Core Team

Pankaj Singh . Head Held High

Pankaj Singh

Pankaj is the Chief Executive Officer of Head Held High Foundation. 

Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar

Amit Kumar leads the Training and Operations Management function at Head Held High. In this role, he is largely responsible for training delivery aimed at specific outcomes across all locations. He constantly monitors and strives to adapt…

Anusha Saxena

Anusha Saxena

Anusha leads the Community Engagement function at Head Held High Foundation, in which role she is responsible for design, delivery, and outcomes management of multi-stakeholder programs. This includes managing partnerships, training, field…

Murali . Head Held High Foundation

Murali Rao

Murali heads the Academy (the main training facility and knowledge repository on the program) and leads training capability development efforts at Head Held High Foundation. During a corporate career spanning more than 28 years, he has worked in various industries – IT, logistics, media, and culminating with a long stint of 15+ years in telecom. 

Parul Singh . Head Held High Foundation

Parul Singh

Parul leads the Program Design and Impact Assessment functions at Head Held High Foundation. In this role, she designs strategic programs and impact frameworks as well as community engagement best practices and strategies. She was…

Rajni Tiwari

Rajni Tiwari

Rajni leads the Human Resources function at Head Held High. In this role, she handles all the staffing and employee development needs of the organisation — from hire to retire. Since she joined, the employee headcount has grown from double to triple…

Ninad Wadkar

Ninad Wadkar

As Head of Placement, Ninad works on building relationships with employers in different sectors in order to drive better placement outcomes for youth in the program.

Ninad has diverse experience in the hospitality sector, having worked for both the Taj group of hotels as well as one of the largest cruise companies in the world – P&O Carnival Cruises USA.

Devashis Dubey

Devashis Dubey

Devashis works on crafting and strengthening partnerships for Head Held High with others in the development sector ecosystem — spanning CSR, philanthropic institutions, various field organizations, market partners and more.