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Swati Sahni

Founder & CEO | City Chapter Head - Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore

Swati founded IvyPlus Network in 2014 after moving back to Delhi from Harvard University. She has worked in the Education & Policy space with UNICEF, the World Bank and the Ministry of Human Resource Development. 

Swati has a Masters from Harvard University, where she was a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar and a Bachelor’s degree from LSR. She loves hiking, cycling and dreaming about the mountains.

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Ramya Raman

City Chapter Head, Chennai

Ramya works with Virtuous Retail, a leading emerging markets investment firm. She has a background in architecture, with 12 years of expertise in real estate development, project management, and design. 

Ramya has a Graduate degree in Real Estate from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. She is an avid table tennis player and played the sport competitively at the state level!

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Kristin Kagetsu

City Chapter Head, Ahmedabad

Kristin is the Co-founder of Saathi, a social enterprise dedicated to providing sanitary protection to women in India. Kristin has a passion for engineering design that makes a direct impact on people's lives. 

Kristin received her Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from MIT. She loves photography, admiring architecture, and traveling.

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Nidhi Anarkat

City Chapter Head, Ahmedabad

Nidhi is the Founder of empowerEd, which develops learning solutions for college students. She has also worked with EI and Knewton. Nidhi's expertise is at the intersection of education, technology and management.

Nidhi has a Graduate Degree in Education from Harvard Graduate School of Education. She loves to dance and the movies!

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Vedant Saraf

City Chapter Head, Kolkata

Vedant works in the bulk liquid storage and handling industry. He is passionate about applying latest technology to improve traditional methods. 

Vedant has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon Universities. He enjoys reading on self-development, international relations and business.

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Puja Agarwal

City Chapter Head, Kolkata

Puja works with GEE Limited, with a focus on operations and marketing. She recently co-founded an IT company and her expertise is in user-centered design.

Puja got her Undergraduate Degree and Masters in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. She loves staying active by playing squash and taking dance lessons.

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Gowthami Kankanalapalli

City Chapter Head, Hyderabad

Gowthami works as a Full Stack Developer with Arth Design Build, a global leader in Architecture and Construction. Having worked with GE Aviation in the UK for 5 years, she moved back to India to pursue her passion the design space.

She is an alumnus of the University of Nottingham, is an avid reader of fiction and loves travelling

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Reema Thawrani

City Chapter Head, Dubai

Reema is a Strategy Manager at Fetchr, a tech startup that is disrupting the traditional logistics sector. Prior to that, she worked as a Financial Services Consultant in New York.

Reema completed her Undergraduate Degree in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University. In her free time, she enjoys reading and experimenting with workouts.

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