Jhumki Basu Foundation's Executive Director, Dipak Basu, has spent much of his life employing technology in humanitarian missions worldwide.
In 2006, he set up Anudip Foundation, a nonprofit company dedicated to improving livelihoods of impoverished people through skill development in information technology and entrepreneurship. He has led the company through rapid growth and currently serves as Anudip’s Chairman and CEO.
In 2001 Dipak founded and served as Executive Director of NetHope, a technology alliance of the world’s largest aid agencies, applying innovative high-tech solutions to aid operations in the world’s impoverished, disaster-affected and war-torn regions.
From 1995 to 2006, Dipak held senior management positions in Product Management and Professional Services at Cisco Systems. Prior to Cisco, Dipak served as technology consultant to the Government of India.
Dipak has been a guest lecturer in Computer Science at IIT Delhi, and has won the Tech Laureate and NASSCOM Social Innovation awards for IT in Humanity, and the President's Award from Save the Children. He is a Cisco Leadership Fellow, a Reuters Digital Vision Fellow at Stanford University, and a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers.