Our Team

Our Team

ARMMAN's diverse and experienced team comprises of individuals with domain expertise in medicine, public health, social work, technology, management, research, M&E, administration, finance, HR, resource mobilization and communication dedicated to the ultimate aim of creating a world where every mother is empowered and every child is healthy.

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Dr. Aparna Hegde

Urogynecologist, Researcher, Social Entrepreneur, Founder and Managing Trustee, ARMMAN

Dr. Aparna Hegde is the Founder, Chairperson and Managing Trustee of ARMMAN. During her medical residency, Dr. Hegde witnessed closely how pervasive systemic problems let to preventable maternal and child mortality and morbidity. Unable to tolerate the status quo, she founded ARMMAN while completing her medical training in the US.
Dr. Hegde is an internationally renowned Urogynecologist. She is Associate Professor (Hon) of Urogynecology and is setting up the upcoming Department of Urogynecology at Cama Hospital, Grant Medical College, Mumbai, India’s first comprehensive Center of Excellence in the field. She is also the Founder and Director of the Center for Urogynecology and Pelvic Health, Delhi and Consultant Urogynecologist at Global Hospital, Surya Hospital and Women’s Hospital, Mumbai. Read More


Ramesh Padmanabhan

Chief Executive Officer

Ramesh Padmanabhan is the CEO of ARMMAN. Ramesh was Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Piramal Foundation prior to joining ARMMAN, leading technology initiatives across primary education, primary healthcare and safe drinking water. Prior to joining the Piramal Foundation in 2016, Ramesh was the CEO of NSE.IT, a technology subsidiary of the National Stock Exchange of India, for seven years. At NSE.IT, Ramesh was pivotal in transforming the company from a captive to a global technology organization.

Ramesh has been the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of MphasiS, a technology services company. At MphasiS, Ramesh played key roles in product delivery, platform development, integration of companies and human capital management. Ramesh has done his post-graduation in software technology from the National Center for Software Technology, Mumbai.


Neha Madhiwalla

Director – Research


Dr. Bhuvaneswari Sunil

Director – Research


Dr. Hanimi Reddy Modugu

Director – Research

Kumar Madhu Sudan

Kumar Madhu Sudan

Project Director – Kilkari and Mobile Academy

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Amrita Mahale

Director – Innovation

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Malika Malhotra

Director – Content


Dr. Chetan Purad

Director – Programs (Integrated High Risk Pregnancy Tracking & Management)


Carlyle Pereira

Chief Program Officer


Sanat Kumar

Director – Technology


Shirley Varghese

Director – Finance & Accounts


George John

Director –
HR and Administration


Kruti Dalal

Deputy Director – Resource Mobilization and Communication


Suresh Chaudhary

Senior Consultant – IT