Ray Mitra is the founder and president of Induz. He is responsible for overseeing all strategy and operations of the organization, promoting activities aimed at achieving the organization's goals, directing the planning and goal-setting processes, and regularly evaluating the performance of the organization in achieving its mission.He holds a Computer Science Engineering degree and advanced Project Management certification from Stanford University. He previously worked at companies like Ernst & Young, Intuit, Siemens. He currently works at VMWare where he manages the Digital Supply Chain operations group. He believes in taking his whole-self and passion of giving back to the companies he worked for. He led the Signature "We Care and Give Back" program at Intuit and is currently working with the VMWare foundation to introduce employee give back programs. In the last 7 years that he founded Induz, he has taken the organization from a small group of volunteers raising funds for other charity organization to an international organization making a difference in underprivileged children's lives in India and USA. His vision of connecting people and cultures through the arts has become a reality through the various programs and initiatives offered by Induz.
Piya Mitra is the co-founder and Creative Director of Induz. She is responsible for all the creative aspects and curriculum development. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature. Piya used to work in the hi-tech industries in Quality Assurance and Testing. She is now fully dedicates her time to Induz. Piya is very passionate about the arts and comes from a family of musicians. She played an instrumental role ins the vision and strategy formulation of Induz.
Piya is responsible for assisting the President with leadership, administrative, and public relations responsibilities, leading special committees and projects, and performing a wide array .
Jyoti Sarin is on the board of Induz and is responsible for Induz programs as the Programs Director. Jyoti is a technologist by profession and currently working in Cisco leading the Innovation and Research organization in IT. Jyoti has 15 years of experience in Information Technology, having worked with companies like Oracle and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young. Jyoti is an artist at heart and is passionate about the importance of art in the life of a child. With this passion, she is driving the strategy and execution of Induz programs, like Apollo World Artz, in bay area.
Debashis Saha is the Senior Director of Platform and Systems Engineering at eBay. He has held senior management roles at Oracle Corporation's Server Technologies. Debashis has extensive experience in managing and developing software in areas of distributed computing, database systems, Internet, and cloud technologies. He has several patents and publications related to computer systems and very large-scale integration design. Debashis holds a MS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BTech in Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur. Debashis became involved with Induz during its inception as the Director of Strategy and is now responsible for the development of Project Tulika, Bengal Chapter. Debashis deeply cares about a rounded development of children and giving back is a top priority for him.
Sanjay Saxena is on the board of Induz and is responsible for planning and executing fundraiser events. Sanjay is an IT consultant by profession and has an engineering degree. He is very passionate about the cause of children, especially underprivileged children and drives the fundraising event planning and execution so that Induz can continue to support the international initiatives.
Anupam Parganiah, Marketing Director
Anupam brings the Marketing/Brand mindset to all Induz activities. Each interactions Induz has with its students, partners, volunteers, donors, Events guests have a positive or non-positive effect on the brand/relationship. Anupam with his Sales and relationship background brings insight and measurement from this perspective. He also continues to manage some of the key partner relationships that he initiated. He currently works at MphasiS where he manages some of client relationships. Anupam believes that creativity is essential for success in the future and all kids should be given the opportunity to nurture and develop creativity via arts, STEM ( science, technology, engineering and math) is no longer enough, we need to have STEAM (A for Arts), http://stemtosteam.org/