Meet The Team
Nous Consultants brings together domain experts, each with leadership experience in their own field. Spanning civil society, NGOs, academia, corporate sector, and the government, we blend our expertise across all spheres and domains to provide comprehensive solutions.
Jayapadma comes with an experience of over 25 years in community-based organisations, bi-lateral aid and CSR organisations as well as research and academic institutions. An alumnus of IRMA, and a Chevening Scholar, Jaya serves on the Board of Timbaktu Collective and is an Advisor to Voice4Girls.
Neelima has over three decades of experience working on development issues, having held leadership positions with leading non-profits and for-profits. She has been the Director CSR and Sustainability for Coca Cola India and South West Asia and later the Group CSR Head for Vedanta Group.
Poonam is Founder and Director of NEEV Research, and specializes in field research, digital data collection, project management, data analysis, policy outreach and training. She has over two decades of experience in impact evaluations and socio-political studies spanning different sectors in 18 Indian states.
Rashmi Sharma is a senior visiting fellow at the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER) and a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer. She has worked in several capacities in the central and state government in India, especially in the areas of school education and local government.
Rukmini has 25 years of experience working on issues of social change and sustainable development. She has worked extensively across a range of themes and spectrum of non-profits, corporate social responsibility, funding, facilitation & consulting. Her domains of expertise are: Funding and strategic assessment; Qualitative research and writing; Strategy development; Capacity building and mentoring.
Zenobia is Founder-Director of Escape Velocity, a boutique consulting firm focused on market strategy and marketing consulting. With 21 years of work experience, 15 of those in the consulting industry, Zenobia has consulted extensively with core focus on market entry strategy, growth strategy, branding and communication. Her work spans across diverse industries such as consumer goods, Health & Wellness, Chemicals, Education, Infrastructure etc.
Arjun Uppal is the current Vice President, Corporate Affairs at DCM Shriram Ltd. He has 38 years of experience with leading companies, many of whom are engaged with agribusiness. Arjun is a Chartered Accountant by training and did his BA (Hons) in Economics from St Stephens College.
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Hardy is a professor with Azim Premji University. He has worked in the areas pedagogy and teacher development in public schools for over 4 decades. Hardy has been regularly providing support and consultation to several State Governments apart from working with MHRD and NCERT.
Vimala Ramachandran is an internationally recognised researcher and thinker in education and women’s empowerment. She was involved in the conceptualisation of Mahila Samakhya (Education for Women’s Equality) and served as its first National Project Director. She was also a National Fellow and Professor of Teacher Management and Development in NUEPA.