Ratna Viswanathan

Ratna is the Chief Executive Officer at Reach to Teach, a social impact organisation working towards improving teaching and learning outcomes in Government Schools. She did her schooling at Rishi Valley, a Krishnamurthy Foundation India school that aims to equip students to meet an increasingly complex world without losing their individuality and humanity.  She is deeply passionate about making learning a joyful experience for students and teachers and believes in learning out of curiosity and competing with one’s own self to achieve one’s own potential. Ratna has an MA in English Literature. She writes columns when the fancy takes her on diverse subjects such as development, governance and defence.

Ratna gave up a highly coveted career in the Civil Services to join the development sector and has held leadership roles at Oxfam India, VSO, MFIN, UNEP and UNDP. She believes that the development sector gives one the flexibility and agility to bring long term systemic and transformational change to human lives. At Reach to Teach, Ratna seeks to work from within the existing education system to create an environment that enthuses key stakeholders in a child’s life, teachers and parents. Learning happens when it is supported by an enabling environment.

Ratna believes in fostering a culture of mutual trust and dignity to create safe and open spaces where people can find their own passion and excel. She believes in developing an organisation where everyone is constantly learning and growing in order to innovate and excel.

You can have fascinating conversations about food, people and cultures with Ratna. A big proponent of compassion and empathy, she is easy to talk to and is always ready to listen to people. On calls you will certainly find Nugget and Poppy, Ratna’s Golden Retriever and Lhasa Apso, an active part of the conversation.

Ratna Viswanathan

Chief Executive Officer

The RTT Team

Peter is a chartered accountant with over 30 years of experience working in financial and operational management for international businesses. Prior to joining Reach to Teach in 2013, Peter worked at two leading international strategy consulting companies. He was part of the senior financial team at Bain & Company and was the Finance Director at Monitor Company responsible for much of their international operations outside of North America.

Peter Thomas

Principal Director of Operations

Shalini leads the Programme Strategy function and provides oversight to state programmes in Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh. In a career spanning over two decades, Shalini has essayed several roles in the field of education – as a practitioner, researcher, course developer, and an innovator. She firmly believes in facilitating learning through strategic, equitable and systemic ways. Shalini is a Ph.D. in Development Studies and has participated in the Inquiry into the Stanford University Teacher Education Program (iSTEP).

Shalini Sharma

Principal Director, Programme Strategy

Ratna Viswanathan

Ratna Viswanathan

Chief Executive Officer

Senior Management

Shalini Sharma

Shalini Sharma

Principal Director - Program Strategy

Senior Management

Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas

Principal Director-Operations & CFO

Senior Management

Bimlesh Kumar

Bimlesh Kumar

Director - Program Operations

Program Operations

Aasheesh Barvey

Aasheesh Barvey

Senior Manager - Data Analytics

Program Operations

Shreya Baruah

Shreya Baruah

Senior Manager - Program Operations

Program Operations

Manoranjan Nayak

Manoranjan Nayak

Director - Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Shweta Dobhal

Shweta Dobhal

Senior Manager- Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Pratibha Joshi

Pratibha Joshi

Director - Monitoring Evaluation and Learning

Monitoring Evaluation and Learning

Devpal Shah

Devpal Shah

Senior Manager - Data Analytics

Accreditation

Priyanka Jain

Priyanka Jain

Director - Learning and Education

Learning & Education

Ratul Chowdhury

Ratul Chowdhury

Manager- Learning and Education

Learning & Education

Kaushik Sivasubramanian

Kaushik Sivasubramanian

State Head & Director SoE

Gujarat State Team

Dhruvkumar Joshi

Dhruvkumar Joshi

Senior Manager - Enrolment & Attendance

Gujarat State Team

Haresh Chaudhari

Haresh Chaudhari

Expert -Content Development and Review

Gujarat State Team

Vibha Shukla

Vibha Shukla

Officer - Quality & Assurance

Gujarat State Team

Bharti Sharma

Bharti Sharma

Officer - Home Learning & Assessment

Gujarat State Team

Mohammad Samir Shaikh

Mohammad Samir Shaikh

Senior Manager- Community Engagement

Gujarat State Team

Santosh Padhy

Santosh Padhy

Program Manager - Test Beds

Gujarat State Team

Shivaji Chinchkar

Shivaji Chinchkar

Manager - Accreditation Program

Haryana State Team

Anju Arya

Anju Arya

Officer - Accreditation Program

Haryana State Team

Devaki Adhikari

Devaki Adhikari

Manager - Communications

Communications

Nanditta Chibber

Nanditta Chibber

Director -Communications

Communications

Sudarshana Srinivasan

Sudarshana Srinivasan

Executive Assistant

CEO's Office

Jignesh Rathod

Jignesh Rathod

Senior Manager - Finance

Finance and Administration

Lalsingh Rathore

Lalsingh Rathore

Office Assistant

Finance and Administration

Subrat Kumar Nayak

Subrat Kumar Nayak

Senior Manager - Administration

Finance and Administration

Christina Cato

Christina Cato

Finance Controller

Finance and Administration

Nandita Jain

Nandita Jain

Senior Manager - HR & OD

Human Resources

Shikha Mathur

Shikha Mathur

Director - HR & OD

Human Resources

Reach to Teach Team

Work with us

If you are passionate about education and bringing joy into learning, work with us.

Send your resume with a cover note stating why you should be here.

Email: hr@reach-to-teach.org

Bimlesh leads Programme Management & Operations function and supervises the state programme in Gujarat. With RTT since 2017, he earlier led the education operations of the former Education and Community Programme and managed the Teacher and Head Teacher Development programmes. Prior to RTT, he was a Management Consultant for 13+ years and worked in the areas of business transformation, supply chain planning and optimisation, and strategic cost reduction.

Bimlesh Kumar

Deputy Principal Director, Programme Management & Operations

Peter Thomas

Peter Thomas

Principal Director, Operations & CFO

Peter is a chartered accountant with over 30 years of experience working in financial and operational management for international businesses. Prior to joining Reach to Teach in 2013, Peter worked at two leading international strategy consulting companies. He was part of the senior financial team at Bain & Company and was the Finance Director at Monitor Company responsible for much of their international operations outside of North America.

Shalini Sharma

Principal Director, Programme Strategy

Shalini leads the Programme Strategy function and provides oversight to state programmes in Haryana and Arunachal Pradesh. In a career spanning over two decades, Shalini has essayed several roles in the field of education – as a practitioner, researcher, course developer, and an innovator. She firmly believes in facilitating learning through strategic, equitable and systemic ways. Shalini is a Ph.D. in Development Studies and has participated in the Inquiry into the Stanford University Teacher Education Program (iSTEP).

Bimlesh Kumar

Deputy Principal Director, Programme Management & Operations 

Bimlesh leads Programme Management & Operations function and supervises the state programme in Gujarat. With RTT since 2017, he earlier led the education operations of the former Education and Community Programme and managed the Teacher and Head Teacher Development programmes. Prior to RTT, he was a Management Consultant for 13+ years and worked in the areas of business transformation, supply chain planning and optimisation, and strategic cost reduction.

Kartik Suri

Director, EdTech & Data Analytics

Kaushik Sivasubramanian

State Head, Haryana 

Manoranjan Nayak

State Head, Arunachal Pradesh 

& Director DPR & CE

Nainish Tikoo

Director, Strategic Partnerships

Devpal Shah

Senior Manager, Data Analytics

Dhruv Joshi

Senior Programme Manager, Enrolment & Attendance

Haresh Kumar Chaudhari

Senior Manager, Education

Jignesh Rathod

Senior Manager, Finance

Nanditta Chibber

Director, Communications

Shikha Mathur

Director, Human Resources & OD

Aasheesh Barvey

Senior Manager, Data Analytics

Christina Cato

Senior Manager, Finance

Nandita Jain

Senior Manager,

Human Resources & OD

Samir Shaikh

Senior Programme Manager, SoE

Santosh Padhy

Senior Programme Manager, SoE

Shivaji Chinchkar

Senior Programme Manager, Government Engagement 

Shreya Baruah

Senior Manager, Programme Operations 

Shweta Dobhal

Senior Manager, DPR & Community Engagement 

Subrat Nayak

Senior Manager, Administration & IT

Devaki Adhikari

Manager, Communications

Ishita Rampal

Manager, Communications 

Sudarshana Srinivasan

Programme Manager, EA to CEO

Vibha Shukla

Programme Manager, SoE 

Anju Arya

Programme Officer 

Bharti Sharma

Programme Officer, SoE 

Santosh Verma

Programme Officer, Community Engagement

Lalsingh Rathore

Administration Assistant