Founder 1

Arup Mukherji


After spending almost two and a half decades in the corporate sector, in the last assignment as a Director of a marketing consultancy firm, Arup Mukherji decided to shift to the social sector and contribute to the development of social enterprises which are successfully working towards the furtherance of urgent and critical social causes. Arup brings with him diverse work experience in marketing, sales and operations across industry segments such as information technology, FMCG and healthcare from both Indian and overseas assignments.

Being passionate about the social sector, he has been involved at a personal level with various NGOs for almost three decades as a donor, advisor and volunteer. Over the past few years, he has been actively engaged with some NGOs working in the Delhi/NCR region and supporting them as an advisor and donor in implementing projects related to livelihood generation, skill training and child development.

Archana Mukharji


Archana Mukharji is a seasoned professional having more than two and a half decades of diverse work experience in CXO and strategic leadership roles in both corporate and social sector organisations. She has experience of working with NGOs, INGOs, multi-national and large Indian conglomerates across industries and domains. She brings on board rich experience of new business initiatives and social interventions.

As an independent consultant and strategic advisor, she has been advising social sector organisations in developing professional management processes and has worked on projects related to strategy development, ESG, sustainability and worker protection.

Besides her professional engagements, at a personal level also she has been actively involved with social sector projects in the area of education and child development for more than three decades.

Founder 2

The observations and learnings of Arup and Archana over the past three decades from their engagements in the corporate sector and with various NGOs helped them identify gaps in existing social interventions and their delivery mechanisms. Both of them are strong advocates for sustainable livelihood generation initiatives for the economically and socially marginalised communities. Their belief is that through increase in income and better lifestyles, many of the existing social and economic challenges faced by disadvantaged community members can be overcome. ArunaSocial Ventures is an outcome of this thought process and aims to provide a platform to such individuals to upgrade their skills and enable their economic inclusion.

At a personal level, both Archana and Arup believe in maintaining a simple and sustainable lifestyle. As a result of this, all their lifestyle choices are made by keeping the interest of people and the planet first.