Devdutta Deshpande

Mr. Deshpande is a social development professional with more than 22 years of experience at grassroots as well as at senior management level across multiple thematic areas. He is passionate about bringing in sustainable changes in the society. He is an optimist with a strong drive for change & enjoys program development & fund raising in equal measures. He has worked in leadership roles in organization like Magic Bus, Meljol, Muktangan, and Navam. He was also part of international organizations like Plan India and Intervida. He has done his Master’s in Social work from Karve Institute, Pune.

Sachin Shashikant KhotHead – Finance & Accounts

Sachin Shashikant Khot, B.Com, PGDFM, has vast experience in Finance, Accounts, HR  & Administration functions. In his career spanning two decades, he has been associated with well-known names in the development sector such as CHILDLINE INDIA FOUNDATION and CHARTERED INSTITUTE OF MANAGEMENT ACCOUNTANTS (CIMA), UK. As Finance Manager-Asia Pacific, he has played a key role in expanding the base of CIMA in India through setting up new offices at various locations. A dynamic leader, he believes in inspiring others & achieving success through teamwork.

Rebecca DiasManager – Resource Mobilisation & Communications

Ms. Rebecca Dias holds a Master in Social Work degree from Nirmala Niketan. She displays great passion and interest in working for children. And has further enhanced her skills in these fields by working with organizations like Karunya Trust and DESIRE Society where she managed and supervised the overall handling and functioning of them. She further enhanced her skills in fundraising and resource mobilization during her tenure. Rebecca is very committed to the values she has learned and consistently keeps on enriching her skills. She is currently heading the Fundraising and Communications efforts in The PRIDE India.

Rajiv ViegasMonitoring and Evaluation Manager

Rajiv is a pro-active and well-presented professional with nearly 8 years of experience in project management, monitoring and evaluation, data management, and data analysis. With a relentless drive to make a broad impact, Rajiv is committed to ensuring that all project activities are coordinated and managed effectively, while providing clear guidance and leadership to the team. Throughout his career, Rajiv has built a reputation as a determined and talented individual who takes charge and responsibility for planning and executing challenging projects. He brings real-world experience in developing successful project plans, communicating expectations clearly, and encouraging team enthusiasm.

Manuel GeorgeMarketing and Communications Manager

With a proven track record of developing and implementing successful marketing strategies, Manuel is an expert at building brand recognition, increasing customer engagement and boosting sales. He has a deep understanding of social media, digital marketing, content creation, and public relations. Manuel is a skilled communicator who excels at crafting compelling messages that resonate with diverse audiences. He is passionate about building relationships with stakeholders, both internal and external, to drive growth and create impact. His creativity, attention to detail and ability to think outside the box have contributed to his success in delivering results. As the Marketing and Communications Manager for The PRIDE India, Manuel brings his expertise to lead a team and drive brand awareness, manage campaigns, and increase engagement with the organization’s mission.