Management Team:

The Advisory Council:

The Advisory Board:

Mohamad Farukh
Founder & CEO

Farukh passionate about Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation. Prior to Rapid Response, he worked with various local and International NGOs and Relief Agencies in India, Uganda, Cambodia and United Kingdom. Farukh has a Degree in Electrical Engineering and Postgraduate in International Development from the University of Manchester.

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Sarju Tayenjam
Director of Strategy

Sarju passionate about working with women and children in disaster affected areas. Prior to Rapid Response, She worked with various civil society organisations in including CRY, EEMA, ICS and YUVA. She holds MSc in Disaster Management and Sustainable Development from the University of Northumbria.

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Dr. P Prasad
Director of Projects

Dr Prasad passionate about Disaster Risk Reduction and Management. Prior to Rapid Response, He worked with State Disaster Management Authority at Daman & Diu. Dr Prasad holds PhD in Disaster Management from Pondicherry University.

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John Kennedy
Head of Special Initiatives

John oversees Rapid Response Special Initiative programs. He brought 25 years of experience working with various nonprofits in India. John has a Degree in Law and Master of Business Administration from the University of Madras.

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Dr. Neha Bansal
Associate Professor at D.C.Patel School of Architecture

Dr. Neha currently working as a Associate Professor at D.C.Patel School of Architecture. Prior Dr. Neha worked with National Capital Region Planning Board in Jaipur. Dr. Neha holds Master of City Planning form IIT Kharagpur and PHD in Urban Risk Management from IIT Roorkee.

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Greg Buie
CEO - Visions Global Empowerment, USA

Gregory has worked as an international development consultant, serving organizations that operate in countries all over the world. He holds a BA in Political Science & International Relations from the University of California and MA in International Studies & Diplomacy from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He currently resides in Los Angeles, where he serves as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Visions Global Empowerment, a non-profit organization committed to providing educational opportunities to youth affected by poverty and conflict in South Asia.

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Sanjukt K. Saha
CEO - One Billion Minds

Sanjukt is a Founder of ONEBILLIONMINDS, India's first Open Innovation Company. Prior, Mr Sanjukt worked as a change driver for some of the finest leaders in the world like UNILEVER, TATA Group Innovation Forum, SIEMENS, EMAMI, IFB Agro, DSM, TITAN, FRANK Ross, RLE, RALLIS, Lafarge, PA Consulting, Weather RISK, Suraj, TATA Power and TATA Steel. Mr Sanjukt holds B.Tech from IIT Kanpur and Masters in Management from INSEAD.

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Abhishek Vivian Prasad
Deputy Chairman
RAC - Govt of Victoria, Australia

Viv has extensive experience in community work, especially with culturally and linguistically diverse communities and his forte in leadership and strategic planning has led him to serve on many national & international boards. Some organisations where Viv has served in various capacities are, Management Committee Member of the Australia India Business Council, Management Committee Member of the Australia India Society of Victoria. In 2011, Viv received the Victorian Government's Award for Excellence for Service Delivery to Victoria as well as the Indian Executive Club's Award for Government Services.

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Sorav Jain

Mr. Sorav Jain is an innovator and a budding entrepreneur with qualified masters in International Marketing Management from Leeds University. He is acknowledged by Global Youth Marketing Forum as the Top 25 Social Media Professionals of India. Sorav is the founder of echoVME, which delivers world class Social Media Marketing services and recognized as The Best Social Media Agency of 2013' by CMO Asia. He also delivered several insightful lectures at CII, NASSCOM, TiE, National Entrepreneurship Network, IIM, LIBA, GLIM and at various other prestigious institutes.

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Shemeer Babu
Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives

Mr Shemeer passionate about helping non profits use technology effortlessly to fulfil their mission. He is currently associated with Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiative and prior he was working with Amnesty International. He is an active mentor at #Tech4Good India Fellowship and currently runnig two non profits initiatives Autsi and Vawhelp. He is an BITS-Pilani alumni.

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