It has personally been an enriching and interesting experience to be a Board member of the Foundation. The passion of the team members and their approach to the work has been very heartening

Deepak Mittal, CEO, Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance
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Vidya Shah, CEO

Vidya Shah is the CEO of EdelGive Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Edelweiss group. under her leadership, over the last eight years, EdelGive Foundation has become a catalyst for change,dedicated to collaborative philanthropy.

In addition to being a board member of Edelweiss, where she worked as a CFO for many years, she serves on the board of various prominent organisations like Agastya International Foundation, Janaagraha Centre for Citizenship and Democracy, Asian Venture Philanthropy Network, Common Purpose, Women on Wings, Toolbox India Foundation and Masoom. In each of these organisations, her role enables her to contribute strategically to help build stronger and more sustainable institutions.

Vidya earned an MBA degree from IIM-Ahmedabad and spent the first 11 years of her career in the field of investment banking with companies like ICICI, Peregrine and NM Rothschild after which she served as CFO- Edelweiss Group.

 

Naghma Mulla, COO

A Chartered Accountant by profession, Naghma works towards creating and maintaining a sustainable philanthropy network to support the EdelGive investee portfolio with the funder community. She is responsible for and heads the three divisions at EdelGive, namely Investment and Programmes, Fundraising and Partnerships and Employee Engagement Programme. 

In addition to ensuring smooth organisational processes, she is also responsible for strategizing and promoting collaborations between different stakeholders in the social space i.e., the NGOs, the donors, Edelweiss employees and the corporate.

She serves as the director of Railway Children India.

 

 

Investments & Programmes

Ahmadulbari

M.A. in Social Work - Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai 

B.Sc in Industrial Chemistry - Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh

At EdelGive, Ahmad is responsible for managing the women empowerment portfolio.  He actively works on developing partnerships with NGOs working with the focus of safety and security of women and promoting women entrepreneurships.

He previously worked with New Concept Information Systems, New Delhi for research, documentation and communication on social development issues.

 

Arpita Roy Karmakar

M.Sc and B.Sc in Economics - University of Calcutta

At Edelgive, Arpita is responsible for the Education portfolio where she helps in streamlining the Monitoring and Evaluation processes for investees and also advises them on organization strategies,  enabling better direction in mapping of the future.

She has previously worked with organisations such as Kaivalya Education Foundation, Hippocampus Learning Centre and Naandi Foundation.

 

Karen Miranda

P.G.D.M in Finance - Chetna Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai

B.Com - H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai

Karen’s role at EdelGive revolves around ensuring effective management of the Education portfolio. In addition to this, she maintains the cash flow and MIS of EdelGive. She is also responsible for maintaining regulatory compliance controls to ensure all necessary governance requirements are met.

Prior to joining Edelweiss, she worked with PriceWaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd. as an analyst in the Tax and Regulatory Services.

 

Vineeth Koshy

M.A. in Social Work - Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

B.Com - Gujarat University

Vineeth is responsible for overseeing the Livelihoods portfolio at EdelGive Foundation. His role entails managing the Livelihoods and Water NGOs and ensuring their market linkages. He has also authored the white paper series ‘Water Projects’ for EdelGive.

Vineeth previously worked on projects for JSW Steel, UNICEF and the National Rural Health Mission in the development sector.

 

Vijayata Verma

M.A. in Social Work - Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai

B.Ed & B.Sc - Delhi University

Vijayata is responsible for scoping new NGOs, assisting them at the investment stage and supporting the due diligence processes. Her role is to streamline the pre-investment stage presenting a strong case for NGOs enabling better decisions for them to come aboard as an investee.

She previously worked in the disability sector with Action for Ability Development and Inclusion (AADI)

 

 

Monitoring & Evaluation

Atul Gandhi

M.Sc. (Statistics), Masters & Ph.D. in Population Studies -

International Institute for Population Sciences (IIPS), Mumbai

Atul spearheads the Monitoring and Evaluation processes at EdelGive Foundation and is engaged in devising and implementing assessment tools. He is also a member of the core team leading the EdelGive Coalition for transforming Education (ECE).

He has extensive experience of over 11 years having previously worked with Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Pathfinder International and Tata Institute of Social Sciences.

 

 

Employee Engagement

Priti Jaswaney

B.M.S - HR College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai

MBA in Marketing - Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies

Priti drives the Employee Engagement Programme for Edelweiss. She conducts internal ‘cause related’ fund raising campaigns. Additionally, she explores capacity building opportunities with existent EdelGive investees and external NGOS.

Previously, she worked as a Human Resource Business Partner with Edelweiss Financial Services Forover 5 years.

 

Aditya Gaur

P.G –Development Communications, Xavier Institute of Communications, Mumbai

B.A (Hons) Political Science - University of Delhi

Aditya manages social media, in house campaigns, communication collaterals and new initiatives for Edelgive. He also handles Employee Engagement and mobilizes Edelweiss employees across departments to get involved in various initiatives.

He previously worked at Axis Bank Foundation.

 

 

Partnerships

Nicole D’Lima

 

B.M.M – St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

Honour’s Programme in Sociology and Anthropology – St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai

Nicole works with external relations and partnerships at EdelGive Foundation. Here, she actively works to support and promote investees working in the spaces of Education, Livelihood and Women Empowerment. Her present focus lies in identifying opportunities and connecting grant makers with recipient NGOs.

She had previously managed employee engagement through Disney VoluntEARS and Community Engagement under CSR for Disney India.

 

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