Team
Allu Rakesh
Rakesh started his career with Mu Sigma Business Solutions post completing an integrated dual-degree programme (B-Tech and M-Tech) from IIT (BHU). He extensively worked on network and channel analytics at HSBC, post which he did his MBA from the Indian School of Business. Prior to joining the DIRI team as a Research Analyst, he was working with Deloitte Consulting as a Senior Consultant in the strategy and operations team.
Anirudh Syal
Anirudh is a six sigma professional who worked as a Process Engineer in Rio Tinto Alcan, Australia after completing his bachelor's from IIT Kanpur in 2006. He pursued his Masters from ENSPM France (IFP School), post which he did stints at TOTAL, France as Manager Technology and at Procter and Gamble, Beijing as Senior Technology Manager - Corporate Engineering. He completed his MBA from ISB with a major in Finance in 2014. Prior to joining DIRI as a Data Scientist, Anirudh was working with SEPAM, an EPCC, as General Manager - Strategy and Operations in Ireland and Bahrain.
Kokilla Uppal Ghosh
Kokilla is a marketing and sales professional with cross category experience in building brands. She has handled leadership roles across marketing, strategy planning and sales in organisations like Futurebrands, Mars, HP Inc and CEAT. She completed her bachelor's in Economics from Shri Ram College of Commerce and her MBA from S.P.Jain Institute of Management and Research. Kokilla handles branding and communication efforts at DIRI.
Neha Gupta
Neha is an Engineering Graduate who started her career with IBM as an Application Developer. After a brief stint at IBM, she pursued her MBA in HR. At the ISB, she held various roles including Academic Associate, Researcher, and Manager - Stakeholder Communications. Prior to joining DIRI as Research Grants Manager, she was managing all the faculty grants and Initiative for Emerging Market Studies (IEMS) at the ISB. As a change management enthusiast, she has published book chapters and case studies.
Ramya Munjuluri
Ramya holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St.Francis College for Women, Osmania University. She began her career at Google India, working on ad review operations under the Global Business Organization. She pursued her MBA from the Indian School of Business with a major in Strategy and a specialization in Public Policy, in 2015-16. Before joining DIRI as a Research Analyst, Ramya was working as a Consultant with the Planning Department of the Government of Andhra Pradesh, managing the review of the Vision 2029 Document, and monitoring key performance indicators for the state.
 
Siddharth Sekhar Singh
An apostle of GoI's skill development and G2C services initiative, before joining the DIRI team at ISB as a Data Scientist, Siddharth founded a successful startup and headed it in its entirety and controlled its centralized functioning and strategy, rendering efficient citizen centric services. He used his rich experience of the Aadhaar ecosystem and eGovernance domain by putting to work the insights gained and created a future ready sustainable business model. Siddharth endeavours to take the power of ICT to the last mile to empower the citizens of the country. He has an engineering degree from AKTU and holds Six Sigma Green Belt from ISI Bangalore.