Our Leadership Team
Deepa has been an entrepreneur for over two decades now. Continuous improvement, design thinking, balanced development, and sustainability are her areas of interest. A people collector and connector keep her fascinated by the ideas of purpose and the interconnectedness of things, along with the love to read and write.
Deepa’s vision is to be a tool to collaborate and connect, unlocking potential towards building a better world.
Deepa SomanManaging Director
Responsibility | Individualization | Strategic | Learner | Achiever
Milind has over 30 years of experience in the global technology & consulting industry. He has been involved with several corporates on initiatives like technology consulting, innovation management, business process consulting, and active mentoring of new and existing businesses.
Milind is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and is on the Advisory Board of studies (IT) in management schools. Being an Accredited Mediator with the Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation (IIAM), Milind believes in the practice of mediation for dispute resolution.
Milind SomanExecutive Director – Leadership Coach
Strategic | Developer | Learner | Connectedness | Individualization
Rhea Soman is a designer who works in integrating research and design projects into holistic solutions. She started the Design Lab in 2018, incubated within Lumière, with a core team of in-house designers and an extended team of associates. They have helped deliver solutions in space design, branding, packaging, multi-sensory experience design by leveraging IOT, robotics and VR.
Analytical | Relator | Maximiser | Responsibility | Arranger
A pharma graduate with a management degree in marketing, Smita brings in multifaceted skills. She has confidently and efficiently led, guided, and mentored teams basis her own immense experience in Research, Health Care, and Consulting. At Lumière, she has undertaken several projects encompassing resource planning, risk management, and client relationship management.
Smita AroraChief Operating Officer
Our Core Team
Activator | Harmony | Empathy | Learner | Communication
Having joined us only last year, she has already proved invaluable. She helps Deepa as her PA and works with every member of the team to ensure the spirit of the organization runs deep and smooth.
Anuja PatankarManager - HR & Operations
Responsibility | Input | Relator | Arranger | Learner
Shruti manages end-to-end projects in various verticals like FMCG, Luxury Fashion, Education, Healthcare etc., bringing a rounded, overall perspective on the consumer.
Shruti possesses strong communication skills, a keen eye for detail, the ability to think rationally under pressure, and lead and work with teams efficiently. She loves to read and travel, is innately curious and always willing to learn and understand the nuances of human behaviour.
An ex-Investment Banker, she is as comfortable with numbers as she is with people. Shruti has worked with start-ups in a consulting capacity. A commerce graduate with a management degree in finance and marketing, she brings multifaceted skills from her experience in finance, legal, consulting and the research space.
Shruti VishwanathProject Director
Deliberative I Discipline I Responsibility I Maximizer I Developer
At Lumiere, I work as a Project Director for a client that has embarked on a change management journey. I serve as a point of contact for the client, actively working with the Lumiere Team to facilitate this change management project.
Pallavi GadreProject Director
Learner | Intellection | Achiever | Relator | Responsibility
One of our Project Managers, she brings a lot of experience to the table. She handles multiple projects under multiple sectors – FMCG, Retail – along with catering to several types of research modules.
Tanvee DixitProject Manager
Deliberative | Learner | Discipline | Achiever | Significance
She has completed 11 years with Lumière recently, which is just the icing on the cake. Her discipline help achieve our target deliverables with ease.
Sonali SalviResearch Manager
Analytical | Relator | Restorative | Learner | Context
Shilpa is an experienced data analyst with a postgraduate degree in computer management. She has recently rejoined to Lumière as a Research Analyst to provide her best expertise and skills.
Shilpa RaichurkarResearch Analyst
Input | Ideation | Connectedness | Restorative | Individualization
I Manage certain projects and I oversee the Comms desk.
Nisheel ShettyDesign Consultant
Strategic | Input | Individualization | Learner | Achiever
Juili is a fresh engineering graduate who enjoyed doing research during her internship and joined us as a consultant. She is excited to learn and explore researching in different sectors.
Juili is a part of Lumiere’s events and likes social media marketing.
Juili DharmadhikariConsultant - Market Research
Harmony | Deliberative | Consistency | Empathy | Adaptability
Accounts Executive – Looking after all accounting related work.
Reshma KambleAccounts Executive
Developer | Empathy | Responsibility | Connectedness | Harmony
I am working as a research executive at Lumiere for the past 3 months. I like the positive atmosphere at Lumiere. It’s a place where I get to learn new things every day. It’s an inclusive setup where each person is respected and valued. I am thankful to Lumiere for giving me an opportunity.
Saba ModakResearch Executive
Consistency | Arranger | Responsibility | Communication | Harmony
I am loyal, honest & transparent. My role in the operation is to coordinate with the associates & FPs to get projects done smoothly and look after the closure of all post-field activities. And as admin -helping Anuja (HR) with administrative works.
Smita PawarExecutive - Admin & Operations
Futuristic | Consistency | Communication | Positivity | Focus