Our People

We are a dedicated and motivated team of professionals that strive towards achieving Yuva’s goals and maximizing sustainable impact on the ground. We stand for the following imbibed into the ethos of the organisation

  • Be Changemakers, Be Productive, Be Dynamic, Be Grateful, Be Unstoppable
  • Be Creative – Proactive action to solve a community problem. Keep empathy and humility at the core
  • Be Productive – Focus on tasks and work towards fulfilling them with mindfulness and happiness
  • Be Dynamic – Be energized and a force to reckon with
  • Be Grateful – Be aware of your opportunity to help others

Our Team

Since 2005, Yuva has grown from a volunteer movement into a professionally run and managed institution with over 100 staff all focused on the mission to transform as many lives as possible

Amitabh Shah

Amitabh Shah

Founder & Chief Inspiration Officer

After an MBA from Yale University, Amitabh declined a Wall Street offer to work on the real streets of India. He started Yuva Unstoppable at the mere age of 23 with the sole focus of enabling and empowering youth to become changemakers of tomorrow.

He is the youngest Indian to win the US Government’s Ellis Island Award, previously won by President Bill Clinton, Muhammad Ali, Indra Nooyi, Malala Yuzafai and other legends.

Amitabh believes ‘Gratitude, Self-Belief and Compassion’ are the 3 pillars for a meaningful life. Today, YUVA has empowered more than 6 million vulnerable beneficiaries directly and indirectly including 3500 schools with improved sanitation, water, access to technology, scholarships, nutrition, vaccination etc. and he remain unstoppable…

Abhi Shah

Abhi Shah

Non-Executive Chairman

Abhi Shah, an acclaimed entrepreneur and philanthropist is the Founder of Inc. 5000-listed Clutch Group, a leading AI-powered Big Data Analytics and professional services firm. He has served as Vice-Chairman of Morae Global Corporation, is on the Board of Advisors of Sequoia Capital-backed Samya.AI., Cyber Security Board at the Rutgers Centre for Innovation Education and at AML RightSource.

He was named entrepreneur of the yer in 2015 by Ernst & Young as well as named Maverick of the Year and Executive of the Year by American Business Awards. He has been featured on several financial platforms and in a Harvard Business School case study.

Mr. Shah holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and has completed the Eisenhower Leadership Development program led by former US President George W. Bush, the Artificial Intelligence program from MIT, the Making Corporate Boards More Effective program from Harvard Business School and the Board Leadership Fellowship from NACD.

Pavan Jain

Pavan Jain

Chief Operating Officer

Pavan is one of the Founding Members of Yuva Unstoppable, who started off as a volunteer & formally joined Yuva in 2010. In charge of the overall management and operations of the organisation, Pavan is also involved in motivating volunteers, organizing awareness drives & interacting with our associated partners.

Pavan has an MBA in Leadership & Project Management from the Auckland University, New Zealand. He declined an offer from Telstra Clear to pursue social change in India and contributed to founding and building YUVA Unstoppable. Pavan has also served as the Senior Program manager For Times Foundation Rajasthan.

Parth Vasvada

Parth Vasvada

Chief Philanthropic Officer

Parth is one of the Founding Members of Yuva Unstoppable who believes that love and happiness can bring about a revolution, Parth Vasavada follows his heart and dreams of making this planet more peaceful. Parth oversees the fund raising and forward design strategy for the organisation.

Parth is a gifted orator and an active participant of Tedx Talks, UN Conclaves, US Consulate Young Change-makers Conference and many such symposiums. He puts his pen to good use and his columns are read in and around Ahmedabad. Not exactly wanderlust, but his calling for discovering the unsung heroes and collecting inspiring stories took him across 8 nations on a motorcycle peace tour named De Paix Yatra.

An art, literature and culture enthusiast, Parth finds and instils an essence of peace, love and unity in whatever he does. At Yuva, he designs innovative campaigns focused on getting maximum results with an aim to spread hope and happiness. The health-conscious cyclist is a foodie and voracious reader.

Swati Shah

Swati Shah

Head Human Resources & Scholarships

Swati has spent the last decade being an active part of the Yuva Unstoppable team growing the scholarships program. An MBA in Human Resources, Swati has had past work experience with leading corporates before she decided to channelize her passion towards working with students towards their personal and professional development.

She is actively involved in volunteering engagement, personnel management, employee engagement and motivation, and has taken on overall responsibility for Project ‘Badlav’. by taking the responsibility of the project.

Swati believes every child must have wings to fly and through the scholarship schemes Udaan and Badlav the talent and skill of young minds is honed, nurtured and developed further.

Marmik Shah

Chief Finance Officer

Marmik Shah is the founding partner at M A A K & Associates, CA and has over a decade’s experience in advising companies on their accounting and taxation and is involved with several not-for-profits. He advises clients in the field of audit, internal control systems, financial due diligence, compliance management and tax planning.

 

Marmik is a member of several direct and indirect tax committees of ICAI, Ahmedabad and also provides his services in the field of education for CA and CS students.

Hemang Joshi

Hemang Joshi

Head – School Transformation Program

A Master’s in Commerce and a Master’s in Education who believes don’t lose love & passion for the work you want to do, Hemang joined Yuva Unstoppable in 2005 as a volunteer where he was teaching students and brought awareness of education through different programs and events. The journey after volunteering changed his mindset and motivated him to associate himself to join Yuva Unstoppable.

Hemang oversees the infrastructure upgradation project ensuring the latest technology is used to transform schools to provide betterment and quality of education for children.   

Utsav Patel

Utsav Patel

Chief Administration Officer

A Masters in Computer Application and Diploma in Accounting and Business Management who is a technology enthusiast, Utsav manages the financial health of the organization and develops and execute the organization’s business strategies. He brings in his technical and financial expertise in achieving the goals of Yuva. He has been associated with Yuva since 2010 and believes children can bring change to society.

Samir Huda

Samir Huda

Chief Impact Officer

An entrepreneur by passion with 15+ years of experience in Start-up, P&L Management, Business Development, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.

A highly motivated and passionate professional who has applied and developed management skills throughout his career and has been active in the start-up environment for 5+ years. His excellent relationship building skills has helped him build an intensive network across Financial Services, Consulting, HR and Technology industries.

 

Samir has earlier worked with Samhita, OmniTech Info Solutions and has had past global assignments across the United Kingdom, Singapore and Australia.

Our Patrons

Bharat Shah

Mr Shah is one of the founding team members of HDFC Bank and the ex-Chairman of HDFC Securities Limited.

Bill O`Dowd

Founder & CEO of Dolphin Entertainment, one of the world's leading production companies specializing in children's & young adult live-action programming

Carrie Morgridge

American philanthropist and author from the CISCO Family, which has signed the Giving Pledge with Bill Gates and Warren Buffet. She is the vice-president of the Morgridge Family Foundation.

Paul Polman

Former Global CEO of FMCG Giant Unilever and UN appointed SDG Advocate. Paul is also the author of Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive by Giving More Than They Take

Dilip Cherian

Widely regarded as the Image Guru of India, is the co-founder of Perfect Relations, which is South Asia's largest Image Management and public affairs consultancy group for the last 20 years.

Jamil Khatri

Heads the Accounting Advisory Services practice of KPMG globally and is the only professional within the Big Four to head a global business unit from India

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Mohit Burman

The Managing Director of Elephant Capital PLC, listed on the Alternative Investment Market of the London Stock Exchange.

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VVS Laxman

Former Indian cricketer and currently a cricket commentator. In 2011, Laxman was awarded India's Padma Shri, fourth highest civilian award.

R. Balakrishnan

Popularly known as R. Balki is an Indian filmmaker. screenwriter and former Group Chairman of the advertising agency Lowe Lintas (India)

Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra

Indian filmmaker and screenwriter. He is best known for writing and directing Rang De Basanti & Bhaag Milkha Bhaag

Alok Kshirsagar

Senior partner with McKinsey & Company.