TEAM

Åsa Jonsson, Marketing and Research Fellow Åsa is currently finalizing the last year of her master studies in urbanism and international cooperation at Université Grenoble Alpes in France. After architectural studies in both the US and Sweden, she interned and worked as an architect in Stockholm. Looking for new challenges, she left travelling for one year in South-East Asia and Central America. Being someone that loves to work, she took up a freelance mission in marketing and also volunteered with an organization focused on economic empowerment for women in Guatemala. With billionBricks, focused on innovative shelter solutions for the homeless and most vulnerable communities, she is enjoying new challenges once again, but this time through projects having the potential to change billions of lives.

Åsa Jonsson

Marketing and Research Fellow

Åsa is an architect and now a master's student in urbanism and international cooperation at Universté Grenoble Alpes, France. She likes new challenges which has brought her to billionBricks. 

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Charlène Guidot, Product Design Associate Charlene is an enthusiastic designer from France who specializes in product innovation and well-being. She completed here Bachelor degree in Communication Space at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et des Metiers d’Art in Paris and a Master degree in Transcultural Design on the Shanghainese campus of the Ecole de Design de Nantes Atlantique. During her early career, she developed strong design and communication skills through projects she performed in Paris, Montreal, Beijing, Shanghai and Singapore. She’s been regularly invited to showcase her work during exhibitions and has participated in numerous art competitions. LinkedIn

Charlène Guidot

Product Design Associate

Charlene is a product designer specializing in human well-being. She studied Communication Space in Paris and Transcultural Design from Shanghai. A native of France, she now lives in Germany.

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Pranav Kumar Sinha, Market Development Pranav Sinha is a graduate from School of Planning and Architecture, Delhi. He is responsible for market development and servicing potential and existing Clients in North, Central and South America. Pranav is based in Los Angeles and has worked on Hospitality design projects for 15 years. A natural leader, collaborator and communicator, Pranav works closely with teams to ensure projects remain on budget and on time. It can be a challenge, but it’s one he’s willing to accept. LinkedIn

Madhura Joshi

Architectural Design Associate

An architect, Madhura did her MA in Architectural Regeneration from Oxford Brookes University, the UK. She has a keen interest in traditional arts and crafts, and leads implementation teams in India.

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Pranav Kumar Sinha

Market Development Manager

Pranav is based in Los Angeles and is a known expert in hospitality industry. A natural collaborator, Pranav has willingly accepted the challenge to open new opportunities for billionBricks' products.

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Prasoon Kumar, Co-Founder and 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

Prasoon Kumar

Co-Founder and CEO

Prasoon is an architect with Master Urban & Environmental Planning from ASU, USA, and worked in India, USA, Hong Kong and Singapore over 10 years in architecture, master planning and planning projects.

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Vinod Kumar

Site Engineer

Vinod is a engineer, and he finished his education in 2016 from Karnataka State, India. He is working with billionBricks as a site manager for the Konchur project in Karnataka.

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Roanna Medina, Operations Manager Roanna has degrees in International Relations and Development Management, and has experience in various social development projects in India and the Philippines focused on education quality and access, rural development, sports for development, HIV/AIDs awareness, and shelter. She is passionate about well-being, and self-empowerment, and is currenlty based in Bali, Indonesia. LinkedIn

Roanna Medina

Operations Manager

Roanna has degrees in International Relations & Development Management, and has worked in India and the Philippines. She is the backbone of billionBricks and is currently based in Bali, Indonesia.

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Robert Verrijt, Studio Director 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.

Robert Verrijt

Studio Director

Robert was awarded 2nd place at the Dutch Archiprix for his masters thesis in Architecture at the TUDelft. He lives in Mumbai and leads one of India's foremost design practices, ArchitectureBRIO, with his wife.

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Vinod Kumar, Site Engineer

Lin Shiyun

Design Intern

Shiyun is a Singaporean graduate from School of Interior Architecture & Design with merit and won numerous awards, as well as cert for entrepreneurship. She likes adventure and learning new things.

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STRATEGIC PARTNERS

 
Prantik Mazumdar, Strategic Partner for Digital Marketing 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. 

Prantik Mazumdar

Digital Marketing

Prantik is a Managing Partner at Happy Marketer, who leads the firm’s Social, Mobile & Display Advertising. He specializes in digital campaigns for marketing, customer service & online reputation management.

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Sharad Malhoutra, Strategic Partner for Business Strategy Sharad has over 12 years of global experience in conceiving, evaluating, and executing sustainable business strategies to drive profitable revenue growth, slash operational expenses and capital requirements. He currently works with EY where he is focused on commercialization of IP and Know- How of Fortune 50 companies. He recently moved to Cincinnati, USA from Singapore to help commercialize Intellectual property for one of the world’s leading consumer product companies. LinkedIn

Sharad Malhoutra

Business Strategy

Sharad has 12 years experience in conceiving & executing business strategies to drive profitable revenue growth, operational expenses and capital requirements. He works with EY and is based in Cincinnati, USA.

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TRUSTEES & ADVISORY BOARD

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. LinkedIn

Anurag Srivastava

Co-Founder

Anurag is a successful entrepreneur who's currently Group CEO of Space Matrix, Founder, Managing Partner at Jungle Ventures, Co-Founder & Director, & an Investment Committee Member at Accel Partners.

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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.

Snehal Mantri

Founding Trustee

Snehal is the Marketing Director at Mantri Developers, Bangalore. She has won numerous awards for her vision, innovation & leadership including “The Achiever-Outstanding Businesswoman of India”

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David Gensler, Advisory Board - Operations 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. LinkedIn

David Gensler

Advisory Board

David is Gensler's Former CEO. He was responsible for the firm's operational infrastructure including communications, finance, human resources, risk and knowledge management and technology.

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Eren Koon, Advisory Board - Marketing and Digital Media

Eren Koont

Advisory Board

Eren is a marketing professional that is passionate about turning customer needs into effective sales & marketing strategies. He is constantly innovating to support personal and organizational growth.

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Hari V. Krishnan, Advisory Board for Human Resources and Organisational Capacity Building Hari is a seasoned commercial general manager, who has spent the last decade helping offline industries in Asia ‘go digital’. He brings with him over 15 years of industry leadership – accelerating customer satisfaction, revenue growth, and user growth strategies for organisations across Asia Pacific and the United States.   As CEO of PropertyGuru Group, Hari manages the corporate direction and strategy and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Group across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.   Prior to PropertyGuru, Hari worked in leadership positions in companies such as LinkedIn, Fox Interactive Media, Yahoo! and Cisco.

Hari V. Krishnan

Advisory Board

Hari is CEO of PropertyGuru Group & is a commercial general manager. He is an leader in accelerating customer satisfaction, revenue & user growth strategies across APAC and the US.

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Kristy Castleton, Advisory Board - Events and Marketing Kristy designs and produces highly memorable events for brands. She is an entrepreneur, investor, author and founder of brand experience agency, Rebel and Soul. Kristy believes that business can generate good. For every experience Rebel and Soul create, they donate to worthy causes. In the last 3 years,they have designed events for some of the world’s biggest brands, Heineken, DBS, Chanel and Facebook, across 12 countries in Asia Pacific, generating over a quarter of a million impacts for good.

Kristy Castleton

Advisory Board

Kristy designs and produces highly memorable events for brands. She is an entrepreneur, investor, author and founder of Rebel and Soul, where events she led have generated over a quarter of million impacts for good.

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Rahul Mehrotra, Urban Planning and 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.

Rahul Mehrotra

Advisory Board

Rahul is Professor of Urban Design & Planning, & Chairman of Urban Planning and Design at Harvard University. He is also a member of the steering committee of the University’s South Asia Initiative.

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