Who will you find in our office?
Aruj is a Materials Science & Engineering graduate from NTU, Singapore. He is currently involved in a data analytics and research project on malnutrition and health insurance with the Rajasthan State Govt. Prior to Ank Aha, Aruj worked as a Well Engineering consultant in the Upstream Oil & Gas industry at Singapore. A Test cricket tragic and an ethical Vegan, Aruj is interested in policy analysis and evaluation, and in the promise Big Data holds for altering the way we measure impact.
Ashish Anand Roy
Lead, Data & Technology
Ashish is currently leading the efforts on implementing all data and technology projects and conceptualizing social development through data & technology while fulfilling policy goals. He is a computer engineering graduate from NTU, Singapore. Ashish has also lead the data front of Swaniti by working very closely with MPs and other clients. Prior to Swaniti, he worked in Barclays Capital Singapore as a graduate analyst for the Prime Services Division. With a varied experience in finance, technology, NGOs and policy space he is extremely interested in exploring the role of technology in grassroots development and in strengthening governance.
Ashok graduated from MDU, Gwalior and is creating adaptable tools for recording, interpreting and analysing Big Data. He’s previously built analytical tools for the e-commerce industry. Ashok loves spending time with his bike and is fond of marathons (both running and coding!)
Deepika, also known as our in-house Excel Queen is a data science enthusiast. She has previously worked in the e-commerce space and has an expertise in statistical and descriptive analytics. She has previously worked on ways to improve operational efficiencies for a few startups. She is extremely fond of chocolate cakes and can trade food for work.
Nixon is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from University of Pune. He is a Data associate who is currently handling the model villages program in Uttarakhand. He has previously worked with Seva Mandir in Udaipur district as an SBI Youth for India Fellow. He is passionate about the role science and technology plays in policy making and grassroots development. His hobbies include future studies, football and hiking.
Kalpnath is a Computer Science graduate from IIT Jodhpur and has previously worked as a full stack developer at a major fashion house. He is passionate about working on front end technologies and is working to build products for elected officials and governments. He loves his football and does not mind skipping lunches for black coding screens.
Rajat is a technology enthusiast. He graduated from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and has previously worked with EMC Corporation and Amazon. He is interested in the intersection between policy and technology and has researched and published algorithms on using Artificial neural networks for reducing corruption. He loves music, cooking and Mango Frooti!
Tridip holds a Master’s degree in Computer Applications from NIT, Allahabad in 2015. He has previously worked as a Software Developer Intern with GlocalEdge Consultant Pvt. Ltd., Noida and as a Trainee Decision Scientist with Mu Sigma Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Bangalore. He has a keen interest in learning newer technologies and can often be found shopping for furniture or shoes when not at work.
Director & Co-Founder
Shantanu has deep expertise in Technology and Energy Domains. He has extensive experience in managing technology startups and product development process along with hands-on experience in operations management and business development/sales. Shantanu is also a partner at Energy Ventures and a co-founder of Hicor, a gas compression startup in United States. Shantanu has a B.Tech in Chemical Engg. from IIT Roorkee and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Director and Co-Founder
Rwitwika is the founder of the Swaniti Initiative and co-founder of Ank Aha. Prior to working on Swaniti’s foundation, she worked at the World Bank as an Associate in the Growth and Competitiveness area. She is a graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School’s Master in Public Policy program and specializes in the areas of youth employment. Her publications include Frontiers in Development Policy (World Bank), A Primer on Labor Policies (World Bank) and Global Business School Network (Harvard Business School Case).
Lead, UI/UX & Design
Shivam is leading the creative front at Ank aha and is responsible for crafting complex data sets into user-friendly interfaces. Shivam got exposure to design and printing practices at a very young age. He graduated from IIT Roorkee as an architect and has co-founded Audegn Design Technologies. He has worked with numerous clients from varied industries to solve their most meticulous design-related problems. He is an expert of object-oriented designing and likes to keep himself updated with latest design trends.
Growth and Strategy Lead
Utkarsha is leading the initiative to scale Ank Aha’s operations. As part of the same, he identifies interesting and impactful projects and engages with governments at the state and center, quasi-government institutions as well as multilateral organizations to share our work and highlight the need for data and technology tools in strengthening the delivery of services to the bottom of the pyramid population.
Prior to Ank Aha, he led Engagements at Swaniti and was instrumental in launching flagship programs such as SPARC and Model Village Development program. He is a graduate of IIIT, Delhi with a B.Tech degree in Computer Science and Engineering.