Abhishek Thakore co-founded The Blue Ribbon Movement. He is a gold medalist from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. His corporate stints include consulting at Hay Group and Boston Consulting Group, where he worked across diverse sectors.

He has represented global youth at the United Nations in New York. He has also participated in World Youth Congress (Turkey), Youth Encounters in Sustainability (Japan) and Dialogue on Science (Switzerland). He has been involved with organizations like India Against Corruption, Initiatives of Change, Center for Civil Society, and Rotaract Movement in different capacities.

He has authored 3 books on personal development, certified in several personal growth techniques and trained youngsters across geographies.

At BRM, he is responsible for overall strategy, program design and delivery, international engagement and partnerships.

Akshat Singhal  is a co-founder of The Blue Ribbon Movement.

He has worked with Third Sector Partners to launch Barefootjobs.org – a job portal for non-profit space. Prior to this, he has worked with Crossword Bookstores and has been consulting with Cinnamonteal Publishing.

An MBA from Sri Sri Institute of Management Studies, Goa, he was also involved in capacity building activities with different NGOs. He is a Global Shaper from Mumbai Hub of Global Shaper’s Community of World.

He has likewise participated in IYSSEC 2011 in China and in an Annual World Economic Forum organized in 2014.

At BRM, he is responsible for operations, product development, project implementation and partnerships strategy.


Ayushi Banerji is the program lead for the Avanti Young Women Leadership Program and handles multiple roles in the operations of the Blue Ribbon Movement.

Ayushi graduated from St. Xaviers College, Mumbai as an Honours student in Economics.At The Blue Ribbon Movement, she is the Program Lead, Avanti Young Women Leadership Program, which is a program aimed at building leadership skills in young women by engaging them in addressing prevalent social issues. She is also managing customized versions of the Social Leaders Program, which recently took place in Ladakh.

In the past, she has interned in different capacities with Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Akanksha Foundation. Ayushi brings with her lot of passion and commitment to contribute to the development sector.