With over four decades dedicated to building India’s strengths in the social sector, working closely with both Public and Private entities, Vaidyanathan brings great value to the health, nutrition, water & sanitation and disaster management and disabilities arenas.

He provides CSR advice to corporate and Civil Society organisations. He is on the board of Trustees in other organisations and mentors their development outreach and management.


Madhu Bahl has totally more than 30 + years of experience in the education space which includes teaching, designing, training, content creation and building profitable models and interventions that are both scalable and sustainable. She has worked independently as a design and training consultant with well-known funding agencies and social organizations. She also has 15 years of corporate experience at senior management level where she was responsible for profitability along with a deep focus on product development and business delivery. Her corporate responsibilities include experience in working with both the private and the government sector. She has built and worked extensively with large teams, both across physical geography and social demography.


A qualified finance professional (ACA, AICWA, ACS), Sudhir has served articles with A F Ferguson & Co and served MNCs – Shell, Siemens, Ferodo, Colgate Palmolive and Heinz (as CFO and Finance Director) as well as Owner Managed groups – Mittals, Bahwans and Mustafa Sultan as Group CFO. He has worked briefly in Australia, Mexico and for 22 years in the Middle East before joining Samhita.


Suyash has been associated with Mastek since 1996 and was the Senior Technical Architect before joining Samhita. He has over 21 years of experience in software development, with expertise that included mentoring individuals & teams in their journey of Agile Consulting and engineering excellence. He was responsible for providing thought leadership and strategizing delivery.


Deepa Gopalakrishnan is a development sector professional passionate about causes for women, children and informal sector workers. She is part of the Impact Achievement team at Samhita Social Ventures and leads the implementation of the REVIVE program. She is also a member of the senior leadership team at St. Jude India ChildCare Centres, an NGO working with children undergoing treatment for cancer.

Prior to crossing over to the development sector, Deepa has spent 12 years in technology delivery management roles in leading corporates such as Dell, Morgan Stanley and ICICI Bank.

She is a graduate in Information Systems from BITS Pilani and an MBA from SPJIMR Mumbai.


Rohini strongly believes that collaboration is the way forward. She is adept at understanding and gaining insights into complex situations. She thinks strategically and excogitates business plans to accelerate growth and performance. An avid traveller & adventure lover, Rohini enjoys exploring & learning new things, meeting & connecting with people to understand more about our diversity.

Rohini is a Telecommunication engineer & MBA from Mumbai University & is extremely passionate to work with projects that focus on building lasting impacts & a sustainable future. She feels the only way to survive & build a sustainable ecosystem is to be more compassionate & inclusive!