Meet the founders
Mr. Anuroop Omkar, Honorary Director
Anuroop Omkar is the Honorary Director at Bridge Think Tank. He is the youngest globally and first Indian ever to be nominated as Distinguished Fellow to International Academy of Mediators. He is a consultant to World Bank on the MSME RAMP Project. He was a special invitee to the Working Group of Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India on personal insolvency. He is the member of Monitoring Committee of Investment Education and Protection Fund (IEPF) advocacy initiative. He is an empaneled mediator with United Nations and Associated Programs and World Bank. He was nominated as delegate by Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India to the World Bank delegation in London, United Kingdom on Insolvency Pre-packs, Mediation and Online Dispute Resolution (ODR). He is on the editorial board of the GNLU Law Review and a visiting faculty to Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), Indian Society of International Law (ISIL), National University of Juridical Sciences (NUJS) and National Law University, Assam. He is also an author of a best-selling book on mediation which is part of the recommended reading for the mandatory course on mediation by the Bar Council of India. He is an alumnus of Gujarat National Law University (GNLU). His areas of policy interest are banking and finance, MSME, Mediation, ODR Insolvency and Turnaround.
Ms. Kritika Krishnamurthy, Honorary Director
Kritika Krishnamurthy is the Honorary Director at Bridge Think Tank. She is a Fellow of United Nations 1325 Fellowship on Women in Conflict and an author of a best-selling book on mediation in India. She is winner of BW Business World 40 under 40 top legal professionals award and Future Legal Leaders 2020 award by India Business Law Journal (Vantage Asia). She is the recipient of academic scholarships from Dhirubhai Ambani Foundation and Government of Maharashtra. She has developed course curriculum and implemented as Master Trainer the only central government training on Commercial Mediation and Mediation in Insolvency and Turnaround. Her second book on Third-Party Funding in India is slated for release in the end of 2021. She is a visiting faculty to Reserve Bank of India, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and National Academy of Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR), Hyderabad. She is an alumna of Gujarat National Law University (GNLU). Her areas of policy research include women entrepreneurship, MSME Capacity building, fintech, biotechnology, third party funding of dispute resolution and intersection of policy with indigenous cultures and behavioural economics.