Manthan is a motivated individual with a positive track record in impact work. In Madrid, at Design for Change, he worked as an organizer for their ‘I Can Global Summit’, Rome, he drafted the proposals for UNESCO Hamdan grant and X Prize fundraising. In Singapore, at Ashoka, he was the project manager for Bosche’s ChangemakerXchange and drafted a partnership proposal for Google.org. In Dubai and Pune, he has worked with a wide range of start-ups and NGOs.
Currently, he is an undergraduate at S P Jain School of Global Management majoring in finance. He has consistently been a Dean’s Lister for all semesters with a current GPA of 4.09/4.3 and a ranked 1/220 in the batch. He has published papers on ‘Business Models in Circular Economy’ and ‘Impact of Community Service on Students Personalities’ in International Journals. He is passionate about audio storytelling- he is the host of the original ‘Planet Impact’ podcast. He speaks English, Marathi, Hindi, Gujarati fluently and Spanish functionality.
Formerly, he has been twice Indian Table-Tennis National Champion, India’s youngest Spartan trifecta winner and at 17, he founded two social initiatives- ‘Kin’ and ‘Athletes for Athletes’. While in high school, he created an award-winning online course on CSR for Symbiosis College, Pune, where he gives guest lectures frequently.