Meet the Team



Priyam Patel

Priyam founded Husti in August 2014 in response to witnessing the scale of poverty across India. He is currently COO at Bryant Medical, a leading dental logistics & technology startup. He holds 1st class degrees in Dentistry, Regenerative Medicine & Innovation Technology. Over his years at University, he has won multiple awards for his efforts towards improving the lives of others. Away from work, you can find him eating Pav Bhaji or staring into creative space.

Bhavina Bhudia

Bhavina joined Husti in 2014 to assist with fundraising through creative arts projects. She is a qualified dentist currently working in a maxillofacial trauma department. This background brings strong skills in psychological evaluation and helps shape the nature of Husti projects. She has a love for creating art that goes on to help others - Etsy page coming soon!

Nirav Patel

Nirav co-founded Husti in August 2014. He completed his BEng in Materials Science at Queen Mary’s University, London and is currently working in Commercial Banking. Nirav’s wide network of contacts in retail and finance has opened considerable growth opportunities for Husti. His experience in securing CSR is relied upon to build a firm foundation of support. If he's not working, you can find him lifting things in the gym.


We’re always on the lookout for dedicated people with aligned values. Without your support, we would not exist.

Riya Patel

Riya has been helping to grow Husti from the very start. She brings boundless enthusiasm and experience navigating legal & ethical challenges. She is a qualified lawyer currently working for the Home Office and a strong advocate for Women’s Rights.



Husti / Umeed Centre / Partnership

Husti partners with ActionAid India through the donation of Soneshwar House to facilitate the rehabilitation of children who have had to drop out of school.

Board of Trustees

Timir Patel

Mr. Timir Patel serves as Group Head of Finance of Hometrack Data Systems Limited. A qualified chartered accountant, Mr. Patel joined Hometrack in 2000. Prior to this, he served as Head of Finance for the V&A's commercial enterprise arm. He brings years of board level corporate experience to the Husti team.

Shilpav Patel

Mr. Shilpav Patel has been a director at BwT law since 2007. His range of legal experience brings tremendous insight into corporate functioning and grant acquisition.   

Seema Patel

Mrs Seema Patel was born and raised in Gujarat, India. She's been involved with various local non-profit projects in hospitals, orphanages and schools. She brings her wide range of contacts across India and years of field experience to the team.