The EKA team comprises individuals from different walks of life, each with their unique strengths and perspectives. Sincerity, integrity, and commitment are the shared values of the team. Together, they focus on developing strategic initiatives aimed at combating humanitarian crises and providing a ray of hope to those who need it the most.
Spreading kindness has always been her message, which has come to represent her source of strength. Having assisted several social upliftment programs, it was during the Pandemic when she recognized her calling and the importance of strengthening the human bond, exhibiting ownership in conjunction with accountability. With a vision to create a community that builds upon human capacities, learning evangelist, Puja Rawat Sethi founded her non-profit Project Eka Foundation.
Her nonprofit builds equal opportunities through many ‘boots on the ground’ community initiatives such as ‘Right to education’ under Project Sharda, several ‘Skill-based Vocational Training programs’ under Project Kushalya, and touching lives with Project Hello Zindagi, where her team works towards strategizing and establishing innovative out-of-the-box programs to support livelihoods.
Listening to the voice of people is Puja’s key to serve our communities in the most transparent manner. Holding her 20+ years of corporate Learning and Development experience by her side, nurturing talent, identifying potential, and honing skills is an integral part of her persona. This has led her to mentor young minds in their entrepreneurial journey.
A wonderful artist, a trained Kathak dancer, a phenomenal cook, and a food connoisseur, it would be right to say that Puja is the person of multiple talents. In her latest pursuit, she is curating the menu for a start up in the F&B domain. Married to Anurag for 18 years, Puja is strongly supported by her family, including her daughter in this endeavor. Puja strives to inculcate each of our own versions of strength by serving those around her with passion. Her message to the world (as said by Dalai Lama) is – Be kind whenever possible, as it is always possible.
His thoughtful understanding of diversified perspectives has symbolized his persona. With years of experience in corporate strategy, Mukesh Katotra has been instrumental in creating a succession of two of the world’s largest restaurant brands pan India.
In 2019, Mukesh was recognized and awarded as the ‘Youngest CFO of the year’ by ET Now. Mukesh now sits on the board of directors of four companies, which include international restaurant brands and food technology start-ups. Driven by his sharp business acumen, Mukesh is committed to designing high performance programs to deliver on shareholders objectives.
Mukesh brings with him a mastery of complex economic strategies and concepts as an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, BIT Mesra and Delhi University.
A social entrepreneur, Mukesh is the Co-Founder of Project Eka Foundation. Advocacy and raising his voice has been close to Mukesh’s heart enabling him to demonstrate his leadership in many student reform programs serving as the President of the South Campus at Delhi University. Mukesh highlighted his visions in spearheading initiative ‘Project One Family’, touching the lives of 12,000 families during the Pandemic. Needless to say, spreading kindness is an integral part of Mukesh’s persona. He continues to demonstrate the same in his work and steers true to his humble and generous nature. With a passion to serve with care, Mukesh is a restauranteur always curating recipes at home.
An avid golfer and reader, Mukesh continues to find solutions for the complexities of the society we live in today.
Hemant is a veteran leader in Restaurant industry with more than 20 years of experience and strong accomplishment in delivering world class customer service and building and scaling large teams in the F&B industry.
Hemant has a strong track record of success, attaining business goals and strengthening competitive edge through exemplary strategic planning, tactical leadership and organizational transformation. He exhibits strong analytical, problem-solving and assessment skills.
He is an alumnus of IHM Chandigarh and IIM Ahmedabad.
Pramod is a Business Transformation Leader with focus on Strategic Thinking, Financial Discipline & Human Asset Development. A Value Activator and Growth Leader, Pramod has contributed his skills and experiences to the education sector for almost a decade.
Pramod focuses on instilling culture and transparency, building capabilities, and enabling optimized business alternatives for performance excellence and sustainable growth.
Pramod has received several recognitions such as "CEO of the Year—Education and Ed-Tech Industry" (2019–2020), “Exemplary Leader Award” (2018-2019), and Dr. Tarita Shankar Award for “Excellence in Education Sector.”
He is a Gold Medalist in Statistics from HP University, PG in Digital Business & Strategy—Emeritus Institute of Management with MIT Salon & Columbia Business School, Leadership Excellence Program (MDP)-IIM Calcutta, India, Fellow Member–Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, 1993.
Jacqueline started her career in Finance, working for Private Equity and Asset Managers including one of the largest, Man Investments. She covered the Nordics & Benelux region as Sales Associate with a total team AUM of USD2.5bn. After working more than 6 years in Finance she moved to Asia to launch Sports Illustrated Asia (ASN Ltd.) across Asia and developed SI Asia Sports, Health & Esports Digital Media platforms in the Philippines.
A huge advocate for impact technology, she left SI Asia in 2018 to pursue a full-time entrepreneurial career in women's health technology. She became the Women of Wearables Tech Ambassador for Asia, studied Entrepreneurship at Harvard Business School and was accepted as part of a highly competitive Accelerator program, Antler (July, 2019: Cohort 3) in Singapore to co-found her FemTech company, FemCy.
Femcy reached +15,000 users over 2.5 years and health coached over +1,000 women with chronic issues. Femcy joined FemTech Labs, a global prestigious FemTech accelerator and at the end of 2021 Femcy was acquired by a women's health platform in Asia.
She is a true believer in bringing the most innovative Tech solutions to impactful issues around the world and continues to be an advocate for Female Health Technology solutions, globally.
Jasper is the founder of IMM and is an expert of consumer brands and international markets. Jasper runs Wendy’s and Jamie Oliver restaurant chains in India. Jasper studied English Literature at the University of Oxford and has worked around the world in Airlines, Consulting, Outsourcing, Railways, Investment Banking and Food.
He is a regular contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Business India, Economic Times and other publications. Jasper ran a very successful campaign called ‘One Family’ during the first wave of COVID helping more than 12000 families during the mega crisis. Jasper is a keen cook, gardener and lives in New Delhi with his family.
Mr. Jay Prakash Gupta founded Dhan (www.dhan.co), a technology platform for super traders and long-term investors. He is a Co-Founder of Raise Financial Services. A seasoned market expert, Jay carries with him over 18 years of rich experience in the financial sector. An extremely knowledgeable and thorough professional, he is widely exposed to the practical world of equity, commodity, currency, and other financial segments. Jay is well known in the industry for his dynamism and execution capabilities.
Today, he is a known face in the Broker Industry and features regularly as a Guest on leading business channels like CNBC Awaaz and other media houses. He was conferred as India’s Best Analyst – Commodities Fundamental category by Shri Narendra Modi in the year 2014 and by Shri Piyush Goyal—Union Minister, Power, Coal, Mines and Renewable Energy in the year 2016 at the Zee Market Analyst Award.
Jay’s inclination towards the social sector and his belief in leveraging technology to elevate the experience of our communities bought him closer to Project EKA Foundation. With his thought leadership and support, Project EKA Foundation aims to use technology as an enabler for the upliftment and betterment of our communities.
Film maker, writer & renowned visual artist/photographer, Rishabh Anupam Sahay is a polymath with 12+ years of experience. Rishabh has created award winning film & still campaigns for leading brands in the fashion and advertising space and has recently directed an upcoming web series with Applause Entertainment.
Passionate about media tech, corporate strategy, arts, culture and community service, Rishabh has kept a cursory engagement with his community. He believes in sharing his creative arts knowledge and has often taught disenfranchised children and the under privileged.
Rishabh is a Bachelors in Design from the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Delhi, an alumnus of New York Film Academy, New York and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad and presents a unique blend of the arts, romance & business reason.
Kamayani is a multifaceted strategic planner and a Data Engineer in a reputable financial organisation in the UK. She has been living in London from 2008 but is still connected to her roots in India through various social causes, which she is passionate about.
Kamayani believes that ‘Every child should get an opportunity to fulfil their dreams,’ and ‘a good deed creates a domino effect so everyone should do their bit to make this world a better place.’ Kamayani believes in EKA’s vision and is associated with EKA in their endeavor to help the less fortunate. She is fond of theatre and loves to travel to explore various cultures.
EKA’s Code of Conduct applies to all members and volunteers working with the organization. EKA believes in an ethical work environment. Right business conduct, ethical behavior, and an inclusive work culture are imperative to EKA.
EKA encourages its employees and partners to speak up in case they become aware of unethical practices or unlawful activities and report the incident/conduct for it to be investigated further.
At EKA, we do things the right way. Sincerity, integrity, and commitment are the shared values of the team. We are proud of the work we do and through our work inspire others.