Manas started his career working as an analyst for five years in the financial services industry. After a change of heart, Manas decided to use his business skill for public good and thus joined an NGO where he managed rural development projects in India. He has a bachelors degree in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, BHU and is a CFA charter-holder. He graduated from the University of Oxford with an MBA as a Weidenfeld scholar. The blueprint of Bubble Nut Wash was conceived when Manas along with his batch-mates presented the idea as the MBA Entrepreneurship Project at Oxford.
Irina is doing a PhD in Geography and the Environment at the University of Oxford. She has co-founded an Environmental NGO and worked for private companies and charities in the areas of research, communications and environmental protection. She is also a co-founder of a successful reforestation start-up and has forestry and community development expertise. Irina has a bachelors degree in public relations from Far Eastern Federal University of Vladivostok and a Masters of Environmental Science from the University of Oxford, Green Templeton College.
Natalia is currently a Programme Director at the Weidenfeld-Hoffmann Trust. Prior to that she worked for the Russian National Commission for UNESCO taking part in a variety of projects including securing world heritage site status for various Russian cities. Prior to this, she was a freelance journalist for several lifestyle magazines, including the Russian editions of Cosmopolitan, Shape and Glamour. Her first degree was in Literature and Languages from Moscow State University, to which she has added a BA in Psychology from the Institute of Psychoanalysis, Moscow and an MBA from the University of Cambridge.
Cristina is a social environmental scientist specialized in communication for sustainable development. She holds a Master’s in Media and International Development at the University of East Anglia, a postgraduate degree in International Development from Pompeu Fabra University and a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Barcelona. She is a co-founder of sustainable development NGO Permact and has worked in research and communications in the environmental and development fields for five years in both the public and private sector.
RAVI SHANKAR PHUTANE
A pharmacist post working at a Cancer Institute and having seen how life is just a slice of time, decided to do something right. He had to choose between being in solitude or working for a greater cause. He took up the latter and BubbleNut Wash happened and since then has been trying to get people to talk about it.