Our People


Akib Shaikh


Akshata Gaikwad


Ameya Ambulkar


Ayush Jain


Gola Sahu


Kora Prasad Swain


Kundan Sharma


Martin Joseph


Pranil Naik


Ritu Maurya


Roopali Mohite


Shruti Palve


Sonali Sawant

Sudarshan (1)

Sudarshan Divekar

Arun Fulara

Arun Fulara

Arun Fulara is a Trustee at LeapForWord. He’s a writer and a digital marketer with over a decade of corporate experience in organizations big and small. He’s worked in business planning, product development and marketing with companies like Reliance Mobile, Hungama Digital and Vodafone. He launched the publishing arm of Jamuura.com, a film portal where he is the editor till recently.

Mandar Gite

Mandar Gite is a trustee at LeapForWord. He has varied experience of over decade in conception to implementation of large infrastructure projects in road port & power verticals . He has handled various assignments in project Managment , Finance and strategy in infrastructure space & has led multiple project /corporate finance transactions. Currently he is working with Yes Bank Limited in Corporate Finance Infrastructure Banking vertical.

Pranil Naik

Pranil Naik is a trustee at LeapForWord. He is an Engineer by training and a teacher by choice, Pranil started his teaching journey in 2001 when he began weekend volunteering as a Mathematics teacher, preparing Std X students from low-income schools for their board exams. An MBA degree came somewhere down the line and the orientation shifted from doing good to solving a problem and that is when LeapForWord started.
The last decade of his life went into creating the solution that can bring English proficiency to every child who attends government run / aided free regional language schools. He will be spending the next decade in making this solution accessible to every such child. And hopefully the decade that follows will allow him the privilege of sitting on the sidelines and watch the kids take on the world that eluded them for so long.


Tushar Mohite

Tushar Mohite is a chartered accountant by profession and has 10 years of experience since qualification. He works with SBI Capital Markets Ltd since 2010. His day job involves debt syndication, debt resolution of stressed companies, structured finance as well as mergers and acquisition. He holds the position of Asst Vice President in the organization. His previous work experience includes working for valuation company to do business valuation and working with one of te Big4 firms in taxation.
He has been involved with us since 2006-07 when Leapforword was volunteer based group teaching English to marathi medium students of Holy Family school in Andheri.

Ajay Mishra

He has a decade-plus of experience, in Strategy and Brand Planning across traditional (FMCG, Automobiles) and new age e-commerce brands.He also acts as an adviser at the Social Entrepreneurship incubator at TISS. Ajay is an official sounding board for LeapForWord on matters related to Marketing & Market Outreach.


Sachin Jain

Sachin Jain is a chartered accountant by profession and part of banking and financial industry since last 25 years. He has worked with ICICI bank and Edelweiss group in many senior positions. In his last assignment he was chief operating officer of Edelweiss securities and was directly overseeing Human resource,Technology, Risk and strategy.
Value investing is his passion, To pursue his long term goal, he has recently founded  “Omniscient Capital”  a company which is going to be focused on value investing advisory.
Technology, Behavioral Finance and market psychology are his favorite subjects, He loves to spend lot of time with students and mentor them on building long term vision.


Sagar Shah

He is a marketing professional who loves to build brands through design and data. He has 12+ years of experience where he has worked with research & advertising agencies as well as finance and real estate companies. When he isn’t working he is either reading a book or on Twitter, scrolling endlessly. Sagar has been guiding the team in managing the various aspects of digital footprint.