017) where he built “Brand India” and grew inbound annual impact investments from USD400mn to USD 1.1 bn.

Amit was also Founding CEO of WNS Knowledge Services (2003-2007) and Country Manager of FreeMarkets (1999-2003). Most prominently, he was Founder of McKinsey Knowledge Centre (1996-1999). An alumnus of Shri Ram College of Commerce (1989) and Delhi School of Economics (1991), Amit quit a successful corporate career in 2007 to serve the social sector.

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Arvind Sridharan

Director

Corporate Impact Assessments & Impact Startup Support

Arvind Sridharan

Director

Corporate Impact Assessments & Impact Startup Support

Arvind Sridharan is the Director of Impact Assessments & Startup Support. He is a certified Malcolm Baldrige assessor and a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt from the American Society of Quality. Arvind’s career spans across Banking, Telecom, ITES and Retail industries.

Arvind brings in substantial experience and success in leading large programmes & projects, including leading one of the largest ERP implementations in the retail industry. Prior to joining Aspire, Arvind led the design & implementation of a Service Delivery Framework, that enabled delivery of consistent customer experience, improved decision-making and a business that is ready for the future.

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Ashu Gulati, CFO

Chief Financial Officer

Aspire

Ashu Gulati, CFO

Chief Financial Officer

Aspire

Ashu Gulati has an experience of over 30 years in the field of Accounts, Finance, Legal, Funding, Budgeting & Planning, Admin and HR. He is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Aspire. Earlier, he has worked in sectors like Manufacturing, IT, Education, Import/Export & FMCG. His diverse portfolios have included designing processes and policies, systems development, MIS Reports, Statutory; Internal Audits and Payroll; liaison with Banks and Statutory Departments like Income Tax, Company Law, NCLT, RBI & GST. Ashu completed his B.Com. (Hons.) from Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, CA (Inter) from ICAI and is an MBA in finance.

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Karandeep Singh

Board Member

Karandeep Singh

Board Member

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Neha Gupt

Director

Impact Future Project

Neha Gupt

Director

Impact Future Project

Neha Gupt is the Director of Impact Future Project. She is a visionary with 20 years of experience in green field projects; recognized for delivering superior results, building leveraging alliances with government, and managing high level corporate operations. Neha worked with Boeing International Corporation as the Regional Director (India, Middle East, Africa) for Shared Services Group, leading corporate strategy and regional operations.

She is actively engaged in pro bono social activities and has been instrumental in restoring slum schools, focusing on nutrition and education. Neha has an MBA in Finance and certification in Program Management Best Practices from Boeing Leadership Center.

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Pallavi Khanna

Director

Aspire Circle

Pallavi Khanna

Director

Aspire Circle

Pallavi brings with her a rich experience in managing client services, operational risk, backend processes and large cross functional teams along with strong people, process and analytical skills. She has been working in the retail banking and outsourcing sector in the past with nearly 15 years of combined experience with Bank of America, ABN AMRO Bank and BA Continuum Services.

She has been recognized with a Leadership Award by the Onshore partners and Spirit of Medallion award in recognition for her efforts in managing multiple processes across businesses. She led the new process transition and technology upgradation in her past roles along with providing offsite support to new branches. In her last role, she was managing the internal audit functions and successfully sailed through the audit for the vertical.

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Suchitra Marwah

Director

Aspire Education

Suchitra Marwah

Director

Aspire Education

Suchitra Marwah is Director-Leadership Programs at Aspire Impact, with the mission to provide values-and-ethics based leadership training to middle & senior school students. After a decade with American Express, Bank of America and ABN Amro Bank, she started her Impact journey with a year at London-headquartered GSG (The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment) through 2019. In July 2020, Suchitra became a Trustee of Aspire Circle, a pre-eminent non-profit which enhances social leadership capabilities through Fellowships and offers Scholarships.

Suchitra has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, an MBA in Marketing, and, an Environment Management certificate from Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge (MA, USA).