Meet our Chevening Research, Science, and Innovation Leadership Fellows (CRISP) 2023-2024

This programme enables fellows to understand the UK science field, innovation management processes, and the interactions between research, innovation, and economic development. The programme also covers wider issues including global challenges, politics, and international relations.


Achala Samaradivakara

Co-Founder and Managing Director, Good Market

Achala Samaradivakara is Co-Founder and Managing Director of Good Market, a curated platform for social entrepreneurs, organic farmers, responsible businesses and change-makers. Good Market supports more than 2500 small businesses.


Ramachander Venkata Poodipeddi

General Manager, Government of India

An MBA graduate from CUHK, Ramachander is as an Investment Promotion and Branding Professional, specialising in ESDM and emerging technologies - India and APAC. Ram enjoys academics, philosophy, religion and behavioural economics.


Prudhvi Pavuluri

Engagement Manager, PriceWaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd

Prudhvi is a tech enthusiast and public policy professional with over 13 years of experience. He was previously a Prime Ministers Fellow and German Chancellor Fellow, where he researched livelihoods, poverty reduction and education. He has a masters degree in Rural Development and Governance from TISS.

CRISP Fellowship

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