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

TEAM

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 youth in development diploma.


Vikram Patel

Operations Head

“I believe in bringing about change by creating examples, not by giving advice. I strive to live and show how change is possible.”

Vikram carries 14 years of experience in the developmental sector. As Operations Head, he handles the entire field operations of Buzz India. Ideas never lie idle with Vikram as he ever ready to take initiative and get things running.


Chandrasekariah

Community co-ordinator

“I want to help create that bridge between today’s dream and tomorrow’s reality. I see transformation happening through the women I work with on the field. They are changing their own lives, their families and communities. There’s hope.”

Chandrasekaraiah is a man of the community, that’s where he belongs. He mobilizes and motivates women on the ground for which his songs do the magic wand effect.


Ramasubramaniam

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.


Venkatesh

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.


Ashwini

Trainer

“As a trainer at Buzz I have seen how the women make us feel like a member of their families. It gives me great satisfaction to see that the work that I do is helping these wonderful women come up in life.”

Ashwini is a trainer who is truly empathetic and compassionate about the lives of the women. She has been instrumental in helping many of her trainees become entrepreneurs.


Ganesh

Trainer

“I want to do my bit in bringing as many women as possible outside the confines of the walls that restrict them from living a fulfilling life.”  

Ganesh’s training sessions are like fireworks. He quotes the Bhagavad Gita, coins slogans on the spot and fills the sessions with lot of energy.


Nagabushan

Trainer

“Teaching is always a two-way track. When I became a trainer with Buzz and saw how the training changed lives, I began learning how I could change my life for the better.”

Nagabushan is an innovative trainer. He uses various unconventional methods in his sessions, ensures that the message is delivered well and he follows-up with the women to know how they have made progress in their goals.


Jayaram

Trainer

“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.


Manjunath

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.


Devaraj

“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.


Ranjith

Driver

“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.


Manjunath

Driver

“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.


Nagesh

Trainer

“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.


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

Advisor

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

Advisor

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.


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