Core Team

Sandeep Sachdeva

Sandeep Sachdeva is an international banker who, after leading large global banking businesses in three continents, retired in his mid-40s to pursue his personal interests. He has since co-founded Safe in India Foundation, his chief passion, and is its current CEO. He is also an active board-member of a number of large social enterprises in the UK and Europe, which he has helped restructure and turn-around/grow. Sandeep is a graduate of IIT Roorkee and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad

Ravi Gulati

Ravi Gulati co-founded Manzil – a youth-led non-profit providing a space & learning resources for low-income children & youth. He also facilitates Delhi Government school principals’ leadership learning with SCERT, & enthusiastically mentors many other youth initiatives addressing a diversity of social issues. Not only is all his work pro-bono, but he also contributes financially from his own resources to Manzil and these youth initiatives. He also serves on the Boards of a few NGOs like Pravah that focus on youth learning and leadership. Ravi is a graduate of SRCC and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad

Prabhat Agarwal

Prabhat Agarwal is founder and coach at Aravali Scholars wherein deserving students from low-income neighborhoods are mentored and provided academic resources to achieve their potential. Prabhat personally mentors these students in the two centers at Bijwasan, Delhi and Sikanderpur, Gurgaon in India. Prabhat also is a mentor and/or investor in several start-ups, most of which are in the social enterprise space. Prabhat is a graduate of IIT Delhi and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad

Safe-in-India Injured Worker Support Centre Team

Ms Chitra Khanna : Head- Safety Initiative

Chitra Khanna leads our Accident Prevention Initiative and believes in empowering people to live with dignity. She is an Electrical and Industrial Engineer and has worked in both the corporate and development sector. Her experience spans working with communities, government and multilateral agencies for several years. She is a co-founder of Towards Action And Learning (TAAL), an initiative which works on issues of Governance and Livelihood in Madhya Pradesh. 

Masab Shamsi: Head- Worker Assistance Center

Masab leads the Safe-In-India Worker Support Centre in Manesar, to deliver our services. He is supported by a growing team that reaches out to these workers to assist them in obtaining better health-care and compensation from ESIC. He has more than three years of professional experience in Welfare and Development areas and is a graduate of Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi.

Amitesh Kumar Singh: Center Coordinator

Amitesh is the Associate Coordinator for Safe-In-India Worker Support Centre. He oversees the office administration and helps injured workers in obtaining ESIC benefits. He brings with him six years of grassroots experience of the social sector, health, and nutrition, especially for the Scheduled caste and tribes. He has also worked in the “Going to School project“, in rural areas of Bihar. He is a post graduate from Nalanda Open University.

Rambabu: Field Executive

Ram is our Outreach Executive. As a victim of a road accident, after his works-shift in an auto-factory, in Aug 2015, that left his left hand totally damaged, he understands the challenges of our injured workers better than most. In this role, he reaches out to the worker community and spreads awareness among the injured workers about ESIC processes and benefits and helps them in getting proper medical care at the ESIC Hospitals and Dispensaries.

Jitender Dabla: Field Executive

Jitender Kumar joined us in Jul17 as our second Outreach Executive. He holds a diploma in Computer Application. Before joining Safe In India, he worked in a manufacturing unit for 4 years and is therefore well versed with the working conditions in small factories. In his current role, he reaches out to the Injured workers and assists them with the ESIC health care and claim management process. He likes writing in Hindi about worker issues.

Sandeep Singh: Manager- Governance & Workers Support Group

Sandeep Singh joined Safe in India as a part-time consultant in Dec17. An engineering graduate from IIT Roorkee, who lost sight due to diabetes but has fought back, establishing himself as an author in Hindi, content writer and a motivational speaker. Sandeep helps lead our worker support groups. He also keeps an eye on our targets and timelines

Datla Hari Varma: Advisor ESIC Initiatives

A senior Management professional having over four decades of experience in leadership roles, initially as a Special Forces Officer in the Indian Army for 22 years and subsequently in the Corporate Sector Logistics, ITES, Manufacturing, and Hospitality Sectors. He is also a Certified Life Coach.

Hari ji advises on and executes a number of ESIC operational and systemic change initiatives for SII.

Vir Mehta

Vir, our Social Media Executive, helps get the Safe In India brand in the limelight. A young professional, he spent the last two years in charge of content creation for a non-profit film
production house specialising in films for the development sector. Under the ambit of this role, Vir has written a variety of scripts for documentaries and fiction films and drafted a series of ethnographic surveys for the same.

Before this role, in 2018, Vir worked in Ladakh as a field researcher under the aegis of the Indian
National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH). He has been trained with a degree in
Political Science and Anthropology.

Shireen Kurian

Shireen manages our research to inform our actions and opinions in COVID19 worker relief
initiatives and state of ESIC. A journalist by training, she has contributed to reports and
studies on Corporate Responsibility and Business and Human Rights (BHR). In her capacity,
she is an advocate and activist on responsible business practices, with a focus on gender and
labour rights. As part of Praxis and the Corporate Responsibility Watch initiative, she has
engaged with corporates, MCA, SEBI in taking forward the BHR dialogue from a civil society
perspective. She is a part-time executive with Safe in India.

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