About Us
We create impact that is transformational, driving sustainable and scalable equity.

About CMS

Our Team

Our Incubatees


Health Practice Area


Livelihood Practice Area


Investment Catalyst

Kumar Raman


Abdul Latheef P

Community Engagement

Meghana Dwaraka

Design 4 Success

Nandlal Narayanan

Human Resources

Ritika Gupta

Evidence 4 Change

Shaonli Chakraborty

Wellbeing 4 Workforce & Gender

Siddhant Sawhney


Ambika Sasidharan

Marketing & Communications

Kripa Gopalan


Board of Directors


Co-Founder, Director

Shiv Kumar is a social investor who is passionate about solving complex social problems and improving the health & wealth of vulnerable communities. Shiv has dedicated 30 years working on social development, in India and internationally. His experience spans consulting, strategy, advisory, technical support provider, institution builder, mentor, team leader, facilitator, and coach across a spectrum of focus areas- health, livelihoods, education, sustainability, gender and equity, among others. Starting his career in a leading farmer owned co-operative, he has founded several organisations within the Catalyst Group – Catalyst Management Services, a development consulting firm; Swasti – a health catalyst and Vrutti –livelihood impact partners and Fuzhio, an impact product company. He has also incubated and supported over 200 community organisations and special enterprises.

Raghunathan N

Co-Founder, Director

Raghunathan is the Founding Director of The Catalyst Group. The group has a combined strength of working across the levels, supporting through both management and domain expertise and a large resource base. He is a Social Entrepreneur, Impact Accelerator and Integrator. He is focused on bringing change to small and medium producers and vulnerable communities through social enterprise models. With over 28 years of experience in the livelihood, social and rural sectors, Raghunathan has also led a number of assignments in a consulting capacity. The cornerstone of these is enhancing market engagement and competitiveness of a large number of micro, small and medium entrepreneurs in the rural, and non-farm sectors, towards a larger goal of wealth creation for the entrepreneurs and improved market maturity of the economy.