our professionals

We are a rapidly growing global non-profit devoted to spreading the culture of debates, democracy and leadership, privileged with the support of many stalwarts in the areas of debates, public policy, global, humanitarian and many other fields. Our leadership team oversees the foundation's mission, strategy, and operations.

Deepak Thimaya

Founder & Managing Trustee

Verbattle was started by Deepak Thimaya, a young veteran with over 25 years’ experience as a well-known television personality, presenter, senior journalist, entrepreneur, teacher, film-maker, producer, trainer, writer, artist, debate promoter, dramatist, brand and image consultant, advertising professional, social entrepreneur, political analyst and motivational speaker. Deepak started his career as an actor on television, but soon diversified his portfolio to include many leadership positions and firsts to his credit including the setting up of Verbattle, the biggest professional debate organisation in India; conceptualising, producing, and executing Mysooru Utsava, Siri Sambhrama for women, Bangalore Health Festival, and Sanjeevini Health Festival; establishing various companies in the fields of advertising, brand promotion, marketing, PR and brand consultancy, and so on.

Deepak Thimaya
Founder & Managing Trustee
Vinayaka Ramakrishna
Chief Operating Officer
Sasikala J
Program Manager
Syed Ismail
Program Coordinator
Yeshawanth M
Video Editor
Arshiya Banu
Program Executive
Khushi Pareek