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FOUNDING PARTNERS


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FOUNDING PARTNERS


FOUNDING PARTNERS

Anurag Srivastava, Founding Trustee

Anurag Srivastava

Co-Founder

Anurag is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a successful serial entrepreneur. He is currently the CEO of Space Matrix, Founder and Managing Partner at Jungle Ventures, Co-Founder and Director and Board Member at Sconce Solutions Corporation and Mobikon. He is an Investment Committee Member at Accel Partners.

He resides in Singapore with his wife, Shagufta and two sons, Krish & Kabir.

Snehal Mantri

Founding Trustee

 

Snehal is the Director of Marketing at Mantri Developers, Bangalore. She has won numerous awards for her vision, innovation and leadership including Jaycees Honors’ “The Achiever - Outstanding Businesswoman of India” by the Worldwide Federation of Young Leaders & Entrepreneurs.

She enjoys traveling, yoga and spending time with her daughter Priyanka and son Pratik.

Prasoon Kumar

Co-Founder & CEO

Prasoon has a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Architecture degree from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. He has worked in India, USA, Hong Kong and Singapore over the past 10 years on architecture, master planning and regional planning projects.

He enjoys long distance running. His wife, Meenkashi is an architect too and they have two sons, Ruhaan and Rishaan.


BOARD OF ADVISORS

David Gensler

Former Co-CEO, Gensler

David is committed to design that blends creative and strategic considerations to produce innovative solutions. As one of Gensler's CEOs, David is responsible for the firm's operational infrastructure including communications, finance, human resources, risk management, knowledge management and technology.

David studied economics at Dartmouth College, and then earned an MBA at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

 

Rahul Mehrotra

Founder Principal, RMA Architects; Professor and Department Chair, Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design

 

Rahul teaches at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University as a Professor of Urban Design and Planning, and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design as well as a member of the steering committee of Harvard’s South Asia Initiative. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the Aga Khan Awards for Architecture and currently serves on the governing boards of the London School of Economics Cities Programme and the Indian Institute of Human Settlements.

Gouri Mirpuri

Founder, The Learning Farm; Co-founder, The HUB Singapore

Gouri is especially passionate about social entrepreneurs, youth assistance programs, environmental sustainability as well as arts and heritage. Gouri sits on the boards of The Environmental Film Festival, Playseam, AVPN, Secret (W) Business, Gone Adventurin and serves as an advisor to THIS for diplomats.

Gouri has lived in various countries over the past two decades and currently resides in Washington DC with her diplomat husband.


STRATEGIC PARTNERS

Robert Verrijt

Studio Director

Director, ArchitectureBRIO

Robert was born in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. After being awarded 2nd place at the Dutch Archiprix for his masters thesis in Architecture at the TUDelft, he moved to Sri Lanka where he joined the office of Channa Daswatte, one of Geoffrey Bawa's protégés. His work here included renovations, houses, high end condominiums, boutique resorts and hotels.

In Mumbai he has taught part time at the KRVIA school of Architecture, and the Balwant Sheth School of Architecture.

Prantik Mazumdar

Digital Marketing

Managing Partner, Happy Marketer       

Prantik is a Managing Partner at Happy Marketer, who leads the firm’s Social, Mobile & Display Advertising practice. He specializes in implementing data-driven digital campaigns for marketing, customer service & online reputation management. He conducts corporate trainings to evangelize the digital medium and help clients incorporate digital strategies that align with business objectives. 

When not with clients, he can be found either enjoying a game of cricket or chatting about sports, politics or public policy. 

 

TEAM MEMBERS

Marcella Segre

Project Curator

Marcella has an educational and professional background as a simultaneous interpreter, translator, freelance journalist and content curator. She has collaborated with several international NGOs working for the growth of awareness and the overcoming of discrimination, carrying out scientific research and in the planning and management of public events that promote human rights.

She has a passion for jungle treks and acroyoga and she loves cooking and dancing barefoot.

M.V.N. Raj

Partnership Manager

Raj has a Master's degree in Applied Psychology from the University of Bombay. He was an Industrial Psychologist with Larsen & Toubro Limted-Bombay, In-Charge of Recruitment & Management Development at AIR INDIA, General Manager with EASUN GROUP of Companies-Chennai, and Hon. Director of the Bangalore Kidney Foundation.

Raj loves wit and humour since these are essential for a good and healthy life. 

Roanna Medina

Operations Manager

Roanna graduated from Ateneo de Manila University in the Philippines with degrees in International Relations and Development Management. She has since worked on various social development projects in India and the Philippines focused on education, rural development, sports for development, HIV/AIDs awareness, and shelter. 

Roanna loves to climb, dive and salsa dance, and has the softest spot for her dog named Maddie.  


INTERNS & VOLUNTEERS

Our intern program is a great way to be directly involved and immersed in the mission of bB.

Intern & Volunteers

Current Interns & Volunteers

Anh Nguyen Tuong  Sheena Siao


PARTNERS


ALUMNI

Anita • Astrid Hugo • Duccio Aiazzi • Isle Van Winssen • Kunal Gaidhankar • Li Nicole • Manish Sinha • Nasha Pestonji • Nikita Verma • Rahul Kulkarni • Sarika Jain • Valda Bagaciovaite  Aurelia • Bea • Brinda Sengupta • Claude • Ekta • Hui Je • Jameson Sansone • Jorge • Kasturi Chatterjee • Meenakshi •  Oormila •  Patrizia • Paula • Peter Wang Hjemdahl • Pranav Aurora • Pratama • Rehan Vishwanath • Ritika Saraf • Timothy J. Richards • Audrius Liaugminas • Milind Sanghvi • Mathew Chacko • Palita Mak