ARTHAN is made up of individuals who have experience in the education and human capital sector in India and believe in the currently untapped potential of our youth. Together, we believe we can create lasting and systemic change that will empower future generations.


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ADITI AGRAWAL

Aditi leads the Organizational Development vertical at Arthan. Aditi has extensive international experience working in the areas of human resources, change management and project implementation.

She has worked with the United Nations in Geneva and Copenhagen as well as the private sector in Indonesia. She holds a Masters degree in International Employment Relations and Human Resource Management from the London School of Economics. LinkedIn


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ANCHAL KAKKAR

Anchal is responsible for investment, business development and stakeholder communication at Arthan. She recently worked with BCG as an external/specialist consultant on a project involving research, writing and advocacy related to the future of jobs in India. Prior to this, she worked with Dasra, in Mumbai, where she provided hands-on capacity building, consulting and grant management services to non-profit organizations across the sectors of sanitation, education and governance. She is a Shell Foundation/ Impact Business Leaders Fellow and an MBA from Said Business School, Oxford. She has previously worked with PwC and is a chartered accountant by profession. She has also done projects/ internships with Acumen Pakistan and Accounting for International Development, UK. Linkedin


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MAHAMAYA NAVLAKHA

Mahamaya leads the research and development vertical at Arthan Foundation. She is a researcher and creative content writer with 12 year’s experience working with children and young people. In the past she led the media and advocacy program at Commutiny - The Youth Collective (CYC). Prior to this, she worked with Going to School (GTS), where she created curriculum to teach 21st century entrepreneurial skills to children studying in government schools. Mahamaya has a master’s degree in social development from University of Sussex (UK). Linkedin


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RaHUL BALAKRISHNAN

Rahul leads the Sales, Business Development and Human Resource Verticals at Arthan. Rahul believes that education is key in developing capacity in each human being to unleash his/her potential. An outcome driven individual who finds his sense of purpose in helping everyone reach their potential and purpose. In the past decade, Rahul has worked in the HR, Training and Sales Verticals with ICICI Prudential and later with the Recruitment Vertical at a leading Non Profit, Teach For India. Rahul a Teach For India 2014-16 Fellow , holds an graduate degree in Commerce from Delhi University and a Masters degree in Business Administration specialised in Marketing and Sales Management from Xavier Labor Research Institute, Jamshedpur. Linkedin


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Rathish Mohan

Rathish leads the technology vertical at Arthan and has been working in research, developing and scaling advanced intelligent systems for over a decade and most recently using his expertise to build smart career services products at Bold. He has been leading the data science initiatives at Bold to transform the job search and candidate delivery process through his research and development work.  The end goal is to make the job and candidate seeking process more efficient and accurate by building state of the art machine learning and language processing systems. Rathish attended the University of Cincinnati on a graduate scholarship and holds a masters in Electrical Engineering specialising in building intelligent systems. LinkedIn


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SATYAM VYAS

Satyam is the founder of Arthan. Satyam has spent a decade in education, skill development and social entrepreneurship in rural India. Satyam believes that education can provide the tools necessary to change the world and his dream is to create productive economic opportunities for all the children and youth in India by defining their career path and being part of their school to world of work journey. In the last one decade, Satyam has designed, implemented, scaled and impacted lives of more than two million children and youth studying in government schools in India. In the past Satyam has worked with leading education non-profits in India- Pratham and Going to School.

Satyam is a THNK fellow, holds an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Delhi University and executive degrees in social entrepreneurship and leading successful social programs from Stanford Business School and Harvard Kennedy School. Linkedin


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SANDEEP DIXIT

Sandeep is responsible for full stack development and UI/UX development of Arthan's Ed-Tech platform and handling the technical aspect of the employment platform. A Graduate of IIIT Guwahati passionate about web development, social impact sector and development sector. He has done projects/internship with Centre for Development of Advanced Computing(CDAC), Bangalore. Prior to this, he worked with Xerox India Research Centre and GoodEd Technologies, Delhi, where he handled web development, curriculum creation and online video lecture delivery for marginalised students. LinkedIn


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Surabhi Nijhawan

Surabhi is responsible for content and marketing at Arthan. She has previously worked with Times Internet as a creative content writer. Before that, she has interned with some of the leading newspapers in India such as The Hindu. She has completed her master's in Digital Media from Cardiff University and, master's in journalism from Xavier Institute of communication. LinkedIn 


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TANYA SARIN

Tanya leads fundraising and strategic growth vertical at Arthan Foundation. Obsessive about creating new learning experiences for young people, Tanya is an edupreneur with vast experience of introducing project, volunteering and internship based real-world learning in schools and colleges to fill the career readiness gap that exists in our schools today. She derives energy from interacting with curious, young minds, and helping them connect with their dreams. Alumni of the premier Sri Ram College of Commerce, her varied experience in investment banking, event management, education, entrepreneurship & the development sector (women & children related causes) has led her on a lifelong journey of experimentation and self-learning. LinkedIn


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ZAHIDA WAR

Zahida is an Intern in the Research & Development (R&D) vertical at Arthan. Her role includes working closely with the team and assisting in research, curriculum development and documentation of our recent work. She has previously interned with some acclaimed mental health and education organisations such as Healing Minds Foundation and Swechha India respectively. She just graduated from Ashoka University with a B.A in Psychology where she worked as a Resident Assistant and played an active role in community building and engagement.