Dharmendra Chandurkar, a co-founder of Sambodhi, is also its Chief Knowledge Officer. It's a position that reflects his long-standing interest in creating new knowledge, field-building, and developing people.
In his 22-year career, Dharmendra has straddled roles across the development sector and academia as a leader, professional trainer, and researcher. He has several publications and research papers to his credit. He holds a Master's in Public Administration from the John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
A socio-economist by training, Kadambari has over 12 years of practitioner-research experience in natural resource sustainability, agriculture, education, and skilling space.
She has post-graduate degrees in Environment Economics and Development Studies from the University of Sussex and Sociology from the University of California, Riverside. Kadambari is also a recipient of the prestigious Chevening scholarship.
Kishor Purohit is an Assistant Vice President - Business Development at Sambodhi. In his current role, he advises the organization on major partnerships, exploring and pursuing new opportunities.
Today, Kishor works like a champion of engagements, talking with clients, understanding their needs, and pulling in various subject matter specialists from around the vast Sambodhi network of consultants and experts.
Kultar Singh co-founded Sambodhi in 2005, guided by a belief that data-driven insights would be a valuable tool to help organizations and institutions change the way they make decisions.
As a monitoring and evaluation expert, he brings to Sambodhi a background of global thought leadership. This has successfully guided several pioneering research designs developed by the organization.
A co-founder of Sambodhi and its Chief Strategy Officer, Nitin Sharma, believes in driving institutional change through innovation, thought leadership, and effective strategies.
Nitin also advises the training and capacity building division at Sambodhi. He has been part of the leadership team that has consolidated Sambodhi's position as a leading name in professional capacity building services.
As a Vice President of Strategy and Partnerships, Sudhanshu drives strategic planning, global operations and shapes development initiatives across diverse markets.
He oversees the setting up of new systems and processes for effective client relationship management, project effectiveness, delivery excellence, quality assurance, and leadership development.
Sudhanshu has a master's from the London School of Economics and Political Science in Analysis Design and Management of Information Systems.
Swapnil Shekhar is Co-founder and Director at Sambodhi. With 20+ years of experience in international development, Swapnil leads Sambodhi’s vision of generating data and evidence-driven impact.
Swapnil's leadership has been key in the transformation of Sambodhi into a fast-growing global enterprise. He is also a Rockefeller Foundation Global Fellow (2015).
Currently, he is steering Sambodhi’s latest venture in advanced analytics, aiming to promote data science and technology in the policy and development space.
As Vice President – Knowledge Management & Capacity Development, Rajib Nandi ensures that Sambodhi upholds the highest-quality research standards and develops a top-notch evaluation infrastructure.
Rajib's footprint is spread across multiple sectors, including gender and development, women and work, solidarity economy, livelihoods, and political ecology.
He is the founder and co-leader of the Evaluation Community of India (ECOI). He is also a prestigious member of the Community of Evaluators - South Asia (CoE - SA) and the International Evaluation Academy (IEA).
Vikas is a social epidemiologist by training with extensive experience in strengthening health systems, promoting sexual and reproductive health, and the rights of young people.
Vikas has worked with a wide array of organizations, including academia, UN agencies, philanthropic foundations, multi-lateral agencies, National and State Governments, and policy think tanks.
Vikas is a medical graduate and holds a Ph.D. from Lund University, Sweden. He is also a recipient of the prestigious Erasmus Mundus scholarship from the EU.
As Assistant Vice President - Research, Vijay is responsible for strengthening the evaluation capability within Sambodhi and overseeing the design and implementation of monitoring and evaluation systems and technologies.
An expert on the use of data and evidence for decision-making, Vijay brings an impressive background in global development and coalition building.
As Assistant Vice President - Research, Kezia leads diverse project teams to deliver innovative research and advice clients working in Public Health, Education, and Livelihoods.
With 8 years of experience, Kezia is the technical lead in designing and executing impact evaluations and applying mixed methods analytic approaches to inform policy decisions.
Driven by the belief that technology is instrumental in revolutionizing data collection and data-driven change, Abhishek has developed innovative techniques to measure the impact of large-scale programs.
In his career spanning over seven years, he has led numerous research and evaluations and has cross-sector experience in livelihoods, public health, renewable energy, education, and humanitarian response.
As Assistant Vice President - Research and Communication, Anubrata works at the intersection of research and communication and helps translate information into insights.
She has extensive experience in program management, strategic communications, and international development throughout South Asia and East Africa, with a focus on gender, public health, and education.
Saikumar C. Bharamappanavara is an Assistant Vice President - Research at Sambodhi and has more than 10 years of experience in development and international research.
Saikumar holds master’s and Ph.D. degrees in Agricultural Sciences from the University of Ghent, Belgium, and the Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany. He has also been selected as German Young Ambassador.
As Assistant Vice President - Research, Akashi plays a key role in setting the overall direction of high-impact interventions and building strategic partnerships with key stakeholders.
She has served on the board of Washington Evaluators and as the secretary of the Multiethnic Issues under the American Evaluation Association. She has a Ph.D. in Education Policy from George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
As Assistant Vice President – Research, Biswaranjan is at the frontline of developing and executing impactful projects and creating long-term strategic plans to enable evidence-informed decision-making.
In 2019-20, he was nominated to lead CSR, volunteering, and diversity and inclusion activities of Nielsen in South Asia, where he successfully demonstrated his leadership skills.
As Assistant Vice President - Field Operations at Sambodhi, Shafique plays a pivotal role in ensuring, improving, and escalating Sambodhi's field presence all over the world.
He is at the forefront of nurturing and evaluating our nimble field teams and supervising the collection of high-quality data sets from remote locations with near real-time efficiency.
Shruti is an Assistant Vice President - Human Resource, and in this capacity, she leads growth, creates HR roadmaps, drives HR functions, and promotes culture-building at Sambodhi.
At Sambodhi, Shruti helps shape critical strategies/policies and has led an organization-wide transformation that has resulted in Sambodhi's strong talent pool.
Always committed to his team, Sudhiranjan Biswal, the Assistant Vice President - Administration, has his beliefs grounded in the notion of staying up to date with competitive approaches.
Sudhir has held the position of a leader in Administration for almost fifteen years, centered on driving business results by working at the intersection of strategy, performance, and culture.