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.


Madhan Kumar Subramani

Manager, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited

Madhan Kumar Subramani is a Mechanical Engineer turned Energy Manager with Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, India. He has successfully led large teams in the technology indigenisation of equipment manufacture in power and strategic sectors. He now works on ESG reporting, climate change management, finance and mitigation.


Mayuree Sengupta

Manager (Intellectual Property & Technology Transfer), Government of India

Mayuree is facilitating intellectual property and technology transfer at an organisation under the Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt. of India. She studied in IIT & IIM. She was awarded the ‘Young Asian IP Scholar Award’ in 2020 and featured in WIPO’s Gallery of 2023.


Deepika Raghuvanshi

Regional Head of Sales, ICICI Bank Ltd

Deepika Raghuvanshi holds a Master's degree in Pharmaceutical Science and has 12 years of diverse industry experience. Currently serving as Regional Head of Sales at a private sector bank, she contributes to projects in health and nutrition, including menstrual health, river conservation, and rural education.


Vinay Tiwari

Sr. Manager, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd

Vinay is a Program Management expert with 15 years of experience. He is a Mechanical Engineer with a Master's in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has successfully led many projects as a part of Fighter Jet and Helicopter manufacturing programs.


Divya Ugawekar

Associate Director, Nielsen Media

Divya provides marketing optimisation strategies for CPG, digital natives brands and publishers. She has 13 years of experience working across research, AI, SAAS, digital marketing and analytics, and media measurement and optimisation. She is passionate about contributing towards the skill development of rural women in India.


Shaili Yadav

Marketer and Business Leader

Shaili is a cleantech professional with over 11 years of experience in building brands across renewables, personal care and ecommerce. She has previously co-founded Pep Technologies, where she developed a network of women entrepreneurs running hyperlocal businesses and improved their livelihoods through vocational training and market activation.

CRISP Fellowship

Find out more about the programme

Click here