Enabling Citizens to Access Basic Services From Their Governments

Meet The Team

eGov was founded in 2003, as a collective of world-class technologists, strategists, and policy professionals with an enduring commitment to solve India’s societal challenges. We are problem-solvers and responsible builders of communities and ecosystems, motivated by a sense of responsibility for making the country better — and the thrill of finding solutions that can improve crores of lives.

Leadership


Viraj Tyagi

CEO

Viraj Tyagi is the CEO of eGov Foundation. He is passionate about the impact of a jugalbandi of public digital platforms, policies and ecosystem in solving complex societal problems at scale and speed. Prior to joining the impact sector Viraj was an entrepreneur and corporate leader with wide ranging experience in building large businesses in Europe and India.. He is a serial entrepreneur, active investor in start ups and a mentor to entrepreneurs. Viraj was the CEO and co-founder of NettPositive – one of the first Big Data and Analytics companies in India. He is also a co-founder of fintech start-up - Finnable. He is on the board of several start-ups and companies . He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore (IIM-B) and Indian Institute of technology (IIT – BHU).

Chandar Muthukrishnan

Chief Operating Officer

Chandar has 25 years of experience in enterprise software application management across manufacturing, telecom and media domains. He has experience of working in both start-up and mature environments, and has taken a start-up team to a medium sized enterprise of 2000 people. Chandar has played key roles across Business Enablement, Program management, Product Engineering, Consulting, Account Management and Process Engineering. Prior to joining eGov, he was Senior Vice President of Client Solutions & Business Enablement at Prime Focus Technologies Limited. Before that he had worked with Wipro for 10years, where he worked in various roles in software delivery . He is an Electrical & Electronics engineer from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University.

Manish Srivastava

CTO

Manish has 25 years of experience in creating enterprise scale softwares. He has experience of working in both start-up and mature environments, and has set up two startups from ground up in Enterprise Customer Experience Management and the other one in Wind Energy Scheduling & Forecasting. Manish has played key roles across Technology and Innovation Management. Before that he was with Infosys for 17 years, where he worked in various roles as a technology consultant and solution architect with various Global 2000 companies. He is a ‘96 batch, B.Tech. graduate of IIT-BHU. Manish is passionate about technology and deeply vested in the societal good that it can bring. He also mentors a few startups.

Jojo Mehra

Vice President- Product

Jojo Mehra leads product management eGov. He is a digital innovations professional with experience in leading product development, business model innovation and digital strategy. He is passionate about the role that digital technologies and innovation can play in addressing some of the most pressing societal challenges we face. He believes that we have entered a new techno-economic paradigm that is changing our work, our cities and our societies and that it is incumbent upon us to ensure that this change works for the many and not just the few. He was part of the early team at some of the pioneering digital start-ups like rediff.com and Yoomedia Plc. and also co-founded a shared accommodation platform and an HRtech startup. Jojo holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Loyola College (Chennai, India), a postgraduate degree in Creative and Media Enterprises from the University of Warwick (UK) and recently attended a Master’s programme in Technology Governance and Digital Transformation from the Ragnar Nurkse Department of Innovation and Governance at Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia).

Gautham Ravichander

Director- Policy & Advocacy

Gautham leads eGov’s policy initiatives with the Government of India and partner states. He started his career at Janaagraha where he led the Ward Infrastructure Index Program and was a founding team member of The Education Alliance. Gautham has a MIB degree from Fletcher where his studies focused on social enterprises and leveraging business models to reach underserved populations. At Fletcher, Gautham organized and co-chaired the first Tufts Innovation Symposium on Scaling Innovation in Emerging Markets.

Ameya Ashok

Head of Policy Advocacy, Impact & Research

Ameya leads the policy partnerships, advocacy, and monitoring-evaluation-research portfolios at eGov. He started his career as a speechwriter with Dr. Shashi Tharoor in the Ministry of Human Resource Development, followed by stints as a researcher with the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations, the World Peace Foundation, and the International Peace Institute, and most recently worked with the Macroeconomics and Policy Advocacy team at Tata Sons. A psychologist and lawyer by training, Ameya holds MA & LLM degrees from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy; he also serves as a Faculty Fellow with the Takshashila Institution, where he teaches policy analysis.

Debleena Majumdar

Director - New Initiatives

Growing up, Debleena loved stories and numbers. She chose a career with numbers and for the first 12 years of her career worked in Investment Banking, Investment Management and Venture Capital with multiple global firms. For the last 7 years, she has been working in the Social Impact space, first from an investment lens, with Unitus Ventures and Gray Matters Capital, and then as an entrepreneur. She co-founded Kahaniyah, to combine her love for data and stories. She also built a platform called Chaabee to help students prepare for open schooling certification. She is a published author. She wrote a crime novel called "A Marketplace for Murder" and a non-fiction book called "Sabu, The Remarkable Story of India's First Actor in Holywood" which is slated to be adapted on-screen, soon. She contributes data-driven articles on mergers and on Education for Economic Times Prime.

Elzan Mathew

Director-Engineering

Elzan is the head of software implementation at eGov with 19 years of industry experience handling various states implementations and partner-led deliveries. She has been an integral part of the organization from the past 15 years where her contribution extends from product management, development and delivery of the product suits. She is instrumental in the success of eGov's presence in various locations like Chennai Corporation, New Delhi Municipal Corporation, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and many more

Krishnakumar Thyagarajan

Vice President – Special Projects

Krishnakumar is focused on creating and deploying solutions seeking profound outcomes in urban governance. Effectiveness of Citizen Services and governance. He has 22 years of experience spanning leadership roles in Tech Mahindra where he spearheaded new practises in the company. He began his career as a strategic consultant. He is a Six Sigma Black Belt and holds an MBA from SP Jain University.

Poornima Muniswamy

Program Director

Poornima has spent most of her career working on projects and programs in management consulting and technology. She thoroughly enjoys conceptualizing, designing and delivering programs to solve complex problems.
She has worked on complex transformation programs across multiple countries, connecting the content of business transformation with technology and change management requirements.
Over the last few years of her career, she worked on large multi-stream, IT based organisation transformation programs.

Pradipta Kundu

Program Director

Pradipta leads the Health Mission at eGov. A software professional with over 23 years experience, Pradipta, in the last five years co founded Samanvay Foundation a nonprofit focussed on technology heavy lifting; worked on service delivery improvement by the govt hospitals in tribal, underserved areas of eastern Madhya Pradesh; and led an open source software community. A strong supporter of open source technologies, she has led and anchored two popular open source projects focussed towards the social sector. Prior to that, in her last job at ThoughtWorks, India (a global IT consultancy) she played various roles from managing large software delivery projects to exploring the possibility of IT to improve health to the underserved working with large and small, international and local NGOs, and governments in multiple countries.

P.R. Krishnamoorthy

Vice President - Delivery

As VP Service Delivery, with a Master's in Engineering, he leads the Operations and Support Team and manages our major client for the last 9 years with result based Operational Support. He has extensive experience in driving product / technology strategy in Municipal and Government business environments with strong expertise in Technical consulting, New product commercialisation, Product innovation, Quality systems and leading-edge Citizen Centric technologies. He demonstrated strong acumen in spotting emerging Need-of-the-hour technology opportunities and developing niche product capability aligned to business plans.

Sudheer Gattu

Vice President – Program Management

Sudheer Gattu is a military veteran who effectively accomplished incident free aircraft operations; steered maintenance, material planning, and aviation safety management at Indian Air Force. He was a key member of the group that oversaw monitoring and evaluation of indigenous Light Combat Helicopter development project at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bangalore. Prior to joining eGov, Sudheer provided delivery and operations leadership for a large-scale IT modernization program for the Government of Maharashtra, and also managed the overall P&L in the business unit. He has a strong track record of delivering impactful IT solutions to the government departments. He has completed his M. Tech from IIT Kharagpur and executive MBA from SPJIMR Mumbai.

Trustees


Prof. S. Sadagopan

Managing Trustee

Professor Sadagopan is the Founder Director of IIIT-Bangalore. He had taught at IIT Kanpur and IIM Bangalore earlier. He is a product of Madras University and Purdue University, USA. He has been associated with many key transformational IT Projects with Social Impact including Railway Reservation System, RTGS, IMPS, Khajane and State Data Center / Wide Area Network in several States.

Srikanth Nadhamuni

Managing Trustee

Srikanth is the Managing Trustee of the eGovernments Foundation which he co-founded with Nandan Nilekani in 2003. He was also ‘Head of Technology’ at the UID Authority of India. Setup the Technology Center for the development, design and operations of the Aadhaar system to issue a National ID to all the 1.2 billion Indian.He is currently the CEO of Khosla Labs.

Leadership

Viraj Tyagi is the CEO of eGov Foundation. He is passionate about the impact of a jugalbandi of public digital platforms, policies and ecosystem in solving complex societal problems at scale and speed. Prior to joining the impact sector Viraj was an entrepreneur and corporate leader with wide ranging experience in building large businesses in Europe and India.. He is a serial entrepreneur, active investor in start ups and a mentor to entrepreneurs. Viraj was the CEO and co-founder of NettPositive – one of the first Big Data and Analytics companies in India. He is also a co-founder of fintech start-up - Finnable. He is on the board of several start-ups and companies . He is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Management – Bangalore (IIM-B) and Indian Institute of technology (IIT – BHU).


Chandar has 25 years of experience in enterprise software application management across manufacturing, telecom and media domains. He has experience of working in both start-up and mature environments, and has taken a start-up team to a medium sized enterprise of 2000 people. Chandar has played key roles across Business Enablement, Program management, Product Engineering, Consulting, Account Management and Process Engineering. Prior to joining eGov, he was Senior Vice President of Client Solutions & Business Enablement at Prime Focus Technologies Limited. Before that he had worked with Wipro for 10years, where he worked in various roles in software delivery . He is an Electrical & Electronics engineer from College of Engineering, Guindy, Anna University.