Sushanta Pradhan

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
Rotimi Olatunji
Clean Cooking Project Manager
Hosea Kintu
Project and Data Manager, Tanzania
Nelima Otipa
Data and Project Manager, Kenya
Subhasis Mukherjee
Logistics Manager, India
Amos Momanyi
Medical Equipment Project Manager, Kenya
Mariam Johari
Project Manager for Vaccine Systems Transport, Tanzania
Megan Webb
Development Manager
Terence Honles
Principal Software Engineer
Lucas Howell
Senior Software Enginner
Mohit Vekaria
Senior Hardware Engineer
Gajaba Wijesinghe
Senior Software Engineer
Micah Fay
Software Engineer
Terry Chern
Software Engineer
Tom Mehoke
Senior Data and Informatics Specialist
Elizabeth Nave
People & Operations Associate
Jennifer Zoffada
Associate Product Manager
Aayush Khanna
Software Developer
Tarang Arya
Android Developer
Sushanta Pradhan
Customer Success Engineer
Anurag Mishra
Logistics Coordinator
Alexandra Lilienfield
Engagement Communications Specialist

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

Sushanta Pradhan

Customer Success Engineer

Customer Success Engineer

Sushanta is the Customer Success Engineer for Nexleaf’s clean cooking initiative in India. In this capacity, he develops and leads the implementation strategy to bring technology solutions to rural households to address indoor air pollution. This includes engaging local communities, overseeing field testing of new innovations, and leading local capacity-building efforts. He is a main contributor to Nexleaf’s storytelling by capturing stories from the field and supporting content creation for the blog and videos.

Sushanta holds an M.A. in Local Governance from Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Chennai, and a Bachelor’s degree in computer applications from Utkal University, Bhubaneswar. With his education and prior work experience on the issues of health and climate, Sushanta carries a perfect blend of technology and public management.

He is proud to be part of the Nexleaf team because the organizational values align with his own thinking on the importance of technology-driven solutions at the grassroots level. He also values the opportunity to explore new ideas and collaborate with knowledgeable and expert colleagues. In his spare time, he enjoys reading journals and articles, practicing yoga, and helping the needy.