Sagar Gangurde

Country Director, India (Mumbai)

Sagar is a distinguished Peace Educator, Facilitator, Comprehensive Sexuality Educator, and NLP Coach with over 18 years of experience. Holding a master’s degree in human resources management from Mumbai’s prestigious Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, and a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering Pune, Sagar began his career as an engineer at Tata Power, where he was honored with the Adarsh Power Trainee of the Year award.

Driven by his passion for social development, Sagar transitioned from Tata Power to join Teach for India in 2009, serving as one of the inaugural Fellows dedicated to transforming education in underserved communities.

As the India Country Director at Seeds of Peace, Sagar focuses on grooming future leaders adept at conflict resolution and spearheads initiatives for essential social, economic, and political transformations globally.

Recognized for his contributions, Sagar has been selected for prestigious programs such as the 2014-15 Caux Scholars Program and received the Rotary Global Peace Fellowship for his commitment to peacebuilding and sustainable development.

Certified as a Comprehensive Sexuality Educator and Facilitator from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and endorsed as an NLP Master Coach and Practitioner by the International Coach Federation, USA, Sagar’s expertise transcends conventional boundaries.

A passionate advocate for youth development, interfaith harmony, and critical media literacy, Sagar’s programs reflect his dedication to fostering inclusivity and enlightenment in society.

Driven by an insatiable thirst for growth, Sagar embodies the ethos of lifelong learning, continuously seeking avenues to enhance his self-awareness and transcend boundaries.

“Joining Seeds of Peace is like a dream come true and I am thrilled and excited to be a part of a movement which is so huge. What is most incredible about Seeds of Peace is its action-orientedness. It inspires me to have a huge sense of possibility and pushes me to stretch myself to be more.”