CORE TEAM

SMF has a team of professionals with expertise in programme strategy and process design, project management, teacher training, content development, assessment, and education research. It has a team of 54 people at the head office in Pune and 126 people working on the field for the Maharashtra and Goa projects.

As required, SMF consults with external resource-persons and agencies, including experts from NCERT and SCERTs, academicians, senior education officials, experienced teachers, and professionals from the management and technology domains. Meet SMF’s core team members below:

Mr. V. Venkataramana

DESIGNATION : CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mr. Venkataramana has 25 years of experience in the development sector, especially in primary education. He worked as a consultant (technical support group) to the Govt. of India for the District Primary Education Programme (DPEP) and SSA. He has designed and managed large scale projects with INGOs and NGOs including UNDP, Save the Children, Room to Read, Aga Khan Foundation and Naandi Foundation. His areas of expertise are programme design and management, proposal development, strategic planning, partnership management and networking.  As CEO at ShantilalMuttha Foundation, MrVenkataramana leads all programmes, strategic planning process and manages SMF internal systems.

Mr. Ashok Gopal
Mr. Ashok Gopal [SENIOR CONSULTANT]
Mr. Vidyadhar Shukla
Mr. Vidyadhar Shukla [SENIOR CONSULTANT]
Ms. Meenal Dashputre
Ms. Meenal Dashputre [DIRECTOR – PROGRAMMES]
Ms. Meghana Desai
Ms. Meghana Desai
Dr. Leena Deshpande
Dr. Leena Deshpande
Mr. Suman
Mr. Suman
Ms. Navjot Kohli
Ms. Navjot Kohli