Sangeeta DasmohapatraProgramme Head

Having a Masters in Rural Management from Xavier Institute of Social Service, Sangeeta started her career with Foundation for Ecological Security in rural interiors of Madhya Pradesh in the year 2000. Her 17 years of experience in social sector spans across various domains such as livelihood, women empowerment, early childhood care and development, natural resource management, education and public health. Sangeeta’s innate desire to bring about social change coupled with her rich grassroot experience provides excellent strategic direction to the organization. Prior to joining PRIDE she has worked with renowned organizations such as Akansha Foundation and Bhavishya Alliance.

Mrs. Isha KadriManaging Trustee & President

Ms. Isha Kadri completed her Graduation in History and Sociology from Sophia College, Mumbai and went on to pursue her passion for fashion and designing soon after. Working as an entrepreneur in the fashion world for more than three decade she is a well known name in the industry.
Walking on the footsteps of her mother, late Mrs. Vipula Kadri, Isha has worked tirelessly for PRIDE India since 2007. She is a visionary and her zeal to make a change in the community we serve has taken the organization to greater heights. Under her able leadership PRIDE India has won several awards from Government of Maharashtra such as Anadibai Joshi Gaurav Puraskar , Kayakalp Awards etc.

Mr. Dilip BhadargeChief Financial Officer

Mr. Dilip Bhadarge is a result-oriented professional in the field of management and administration of Charitable Trusts. He has expertise in legal compliance and NGO governance. His career spans over 20 years in the development sector with academic excellence as Bachelor of Commerce and Master of Financial Management.

Elsa VargheseManager – Resource Mobilisation & Communications

Ms. Elsa Varghese holds a Masters in Social Psychology from Mumbai University and an MBA in Social Entrepreneurship from NMIMS University, Mumbai. Having started a string of internships right after her schooling years, she gained experience in various fields of social work. She has published a paper with the Emerald Emerging Markets Publishing House, UK on – ‘Empowering lives through football’. Elsa’s previous work experience as a Resource Mobilisation and Communications professional in grassroots organisations like Mumbai Mobile Creches and Oscar Foundation has honed her expertise. She spearheads the fundraising and communications efforts at PRIDE India.

Umesh TandelAsst.Programme Manager

Prior to joining PRIDE Umesh was with Mukti Sadan Foundation. His 12 years of experience in the social sector and exposure in public health, livelihood and microfinance makes him the right person to overlook the programmes. Umesh is passionate about working for public health as he feels this has a larger and more sustainable impact in these communities. He was drawn to PRIDE India because of its rural focus and because he believes education and health go hand-in-hand.

Mr. I. M. KadriChief Patron

Mr. I.M. Kadri is a Partner and Principal Architect at I. M. Kadri Architects. Mr. I.M. Kadri holds a B.E. (Civil) degree. In 1960, he established this architecture firm and has been successfully running it ever since. His is a distinguished name in the architecture fraternity owing to his successful career spanning over 5 decades! His name features in the Guinness Book of Records for creating the world’s highest stained glass mural (135 feet) at the Ramada hotel, Dubai.

Mr. Rahul KadriVice President

Mr. Rahul Kadri is Principal Architect & Partner at I.M.Kadri Architects.

After graduating with a Master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, he assumed directorship of Kadri Consultants Pvt. Ltd in 1995. Since then he has designed and executed several architecture and town planning projects under his leadership. Significant works include townships for TATA’S, Jindals & Reliance and college campuses for Symbiosis and the Supreme Court Of India.

Mrs. Monisha ShettyVice President

Mrs. Monisha Shetty is the creative director of R House Furnishing Solutions Pvt. Ltd. and the director of S2 Realty Developers. She is passionate about interiors and social causes such as education and women’s empowerment. She has founded Araaish, a fundraising event for Save The Children India. Her interests include fashion, fitness and traveling.