Ambassador of Ashoka Spain and TEDx Conferences

Antonella spent the first part of her career in commercial communication, working at Ogilvy & Mather and Saatchi & Saatchi as CEO, all around the world. In the last 15 years, she has devoted her life to the communication of social innovation and citizen innovators, in TV programs, TEDxTalks, and events promoting citizen Labs, as a curator...

Director, Ashoka South Asia

For the past 20 years, Maria Clara has worked extensively to identify, support and engage leading social entrepreneurs in different parts of the world. She co-created The Wellbeing Project in 2012 and launched Ashoka’s global efforts in building a culture of wellbeing for changemakers. After leading Ashoka’s Global Fellowship Program for 3 years...

Ashoka Fellow since 2009

Sanjeev Arora is the Director and Founder of Project ECHO. He is a Distinguished Professor of Medicine with tenure in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. Project ECHO® (Extension for Community Healthcare Outcomes) dramatically improves both capacity and access to speciality care for rural...

CTO, EkStep

Dr. Pramod Varma is the CTO for EkStep. He continues to be the Chief Architect and Technology Advisor for Aadhaar (UID) project. He is passionate about technology, science, society, and teaching. 

CEO and Co-founder of EkStep

Shankar Maruwada is the CEO and Co-founder of EkStep.  He is an entrepreneur and marketing professional with a wide range of experience working on large scale projects. He is also an investor in startups and a mentor to entrepreneurs. 

Director of Strategy, Nilekani Philanthropies

Gautam believes that it is powerful to give people the ability to make a choice and that all individuals are agents of change. 


Ashoka Fellow since 1998

Managing Director at One Family Foundation and at Child and Youth Finance International

Chief Curator, Societal Platform

Sanjay is the Chief Curator of Societal Platform at EkStep Foundation.  He is a strategic advisor and a mentor to several entrepreneurs & social enterprises.