Core Team

Anoop Nautiyal

Anoop Nautiyal : Founder Chairperson

Anoop Nautiyal is a social and corporate leader with global, national and state experience in government and for–profit sectors. He is well known for his participative and integrity driven leadership style with a high degree of passion for improving lives and giving back to society.

Anoop has extensive experience in successfully establishing operations of size and scale in the state of Uttarakhand. He has worked very closely with the state government while leading the 108 emergency services in PPP mode as its founder Chief Operating Officer.

Anoop has worked abroad for a decade in Hong-Kong, Indonesia and Bangladesh and was the Country Manager-India for Swedish clothing giant H&M (Hennes and Mauritz). He studied in Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University and the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), New Delhi. Anoop is a prolific columnist, writing for state and national media on development and governance issues.

Ashutosh Kandwal

Ashutosh Kandwal : Co-Founder

After receiving a PG diploma in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations as well as Computer Applications and Programming, Ashutosh has dedicated his career to the development, health and social sector. He has successfully led and managed several initiatives for international aid organization such as Futures Group International in Uttarakhand, through various USAID funded projects. These include projects on HIV/AIDS, National Programs like RCH/NRHM and PPP initiatives under Innovations in Family Planning Services. Ashutosh has also played an important role in the process of drafting the Health and Population Policy 2013 for the state of Uttarakhand.

Apart from the above initiatives, Ashutosh has had a rich career in devising public health strategies and extending technical support in implementing PPP strategies in coordination with the government and ground level agencies. Starting his career with a regional NGO, he went on to work with state level network organizations in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand like Volunatry Health Organizations, the Uttarakhand State Health Department and the international development agency, Futures Group International.


Prerna Raturi : Sustainable Development and Community Outreach

Prerna Raturi is an independent writer and editor with two decades of experience in print and digital media. She contributes to publications such as the Business Standard, DNA, Outlook, Open, Fast track, and others. Known for simplifying the complex and translating jargon in easy-to-understand language, Prerna leans in for issues such as gender equality, and the pressing problems of deforestation, migration, and sustainable tourism in the hill state of Uttarakhand.

As a co-founder of Sustainable Green Initiative, a social enterprise which plants fruit trees in community lands to alleviate hunger, poverty, and climate change; Prerna is actively involved in strategizing tree planting projects and reaching out to beneficiaries at the grassroots.

Prerna has also worked with Action India, a Delhi-based feminist NGO and has produced two books – one on the girl child and another on AIDS/HIV awareness among youth. She has a Masters degree in English literature from Kirori Mal College, Delhi University.

Rishabh Shrivastava : Policy Analyst and Digital Editor

Rishabh Shrivastava is an entrepreneur and a law student from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehra Dun. He is also Editor-In-Chief of The Analysis, a media website which is dedicated for providing unbiased and propaganda free news. Apart from his role at Gati as a Policy Researcher, Rishabh is also serving as President of a Bhopal based research think-tank, Hari Kamal Foundation for policy research which focuses on the issues of environment, energy, politics and governance.

Rishabh also looks after data and social media analytics. He has been part of various national and international magazines, journals and digital portals. Rishabh is a keen political observer and public policy enthusiast. He has on-ground as well as policy research experience on vast number of developmental issues including solid waste management, menstrual hygiene, renewable energy, climate change, law and policy.

Sachin Juyal Alliances & Partnerships

Sachin Juyal : Alliances and Partnerships

Sachin Juyal is an entrepreneur who studied at the University of Wales in the United Kingdom. Armed with an MBA with specialization in Finance, Sachin has had an accomplished track record primarily in the areas of business development and corporate management.

Sachin’s passion for the outdoors and the Himalayan region led to the establishment of Camp Dogadda, an experiential outdoor campsite in Himalayan Uttarakhand. As its Co-Founder, he takes responsibility for the income generation and integration of rural, hill communities living within close proximity to the Camp. Sachin is determined to add value to Gati Foundation by facilitating partnerships with global and national organizations working within the social space.

Pyare Lal: Community Outreach Associate

Pyare Lal : Community Outreach Associate

Pyare Lal is a community outreach associate at Gati. Born and brought up in Chinyalisaur in the distant district of Uttarkashi, Pyare brings the native knowledge and local experience to the team. He has completed a two year Diploma Program in Computer Hardware Networking. Pyare has worked for more than five years as a Service Engineer with Wep Solutions, the printing business arm of Wipro Limited.

Pyare has been associated with Gati since its inception. Prior to Gati, he has been a part of various citizen centric campaigns advocating improved services for impoverished communities. Apart from his responsibilities at Gati, Pyare is working on an ambitious organic farming project with villagers in his home district.

Suraj Jaiswal : Community Outreach Associate

Suraj has completed his masters in Media and Journalism Studies from Doon University, Dehradun. Suraj has specialized in Development Communication. He firmly believes in the power of a well-established network and targeted outreach. He has played an integral role in conceptualizing and executing several citizen outreach programs for the foundation.

Suraj has also been master-trainer with Annual Status of Education Report pioneered by ‘Pratham’, an NGO working on Elementary Education. He is an excellent athlete and an adventurer.

Upasana Ray : Designing & Campaigns

Upasana is a law student at School of Law, UPES Dehradun. She is the Former Local Committee President at AIESEC Dehradun, a youth-based organization. Apart from being an outstanding public speaker, Upasana has a good command over designing and graphic development tools.

She is a self-taught designer and has been coordinating and curating a large number of projects for the Foundation. She also helps in managing volunteer base for the Foundation. Upasana loves to travel and takes breath-taking pictures.

Shubhra Sotie : Digital Editor

Shubhra is a law student & an aspiring environmental lawyer. She soon realized in her study of law that she can turn her passion and love for the environment into a profession. Shubhra has interned with eminent environmental law organizations such as Enviro Legal Defence Firm (ELDF) and Legal Initiative for Forest & Environment (LIFE).

Shubhra is instrumental in designing research projects, conducting internship programs and conceptualizing social media campaigns for Gati. She is involved in regular research work such as filing RTIs and curating reports as well as extending her support in events at Gati.

She is a voracious reader and blogs about books on Instagram.