Our Team

Suri Venkatachalam (Mentor)

Suri is an adjunct faculty at Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) and advises them in developing their long-term institutional and financial strategy. He is also a Senior Advisor to the International Snow Leopard Trust since 2016 where he is closely involved with efforts to evolve novel approaches to link Conservation to Economic Development. His own research interests lie at the intersection of environmental history and social-ecological systems. He also advises and mentors a few startup companies in Bangalore.

Ruchi Dhona (Founder and Managing Trustee)

Ruchi has worked with consulting firms like Bain & Co. and AT Kearney for over 7 years, across strategy, research and knowledge management domains. She did her graduation from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata in English Literature and MBA (Marketing) from IMI, New Delhi. Ruchi has been working in the free libraries space since 2015.

Jogesh Grover (Co-Trustee)

Jogesh Grover is the CEO of Retasaan Management Solutions Pvt. Ltd, an organization specializing in outsourcing of total document servicing. They handle physical archiving, digital archiving and virtual filing. Mr. Grover is alumnus of St. Xavier’s School, Kolkata and Sriram College of Commerce, Delhi and has over four decades of professional experience in diverse industries.

Chemi Lhamo (Communications)

Chemi is a post graduate with degree in English Literature from University of Delhi. She had worked in Indian Development Sector for over 2 years as a communication professional. A reader and an ardent book collector, she is passionate about spreading the love of reading in Spiti and has been associated with the organization for it’s various initiatives.