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We are a diverse team defined by a shared vision to create a greener India and a healthier planet.

Leadership Team

Wishy
Brand Ambassador
Wishy is the Brand Ambassador of SankalpTaru. She can be seen hopping around SankalpTaru forest and is the driving force behind to make your wishes come true
Apurva Bhandari
Founder
Hails from Uttarakhand hills, with a passion to connect to his roots, he came back from the US to find SankalpTaru Foundation
Priyanka Negi Bhandari
Chief Operating Officer
Surpassing the works of the CEO, she is the forewoman who is passionate about sustainability, greener initiatives and is always eager to unscramble things
Ravi Bhan Singh
Associate Director - Operations
A native of Thar desert, his passion to transform desert & barren lands into green patches keeps him going every day
Khushbu Doshi
Associate Director - Technology and Innovations
Ex-Accenture and an avid biker, she wishes to bring technology to meet green causes to the closest
Simar Mann
Associate Director - Outreach and Marketing
Ex- Infosys & Ex-BOB, a multitasker who aims to fight global warming with her tranquil attitude

Program Management Team

Shivani Aggarwal
General Manager-Programs
After 21 yrs in corporate sector, coming to SankalpTaru was her calling from Mother Nature. Hailing from Hills, she wants to make her hometown "Delhi" greener. She adopts the pace of nature & Her secret is patience
Nivetha Ramesh
Program Manager
Comes from the cultural lands of Trichy, an architect who looks at the planet through the eye of an enthusiastic photographer, wanting to make it greener
Rohini M Vivek
Program Manager
Ex-UNICEF, she has joined team SankalpTaru to make the planet healthier while taking charge of the program pursuits for us
Nischita N
Program Manager
Hails from the Western Ghats, she is a biodiversity expert and passionate about growing more biodiverse hotspots in India
Rohan Thomas
Program Specialist
Well-traveled, well-read, and no stranger to the works of philosophy & sociology, he designs our programs with his spirited attitude
Disha Kaushal
Program Specialist (Food Technology)
Coming from Himachal, she is a food technology PG who wishes to take nutritious produce from Indian farmers to every household and palette
Juliana D Souza
Program Specialist
She is an enthusiastic Agriculturist who has done a BSc in Agriculture from the University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore.
Himanshi Upadhyaya
Senior Program Specialist
A Delhite and a Sociology PG, she holds a strong foothold in environmental education & conservation, among much more working with academicians. She spends her free time volunteering to work for the environment.
Lino Sara Jose
Program Specialist
A human rights PG and an extrovert, she keeps a positive outlook on life. She helps our Program Managers to write impactful proposals and reports.
Tejas Dattarao Deshmukh
Program Specialist
Coming from Central India, he is fond of the outdoors and reading. Carrying an environmental science background, he handles our programs in Maharashtra.
Tarun Singh Atri
Program Specialist
Hailing from Rajasthan, a third-generation forestry professional who wants to develop India-centric modern forestry practices for a Greener India.

Outreach & Marketing Team

Charu Sharma
Storyteller
Hails from Delhi NCR, an Ex-Biotech prof. who wishes to connect deeply with mother nature dipping her works in her words
Muskaan Sajjad
Senior Specialist - O&M Team
A native of J&K dipping her toes in many fields, she is conscientious about her work handholding the dynamics of nature
Manohar Singh
Graphic Designer
He is a creative eye who brainstorms and pours his love for nature into his UI/UX design
Sahil Bakshi
Graphic Designer
Hails from Uttarakhand, he is a clear-minded person, a designer, and our silent machine
Kamal Singh Karki
Graphic Designer
A travel enthusiast, he reflects his love for nature in his designs, motion graphics, and other visual content
Vikas Rawat
Graphic Designer
A native of Uttar Pradesh, he is a dedicated designer who intricately puts his love for nature into his strings of design.
Kameswari Popuri
Storyteller
Once an IT professional, she is a conscious soul in the making who enjoys the innocent smiles of the children and is on a quest to reach her full potential as storyteller.

Technology & Innovations Team

Anand Singh Bhandari
Web Developer
Prefers to reside in the rural beauty and is inclined towards nature, he backs our IT support
Bhupendra Nautiyal
Web Developer
A native of the cultural highlands of Uttarakhand, he drives his calmness through web development

Operations Team

Arjun MR
Operations Manager - South India
Electrical Engineer by degree, he enjoys spreading greenery & smiles wherever he goes
Gopal Sarbhukar
Operations Coordinator - Maharashtra & Gujarat
Coming from Vidarbha, MH and driven by the fighting spirit of the natives marks his every move
Dorjay Namgial
Operations Coordinator - Leh Ladakh
From the cold desert of Ladakh, a diploma holder in Horticulture, he is the lone ranger in the uncharted territory of India, growing STF apple villages
Moola Ram
Operations Coordinator - Delhi NCR
A resident of Thar desert, an ex-teacher, he wishes to impart his knowledge into making the planet ecologically balanced and livable
Vajiravelu C
Senior Donor Officer - Tamil Nadu
An MSW who hails from the seashore of Mahabalipuram, he is committed to bringing more smiles to the faces of farmer-beneficiaries
Prabhakar Bordoloi
Operations Coordinator - Assam & Odisha
An MSW who hails from Jorhat, Assam, he is committed to growing dense forests picking inspiration from his native land
Abhishek Kumar
Operations Coordinator - North India
A traveler who hails from Uttar Pradesh, he is a go-getter
Bhiku Sarbhukar
Operations Coordinator - Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh
Coming from Vidarbha, MH, he is a passionate traveler hopping from villages to towns in his large regional territory
Shekar Laveti
Operations Coordinator - Telangana
Hails from Hyderabad, he is a passionate traveler and an ever-smiling personality of our group
P Veera Kanteswara
Operations Coordinator - Andhra Pradesh
Hailing from Andhra, he is a computer science graduate and a Balakrishna movie fan, and can be often seen doing stunts on our plantation grounds
Swapan Suin
Operations Coordinator - West Bengal
An MSW hailing from the coastal region of West Bengal, he is highly accomplished in the academic world and is one of our youngest coordinators
Pankaj Sharma
Operations Coordinator - Maharashtra
Hails from a culturally rich Taj Mahal city & relocated in the western ghats, he is strengthening our relationship with our farmer beneficiaries
Prakash Naik
Operations Executive - Karnataka
Hails from the Western Ghats, he is a farmer, strong technical support, and an irrigation network technician
Vikash Yadav
Operations Executive - Haryana
Hails from Haryana, he is a farmer and an enthusiastic hopper from village to village
Vikas Kumar
Operations Executive - North India
Hails from western UP, he is a happy-go-lucky person who works in a close-knit fashion with farmers
Mulayam Singh Yadav
Operation Executive - North India
A native of Lucknow and another one of our youngest members, he is juggling through our on-ground works
Dharma Ram
Site In-charge - Chokhla, Rajasthan
One of the eldest members of SankalpTaru Operation’s group and a grandfather, he nurtures saplings for the generations to witness & rejoice
Jitendra Kumar
Senior Domain Specialist
He hails from the Sports City of India, Meerut, UP and is a team player in our Research Centre. With an academic background in Plant Protection, he looks after plants and pisciculture.
Vikas Kumar Rana
Operations Coordinator, Jharkhand
Accounts honours and computer application diploma is his background. He loves nature and likes to read, research and talk about climate change and global warming.
Dinesh Prasad Gaur
Operation Coordinator, Uttarakhand
A native of the cultural highlands of Uttarakhand, he plays musical instruments and is a big fan of travelling.
Sourav Ranjan Thakur
Operation coordinator (Odisha)
Joined in from the district of Kalahandi, Odisha, he wishes to bring a positive change to Kalahandi’s austerity and equalise the sectors to the richness of agriculture that the place possesses.
Shubham Patil
Operations coordinator (Madhya Pradesh)
With a Business Administration background and interest in reading and cooking, he helps out with our operations for one of the biggest Indian states.

Admin & Finance Team

Prakash Chandra
Admin
He is an author at heart and a multi-tasker wearing various hats at SankalpTaru
Karishma Chauhan
Admin
Hails from the Valley of Flowers in Uttarakhand, she works closely with program coordinators across India to develop her native land like Biosphere hotspots
Sweta Kukreti
Specialist (HR & Admin)
An MBA in HR & Finance background holding 2 years of professional experience in HR and database management, she loves to travel and watch movies.
Anuj Gaur
Accounts Executive
A composed guy who crunches numbers, he handles our finances and accounts
Malvika Rawat
Senior Specialist - Donor Relationships
From an interior design background, she handles donor programs and has a cheerful personality
Vikram Singh Khatri
Senior Finance Officer
Good with numbers, he is assisting us through our money matters with his decade-long experience in Finance & Accounts

Dr. J. C. Tewari
Chief Scientific Advisor
A veteran who holds 35+ years of forestry and agroforestry experience in ICAR - CAZRI, and an environmental sciences background, he is one of our distinguished Advisory board members elevating our works
Vivek Sharma
Chairperson, Overseas Advisory Board
A ‘migrant philanthropist’ as he is known by, and a generous and conscious citizen, he is one of the great minds amongst other Advisory board members. Holding over two decades of Global experience in varied operations, his leadership qualities are notable
Dr. Savitha Kootil
Member, Overseas Advisory Board
Working for Kaiser Permanente, Georgia for nearly two decades, she is one of our Advisory Board members who is an internal medicine practicing physician, a mentor, an environmentally conscious citizen, and a humanitarian. Many feathers in her cap!
Shweta Bholani
Member, Overseas Advisory Board
Working closely for more than a decade with renewable energy programs, she is one of our Advisory Board members who help design & implement customer-centric systems and aims to transform banal activities into eco-conscious deeds for every individual
Christopher Samuel
Advisor
Having worked in the development sector for 25 years, co-authoring two publications and other thorough works on environment, climate change, international relations & conflict management, energy, urban development and women’s agency, an avid reader has joined our team.
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