Leadership Team

CSR & NGO Collaborations


Thomas Putti

Head HR & Corporate Social Responsibility (Volunteer)
28 years experience

Thomas Putti is a senior manager with over 28 years experience in enterprises and MNCs across India. Thomas is passionate about people development and capability building and his prior initiatives included skill building and development programmes for a range of industries across the pharmaceutical and health sectors. Thomas committed to using his skills for positive action across the community and leads strategic and organizational development and HR at the Tare Zameen Foundation. He also works with CSR strategy and NGO collaborations.


Annu Dey

Senior APAC Programmes Manager (Volunteer)
10 years experience

Annu has an international background in contemporary art, communications, strategic philanthropy and international development relations a for a range of organizations from finance to fine arts. She has led communications, advocacy and partnerships initiatives for nonprofits in the arts and heritage sector in South Asia, Singapore, Hong Kong and the UK. Annu has a long standing commitment for social activism and was inspired to work with the Tare Zameen Foundation to tangibly change lives and make a positive impact, she leads International collaborations and strategy.


Lavanya Bathwal

Fundraising Strategy & Collaborations (Volunteer)
xx years experience

Lavanya is an engineer from IIT Kanpur with professional experience in the financial services. He is passionate about driving social change and has a keen interest in using his strong aptitude for business and technology to give back to the community. Lavanya leads India NGO collaborations and Fundraising Strategy for the Tare Zameen Foundation.

Projects, Programmes & IT


Apurva Mangrulkar

Senior Data Research (Volunteer)
5 years experience

Apurva is a Software Engineer and has extensive experience in Business Intelligence and Data analysis. Her core skills include data visualization, monitoring and insight reporting. Apurva helps organizations assess trends and challenges in their businesses and leverages analytics providing business stakeholders with a holistic view of their organizations and assisting leadership with data insights. Apurva is passionate about giving back to society and joined the Tare Zameen Foundation to utilize her skills for a greater cause. She supports the Foundation with analytics infrastructure and measuring the impact of our projects.



Social Media Marketing Lead (Volunteer)
3 years experience

Anisha is pursuing her MBA in Marketing from MICA, Ahmedabad and has 3 years of work experience in digital communications, advertising and marketing. She is committed to driving social change with her skill sets and is focused on helping improve the lives of disadvantaged people. Anisha loves travelling and experimenting with food and leads the social media marketing team for the Tare Zameen Foundation.

Fundraising & Legal


Archana Nair

Senior Manager Fundraising
2 years experience

Archana is in the final year of her BBA LLB (Hons.) degree and is passionate about social activism and learning new languages. She is currently learning Korean. Archana is a great communicator, community leader and orator that has won numerous public speaking competitions. As Fundraising Manager of the Tare Zameen Foundation she is a highly committed advocate for the Foundation’s causes and educates and inspires our generous donors and sponsors to make a difference.


Harsh Pathak

Legal Consultant (Volunteer)
xx years experience

As representative of the legal team Harsh leads legal affairs, governance and compliance for the organization. He works with all departments, educates the community on legal issues and works with marginalized communities to raise awareness of humanitarian rights



Dr Sagarika is a Ph. D and MBA with over 15 years of experience in the area of Learning & Development, Human Resources and Consulting. In her achievement filled career, she has been associated with prestigious companies and institution like, ICICI, Indian Institute of Management (Indore) and Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur), before entrepreneurial bug hit way back 2002 when she founded, idream consultants and www.idreamjobs.com  She exiting the company when it was recognized at one of top 5 companies in eastern India in 2009.

She has also been associated with UNDP, National Association of Disabled’s Enterprises and Indian Development Foundation, Mumbai (NGO working towards Leprosy Elimination and TB Control)

Dr Sagarika Verma’s achievement have been covered by leading print and electronic media of India like, The New Indian Express, Doordarshan, Dainik Bhaskar, The Samaj. She has been writing regular career related articles for The New Indian Express, The Samaja, UK based portal. She is a prolific trainer and has trained over 1000 people from more than 30 companies and educational institutes.

She was awarded as Best Leader In Startup Category in 2019 and BEST LEARNING LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD 2019

Dr Sagarika Verma is Founder and CEO of www.cxomentors.com, www.how2getjob.com  and NESA Info Private Limited.



Raj is an IIT Bombay alumnus and has been working in the financial services sector for more than 2 years now. He has a deep interest in the social development space and wants to create an impact in the lives of the underprivileged. Using his skills in communications, marketing and media, has been leading the Digital Marketing and Social Media strategy for TareZameen Foundation.