Mrs. Neelam Jethwani

Co-founder & COO

I have been a part of Decimal Foundation for almost 6 years. Initially when the project "Made in India" started, I was a novice in the field. I used to go for field visits where I would interact with the rural-slum based women. While speaking to the women, I would notice their children playing around. They were not in a healthy state. This inspired me to look for opportunity in the health care sector. Finally when "The Breakfast Revolution" happened, I was very excited to be a part of it, as provides basic solutions for eradicating malnourishment. What keeps me going is the impact I’m making to the health of the beneficiary children.

Dr. Pankaj Jethwani, MD

Co-founder

While working at government hospitals, we doctors witness the positive impact a basic nutrition related intervention has on the patient's response to treatment for any disease. The government has a lot of food schemes but most of them provide foods rich mainly in carbohydrates. It was during a visit to a soya-milk manufacturing plant that the idea of working on a nutrition related social project crystallized. There was a mammoth need and indigenous cost effective solutions were available. It only required someone to take the lead and create and execute a plan to service the need. I'm happy with the progress we've made and the lives we've touched since we first started in 2014 and am motivated towards impacting a much larger population in the days ahead.

Ms. Manasvini Mehta

Director, Business & Micro-Franchise Development

It was a conversation with my mom, an ex government school teacher, where she mentioned that while the attendance in school has improved over the years, children fall ill, are not regular to school and hence do not follow concepts. There was little the school staff could do to get the children to school regularly. I have always believed that education is the remedy to a lot of ills in our society. When I got to know about TBR, I was inspired by the concept, as it helps me impact lives of children from poorest communities and work for the larger good of the society and the nation.

Dr. Saurabh Rane

Director, Innovation

While interning at different hospitals, I realized I wanted to do something related to public health care. When offered a role at "The Breakfast Revolution", I was more than happy to be a part of it because I believed that fighting malnourishment had to happen at the basic level. It was new and exciting journey that started in 2015. This one year has been an incredible one with lots of learnings and a positive impact. The cause itself pushes me to work harder everyday!  Sincere thanks to all the medical and other volunteers who make our work possible and help us tackle malnutrition in children, adolescents and women from the poorest communities.

Sandhya Rajpal

Director, Strategic Initiatives

It was a documentary on TV that made me aware that malnutrition was so widely prevalent in India and its ill effects on the Indian population especially children. Hunger alleviation (aim of most food related welfare programs in India) is a very important basic issue, however addressing only hunger is like treating the symptoms of the disease for immediate relief and not aiming for its cure! The Breakfast Revolution is tackling a larger issue of malnutrition with a simple, scientifically verified, cost-effective products and a sustainable program. I’m excited to work here as my contribution impacts the lowest strata of the society and enables good nutrition and health for them. I believe that good nutrition and healthy citizens will enable India unlock its real potential.

Richard Chaudhary

Associate, Research & Partnerships

As a student of medicine, it's hard to ignore the grave malnutrition epidemic that India faces. Learning about the staggering malnutrition statistics in our country compelled me to take an active role in The Breakfast Revolution. I fully believe in the work that we do, taking tangible and sustainable steps will give each child beneficiary a healthy start to a fulfilling future. I am driven each day to grow our program and serve more and more children across India. I hope that in the future, our work will usher in an India free of malnutrition, where each child can unlock his/her true potential.

Prachi Tater

Manager, Resource Mobilization

Prachi joined The Breakfast Revolution in 2017 as Manager, Resource Mobilisation. After completing her MBA from NMIMS University, Mumbai she worked as an Account Executive & Strategist at Ogilvy & Mather. She is an inquisitive and a creative person and wanted to use her capabilities to create a difference to the society and India's developmental growth. She has joined TBR with the hope and vision to fight malnutrition and is extremely passionate about the growth of this movement. She hopes to see every Indian get the basic right of nourishment and health and help unlock India's true potential

Fun Fact : Prachi is a Bollywood buff and knows all the dialogues from most of the movies.

Sarita Tiwari

Manager, Logistics

ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS

Arun Bhansali

President, TBR USA
President, Kaleidoscope USA Inc | Trustee - Share and Care Foundation

It was a conversation with my mom, an ex government school teacher, where she mentioned that while the attendance in school has improved over the years, children fall ill, are not regular to school and hence do not follow concepts. There was little the school staff could do to get the children to school regularly. I have always believed that education is the remedy to a lot of ills in our society. When I got to know about TBR, I was inspired by the concept, as it helps me impact lives of children from poorest communities and work for the larger good of the society and the nation.

Jatin Shah

Board Member, TBR USA
Founder, VS Pharma Consulting | Ex-SVP & Chief Scientific Officer - Perrigo

While interning at different hospitals, I realized I wanted to do something related to public health care. When offered a role at "The Breakfast Revolution", I was more than happy to be a part of it because I believed that fighting malnourishment had to happen at the basic level. It was new and exciting journey that started in 2015. This one year has been an incredible one with lots of learnings and a positive impact. The cause itself pushes me to work harder everyday!  Sincere thanks to all the medical and other volunteers who make our work possible and help us tackle malnutrition in children, adolescents and women from the poorest communities.

Kalpana Beesabathuni

Advisor, TBR India
Global Lead - Tech & Entrepreneurship Sight and Life Foundation, DSM

While working at government hospitals, we doctors witness the positive impact a basic nutrition related intervention has on the patient's response to treatment for any disease. The government has a lot of food schemes but most of them provide foods rich mainly in carbohydrates. It was during a visit to a soya-milk manufacturing plant that the idea of working on a nutrition related social project crystallized. There was a mammoth need and indigenous cost effective solutions were available. It only required someone to take the lead and create and execute a plan to service the need. I'm happy with the progress we've made and the lives we've touched since we first started in 2014 and am motivated towards impacting a much larger population in the days ahead.

Krishnan Neelakantan

Advisor, TBR India
Senior Director, Ankur Capital Fund

As a student of medicine, it's hard to ignore the grave malnutrition epidemic that India faces. Learning about the staggering malnutrition statistics in our country compelled me to take an active role in The Breakfast Revolution. I fully believe in the work that we do, taking tangible and sustainable steps will give each child beneficiary a healthy start to a fulfilling future. I am driven each day to grow our program and serve more and more children across India. I hope that in the future, our work will usher in an India free of malnutrition, where each child can unlock his/her true potential.

Priya Naik

Advisor, TBR India
Founder and CEO - Samhita Social Ventures

It was a documentary on TV that made me aware that malnutrition was so widely prevalent in India and its ill effects on the Indian population especially children. Hunger alleviation (aim of most food related welfare programs in India) is a very important basic issue, however addressing only hunger is like treating the symptoms of the disease for immediate relief and not aiming for its cure! The Breakfast Revolution is tackling a larger issue of malnutrition with a simple, scientifically verified, cost-effective products and a sustainable program. I’m excited to work here as my contribution impacts the lowest strata of the society and enables good nutrition and health for them. I believe that good nutrition and healthy citizens will enable India unlock its real potential.

Ramon Abrol

Advisor, TBR India
Chief Managing Director,  Hammer & Forts (India) Pvt. Ltd.

I have been a part of Decimal Foundation for almost 6 years. Initially when the project "Made in India" started, I was a novice in the field. I used to go for field visits where I would interact with the rural-slum based women. While speaking to the women, I would notice their children playing around. They were not in a healthy state. This inspired me to look for opportunity in the health care sector. Finally when "The Breakfast Revolution" happened, I was very excited to be a part of it, as provides basic solutions for eradicating malnourishment. What keeps me going is the impact I’m making to the health of the beneficiary children.

Roma Bose

Board Member, TBR USA
Vice President, WISH Foundation

While interning at different hospitals, I realized I wanted to do something related to public health care. When offered a role at "The Breakfast Revolution", I was more than happy to be a part of it because I believed that fighting malnourishment had to happen at the basic level. It was new and exciting journey that started in 2015. This one year has been an incredible one with lots of learnings and a positive impact. The cause itself pushes me to work harder everyday!  Sincere thanks to all the medical and other volunteers who make our work possible and help us tackle malnutrition in children, adolescents and women from the poorest communities.

Rupa Kothari

Advisor, TBR India
Managing Trustee & Executive Director, Safe Kids Foundation

It was a documentary on TV that made me aware that malnutrition was so widely prevalent in India and its ill effects on the Indian population especially children. Hunger alleviation (aim of most food related welfare programs in India) is a very important basic issue, however addressing only hunger is like treating the symptoms of the disease for immediate relief and not aiming for its cure! The Breakfast Revolution is tackling a larger issue of malnutrition with a simple, scientifically verified, cost-effective products and a sustainable program. I’m excited to work here as my contribution impacts the lowest strata of the society and enables good nutrition and health for them. I believe that good nutrition and healthy citizens will enable India unlock its real potential.

Sanjay Mehta

Advisor, TBR India
Founding Partner, BMR Advisors | Senior Advisor, KPMG

As a student of medicine, it's hard to ignore the grave malnutrition epidemic that India faces. Learning about the staggering malnutrition statistics in our country compelled me to take an active role in The Breakfast Revolution. I fully believe in the work that we do, taking tangible and sustainable steps will give each child beneficiary a healthy start to a fulfilling future. I am driven each day to grow our program and serve more and more children across India. I hope that in the future, our work will usher in an India free of malnutrition, where each child can unlock his/her true potential.

Dr. Shirish Patrawalla, MD

Secretary, TBR USA
Cardiologist, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center | Trustee - Share and Care Foundation

It was a conversation with my mom, an ex government school teacher, where she mentioned that while the attendance in school has improved over the years, children fall ill, are not regular to school and hence do not follow concepts. There was little the school staff could do to get the children to school regularly. I have always believed that education is the remedy to a lot of ills in our society. When I got to know about TBR, I was inspired by the concept, as it helps me impact lives of children from poorest communities and work for the larger good of the society and the nation.

Dr. Kamal Jethwani, MD

Treasurer, TBR USA
Senior Director for Connected Health Innovation, Partners HealthCare

As a student of medicine, it's hard to ignore the grave malnutrition epidemic that India faces. Learning about the staggering malnutrition statistics in our country compelled me to take an active role in The Breakfast Revolution. I fully believe in the work that we do, taking tangible and sustainable steps will give each child beneficiary a healthy start to a fulfilling future. I am driven each day to grow our program and serve more and more children across India. I hope that in the future, our work will usher in an India free of malnutrition, where each child can unlock his/her true potential.