Our Team

About us

Abdul Lateef

Community Engagement Catalyst

Abdul Latheef has worked on various facets of developmental issues like HIV/AIDS, Domestic violence, Disaster Management, Education, Agriculture and Livelihood. He has 8 years of experience in l...

Angela Chaudhuri

Partner - Health Practice

Arun Sivaramakrishnan

Lead - Livelihood Practice


Marketing Manager

Bhumika Nanda

Technical Specialist - Health Practice

Gagan Padival

Manager Community Engagement Catalyst

Gagan is a Master in Social Work from Alva’s college of social work and has worked in the health field implementation programme (HIV). Having 6 years of experience he is currently working as the...

Jan Philip

Human Resources

Karabasappa Santenahalli

Accounts Officer

Karabasappa is a MBA in Finance and Marketing from REVA Institute of Science and Management. Having the passion of learning new things everyday he joined CMS as a fresher though but he is growin...

Khushwant Singh

Manager Community Engagement

Meghana Dwaraka

Portfolio Lead - Monitoring


Accounts Officer

Having more than four years of work experience with CMS Narasimhappa is currently working in the accounts section though he joined CMS as a fresher. The passion to improve him every now and then...

Narendra Nath Lella

Team Lead

Nikhila Shastry

Research Associate

N. Raghunathan

Founder Director, Catalyst group

The Founding Director of Catalysts Group of Institutions, Raghu’s passion is to facilitate solutions at a scale that eliminate inequities, marginalisation, hunger and poverty. Raghu is also pass...

Prachi Patel

PM - Technology for Development

Prachi is a specialist and the portfolio manager for technology for development in Catalyst Management Services. She and her team supports organizations and development programmes in designing a...

Prerak Shah

Research Associate

Raman Kumar

Manager - Finance

Kumar holds post graduate in MBA Finance & ICWA and having over 19 years increasingly responsible experience performing journey to complex accounting and finance work in a multiple setting. ...

Ritika Gupta

PM - Evidence for Change

Rohan Shah

Associate - Research

Rohan Shah is a research associate at Catalyst Management Services and currently involved in a project regarding impact evaluation of National Rural Livelihoods Project (NRLP). At CMS, he brings...

Sambit Kumar Nanda

Manager Community Engagement Catalyst

Sambit has more than 13 years of work experience in the field of micro enterprises, micro finance, program development and management in the field of rural and urban livelihoods, result based ma...

Sandip Pattanayak

Portfolio Manager - Program Evaluation

Sandip has 18 years of working experience with NGO, Government and Consulting at national and international level. He has deep interest in epistemology and contemporary world development issues....

Saumya Jain

Research Associate

Shaonli Chakraborty

Technical Lead - Worker Well-being

Shiv Kumar

Founder Director, Catalyst group

Shiv has over 19 years of experience and accomplishments in social development in India and internationally. Shiv is the Founding Director of Catalysts Group of Institutions.

Shiv’s exper...

Siva B

Portfolio Manager - Evidence for Change

Shweta Shekhar

Research Associate

Siddhi Mankad

Portfolio Manager - Learn To Apply

Siddhi is a learner and learning facilitator. Siddhi considers herself a multipotentialist and has dwelt into mutiple themes and areas of work. Since her foray into CMS in 2003, she has had the ...

Sowbhagyavathi S

Senior Executive - Data Management

Soubhagyawati is a commerce graduate from Seshadripuram College, Bangalore and currently working in the areas of team handling and team co-ordination, collection of information, verification and...

Vatsima Tripathi

Research Associate

Vijay Kulkarni

Advisor, Livelihoods and Education

With 35 years of experience under his belt Vijay is an expert in the Education, Micro Finance and Livelihoods sectors. Starting his career as a banker he was instrumental in implementing Integra...

Vinod Kumar M




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