Mrs. Poonam Tyagi - Founder and CMD


As a computer teacher, Poonam took a special interest in aiding dyslexic and other differently-abled children. She has been counseling students as well as their parents as an expert in managing their studies, careers and emotional quotients. Poonam also took part in several social activities of organizations working for the welfare of thalassemic children and cancer patients. Also, she had organized blood donation camps and has been teaching computers to blind children ever since. After forgoing her excellent career, she followed her dreams to devote her full time and energy for this noble cause. Today, she is the moving force behind nurturing the goals that form the base of SETU's foundation.


Col (Retd) Satish Tyagi - Co Founder, Trustee & CEO


An alumni of IIM, Ahmedabad and Defence Services Staff College, Wellington (TN), Satish joined NDA, Khadakwasla in early seventies having opted out of IIT, Kanpur. He served in the Indian Army for more than three decades on various instructional, staff, operational and command appointments. During this period, he founded a new training institute in Kashmir for the Army and authored a book (The Fourth Estate) on Media's Role during Kargil war besides documenting Kargil's official history. He has been a Research Fellow of United Service Institute of India and Research Associate of Centre of Contemporary Conflict, Monterey, California, USA. Recently, on an inner urge, he decided to rededicate himself and use his wealth of experience to this social cause and endeavor to make a difference in others lives.


Mr. Anshuman Bhuchar - Trustee and Treasurer/CFO


An MBA from IIT Kharagpur, Anshuman's expertise lies in digital transformation of Higher Education, having worked with Universities of different sizes across the globe. He contributes to the mission of Setu by providing technical and strategic oversight.


Ms. Pallavi Tyagi - Trustee


Pallavi is a Mechanical engineer who completed her engineering from Army Institute of Technology, Pune. She went on to pursue her Masters in Automotive Engineering from Germany and specialized in Automotive design. She has worked in Australia for many years, before returning to India to use her vast knowledge to make a difference here. Her commitment to the social cause that SETU stands for is unflinching.


Ms. Shailvi Tyagi - Trustee


Shailvi is a Computer Engineer from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago and is currently working as a Data Science leader in the US. She has been actively involved in creating resources for and mentoring underrepresented groups in the tech industry. She sensitizes her environment with the issues relating to SETU.


Mr. Govind Wakhlu - Trust Advisor


Govind has worked in technology at companies like Facebook, Turo & AT&T after earning two engineering degrees from Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, USA. He contributes to the mission of Setu by volunteering to protect marginalized communities from the harmful effects of climate change.

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