OUR TEAM

  

DR. KALPANA VISWANATH

Co-Founder & CEO, Safetipin

Kalpana heads the organisation and is involved in designing projects and creating partnerships, both government and civil society. She also represents the organisation at many international forums. She writes regularly and has a weekly column in Hindustan Times on urban issues. She has worked on issues of gender and urbanisation for over 20 years with several organisations including UN Women, UN Habitat and Jagori among others, has led large global projects and provided technical support on women’s safety to several cities. She is the Chairperson of Jagori and a Board member of the International Centre for the Prevention of Crime. She was part of the committee that prepared a report on Women’s Safety in Delhi for the city government.

  

ASHISH BASU

Co-Founder, Safetipin

Ashish provides technology and operations direction to Safetipin. He is an alumni of IIT Mumbai and IIM Bangalore. He is an advocate and student of using technology to disrupt markets, and has more than 30 years of experience. After a long stint at NIIT as President, he has founded and led several edtech startups.

AVESH CHAUHAN

Technology Head

AVESH CHAUHAN

Technology Head

SONALI VYAS

Associate Director

SONALI VYAS

Associate Director

PRAGATI JAIN

Finance Manager

PRAGATI JAIN

Finance Manager

RWITEE MANDAL

Senior Urban design Consultant

RWITEE MANDAL

Senior Urban design Consultant

  

Avesh Chauhan is the Safetipin Technology Head responsible for guiding product strategy and launching initial prototype build-outs in Safetipin. Additionally, he manages operations and marketing activities. He specialises in product development of Location Based services and mobile apps and is passionate about delightful user experiences with massive impact on business metrics. He has skills in mobile app development, LBS solutions, analytics, GIS/MAP based solutions, App Store Optimization and data analytics. He has previously worked for Imate (Mobile firm) and MapmyIndia and has been part of team in introducing and launching Navigation,M2M and Telematic solutions in India.

  

Sonali is Associate Director at Safetipin. She oversees all the projects and strategy development at Safetipin. She has multi-disciplinary responsibilities including program design and management, data analysis and documentation, developing collaborations, operations and monitoring. She also works with various partners and the government to use big data for creating safe city initiatives. An Architect and Urban Planner, she is an alumna of CEPT University, Ahmedabad and Aayojan School of Architecture, Jaipur. Prior to Safetipin, she has worked on climate-resilient strategies for smart cities with IRADe (Integrated Research and Action for Development) in Delhi.

  

Pragati is a qualified Chartered Accountant, working as Finance Manager at Safetipin where she leads the Finance vertical for all the Safety projects and the company as a whole on building safer cities. She also manages the statutory compliances for Safetipin. She comes with extensive experience in accounting, auditing, project creation and evaluation, budgeting, forecasting and other accountancy skills. She has over 12 years of post-qualification experience and has worked with companies including tech-giant like Computer Science Corporation (CSC) and Big-4 PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC).

  

Rwitee works as a data analyst to look at how gender and the built environment intersect in creating inequalities in public spaces. She guides the team at Safetipin with content development, data representation and intervention recommendations. Being an Architect and Urban Designer from the School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi, her primary expertise lies on the subject of ‘gender and space’ and she has worked in varied capacities with women centric organisations and urban design practices in India. Currently, she is also a visiting faculty at her alma mater at the Post Graduate Urban Design Programme.

PRIYANKA SHARMA

HR and Admin Manager

PRIYANKA SHARMA

HR and Admin Manager

ANKITA KAPOOR

Program Manager

ANKITA KAPOOR

Program Manager

TOSHI SAINI

Process Manager

TOSHI SAINI

Process Manager

SANNI VERMA

Senior Software Developer

SANNI VERMA

Senior Software Developer

  

Priyanka works as the HR & Admin Manager at Safetipin. She manages the routine functions of the Human Resources Department which includes talent acquisition, enforcing company policies and procedures as well as team management. She is also responsible for managing and overseeing the company’s day-to-day administrative processes. She completed her graduation and post-Graduation (MBA) from Institute of Management Studies, Kurukshetra University. Before joining Safetipin, she worked with Craft Traditions for 3.5 years.

  

Ankita is a Program Manager at Safetipin. She has a background in architecture and urban planning and works on data analysis, representation and formulation of recommendations for creating safe public spaces. Ankita also manages projects and partner relationships. With a keen interest in research on urban mobility, her work focuses on issues of gender and urban mobility. She is an alumna of CEPT University, Ahmedabad and has worked with L&T Constructions for over 3 years before joining Safetipin.

  

Toshi is a part of the Process Team at Safetipin and works on data collection, visual analysis and quality assessment. She is a team co-ordinator and conducts training sessions for new joinees and interns. She also Process Team Manager in handling all aspects of data management. She holds a Bachelor in Science degree from Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Kanpur.

  

Sanni is the Sr. Software and Web developer in Safetipin. He has 11 years experience in the IT industry. He completed his Graduation in Computer Science and Engineering from G.B.T.U. Uttar Pradesh. He specialises in eCommerce development, website development, software development and web portal development areas. He strives to build impressive and beautiful web applications through carefully crafted code and user-centric design.

NEERUJA GUPTA

Assistant Program Manager

NEERUJA GUPTA

Assistant Program Manager

NISHA CHAUHAN

Process Associate

NISHA CHAUHAN

Process Associate

PRIYA KAUSHIK

Process Associate

PRIYA KAUSHIK

Process Associate

ABHISHEK GOYAL

Process Associate

ABHISHEK GOYAL

Process Associate

  

Neeruja is a Assistant Program Manager at Safetipin. She works as a project coordinator for the ‘Cities for You(th)’ project aiming to understand and improve the urban wellbeing of youth with a focus on young women. Neeruja also works for building new partnerships with public and private stakeholders for Safetipin. Her interest in patterns between people & place drove her to the realm of Architecture & Urban Design. She is an alumnus of the School of Planning and Architecture, Bhopal (SPA-B) and IDEAS College, Nagpur. Previously she worked with TATA Consulting Engineers for more than 3 years, across multiple Smart City projects as an Architect- Urban Designer.

  

Nisha is a process Associate at Safetipin. She works on data coding and reviewing the data and assists her team in maintaining a database of images for each project which is then used by the program team for generating reports and presentations. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Delhi University.

  

Priya is a process Associate at Safetipin. She works on data coding and reviewing the data and assists her team in maintaining a database of images for each project which is then used by the program team for generating reports and presentations. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from Delhi University

  

Abhishek is a process Associate at Safetipin. He works on data coding and reviewing the data and assists his team in maintaining a database of images for each project which is then used by the program team for generating reports and presentations. He earned her Bachelor’s degree from Delhi University

SURYA GUPTA

Program Associate

SURYA GUPTA

Program Associate

APOORVA NANDISH

Senior Program Associate

APOORVA NANDISH

Senior Program Associate

Abhishek Agrawal

Senior Product Associate

Abhishek Agrawal

Senior Product Associate

Utkarsh Verma

Data Analyst

Utkarsh Verma

Data Analyst

  

Surya Gupta is a Program Associate at Safetipin. She works as a state coordinator for the ‘Cities for You(th)’ project aiming to understand and improve the urban wellbeing of youth with a focus on young women. Her work includes research, stakeholder consultations, coordination with agencies, and managing the implementation of the project. Prior to joining Safetipin, Surya worked with Yashi Consulting Services (YCSPL). Surya holds a master’s in Urban Design from the School of Planning and Architecture Delhi (SPAD).

  

Apoorva is a Senior Program Associate at Safetipin. With a background in architecture and transport planning, she takes a keen interest in working on the evidence-based transformation of streets and public spaces with a lens of inclusive planning. Prior to Safetipin, Apoorva has worked at Ramaiah Institute on formulating policy to mainstream gender in transport planning. She has also worked at PwC in the space of Micro-mobility, Active transportation, and tech-based urban mobility solutions for various Smart City authorities. Apoorva is an alumna of CEPT University, Ahmedabad with a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning, and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from B V Bhoomaraddi College, Hubli.

  

Abhishek is working a Senior Product Associate at Safetipin .He is handling the product lifecycle of Safetipin Products like MSP , Nite and Site . His power is to understand the customer goals for a product and align it with business objectives He is a Engineering Graduate in CSE from THE LNMIIT . Previously he worked at Park + and Tailnode to build content engagement platform which handles the traffic for a million users and scaled the operation over multiple states

  

Utkarsh is a Data Analyst at Safetipin. He uses data analysis and geospatial techniques to collect, sort, and present data collected through safety audits here at Safetipin. Utkarsh is a Planning graduate of the School of Planning and Architecture in New Delhi. He is interested in transportation planning and geospatial techniques. He believes that transportation is a key enabler of urban freedom and that safer cities should allow their citizens to move freely and with a feeling of safety.

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