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India's largest student empowerment network

THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

Meet the young and dynamic leadership team at Buddy4Study. Together, they bind the entire team to lead a single mission – Making scholarships accessible and empowering student community towards nation building.

  • Meet Our Leaders

Manjeet Singh

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Giving-up is not an option and continuous learning is the key mantra for Manjeet Singh. An Engineer from MERI by parent's choice and a serial entrepreneur by his own choice, he creates financial plans and technology architectures with equal precision. With technology-led solutions at the core of his problem-solving approach, he has been relentlessly working with corporates in designing and managing their education-related CSR schemes, especially scholarship and skill development programmes, focused on the holistic development of students from the economically weaker sections of society.
A fitness freak, an avid reader and a motivational speaker, he enjoys traveling and speaking to young students.

Manjeet Singh

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Giving-up is not an option and continuous learning is the key mantra for Manjeet Singh. An Engineer from MERI by parent's choice and a serial entrepreneur by his own choice, he creates financial plans and technology architectures with equal precision. With technology-led solutions at the core of his problem-solving approach, he has been relentlessly working with corporates in designing and managing their education-related CSR schemes, especially scholarship and skill development programmes, focused on the holistic development of students from the economically weaker sections of society.
A fitness freak, an avid reader and a motivational speaker, he enjoys traveling and speaking to young students.

Manjeet Singh

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Giving-up is not an option and continuous learning is the key mantra for Manjeet Singh. An Engineer from MERI by parent's choice and a serial entrepreneur by his own choice, he creates financial plans and technology architectures with equal precision. With technology-led solutions at the core of his problem-solving approach, he has been relentlessly working with corporates in designing and managing their education-related CSR schemes, especially scholarship and skill development programmes, focused on the holistic development of students from the economically weaker sections of society.
A fitness freak, an avid reader and a motivational speaker, he enjoys traveling and speaking to young students.

Manjeet Singh

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Giving-up is not an option and continuous learning is the key mantra for Manjeet Singh. An Engineer from MERI by parent's choice and a serial entrepreneur by his own choice, he creates financial plans and technology architectures with equal precision. With technology-led solutions at the core of his problem-solving approach, he has been relentlessly working with corporates in designing and managing their education-related CSR schemes, especially scholarship and skill development programmes, focused on the holistic development of students from the economically weaker sections of society.
A fitness freak, an avid reader and a motivational speaker, he enjoys traveling and speaking to young students.

Raj Kishor

Vice-President, Technology

Technology is not helpful if it doesn't learn to dream your dream. The DNA of Buddy4Study, its scholarship search engine, has learnt this coveted attribute courtesy Raj. He is a man of coding and programming languages and makes complex systems simplify the process of scholarships match-making. A Software Engineer by profession, Raj has built Buddy4Study's portal from scratch and is constantly endeavouring to achieve technological milestones in this journey of Buddy4Study. His belief is that online platforms must keep evolving their user journey in line with the advancements in technology and changing user preferences.
He spends most of his holidays in travelling to hills and mountains!

Ashutosh Kumar Burnwal

CSO & Co-Founder

Popularly known as the 'Scholarship man of India', Ashutosh founded Buddy4Study in the year 2011. Having closely experienced funding problems for his own education, he dedicated his life on this mission to help students facing financial difficulties. His passion and vision of impacting the lives of millions of students form the basis of all innovative products coming out from the organization’s armoury. Ashutosh is working towards expanding the universe of scholarships and encompass corporations, foundations, institutes and individuals in its fold to offer one-stop funding solution.
An alumnus of MERI, Kolkata and IMT-Ghaziabad, Ashutosh is also a prolific writer and has authored India's first scholarship book for students. He regularly contributes to leading publications such as The Hindu, Indian Express, Prabhat Khabar, etc.

Ravi Kant

Assistant Vice-President, Technology

Ravi is the brain behind the evolving technical architecture of Buddy4Study. He carries a rich experience of more than 13 years in Software industry including 7 years with IT giant Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). In TCS, he worked extensively on multiple projects, both domestic and international, with a stint in the UK as well.
The go-to man in the Buddy4Study technology team, Ravi ensures that the web and mobile platforms are up and running without any glitch. A firm believer in futuristic technology-led solutions, he regularly conducts technical sessions with team to upgrade their skills. His hobbies include playing badminton and reading books. When not working, he likes to spend time with family.

Ashish Jha

Chief Content Strategist

He is passionate about new/digital media and strongly believes that customised data/content supported by technology is the only effective way to create two-way engagement with young audience today. You can find him flipping through the political and international news and updates on start-up world in his free time.
A thorough communication professional with a strong background in online and print journalism; and marketing communication, Ashish has more than a decade of work experience in varied roles with multiple online education platforms and India’s premier news agency PTI. At Buddy4Study, he leads a young team of creative writers, researchers, digital enthusiasts and designers to keep the buddies of Buddy4Study engaged 24*7 with scholarship opportunities and career counselling.

Vijay Roy

Vice President-Customer Success Operations

His core strength lies in providing operational, implementation and strategic support to large scale projects. A former ‘Teach for India’ fellow and a management graduate from SPJIMR, Vijay is passionate about the development sector, especially the education domain. He spends his free time supporting education related causes and teachers’ development projects.
Vijay leads the Customer Success Strategy and Operations at Buddy4study. With the core belief that ‘customer success is our success’, Vijay ensures that every partner of Buddy4Study is happy and successful towards achieving their project goals. Prior to Buddy4study, he was leading the CSR strategy and partnerships for Sterlite Power and Group companies. Over the last 12 years of his professional journey, Vijay has been working towards understanding and solving the problems of both non-profit and for-profit companies.

V Karthik

Head-Finance

With more than one-and-a-half decade of experience in managing corporate Finance and Accounts, he is one of the key pillars of Buddy4Study. His hobby is to play with numbers, be it the equations of mathematics or statistics involved in churning out data from his financial Excel sheets. He boasts to be a part of the Buddy4Study mission that revolves around tangible numbers of calculating smiles, hopes and dreams. The journey of empowering the lives of millions of students in India has now become a part of his life as well.
When not playing with numbers, you can find him guiding students in his society and around his community.

Neha Sharma

Head-Human Resource

Creating joy for workforce is her everyday priority at Buddy4Study! The policy gate-keeper of the organisation, Neha has been creating happy workplaces for more than 7 years now. She ensures that all the employees are tuned and engaged to the ultimate vision of the company. She also creates sense of everyday accomplishment among the employees by reflecting on the positive impact that the collective efforts would produce.
She takes pride in her wonderful journey along that of Buddy4Study with a vision to positively impact millions of students by enabling them with quality education.

Shiv Tiwary

Mentor/Advisor

He is also on the National Expert Committee on Banking, Finance and Insurance of the Indian Chamber of Commerce. Shiv holds a Degree in Engineering from Marine Engineering and Research Institute (MERI), Kolkata and a degree in Management from NITIE, Mumbai.
Shiv is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Reliance Nippon Life Insurance Company Limited. He has over 17 years of rich experience across Marketing, Strategy, Business Planning, Change Management, Distribution Development and Business Transformation. Prior to Reliance Nippon Life, he has held leadership positions at YES Bank where he was responsible for strategy development and implementation across Insurance Distribution, Equity Broking, Investment Banking, FIG and headed the PMO for strategic initiatives. Shiv has a rich experience in the areas of corporate strategy at Aviva India and as a management consultant at the Tata Strategic Management Group (TSMG).
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