Meet the Team

We like to think we've put together something pretty special here at GVK Society - an agile group of expert advisors and doers with a shared commitment to communication, collaboration, and doing good work.
The Leaders

Aneel Kumar Ambavaram

Chief Functionary

Aneel has acquired more than 15 years of experience in working with small and marginal farming communities. He has worked with leading multinational companies followed by rural development organizations. Doing is masters in organic agriculture from Wageningen University, Netherlands, he later served as the Program Manager for Zameen Organic; a pioneer cotton program aims to improve livelihoods of 5000 marginalized cotton farmers in rural India by increasing efficiencies, lowering input costs and raising incomes through certification. Currently, he is spearheading Grameena Vikas Kendram to reach more rural communities and help them grow sustainably.
Aneel being a social entrepreneur has founded two innovative social enterprise projects. He has gained bachelor's degree in Agricultural Sciences from A.N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, India and Msc degree in Organic Agriculture from Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Also, he is a Master Trainer certificate holder (FAO of the UN) in conducting Farmer Field Schools.

Sarat Babu Gidda

Vice President

Sarat Babu Gidda is a graduate in Mechanical engineering who has spent part of his academic tenure at McGill University, Canada, while working on different projects. After finishing his studies he joined GVK to continue his aspirations to be a social entrepreneur. Sarat`s 4 years of sustainable agriculture projects experience has offered him excellent communication that includes public speaking, team work, systems approach, sound analytical capacity, risk mitigation strategies, negotiation and digital marketing are his key skills. He has a deep interest in the fields of sustainable agriculture, climate change and sustainable energy production.

Sanne van den Dungen

Director - Sustainability

Sanne van den Dungen has MSc in Plant Sciences with a specialization in nutrient management and smallholder farming systems. She has two bachelor’s degrees, one in Organic Production Systems from Wageningen University, The Netherlands and the second one is in Fine Arts.
Sanne is an expert in sustainability across cotton supply chains and has an extensive knowledge and experience on Cradle to Cradle and Circular economy and restorative business concepts that is gained from years of work experience at EPEA (Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency). She has firsthand experience in designing organic farming systems. Sanne can contribute both as a leader and as a team player for the success of organic cotton projects. She is particularly interested in building cotton value chains from farmer to end consumer.

Advisory Board


Madhur Gandhi

Project Management

Madhur Gandhi is a recent graduate with Msc. Agrofood Chain from University of Toulouse III, Toulouse, France. During his bachelors in biotechnology, he participated in different social projects and worked for non-profit organizations. Having worked on different research projects in India and abroad, he has gained robust experience in the field of plant physiology and crop modeling. He has strong aspirations to be a social entrepreneur and work towards strengthening local food chains and boost rural development through agriculture development in developing countries like India.

Sravani Rachapalle

Admin & Accounts Officer

Sravani Rachapalle has a bachelors in Civil engineering. She has worked as an assistant professor in university of Kadapa. She is currently working as an administrative officer and accountant at GVK. Apart from having good managerial skills, she also excel in micro-managing different business operations. In long term, Sravani aspire to set up her own business in fashion designing and hotel management.

Tholisaku Nagulaiah

Monitoring Lead

Tholisaku Nagulaiah is a MSc. graduate in social work. He has worked extensively on agriculture and rural development projects for the past 15 years. He has an expertise in capacity and institutional building. He has worked devotedly towards gender equality and rural development by improving livelihoods in the rural communities in South of India.

Srinivasulu Doodati

Manager - Finance

Srinivasulu Doodati is a graduate in Social work. He has an extensive experience in project management and extension activities. He has worked on multi projects both private and government.

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