We are young, energetic, passionate and hungry for positive change.


We are young, energetic, passionate and hungry for positive change.

Uthara Narayanan

Chief Changemaker

“I want to see India flourish with Indians who are truly independent. Indians who think for themselves and who have the skills and confidence to come out of the despairing cycle of debt and poverty to fulfill their dreams.”

As a social entrepreneur, Uthara’s goal is to alleviate poverty through capability building for the poor. She is an Acumen India Fellow 2015, GAP 2015 Change-maker and Unreasonable Institute India Lab Entrepreneur. She holds a Cost and Management Accountant (ICWAI) degree and a diploma in youth development.


Head - Support Functions

“After retirement I’ve embarked on an exploratory journey to see how I can contribute to the community. This journey is seeing places on the wheels of Buzz and its greatly rewarding to see the impact.”

Ramasubramaniam brings the wisdom of two decades of experience in the finance​ and HR field. As Head Support Functions, he handles all the finance and HR functions of the organization. And he does it with a meditative calm.


Operations Manager

“I’m not here to change the society. I’m here to motivate. I believe our work is more of social motivation and mobilisation than social change.”

Venkatesh ensures that our all our field operations – mobilisation, training and post training activities – are all functioning as planned. Being a positive team player, no problem is unmanageable for him. Everything is handled, with a smile.



“I am truly enjoying the process of transformation that my work is creating. It amazes me to see how the women get inspired and start applying the knowledge they receive through our trainings.”

Jayaram knows the pulse of the community. He knows their strengths, weaknesses and how they can be motivated to embrace change. This makes him a truly result-oriented trainer.



“I believe that my work is necessary for the rural communities. Their lives can change for the better with knowledge and exposure. I’m striving to do my bit towards this”.

Manjunath never refuses to accept any challenge. He probably carries a secret way finder which helps him find solutions for any challenge. He transpires this spirit in the women he trains and instils a certain confidence in them, something that contributes a great deal to their self-esteem.


“I wish I had the sensibility to not spend as much as we did for my own wedding. Now that I am a trainer with Buzz, I am learning and changing as I am teaching.”

Devaraj is a master conflict-resolution expert. Whenever there is a conflict in the team, he is the one who solves it all. He imparts this skill the women during his trainings, a skill that comes in very handy for them.



“It really touches me to see how people treat me with respect whenever they see me after the trainings. They are thankful for the work we do and this gives me satisfaction that I wouldn’t have got anywhere else doing the job as a driver.”

Ranjith almost never misses work. No training will be affected because Ranjith was not there to take the bus. His commitment and his way of doing things beyond the scope of his work are an inspiration to the entire team.



“As a part of the team, I am learning how to change my own life. I have started saving and I guide my family members on how to manage finances.”

Manjunath demonstrates a sense of ownership about the work that is commendable. He readily brings out his acting talent in the role plays at the trainings.



“I find an amazing amount of satisfaction in doing my job as I see the impact that it is creating.”

Nagesh is a passionate trainer and he makes sure that his trainings have are creative and innovative.

S Amarnath

Head - Programmes

Amar, young at heart, balanced in mind, leads us with such a poise that we all wish that we could become like him. He brings more than 30 years of experience in the social sector, working in the tough terrains of African countries.

Suresh K Krishna

Co-Founder and Advisor

Born 1971, Suresh K Krishna is Director of Grameen Koota Financial Services Pvt Ltd and has been with the social enterprise since 1999. He has a masters degree in sociology and has worked in the field of micro enterprise development and the promotion of women self-help groups. He’s the Chairman of Microfinance Focus, an online portal and on the board of Sa-dhan, a national MFI Association.

Dave Jongeneelen

Co-Founder and Advisor

Born in 1972, Dave is a graduate in Business and Modern Japanese Studies. He founded Better Future in 2003 and has worked for Hay Group International in the past. He’s the proud dad of Jander, Emme and Elea and the proud husband of Wieke.

Shweta Taneja


Shweta Taneja is a writer, author, scriptwriter and communication specialist with more than thirteen years of experience in digital and print communication. She’s published four books and more than two hundred articles and can be found lurking at @shwetawrites

Thejesh GN


Thejesh GN (ತೇಜೇಶ್ ಜಿ.ಎನ್) “Thej”  is an Independent Technologist, developer, blogger, data enthusiast and traveler from Bangalore, India. He is the cofounder of DataMeet. Loves exploring data and programming.

Srinivas Ramanujam

Srinivas is passionate about human-centered design and innovation in business models to create a positive impact on society and environment. After more than 15 years of experience across sectors in the corporate, he followed his heart into social entrepreneurship. He works with Villgro and looks after their investments in agriculture and allied sectors. He unwinds and does his best thinking while running early mornings.

Wieke van Dijken

Believing in a better future, Wieke van Dijken, guides people to be their best self. By listening, challenging and encouraging people, Wieke has the ability to see the bigger picture and to translate it to the first small steps in going for the journey to realize what really matters. As an activist she makes sure you don’t get lost in unimportant details, but always see the mission you are working for. She gives trust and energy and makes the journey fun!

PK Narayanan

PK’s passion is to help growth-driven leaders reach their potential and beyond; helping them to be even more successful thus creating a positive impact for themselves, their people, and the society at large. A keen observer of business and social entrepreneurship, leadership strategies and performances, PK brings-in varied skill sets that play an important part in coaching successful business leaders.

Gayatri Sriram

Consultant, advisor, coach, subject matter expert,  go-getter, rainmaker… there are many hats that Gayatri wears in Buzz. And all these hats fit her well and she brings energy into these strategic, impactful processes that propel the organization’s growth. A globally certified coach, Gayatri brings specialized expertise and live intuition to her roles in Buzz. She is driven by the shared purpose of women empowerment, delving deep into her personal experience to bring realistic, practical solutions to the issues that organizations and its people face as they grow and scale.

Prof. Sourav Mukherji

Professor Sourav Mukherji teaches post-graduate courses at IIM Bangalore on Organization Design and Inclusive Business Models. His research focus is on inclusive business models – businesses that address the needs of the poor in a financially sustainable manner. Sourav is an avid follower of sports, enjoys running long distances and explores means of transferring lessons learned from sports to management.



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