Unltd India
  • Pooja Warier

    Pooja is co-founder and Director of UnLtd India and Journeys for Change. Previously she worked with a range of organisations and initiatives like the World Social Forum & M.V. Foundation. She has a MA in social work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai.

  • Richard Alderson

    Richard is the co-founder and Director of UnLtd India and Journeys for Change. Previously, he worked as a consultant with UnLtd in the UK, and management and technology consultant with IBM. He has also been a teacher and journalist in Japan, an environmental researcher in Tanzania and a monk's assistant in India. Richard holds a degree in Management Science from Warwick University and is an alumnus of the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Programme.

  • Tej Dhami

    Tej Dhami has assumed the role of Director of Incubation Support. Tej has spent the last 18 months working with social enterprises in India such as SMV Wheels. She has eight years of finance experience in London as an Equities Fund Manager and Vice President of Equities at JPMorgan.  Prior to this she worked with Vince Cable MP and at HM Treasury. She has an MA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from Lady Margaret Hall Oxford. Her passions include education and throughout her career she has mentored young people, leading the pilot for a nationwide youth program with the Commission for Racial Equality. She loves reading and swimming.

  • Parnita Rane

    Parnita Rane is Senior Associate. She provides ongoing advisory support to Growth Challenge (previously called Level 3) investees on key aspects of business i.e. strategy planning, financial planning, marketing and impact measurement etc. Additionally, she will be playing an active role in scouting and selection of new Growth Challenge Investees. Previously she has worked as a Financial Analyst for three years at TresVista financial services. She has completed her Bachelor’s in Management Studies (BMS) from University of Mumbai with a specialisation in Finance. Parnita is a dog lover and enjoys trekking, travelling and spending time by the beach.

  • Roshan D'souza

    Roshan is a Incubation Manager. He provides face-to-face support to investees, connecting them with the resources they need to achieve maximum impact. Roshan has been a teacher at Don Bosco High School, has done marketing and sales for Times of India, and has worked with investee organization Grassroutes on product development, and sales. Roshan has done his  MBA from  Institute of Technology and Management and post graduate in journalism and communication from KC College, Mumbai.

  • Karen Braganza D'souza

    Karen is our Incubation Manager and provides ongoing coaching and advisory support to our investees. She has been with Unltd  India since 2011. Karen started her career as an Investment Banking Analyst at Bank of America where she assisted in the valuation of overseas companies across sectors. She moved to Frost and Sullivan where she was the Business Development Manager for the financial services sector. She then had a short stint at UTV as Assistant Manager, Corporate Strategy and Business Development, where her team worked closely with the CEO to evaluate opportunities for organic and inorganic growth of the company and manage investor relations. Karen has a post graduate diploma in Management, specializing in Finance and a Masters degree in Commerce.  Karen enjoys photography, music and the outdoors in her leisure time.

  • Sarah Allen

    Sarah is the Expansion Director of UnLtd India. She is working with Pooja to take the UnLtd India model to other parts of India. She previously worked at Intellecap, a social enterprise consultancy in Mumbai, conducting research on India’s social enterprise landscape.  Before coming to India, Sarah worked for Arabella Advisors, a philanthropic advisory firm in Washington DC. She has also served as a Kiva Fellow for a microfinance institution in Ghana.  Sarah graduated with a degree in political science from Davidson College where she spent a semester studying at the Madras Christian College in Tamil Nadu, India. Sarah enjoys yoga, reading and playing Frisbee with the Mumbai Ultimate team in her free time.

  • Victor Michud

    Victor joins the UnLtd India team as an intern working part-time to organize the UnLtd India Network-Wide Event in April. He gained his Masters of Management degree from HEC Paris and completed a post-graduate exchange program with IIM in Bangalore. He previously worked as a fellow for Start-Up!, a Delhi-based social entrepreneurship consultancy, angel investor and incubator. Victor also volunteered in Auroville, Tamil Nadu, helping to set up the UnLtd India affiliate incubator there. 

  • Swati Mankar

    Swati Mankar, Operations Manager, joined UnLtd India in 2008. Previously, she worked with non-profits including Care-India, Cehat and YUVA in Mumbai. She has completed her graduation in Economics from Mumbai University.

  • Naomi Noronha

    Naomi Noronha is an Executive Assistant to our Directors, Richard Alderson and Pooja Warier. Before joining UnLtd India she was working with Ramgopal Group as a Administration Manager / Executive Assistant to the Directors. Her professional journey as a Co-ordinator/Executive Assistant has been a perfect blend of different industries like banking, training, travel and tourism etc. She is a commerce graduate from Mumbai University. She has also completed her PGBDA in HR and Administration from Welingkar Institute for Management and she is an IATA Graduate. She is mostly found laughing, smiling, talking, singing, dancing, making friends or playing with dogs and is a fabulous cook.

  • Jackie Matsui

    Jackie Matsui joins the UnLtd India team in the role of Communications Intern. She is in charge of the communications for the UnLtd India Network event and is supporting a range of other initiatives. She gained her B.A. from The University of Toronto in Diaspora and Transnational Studies and English. A successful fundraiser and a people person, she sits on the board of the Canadian chapter of Atma, an education organisation based in Mumbai. She loves visual arts, traveling, music and dancing. 

  • Ravistan Anthony

    Ravistan Anthony joined the UnLtd India team as Finance Manager in 2009. He has more than 17 years of experience working in the social sector. Ravi’s experience includes setting up legal entities, financial planning, budgeting, managing finances, creating internal control systems and tax compliances.  Previously, he worked with various non-profit organizations including Family Planning Association of India and Aga Khan Health Services. He has completed his MBA in Finance, has a degree in Law and completed his M.A. in Human Rights & Sociology. 

  • Preeti Dawane

    Preeti is heading the membership engagement and outreach activities of the Bombay Connect. She has completed her masters in Economics from Mumbai university. Also, she has degrees in Indian Classical Dance, Bharat Natyam and Kathak. With a varied background and experience of event management to HR to a full time mother, she has chosen to work with Bombay Connect for its unique concept "a place that helps social enterprise take wings".

  • Mohan Pidshetty

    Mohan ensures that Bombay Connect runs smoothly — supporting both day-to-day operations and maintenance work. He helps the team to manage events and assist members, handles administrative operations, and assists the UnLtd India finance and incubation teams. Mohan enjoys reading, watching television, playing football, and a good game of badminton. 

  • Guncha Khare

    Guncha is Bombay Connect's event host.  Creative by nature and dedicated to give back to the society in some or the other way, Guncha started her career as a journalist, went on to become a producer for non fictional television shows. Her interest in social sector began with learning about social entrepreneurs in the due course of her career. That's what got her started into part time diploma course in Social Entrepreneurship from NMIMS University and career in the social sector exploring the communications, events and marketing aspect of various social causes. Guncha creates, coordinates and manages the diverse schedule of high-impact events every month at Bombay Connect.

  • Danielle Wipperfurth

    With a passion for telling people about UnLtd India and our incredible investees, Danielle serves as UnLtd India’s Marketing Manager. Danielle came to us from Rock Creek Strategic Marketing in Washington D.C., where she conducted business development efforts and pioneered marketing strategies for clients including the U.S. Department of Education, Walt Disney Company, and World Bank. In her free time, she also led a 1,800-member community group taking action to end human trafficking. A graduate of Davidson College, Danielle enjoys dancing at street festivals, talking to strangers, and discovering new music. 

  • Paroma Bhattacharya

    Paroma has joined UnLtd India as an Associate in Incubation Support. She is responsible for the scouting of investees, selection, and program administration, among other things. Paroma has a B.A. in English Literature from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and an MSc. in International Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Working with the international NGO AIESEC, she spent a year in Denmark as National Vice President of Human Resources and International Exchange Programmes. She is also the founder of Jagaran, a public safety mapping campaign working towards the safety of women in Mumbai. 

  • John Mathai

    John Mathai is the Expansion Manager at UnLtd India. He works with Sarah and Pooja in supporting and growing the UnLtd India Affiliate Network across the nation. John holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering specializing in Information Technology from Mumbai University. Previously, he worked in the Development, Impact and Expansion teams at Teach For India, and with The Nielsen Company as a market research analyst. John is extremely passionate about music and teaches music to lesser-privileged children. He is a trained western classical singer and performs at various concerts across Mumbai.

  • Neha Israni

    Neha Israni joins the team as an Accounts Associate. She handles financial review of investees and everyday accounting transactions. Before joining Unltd India Neha was an accountant/auditor with a Chartered accountant firm. She has varied and rich amount of experience auditing partnership and private limited firms. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Mumbai University and is currently pursuing Chartered Accountancy (CA) and has completed Group 1 of CA Final. Neha is a movie buff and in her spare time loves listening to music.