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ILSS Leaders, the alumni of our flagship 9-day Leadership Program, come from fields as varied as finance, retail, technology, media, education and defence, but share a common passion for the cause of making India a more equal, more just and more peaceful country. ILSS Leaders are a tightly-knit community of sensitised professionals, who are aligned to the different paradigms of social development, aware of the challenges and social realities, and inspired and energised to work in the social sector. The alumni are now discovering their own place in the world of social change and helping each other on their journeys, supported by the ILSS team in their endeavours.

Alumni Updates

ILSS Leaders are taking meaningful steps towards creating lasting positive impact in the society, and are truly #ILSSChampionsOfChange

  • Maloo Natarajan

    ILSS Batch: December 2018

    Previous role(s): Executive Director, DBS Singapore

    Current role: Chairperson, FICCI FLO Mumbai Chapter

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  • Raja Natarajan

    ILSS Batch: August, 2019

    Previous role(s): Dep. Managing Director, Sage Publications India

    Current role: Core Team Member, Director - Finance and Administration at Kaivalya Education Foundation

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  • Suki Iyer

    ILSS Batch: January, 2018

    Previous role(s): External Board Member, NIIT Technologies

    Current role: Director, Fundraising and Partnerships at Reap Benefit

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  • Deepti Beri

    ILSS Batch: January 2018

    Previous role(s): Chief Commercial Officer, Sheroes

    Current role: Founder, Curious Times; Sr. Financial Advisor, Saarthi Education; Chief Financial Advisor, Sheroes

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  • Proteek Kundu

    ILSS Batch: April 2019

    Previous role(s): Tata Teleservices, Vodafone

    Current role: Head of Partnerships, Let's All Help

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Alumni Voices

ILSS Leaders share their experience of attending the 9-day residential leadership program.

  • “ILSS was an immersive, exhilarating journey that renewed my faith in myself, fellow human beings and the path into the social space.”

    Romonika D Sharan, ILSS – January 2020
  • “ILSS is a transformative experience as it opens your eyes, every single day, to a different set of problems. It’s very likely that you will get deeply engaged with one sector or the other”

    Dipali Sheth, ILSS April 2018
  • Entrepreneur and former CIO Sanjeev Prasad, who attended the December 2018 edition of the ILSS Leadership Program, now sits on the board of Anudip Foundation and serves as an advisor at QCI. The social sector allows one to create real impact, he says.

    Sanjeev Prasad, ILSS December 2018
  • ILSS gave me an overview of the challenges the social sector is trying to address, the opportunity to meet and get inspired by some great minds.

    Unny Radhakrishnan, ILSS January 2018
  • Post ILSS, I feel a sense of purpose like I have never felt before. I feel a burning desire to make all wrongs right. I dream of a better world.

    Arundhati Maitra, ILSS April 2018

Our Alumni Come From

ILSS Alumni come from different backgrounds and industries. Here are some companies where our alumni worked before transitioning to the social sector.

Alumni Stories

Read stories of personal and social transformation by ILSS Alumni on our blog.

A chance at doing something worthwhile

ILSS alumnus Harish Doraiswamy writes about his search for new direction, journey into the social sector and finding the right opportunity. A year and a […]

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From the forces to the farmland

ILSS alumnus Col Soumendra Pandey writes about his search for a second career and how he found his calling in rural India and sustainable farming. […]

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The joy of conscious citizenship

ILSS alumna Dr Lata Ghanshamnani writes about her experience as a non-profit founder and how daily actions towards change help her find meaning and happiness. […]

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Working on social development is not a choice anymore

Following her participation at the ILSS Leadership Program, Deepti Beri has set up a pioneering venture for young readers and also mentors non-profits in the […]

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A meeting of like minds

As she goes about setting up a family foundation and articulating its vision and philosophy, Sheena Gandhi says she draws inspiration from the perspectives gained […]

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‘My skills have a role in the social sector’

Brand and marketing specialist Mohit Beotra is the brain behind the Air Pollution Action Group, set up to address a crisis that affects the lives […]

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