Leadership and Staff

The Fortitude Global Foundation is a global organization based in NJ/NYC and operating in several countries. The board comes from backgrounds of social entrepreneurship and disruptive innovation, with ambitions to challenge the status quo. Having embarked on untraditional paths themselves, their mission seeks to redefine educational philanthropy and inspire forthcoming generations into unlocking latent potentials to lead fulfilling lives.

Board of Directors



Manish Polavarapu

Founder & President

JamelL Sirleaf

Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Yash Shah

Co-Founder & Chief Financial Officer

Shivani Rao

Chief Operating Officer

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