Chandu Nair

Chandu is a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in consultancy, business information, and media sectors, both in India and global markets. He is a promoter of Menterra Social Impact Fund and co-founder of Scope e-Knowledge Center. Chandu is also an active member of Chennai Angels, The Indus Entrepreneurs, and National Entrepreneurship Network, contributing to the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Kanwaljit Singh

Kanwaljit’s extensive professional experience spans over 30 years, during which he has worked with Unilever, Intel, and Carlyle. Today, he is a prominent angel and VC investor with a keen interest in the food, technology, and consumer industry.  Kanwaljit’s investment portfolio comprises several notable brands, including Paper Boat, ID Fresh, Epigamia, Hokey Pokey, Yogabar, Goodness Beverages, Licious, Mama Earth, Vahdam Teas, and Fable Street. He is also the founder of Fireside Ventures, an early-stage fund focused on investing in consumer-oriented companies.

Meenakshi Ramesh

Meenakshi Ramesh is a promoter of the Menterra Social Impact Fund and an angel investor who has funded multiple startups in education, healthcare, agriculture, and logistics. She is also a key contributor at Pratham Education Foundation and a board member of Schizophrenia Research Foundation since 2013. Meenakshi has previously worked with Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL) in Mumbai, where she gained valuable expertise in financial analysis and rating methodologies.

Vijay Mahajan

Vijay is a distinguished social entrepreneur and a revered mentor in his field, with over four decades of professional experience.Throughout his illustrious career, Vijay has demonstrated remarkable leadership, having founded India’s premier social enterprise, ‘BASIX’, and the esteemed NGO, ‘Pradan’. He has served on esteemed committees, including the Raghuram Rajan Committee on Financial Sector Reforms, the C Rangarajan Committee on Financial Inclusion, the Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, and the Microfinance Development and Equity Fund. Vijay mentors Menterra’s team and navigates politics, economics, policy, social development, entrepreneurship, and innovation.