Arundhuti Gupta Arundhuti Gupta, Founder Trustee & CEO

Arundhuti started Mentor Together in November 2009, after returning from the Manchester Business School, UK, where she studied as a Commonwealth Scholar, 2008-2009. In 2007, Arundhuti graduated top of the Bangalore University, with a Bachelors degree in Commerce, and received five gold medals at the 41st Bangalore University Convocation, 2008.

Arundhuti has documented Mentor Together's work as a researcher with the Center for Public Policy, Indian Institute of Management - Bangalore. As a researcher with the Centre for Budget and Policy Studies, Bangalore, she authored a report on user-charge financing of public expenditure for the Karnataka Government Expenditure Reforms Commission. Her first job out of college was in Goldman Sachs.
Arundhuti is a World Economic Forum Global Shaper 2012, a YouthActionNet Global Fellow 2011-2012, a Starting Bloc Fellow, Boston 2010, a Salzburg Trilogue 2009 Future Global Leader, and a Goldman Sachs Global Leader, Class of 2006. She has spoken about Mentor Together at the World Economic Forum meetings at Davos (2014) and Delhi (India Economic Summit, 2012 and 2014).

Namrata Baruah Namrata Baruah, Chief Operating Officer

Namrata led our Bangalore operations for 2 years before taking over the responsibility of Chief Operating Officer in April 2015. Namrata's work has helped Mentor Together expand into new cities - like Chennai, and she also led the creation of a new work-based mentorship program for University students. Prior to joining, Mentor Together, Namrata was a Teach for India Fellow from 2011 - 2013, teaching in a low-income school in Pune. Before that, she worked for 5 years in the Banking and Financial Services sector, leading Operations teams..

Ritu Agrawal Ritu Agrawal, Program Manager - Pune

Ritu steers our growing Pune program. Mentor Together is her first formal foray into the non-profit sector. Prior to this, she worked in the finance sector as a fixed income trader for one year and in a public sector bank for three years. Volunteering has been close to Ritu's heart for many years, and she feels that with Mentor Together she got the perfect opportunity to take a career leap into the non-profit sector. Ritu has a Master's degree in Security Markets and a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Fergusson College, Pune.

Sai Kanthan Sai Kanthan, Program Manager - Chennai

Sai is an Engineer turned Development sector enthusiast. After his undergraduation, he worked in the IT sector for a few years, before joining Bangalore-based NGO Dream a Dream. He came back to Chennai in 2013 as a Project Co-ordinator for the Vidyarambam Trust. In 2014, he volunteered extensively with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of San Antonio, Texas as a part-time relationship co-ordinator.

Guru Guruprasad C, Junior Program Manager - Bangalore

Guru completed his Master's in Social Work from the University of Mysore in 2010. He worked with IT for Change, in Mysore, for 2 years and then with HDFC in their sustainable livelihood unit for 2 years. Guru is passionate about helping children overcome barriers they face, having overcome several personal challenges in his education himself

Sandheep S Sandheep S, Junior Program Manager - Chennai

Sandheep completed his Master's in Social Work from the University of Chennai in 2010. He gained valuable experience with multiple organizations like Hand in Hand India, Seesha and Don Bosco, Chennai. Sandheep works closely with our school and college going mentees in Chennai to make sure they're getting the most from the mentoring.

Mentor Together Trustees & Advisors

Srikrishna Ramamoorthy Srikrishna Ramamoorthy, Managing Trustee

Srikrishna is currently a Partner in Unitus Seed Fund. He has a blend of entrepreneurial and investing perspectives with 10+ years of experience in impact investing, consulting and implementation. Srikrishna was co-founder at Kinara Capital where he worked on various functions including client sourcing and product development. Prior to Kinara, Srikrishna was with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation where he led the Foundation’s efforts in urban livelihoods and managed a portfolio of equity investments and grants in urban microfinance and low income housing and also represented the Foundation as a Director/Observer on the Boards of investee companies. In microfinance, Srikrishna has been part of the founding team at Ujjivan, where he setup and managed microfinance branches in the early days and also at Unitus where he led microfinance innovation initiatives including micro insurance, savings and training.

Dr.Rajeev Gowda Rajeev Gowda, Founder Advisor

Dr.Rajeev Gowda is a nominated Member of Parliament, in the Rajya Sabha. Prior to this, he was a Professor in the faculty of Economics and Social Sciences in the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B). Dr.Gowda has a Ph.D in Public Policy and Management, from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA, an M. A (Economics) from Fordham University, NY, and a B. A (with a Gold Medal in Political Science) from St. Joseph's College, Bangalore University. He was a tenured Professor of Political Science, at the University of Oklahoma, before he came back to India to actively participate in civic and political growth in our country. Work that Arundhuti and Dr.Gowda did at his NGO Resurgent India Trust, in 2007, laid the foundation for Mentor Together's work many years later.

Anshoo Gaur Anshoo Gaur, Advisory Board Member; Head, Amdocs India

Anshoo Gaur is the President and Head of Amdocs, India and a member of Global Amdocs Management since 2007. He is tge winner of several excellence awards including the Bloomberg-UTV IT CXO Award 2010 as Business Head of the Year in APAC. Anshoo has over 22 years of cross cultural leadership experience in a wide variety of leadership roles and has been responsible for driving Amdocs’ India delivery and business growth since 2007. Prior to joining Amdocs, at EDS/MphasiS, Anshoo was on the Executive team as President of IT infrastructure management. He returned to India in 2006 to head EDS in India, prior to which he held a variety of leadership roles in the US with EDS Inc. and Sabre Inc. Anshoo holds an MS in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arizona, and a BE in Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Surathkal. Anshoo has been instrumental in Mentor Together's expansion into Pune and has mentored our team generously through these years