Shashi Buluswar

Shashi Buluswar


Shashi Buluswar is the CEO of the Institute for Transformative Technologies and author of the groundbreaking study to identify the “The 50 most critical scientific & technological breakthroughs required for sustainable global development”


Noha El-Ghobashy


Noha is responsible for ITT’s strategy to amplify the technology-for-development ecosystem to develop and scale breakthrough technologies.

Roger Sathre

Roger Sathre

Chief Scientist

As Chief Scientist at the Institute for Transformative Technologies, Roger is responsible for ensuring the scientific rigor of the technology pipeline.


Sanjay Khazanchi

Access to Electricity | Vice President

As Vice President at ITT, Sanjay brings in a decade of experience in the space of renewable energy and off-grid rural electrification.


Rahul Aluri

Access to Electricity & Healthcare | Product Development

Rahul works with ITT's Product team.

Sai Madhavi (3)

Sai Madhavi

Access to Electricity & Water | Product Development

Madhavi works with the Product team on the engineering and operations of advanced technologies in groundwater extraction and access to electricity


Aarsh Pande

Access to Electricity & Healthcare | Product Development

Aarsh comes to ITT with experience in building digital products and businesses.


Tareesh Thomas

Communications | Design Officer

As Communications Designs Officer for ITT, Tareesh is responsbile for developing all marketing and branding assets.


Adnan Asdar Ali

Chief Executive OfficerMultinet Pakistan (Private) Limited
Mr. Adnan Asdar Ali serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Multinet Pakistan (Private) Limited and previously served as its Acting Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Ali is the Co-Founder of Multinet, a subsidiary of Telekom Malaysia Bhd. Mr. Ali has over 25 years of progressively diverse experience in the discipline of structural and forensic engineering, construction management, project management, liaison with local and international consultants, quality control and testing procedures for a wide range of construction and other engineering material.

Amos Winter

Ratan N. Tata Career Development Assistant ProfessorMassachusetts Institute of Technology
Amos Winter is the Ratan N. Tata Career Development Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He earned a BS from Tufts University (2003) and an MS (2005) and PhD (2011) from MIT, all in mechanical engineering. Prof. Winter’s research includes design for emerging markets and developing countries, assistive devices, irrigation systems, water purification, agricultural equipment, and subsea systems. He is the principal inventor of the Leveraged Freedom Chair (LFC), an all-terrain wheelchair designed for developing countries that was a winner of a 2010 R&D 100 award, was named one of the Wall Street Journal’s top innovations in 2011, and won a 2015 Patents for Humanity Award from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Prof. Winter was the recipient of the 2010 Tufts University Young Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award, the 2012 ASME/Pi Tau Sigma Gold Medal, and was named one of the MIT Technology Review’s 35 Innovators Under 35 (TR35) for 2013.

Anne Hansen

Medical Director, Neonatal Intensive Care UnitBoston Children's Hospital
Dr. Anne Hansen is currently the Medical Director of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Boston Children’s Hospital and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She also is an Affiliate with the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Her research focuses on improving care for seriously ill newborns with medical and surgical conditions as well as those in resource limited settings. In collaboration with the Institute for Transformative Technologies (ITT) and Partners In Health (PIH), she is developing an inexpensive nonelectric infant warmer. In partnership with the Rwandan Ministry of Health (MOH) and PIH, she helped develop and implement a package of newborn medicine materials for Rwanda that was accepted as the national standard.

B. L. Ramakrishna

Emeritus ProfessorArizona State University

Dr. B. L. Ramakrishna is an emeritus professor at the Arizona State University (ASU). After a PhD from the Indian Institute of Technology in Chennai, he joined the faculty at ASU in 1985. He worked as the Diane and Gary Tooker Professor at the Fulton Schools of Engineering, ASU, and has served a member of the humanitarian engineering faculty until 2016. He was the director of ASU’s Grand Challenge Scholars Program (recognized by the US National Academy of Engineering) from 2009-2013, and was responsible for the integration of research, education and outreach in areas such as affordable energy, access to clean water, safe cyberspace and increased access to health services.


Daniel Fletcher

Associate Professor, BioengineeringUniversity of California, Berkeley

Dr. Dan Fletcher’s research focuses on the biophysics of cell movements and the cytoskeleton and development of biomedical devices. Recent work from his laboratory includes direct measurement of the actin networks that drive crawling motility, development of vesicle encapsulation technology for cellular reconstitution, and demonstration of fluorescence microscopy on a mobile phone.


Gary Andersen

Head, Ecology DepartmentLawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Dr. Gary Andersen is currently a Senior Scientist and Head of the Ecology Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at the University of California, Berkeley.

Sam Thenya

Founder & Group CEOThe Nairobi Women's Hospital

Dr. Sam Thenya is the Founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of The Nairobi Women’s Hospital (NWH), Gender Violence Recovery Centre (GVRC) and The Nairobi Women’s Hospital College (NWH College).


Saniya LeBlanc

Assistant ProfessorGeorge Washington University

Saniya LeBlanc is an assistant professor in the Department of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at The George Washington University. Her research goals are to develop and improve energy conversion technologies with advanced materials and manufacturing techniques. She uses scalable manufacturing processes to integrate nanostructured materials into energy technologies like photovoltaics and thermoelectrics, and she develops techno-economic models for emerging energy technologies.


Shally Shanker

Mission Investing ManagerThe Schmidt Family Foundation

Shally Shanker is Manager of Mission Investing for The Schmidt Family Foundation. She is responsible for the Foundation’s portfolio of program-related investments (PRI) and mission related investments (MRI), and in that role works with a team of content experts to identify, structure and manage investments that are consistent with the Foundation’s mission and return profile. The portfolio seeks to create environmental and social impact in the areas of agriculture, food, water, waste reduction, energy, health, access to finance, and human rights.