Co-founder - Unconvention
As part of Villgro, Michelle Abraham has played an active role in building the social enterprise eco-system in India. As part of the founding team at Unconvention (www.unconvention.co.in), launched in 2009 she has helped it grow into one of the premier Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship platforms of India. She has also spearheaded Wantrapreneur – a social business plan competition to unearth startup & early growth social businesses.
Prior to Villgro, she worked with AMS Consulting Pvt. Ltd where she evaluated & monitored the Rural Development Programme of 10 districts of Uttar Pradesh. She has also worked with an international funding agency – Aide et Action, where she was responsible for establishment of vocational education centers in North India.
She is a postgraduate in Forestry Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal.
Sandy is a Villgro Fellow managing the Unconvention | L. After majoring in Marketing and International Management, Sandy spent over two years at McGraw-Hill as an event specialist. She has been active in volunteering and is interested in a more sustainable approach to helping individuals at the BOP.
Cristina Yoshida Fernandes
Cristina is a Villgro Fellow managing the Villgro Awards. Cristina holds two PG degrees – the first on NGOs Management and the second on Globalization & Culture. She has eight years of experience in nonprofit sector, while working for Itaú Bank Foundation as its Social Mobilization Coordinator.