Bitan Nandi Biswas


Bitan Biswas is a leader in the Human Resources field, focused on scaling sustainable people solutions for a growing market. As a Sr. People Manager in Google’s People Operations, Bitan directs her efforts towards building out processes and people solutions at scale while anchoring on fundamental values and a strong bias for action.
She has also served as the chapter lead for “Google Give” (Google’s Philanthropic efforts) multiple times and believes strongly in giving back to the community.
Bitan joined Bay Area Prabasi in 2005 for the first time and is currently working on developing a strategic plan with the board and staff to develop programs and products to multiply the organization’s impact to benefit the less fortunate and advance community participation in preserving ethnic identity. She aspires to leave the next generation a world with racial and gender equity.

Manash Chaudhuri

Secretary (2021-2022)

Manash Chaudhuri has been a Serial Entrepreneur with more than 25 years of experience working on emerging technologies related to Cloud Computing and Customer Management platforms. His recent venture ConvergeHub is rated as one of the top CRMs in the world. He is quite involved in helping startups and entrepreneurs through their product development and go-to-market strategy. He loves to travel and has been involved in CSR activities related to Education in Kolkata. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from India and has done management courses in the field of international business and finances from UC Berkeley.

He became a Prabasi member in 1999 and has always been passionate about a place that we can call home in the Bay Area.

manash chaudhuri

Saikat Paul


Saikat has been a Bay Area resident for the last 16 years and has over 20+ years of experience in finance, having trained as a CPA in California and CA from India. He’s currently the Chief Accounting Officer and Sr Vice President at Qualys, a publicly listed cybersecurity company. He has previously worked at other leading tech companies as well as long stints with PwC in San Jose and Chennai. Apart from being involved with Prabasi, he also serves on Fremont Unified School District’s Supervisors Advisory Council and manages a non-profit running an online Bengali language school. Besides enjoying time with his family, he enjoys reading, movies, playing tennis, and adda.

Saikat is looking forward to enhancing the finance process and transparency at Prabasi and helping to build it into a best-in-class philanthropic organization.

Anjan Das

Secretary (2022-present)

Anjan Das joined Bay area Prabasi for the first time in 2000 when he moved to the valley via an intercompany transfer from Germany.  He is passionate about building and nurturing communities in the professional and social realm. Anjan holds an Engineering degree in CS and a business PG from IIM Calcutta. He is part of the Big Data Engineering, Advanced Analytics & ML leadership team at Meta for several years. He has been a tech entrepreneur, investor, and advisor, besides holding senior leadership roles at 2 startups focused on analytics for various verticals.  He led cross-functional teams that built products to manage technology as a business at a unicorn that successfully went public. He also had the opportunity to work alongside and learn from some of the best tech industry veterans at Microsoft, SAP, and other large corporations in  CRM, Cloud BI, and data management.

He has served as chapter lead for several corporate charitable “Giving” campaigns and an active organizer for outdoor events for his undergrad and grad school communities in the Pac Northwest and Bay area. Although he picked up aerial and wildlife photography as a hobby, he’s been part of various rescue and scouting missions in local environmental disaster response.  He loves the outdoors and doesn’t miss any opportunities for hiking, camping, backpacking, adventure sports, etc. during summer and hitting the ski slopes in winter.