The Team

Deepa Soman

Managing Director
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.

Milind Soman

Executive Director – Leadership Coach
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.

Smita Arora

Chief Operating Officer
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.

Rhea Soman

Director
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.


Suchitra Shetty

She is a hard-working, diligent individual, who has been with our company for years. Her ‘can-do’ attitude helps us achieve all our goals, also keeping to our timely promises.

Tanvee Dixit

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.

Sonali Salvi

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.

Aparna Khadilkar

One of our Project Managers, she brings a lot of experience to the table. She handles multiple projects under multiple sectors – Pharma, FMCG – along with catering to several types of research modules.

Sweta Singh

She heads our HR department and is a valuable asset and resource. She helps with operating the recruitment wing of the organization as well.

Vedashree Patankar

Working on communication and research projects is made easier with her presence. She has worked on several qualitative research projects, even managing some large scale ones.

Shweta Sawant

She is able to navigate the accounts to work smoothly with her brilliant talents in resource management and expertise in the field.

Janhavi Kulkarni

An esteemed and appreciated member of Design Labs, she helps with our systems projects, using her illustrative and communication skills.

Anuja Patankar

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.

Disha Upreti

A Design Labs partner-in-crime, she helps deliver space solutions, along with work in the space of design research and UX research. Being a systems thinker and avid researcher, she is able to assist and navigate design as well as research projects.

Rohan Sindgikar

He recently joined us to expand our communications and media wing, helping us explore projects in the multi-media space. He is an established film director, and has also assisted in projects related to robotics, IoT and VR.

Smita Pawar

She is a loyal, valued member of our Ops team, helping us work with everything from recruitment to project execution. Her strong family values and organization spirit make her indispensable.

Ayushi Limbachiya

Having joined us recently, she is already a valued member. Her command over the English language and communication helps us build strong and meaningful material on a daily basis.