Nithya Ramanathan

Our Team

Nithya Ramanathan
CEO & Co-Founder
Martin Lukac
CTO & Co-Founder
Matt Saarima
Head of Business
Amy Fowler
Director for Vaccine Programs
Megan Bomba
Program Manager, Clean Cooking
Marym Mohammady
Program Manager, Medical Equipment
Anita Sircar
Manufacturing and Logistics Director, India
Hannah Mills
Vaccine Program Manager
Nishanth Nagavelli
Technical Project Manager
Nelima Otipa
Data and Project Manager, Kenya
Hosea Kintu
Project and Data Manager, Tanzania
Alexandra Gonzalez
Strategic Partnerships & Fundraising Manager
Mohit Vekaria
Senior Hardware Engineer
Rotimi Olatunji
Project Coordinator, Nigeria
Terence Honles
Principal Software Engineer
Elizabeth Nave
People & Operations Associate
Lucas Howell
Senior Software Enginner
Terry Chern
Software Engineer
Micah Fay
Software Engineer
Aayush Khanna
Software Developer
Subhasis Mukherjee
Logistics Manager, India
Tarang Arya
Android Developer
Kripa Guha
Product Management Associate
Gajaba Wijesinghe
Senior Software Engineer
Anurag Mishra
Logistics Coordinator
Alexandra Lilienfeld
Engagement Communications Specialist
Jennifer Zoffada
Innovation Project Coordinator
Sushanta Pradhan
Customer Success Engineer
Amos Momanyi
Medical Equipment Project Manager, Kenya

Board Of Directors

Nithya Ramanathan
CEO & Co-Founder
Martin Lukac
CTO & Co-Founder
Radhika Malpani
Board Chair
Senior Director, Engineering, Google
Anish Aswani
Managing Director, Florac
Thomas Lee
Founder, Community Partners International
Asher Waldfogel
Serial Entrepreneur

Advisory Board

Cecilia Weckstrom
Senior Global Director, Diversity, Inclusion and People Innovation at LEGO Group
Wendy Prosser
Senior Technical Officer, Immunization Center, John Snow, Inc. (JSI)
Ryan Vinyard
Hardware Startup Consultant
Jim Fruchterman
Founder and CEO, Tech Matters
Lakshmi Karan
Co-Founder, Future Frontiers Institute
Doug Smith
Associate, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Ben Fliegel
Associate, Reed Smith
Catherine Devereux
Emerging Technology Business Development Leader, Sales Operations, Advisor
Frank Nagle
Assistant Professor, Harvard Business School
David Watson
Chief Architect, Embark Trucks
John Dawson
Deborah Estrin
Associate Dean and Professor, Cornell Tech
Vinitha Watson
Founder, Zoo Labs

Nithya Ramanathan

CEO & Co-Founder

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CEO & Co-Founder

Nithya Ramanathan is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder of Nexleaf Analytics, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving human life and protecting our planet by designing sensor technologies, generating data analytics, and advocating for data-driven solutions to global challenges. Nexleaf focuses on serving low-income countries by protecting temperature-sensitive vaccines for newborns, reducing air pollution through incentivizing adoption of cleaner cooking practices, and increasing the livelihood of smallholder farmers by protecting produce from spoilage. With Project Surya partners, Nithya leads StoveTrace, an innovative approach to monitoring improved cookstoves and using cutting-edge climate science to increase clean energy access in the developing world. Nexleaf’s immunization platform, ColdTrace, developed with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Google.org, Gavi, Ministries of Health and NGO partners, currently protects the vaccine supply for over 12 million babies born each year.

Nithya brings over 20 years of experience as a computer scientist to the development of sensing and analytics applications, including her work in research and hardware development at Intel and Hewlett-Packard and as an Assistant Research Faculty in Computer Science at UCLA. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from UCLA and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from UC Berkeley, and her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including Vaccine and Nature Climate Change. Nithya is a PopTech Social Innovation Fellow, Switzer Environmental Fellow, and a Rainer Arnhold Fellow. She is the winner of the 2017 Hedy Lamarr Award for Female Tech Pioneer, and has presented at the Vatican on creating innovative technology solutions for climate change.