About Us

Who we are

Taking the first step with good thoughts, the second with good words, and the third with good deeds, Cybage commenced its philanthropic arm, CybageAsha, in October 2003. Founded as a registered trust under the Bombay Public Trust Act, 1950, CybageAsha values humanity and equality. With the perfect blend of integrity and enthusiasm, it works with a commitment to spread happiness amongst the underprivileged. In its own ways, the trust believes in “Spreading Smiles”.

CybageAsha consists of a CSR team and a voluntary committee of Cybagians, whose members are compassionate and caring enough to help make someone’s life better. Ritu Nathani, Director, Cybage, has wholeheartedly guided the team in each project.

Thoroughly organized, CybageAsha functions efficiently with support from its volunteers and the senior management of Cybage. With a strong will, dedication, and motto, the CybageAsha volunteers are always on a mission to transform lives.

The long-term projects of CybageAsha aim at uplifting rural communities using sustainable intervention. Through meticulously planned drives, the short-term projects enable volunteers to reach out to the visually impaired, youth, widows, women’s groups, and senior citizens,. CybageAsha also associates with various NGOs and social service organizations to spread more smiles.

CybageAsha is special because it helps in the betterment of the society, and while doing that, it puts its volunteers on the path of becoming better human beings.

 

Vision statement :

Cybage through its corporate social responsibility initiatives, aims at bridging disparities through sustainable community development. This aspiration includes the holistic development of the underprivileged section of society to provide equal opportunity to all.  Cybage is committed to look at social responsibility beyond compliance while making social thinking a DNA of its existence. Leadership team and employees’ participation will be an integral part of Cybage CSR.

Mission statement :

To achieve our vision through Rural upliftment, community development and social welfare verticals of CybageAsha and education vertical of CybageKhushboo.

Core values :

To have a clean and ethical mechanism of work to benefit the beneficiaries with energy, enthusiasm, Perseverance, Inclusiveness, Transparency, participation, non-dependence and self-reliance in a process oriented, and  data driven manner.

 

Our initiatives

CybageAsha has initiated the following programs to perform its responsibilities effectively:

Rural Development       Community Development      Social Welfare 

Trustees

Arun Nathani
Arun Nathani
CEO & Managing Director
Ritu Nathani
Ritu Nathani
Director Cybage, Managing Trustee CybageAsha
Deepak Nathani
Deepak Nathani
Trustee
Elston Pimenta
Elston Pimenta
Head - HR

Arun Nathani is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Cybage Software. Cybage is a data-driven company, and this work ethic primarily originates from Arun’s thought process of giving more importance to how the analysis of data is applied to decision-making rather than the data alone. Arun started his career as a software design engineer in the USA and has been contributing to software development and quality management ever since. He returned to India in the early ’90s and founded Cybage with the intention of creating one of the most efficient IT service companies in the world that provides a high value chain in the product engineering and IT services space. He believes that the right balance must be struck between being ‘customer-centric’ and ‘employee-centric’ in order to benefit from and provide benefits to both entities. He is a strong believer in the empowerment of the society through education and has been instrumental in establishing and promoting two Corporate Social Responsibility wings of Cybage: CybageKhushboo and CybageAsha . Arun was awarded the ‘CEO of the Year Award’ by the National Awards in IT Excellence. He has also been conferred the ‘CEO with HR orientation Award’ during the Talent & HR Leadership conference organized by World HRD Congress and ET Now. He was honored with the ‘Global HR Excellence’ award at the Asia Pacific HRM Congress. He is a conscious writer, drawing out management lessons from real-life situations and sharing them on his blog www.arunnathaniblog.com, which is regularly read by all Cybagians and a large populace outside of Cybage.

Mrs. Ritu Nathani is a dentist by qualification and a philanthropist by passion. The co-founder and director of Cybage Software Pvt. Ltd. has been honored as a ‘Leading Consultant’ at the third edition of the Women Leaders in India Awards in December 2011 for her contribution to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). She heads the two wings of Cybage CSR initiatives—CybageKhushboo and CybageAsha. Ritu was the chapter chair of Yi’s (Young Indians—a youth platform of the Confederation of Indian Industry) Pune chapter during 2012-13. While discharging her duties as the chapter chair, Ritu was instrumental in organizing several learning events, along with a leadership summit with former President of India, the honorable APJ Abdul Kalam. Ritu has also travelled far and wide to promote causes close to her heart. She was part of the official Indian delegation to G20 Young Entrepreneurs’ Alliance Summit at Moscow in June 2013. She followed this up with a delegation to Pakistan in October 2013 for the Pak-India Young Entrepreneurs Bilateral Summit that was organized by the Young Entrepreneurs Forum (YEF) of the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industries (ICCI) in partnership with Yi, and Commonwealth Asia Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs (CAAYE) in association with Aman Ki Asha, a peace initiative between India and Pakistan. It was during her sabbatical from dentistry that she re-connected with her childhood passion for performing arts. For more than a decade, Ritu has worked as an elocution teacher, conducting private classes and training children for speech exams conducted by Trinity College, London. She has also worked as a freelance drama teacher in various schools.

Deepak is the Director at Cybage. Relationship building and management is his strong forte and he connects with both the employees and the clients at a deep level. According to Deepak, the IT services industry is both resource-intensive and space-intensive. It is vital to consistently hire the right resources in co-ordination with the constant upgrading and upscaling of the infrastructure at the most cost-effective options. Cybage has grown very rapidly, in terms of resources and infrastructure, and Deepak has productively managed its consistency and taken this challenge head on. Deepak was honored with the ‘IT Excellence Award 2011’ by the Indira Group of Institutes for his dedication and outstanding contribution towards the growth of IT space in India. He has also received the ‘HR Leadership Award’ during the 3rd Asia’s Best Employer Brand Awards 2012 ceremony held in Singapore. Deepak actively lead CybageAsha initiatives from its inception till his retirement in August 2016.

Elston Pimenta, in his role as Head - HR, spearheads the most dynamic portfolio at Cybage.  ‘Valuing’, ‘nurturing’ and ‘engaging’ talent are the dedicated focus activities of the department. The core values of quality, consistency, and responsiveness enshrined in the mission statement of Cybage act as the cornerstone for the functioning of this department.“Bringing Life to Work” has been the tagline for the Cybage HR team. All energies are diverted to help the organization face daily challenges and create opportunities for the growth of its people. At Cybage, Elston plays multiple roles of ‘Counsellor’, ‘Trainer’ and ‘Mentor’.His philosophy of life is inspired by the famous quote: “If I am not for myself, who will be? And if I am only for myself, what am I?” He started his career over two-and-a-half decades ago in the chemical engineering field, before shifting to IT programming and Optical Fiber Technology. However, his  passion for people management came in the form of a permanent shift to HR, where he excels as an HR professional continuously engaged in bringing about a positive change with people he interacts. His involvement with the under-privileged and the marginalized dates back to 1983 through his stint with Junior Chamber at the local, state and at the national level. He held various positions in the Organization which culminated as it’s national’s Secretary General for the period 1994-1998. He has won a number of National and International recognitions for his contribution to Community service. He continues to involve with a number of voluntary organizations including Cybage Asha and Cybage Khusbhoo.

Trustees

Our Team

  • Rajani Arora

    Rajani Arora

    Community Development

    My father, a Social Welfare Officer with Department of Social Welfare, Government of Maharashtra, has been an inspiration for me to work for the society. The plight of people who do not have access to basic needs and are not aware of their rights is something that keeps me pushing to support them. However, I still remember my first community visit, when I felt we should never come back to such a dreadful place. But our dedication and team work helped change things in that community over time.

    The highs and lows of social work are incomparable to anything that we do in our routine. It’s so easy to get attached to people you support that their success and failures feels like your own. Learning to manage these vicarious emotions has been an important part of my joyful and enriching journey with the Cybage CSR team. 

     

  • Suhas Shelar

    Suhas Shelar

    Rural Development

    Suhas comes from a small village named Mavdi, Pune. Three years ago, CybageAsha adopted his village for desilting the river stream that passes through it. At that time, the village was facing a drought because of very little rainfall in the past few years. Most of the water resources had dried up and the stream had become a playground for children. The stream is now the biggest source of water for his village.

    Since then, he is proud to be a part of with the Cybage CSR team. He has participated in many activities for CybageKhushboo such as student interviews, home visits, and mentorship. He has been felicitated four times including an award of ‘Volunteer of the Quarter’. However, he believes that the biggest reward is the happiness that comes after helping the less fortunate. 

  • Minakshi Pandit

    Minakshi Pandit

    Rural Development

    I’ve been working with the Cybage CSR team since August 2016. Till date, I have participated in various activities including De-addiction drive in Khulewadi, De-addiction drive in Ambedkar Nagar, Mawadi Village survey, tree plantation drive, and women health check-up camp. However, my favorite are activities planned for ‘Rural Development’. Every activity comes with a new set of challenges and learnings. Interacting with villagers and understanding their problems gives me more motivation to work for them. It has helped me improve my social and professional skills as well. Working for the society does gives me a satisfaction. I believe bringing good change in our society is everyone’s social responsibility. I always look forward to participate in all the CSR activities and try to do my bit for the society. 

  • Om Taori

    Om Taori

    Khushboo

    I believe it’s our responsibility to maintain our planet and make it a good place to live for everyone. We cannot change the society or the environment, but everyone has the power to make a difference by maintaining it.

    I joined the CSR team as soon as I joined Cybage in July 2016. I think this is a great platform where anyone can contribute their time to help the needy and spread smiles. I feel proud to be a part of the team. I have participated in various activities such as tree plantation, village survey, welfare activities, calendar distribution activity, and digital literacy of support staff. All the activities planned by the team prepare the beneficiaries to find a permanent solution to their problems.

    I encourage everyone to join hands and make a difference. 

  • Dinesh Daf

    Dinesh Daf

    Community Development

    Since the day I joined CybageAsha team, I have participated in various activities. However, my interest is in De-addiction vertical. Working for this vertical till now gave me an understanding of the problems other people have in their life. However, we are brought up with so many comforts that we don’t value the small things in our life. It gives me immense satisfaction if I’m able to inspire even a single person of alcohol de-addiction as the life of an entire family is touched positively. I realize this particular area requires a lot of dedication and patience and needs our attention.

    I urge everyone around me to join me in every activity I participate and share my experience with them to inspire them to work for the society.

  • Nisha Mudliar

    Nisha Mudliar

    Welfare

    I strongly believe in uplifting the underprivileged and Cybage gave me a platform for this. I joined Cybage CSR team immediately after joining Cybage in July 2016. Since then, every activity I participate in gives me immense happiness and satisfaction.

    I cannot forget the fun time I had while interacting with the children of Saheli NGO. I met a seven-year old girl, Radhika, who was merrily singing and dancing and talking to us. Her innocence touched me. These children have no idea of their dark reality and hazy future and they are so content with life.

    I have seen dreadful situations that people face and have heard so many appalling stories during these activities that make me realize the importance and value of the life that we are living. These activities give us life lessons to learn. It feels great to be a part of the Cybage CSR team.

  • Shambhavi Sinha

    Shambhavi Sinha

    Welfare

    I have been working for welfare NGOs since my school days. It gives me a lot of satisfaction and happiness. With CybageAsha, I have been a part of few activities and already have so many beautiful experiences that shown me the world from an entirely different angle. Each visit at an old age home or orphanage has taught me new things about life.

    I truly appreciate the efforts put up by the management in planning and organizing the development and nurturing activities for the society. Most of the activities are planned for weekends, so it doesn’t hamper my work. The information about activities is shared well in advance and some involve only spending a few hours. Hence, I’m able to maintain a balance between my work and life.

  • Shruti Kulkarni

    Shruti Kulkarni

    Welfare

    I joined Cybage CSR team so that I can contribute my bit towards the betterment of the society. I swiftly manage my work and keep my team informed about my schedule to make it easy for my team to plan tasks.

    The satisfaction I feel by participating in CSR activities is worth every bit of work done and every second of my time spent. I’ve participated in many activities and visited NGOs that support children and women. It was surprising to see those children being so well-mannered and singing and enjoying life despite having faced such disturbing situations. These children really need our help. Their behavior made me realize how important it is to be positive in life. This helped me understand them better and value life more. 

  • Rakesh Kishnani

    Rakesh Kishnani

    Go-Green

    I was very close to my father and consider him as my idol. When I was in school, I used to be curious to know about the life of people living in slums and small houses. We had a small garden in our house and growing up, I saw my father taking care of it. This developed my interest in serving people and nature. Whenever I get time, I devote myself in the service in temples and Gurudwaras for Langar management. 

    With Cybage CSR team also, I have been a part of various activities such as Go-green sticker distribution, Village Surveys and Tree Plantation. Sometimes I face challenges of time management because of the family responsibilities. However, managing CSR tasks and work has never been very difficult. It takes only two hours per week and helps me fulfill my social responsibility.

  • Sarang Padhye

    Sarang Padhye

    Go-Green

    I was interested in social work since my college days. I’ve been volunteering for CybageAsha for two years now. I’m glad that all activities are planned on weekends and it doesn’t hamper my work. So far I have participated in all the verticals and my overwhelming experience cannot be explained in words.

    I think rural areas need more attention as there is a good number of able manpower, which lacks opportunities and awareness. They need more help than our government can as the awareness is to be created and perceptions are to be changed.

    Every time we visit orphanages and schools, I enjoy spending time with the children. I’m left surprised by their active participation and the respect they have for us. This respect is the biggest reward I have received while working for the society.