Deshpande Foundation

Message from the Sr. Director

We encourage micro-entrepreneurs from rural and semi-urban communities to utilize their existing skills and create a fruitful livelihood. Our skill training and marketing programs offer them business strategies and network support with an aim to establish clusters & enterprises that will generate better revenues. We aspire to thereby uplift and empower small-business owners from these communities."

Vijay Purohit,Sr. Director

People

People

Aravind Chinchure

Aravind Chinchure

CEO

Vijay Purohit

Vijay Purohit

Senior Director, MEDP

Basavaraj Shettar

Basavaraj Shettar

Operations Manager - Food Cluster

Pratap Gujar

Pratap Gujar

Senior Operations Manager - Leather Cluster

Praveenkumar Nishanimath

Praveenkumar Nishanimath

Senior Executive-Aari Cluster

Saeed Ahemed Girni

Saeed Ahemed Girni

Program Associate

Shivanand Somannavar

Shivanand Somannavar

Project Manager

Surekha V Mirajkar

Surekha V Mirajkar

Assistant Manager - Pragati

Swapnil Labade

Swapnil Labade

Innovation Associate - Food Cluster

Veerayya Hiremath

Veerayya Hiremath

Project Manager