We are an enthusiastic, young team of individuals deeply rooted in social good who are passionate about doing good and delivering intelligent humane solutions with love, soul and creativity.

As a for-profit social enterprise, we aim to deliver the seamless exchange of value within the social development ecosystem using bleeding-edge technology platforms.

With an organized SAAS solution by Metta Social, engaging and collaborating with stakeholders is now easier than ever!

About Us
OUR PURPOSE

OUR PURPOSE

We help you build a Better Tomorrow.

OUR VISION

OUR VISION

Be a global thought leader in the social impact ecosystem and an innovative solution provider who enables value exchange and scales social impact.

OUR MISSION

OUR MISSION

To provide a platform that integrates online and offline interventions for social purpose organizations, individuals, corporates, and the government to connect, converge, and catalyze sustainable social impact.

VALUES

be Good
be good, do good
be Right
be right, do right
be More
be more, do more
be Well
be well, do well
be Together
be together, do together
VISHAL NAIK

VISHAL NAIK

CEO and Co Founder

Vishal has over two decades of experience in Business Consulting, Technology Sales, Service Delivery, PMI, and large digital transformations.

He has worked across the globe, including UK, US & Australia, working with Blue Chip companies such as British Telecom, IBM, HP, Amdocs, and TechMahindra.

Vishal is a strategic thinker and accomplished leader with a deep understanding of technologies and business trends. He has a particular focus on solutions and new-age technologies.

He is passionate about building high performing teams in cutting edge technologies and believes in setting a culture of empowerment which fosters innovation and creativity.

Vishal is currently tinkering with Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and other emerging technology to build innovative products & services for the Indian and global social impact ecosystem.

IFTEKHAR PATHAN

IFTEKHAR PATHAN

Co Founder & President, Strategy & Partnerships

Mr. Iftekhar Pathan is an entrepreneur and has over 28 years of professional experience. After building a strong foundation and background in commerce, mass communication, and public relations from the Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune, he has rigorously used his expertise while working on various national and international ventures.

He founding trustee of the Aundh Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), a multispecialty hospital (PPP) project in Pune (Maharashtra). Iftekhar played a vital role in Tonino Lamborghini SpA (Bologna, ITALY) into the Indian markets.

He has worked on several international projects, including on joint projects between governments of Australia (NSW) and Germany (Leipzig) in the field of IT and alternative energy.

Iftekhar is a former member think tank of the World Entrepreneurship Forum (Lyon, France). He is also SENATOR India for the World Business Angels Investment Forum (WABF), Turkey.

He is also a mentor at the IIT Kanpur Incubation Center (SIIIC FIRST) and a member of the Advisory Board of MIT ADT University Pune.

Capt. Anil Dhanker

Capt. Anil Dhanker

Co founder & Evangelist - Execution & Impact

Anil has three decades of experience in Banking, Financial Services, Information Technology & Defence. He has worked as CHRO / Head HR with Bajaj Finance, Citi Financial, CIAL India, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank(ADCB) India & Thyron Informatics, and has held senior leadership roles with HCL Technologies, ICICI OneSource, & IDBI Bank. Prior to transitioning into the corporate world, he was a Captain in the INDIAN ARMY.

He specialises in the areas of Leadership, Execution & Organisational Performance Management (OKRs), OD & Change Management facilitation. He has extensive experience in mentoring startups, managing rapid & large scale expansions, downsizing, merger /de-merger, acquisition (M&A) integration.

Anil is passionate about helping individual, teams & organisations (especially Startups & Social Purpose Organisations) “Do Good & Do Well”. He helps organisations integrate, align & synergise different moving parts. Simply put, he guides STARTUPS deliver a more holistic & sustainable growth.

NARESH GOUR

NARESH GOUR

Co Founder & Chief Operating Officer

Naresh is a senior technology leader, a forward thinker, visionary, and strategist. He has handled regional and global leadership roles for mid-and large-sized organizations, including Head of IT for Amdocs India & APAC.

Naresh brings with him close to three decades of extensive insights and experience building large operations, driving organization growth while focusing on customer needs, senior CXO engagement, and vendor management.

He has worked across different functions, managing and leading global teams to establish new sites in India and APAC for MNC’s. In his previous organization, he has been responsible for driving IT Strategy & transition, digital technology transformation, IT Infrastructure design & deployment, program management, organization performance management, and post-merger integration (PMI).

Naresh is a fitness enthusiast and avid cyclist and loves going for long rides on hidden Pune cycling trails.

Dr. Nikhil Agarwal

Dr. Nikhil Agarwal

CEO, First IIT Kanpur (SIIC)

Dr Nikhil Agarwal is India’s foremost Innovation and Policy expert. He is currently the CEO, IIT Kanpur Startup Incubation and Innovation Center (SIIC). SIIC is an initiative of "Foundation for Innovation & Research in Science & Technology (FIRST)" of IIT-Kanpur responsible for innovation work. He was Senior Advisor with FICCI on government innovation and convener of Denver based policy think-tank India Global. He was also the Vice Chairman of MILAP, GoM (Mahaashmita Innovation Livelihood Accelerator Program)

In 2017, he was nominated as Fellow of IC2 Institute, University of Texas at Austin. In 2014, Indian Prime Minister urged Indian diaspora to return to the country to serve the motherland. Dr Agarwal responded to the call and joined Mr N. Chandrababu Naidu government in Andhra Pradesh as Chief Executive Officer (AP State Innovation Society) to kickstart the state-wide innovation agenda between 2015-2017.

In the past, he was the President and CEO of Cambridge Global Partners (CGP) and researcher at the University of Edinburgh. He is also the founder of Entrepreneur Café – a global movement spread in 110 cities and six continents, connecting over 45,000 entrepreneurs. Dr Agarwal has founded businesses and advised firms on strategic matters in the last 20 years of his career. He was the first Asian to be elected as Co-Chair of prestigious Internet Society Advisory Council (ISOC-AC) for 2008-10.

Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes

Dr. Ingrid Vasiliu-Feltes

Founder & CEO, Institute SEI Founder & CEO RevExpo Consulting

Named one of the top 100 global finance and healthcare leaders and recipient of several Teaching-,Research Excellence- and Women Leadership Awards. Entrepreneur, Innovation Ecosystem Builder, Speaker, Consultant, Board Advisor and Chief Ethics Officer at the Government Blockchain Association. Founder & CEO of Institute SEI and Revexpo Consulting LLC.

Is a healthcare executive, futurist and globalist who is highly dedicated to digital and ethics advocacy. She is a passionate educator and entrepreneurship ecosystem builder, known as an expert speaker, board advisor and consultant. Throughout her career she has received several awards for excellence in research, teaching or leadership. This past year she has been named one of the Top 100 Global Healthcare Leaders, Top 100 Global Finance Leaders and Top 100 Women in Crypto. Additionally, she received the 2021 Excellence in Education Award, serves as an Expert Advisor to the EU Blockchain Observatory Forum, and was appointed to the Board of UN Legal and Economic Empowerment Network.

Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is the Founder and CEO of The Science, Entrepreneurship and Investments Institute and currently serving as a Country Director for WBAF USA, Senator of WBAF, Faculty Member of the WBAF Business School- Division of Entrepreneurship, and teaching the Executive MBA Business Technology Course at the UM Business School.

She is also acting as the Chief Ethics Officer for GBA Global, President of Detect  Genomix and as the Chief Quality and Safety Officer at MEDNAX. Additionally, she provides leadership to the MEDNAX Center for Research, Education, Quality and Safety.

During her academic tenure she taught several courses within the Medical School, as well as the combined MD/PhD and MD/MPH programs. Throughout her career, Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes held several leadership positions and is a member of numerous prestigious professional organizations. She holds several certifications, such as Bioethics from Harvard, Artificial Intelligence and Business Strategy from MIT Sloan, Blockchain Technology and Business Innovation from MIT Sloan, Finance from Harvard Business School, Negotiation from Harvard Law School, Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Stanford Graduate School of Business, Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management, Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Patient Safety Officer by the International Board Federation of Safety Managers, Master Black Belt in Lean and Six Sigma Management, Professional in Healthcare Quality by the National Association of Healthcare Quality, Manager for Quality and Organizational Excellence, by the American Society for Quality, and Certified Risk Management Professional by the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management. 

Additionally, Dr. Vasiliu-Feltes is an Honorary Advisory Board Member of several companies, as well as an Editorial Board Member for several international publications such as Frontiers In Blockchain, Blockchain In Healthcare Today, a Member of the Fintech Xpertsleague, as well as the Ambassador for several international not for profit organizations, most notably Blockchain in Healthcare Today, Inspired Minds, and Women in AI.

Mr. Sreenivas Narayanan

Mr. Sreenivas Narayanan

Managing Director, ASSIST

Sreeni has extensive experience in the development sector spanning over two decades. A Chemical Engineer by training with an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, he has led & been involved in development projects in over 20 countries across Asia.

His brainchild, the AsianNGO, is a one-stop set of interlined databases of funding and grant opportunities, partnership prospects, and learning resources for NGOs, nonprofits, and development organizations in Asia. It has become Asia’s leading platform supporting development organizations to address issues that they face.

Within the AsianNGO ecosystem is a quarterly publication called iMPACT Magazine, the first and only publication for Asia’s social sector. With online and print versions, iMPACT has become a great source of learning for development professionals. The magazine features insights, interviews and practical advice that cut across borders and themes, from some of the most innovative and influential minds in their industries.

Both AsianNGO and IMPACT are social ventures of the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST), an NGO also founded and managed by Sreeni. It is an international, self-sustaining, Pan-Asian non-profit organization that promotes capacity building to achieve progress and profit in the region.

Sanjeev Rao

Sanjeev Rao

Transformation Leader & Professor, EM Lyon( France)

Sanjeev has 25+ years of experience across Business, Leadership Coaching and Digital Transformation across the globe. Sanjeev is a Telecom Engineer with an MBA from INSEAD and is based in France last 23 years. He is also a visiting professor at EM Lyon Business School. He has experience with the Boston Consulting Group, Alstom and Gateway to India, looking at the development and transfer of technology from France to India as well as developing business in both the American and Asian regions. Sanjeev is also one of the Trade Commissioners of France in India since 2009 and is a visiting professor at EM Lyon and is on the board of a few Euro Indian Ventures and Think Tanks. He is also one of the Trade Commissioners for France in India since 2009. With the world changing so rapidly, there is an urgent need for leaders and organizations to reinvent themselves and remain relevant. Sanjeev helps Executives of Top European MNC’s to accept this change and be ready to deal with this the new business paradigm shifts facing us.

Mr. Anand Saklecha

Mr. Anand Saklecha

Founder, Asco Capital

Anand is the founder partner of M/s Anand Saklecha & Co& founder-director of ASCO Capital Pvt. Ltd. He has vast experience in Project Financing, including Debt Counselling, Project Appraisal, and Techno-Economic Viability (TEV) study, CMA Preparation and negotiating terms. Anand has been guiding entrepreneurs of varied industries in setting up the greenfield and brownfield projects. He has also been a part of a campaigning program of Banks and FIs to conceptualize and canvass their financial products to Corporate and other Business Houses. He is one of the founding members of Nanhe Farishte (An NGO working towards people living with Cancer and Cancer Awareness Programs) & Rang-e-Mehfil (An initiative to preserve traditional and classical music). Anand's optimistic approach towards the start-up ecosystem is second to none. Hence, he has been continuously pushing and arranging mentoring sessions for start-ups in Indore to develop an "innovative mission and vision statement for their innovative business ideas."

Mr. Karan Rele

Mr. Karan Rele

Managing Director, Karya Resource Management

Karan Rele is Managing Director at Karya Resource Management Private Limited and Designated Partner at Karya Realty LLP. He specializes in business development, private financing, resource management, investments and financial planning, overseas business development, and real estate. Karan has expertise in helping businesses and start-ups achieve their maximum potential through restructuring and innovation, managing resources, and creating growth strategies. He has an extensive domestic and global network. He advises companies on equity and debt transactions, securing private financing, and foreign direct investment. Karan consults and advises on the formation and set up of Indian companies and start-ups in Germany. He has extensive experience advising on the German Permanent Residency Program and fixed income investments in the German real estate market for high net worth individuals and family offices. In domestic real estate, Karan manages construction and development projects at Karya Realty and consults on real estate matters concerning mining, forest and environmental issues.

Dr Babar Afzal

Dr Babar Afzal

Founder, Pashmina Goat Project

Babar is a sustainability and climate change crusader from Jammu & Kashmir. His journey is a one which is an intertwine of several different threads. It’s about a man who quit his Silicon Valley career and became a shepherd in Jammu & Kashmir. And took upon himself to guard the roots of the eco-system and gift the perfection that is Pashmina, to the world and in the process give back as much to the community that has selflessly given us the finest fabric known to man. Babar is now a Pashmina Goat Shepherd and a Pashmina Abstract Artist from past 10 years. He holds a vision to democratize the authentic Pashmina eco-system of the world and break the monopolies of this industry in favour of the communities at the bottom of the pyramid, while conserving and enhancing the life of the Pashmina goats and delivering on 8 of the 17 United Nations sustainable development goals. He is an Author, Artist and the founder of the Pashmina Goat Project and has a dream of brining in lasting peace in the region of Kashmir through economics and educations through Pashmina eco-system that has directly and indirectly one million people linked to it for their livelihood and survival.

Recipient of multiple national and international awards and fellowships and featured regularly in state, national and international media, he has been referred many a time as "The most credible man and voice on Pashmina in the world". Babar is a proud recipient the Shri. Rabindranath Tagore Award, Dr. B R Ambedkar Award, Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award, The Karmaveer Chakra Silver and Bronze Medals (instituted with UN), Bharat Gaurav Award, the Promising Indian Award, Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2019 by AACC, Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate Ph.D) Peace and Humanity (CIAC), Paramount Medallion of Honor, Scion of Magna Mater (WPDO), International Peace Governor (WPDO). He is a WIRED Innovation Fellow (UK), REX Global Fellow (UN) and a seven times TEDx Speaker and a TED Residency Finalist. Babar has been profiled by TIME Magazine, BBC, NASDAQ, Bloomberg, ABP News, Republic TV and over 600 newspapers and magazines and news portals. His life and work was chosen for making a documentary film ‘The Call of Pashmina’ by international directors. The documentary has won several international awards in India, USA and Germany and has been screened across all the continents as a story of internal change and inspiration.

Babar has been profiled by TIME Magazine “The Genius Issue”, BBC, CNN, Bloomberg etc.

Dr. Babar Afzal is an Ex-McKinsey Analyst and a Profiled Ethical Hacker. He is a Bachelor in Electronics and a Post Graduate in Business and holds over 20 International Business, Cutting Edge Technology and Sales Certifications (including CISSP, CCIE, PMP, CBE, CBA, Certified Blockchain Expert and Certified Blockchain Architect)

Abhijit Deshmukh

Abhijit Deshmukh

Head of Products and Research

Abhijit has been leading digital products from concept to production for more than a decade. He is passionate about building and scaling great consumer technology products and teams.

He loves using exponential technologies to build a more inclusive and sustainable world. At Metta social , he is responsible for Research and Product development. In the past , he has led Digital transformation initiatives including but not limited to Enterprise mobile applications, Artificially Intelligent Chatbots, and Robotic process automation initiatives

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