Impact Future Project 2022
IFP Community Leaders
Aashish P Somaiyaa
White Oak Capital
Aashish P Somaiyaa with over 21 years’ experience in business strategy, operations & management, grooming talent and process driven sales is responsible for strategizing, growing & managing the operations of White Oak Capital. He previously built and managed operations of Motilal Oswal AMC – a niche, focused, expert equity boutique.
Abhishek Agrawal is Chief Regional Officer for Accion – Asia. He worked with FINCA International as CFO and as advisor to Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAI). Abhishek is Aspire Fellow; Ph.D. in Municipal financial reforms, a Chartered Accountant from ICAI & MBA in finance.
Alok Mittal is Co-founder and CEO of Indifi, India’s leading full-stack platform for enabling debt financing for small businesses. He is also an active angel investor, co-founder of Indian Angel Network, and on the board of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Delhi.
Anurag Agrawal is Partner at Aavishkaar. As CEO of Intellecap earlier, he setup the Investment Banking Practice and incubated I3N (Intellecap Impact Investment Network) – India’s first impact focused angel network. He led incubation and acquisition of the 3 NBFCs – IntelleCash, IntelleGrow and Arohan.
Anurag Pratap is the VP & CSR Leader-Capgemini, with over 23 years of experience in CSR, community development, project management / implementation, grant management, capacity planning and resource Management. He focuses on strategy and charter for Capgemini CSR, crafting relevant goals & policies for programs.
Chetna Gala Sinha
Mann Deshi Bank
Chetna Sinha is the Founder of Mann Deshi Bank and its Foundation. Co-chair of World Economic Forum 2018, Co-chair of Financial Inclusion at W20 Summit 2018, Member of BRICS 2021 women’s business alliance, she was awarded the Nari Shakti Puraskar – highest Indian civilian award for women by the President of India.
Aditya Birla Group
Deeksha Vats is a sustainability professional with 25+ years of experience in consulting & corporates at group & company levels. She has worked across industries like heavy & general manufacturing, utilities, retail, telecom, etc. Deeksha leads the sustainability agenda for Aditya Birla Group, across all its locations on strategic, operational, communication & advocacy aspects.
Dr. Gayathri Vasudevan co-founded LabourNet with a vision to enable livelihoods and enhance quality of life, impacting about a million lives, empowering youth, men, & women to become profitable micro entrepreneurs. She also worked for the International Labour Organization (ILO), a UN agency.
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation India
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation India
Geeta Goel is the Country Director of Dell Foundation India. She manages the strategy and implementation in two key areas – Education and Family Economic Stability. She’s on the Boards of Ujjivan, Janalakshmi, Swadhaar, Arohan, and Micro Housing Finance Corporation.
Jinesh Shah is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Omnivore, a venture capital firm that funds entrepreneurs building the future of Indian agriculture and food systems. He is a member of the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Agriculture & Food Processing Committee, the core working group of the World Economic Forum related to agriculture, and chairperson of Impact Investors Council’s Executive Council.
John Alex set up Social Initiatives to address requirements of small clients in the field of Health, Education, Skill Development, and Placement for unemployed Youth, inclusive model for PwD & transgenders, after joining the Management of Equitas in 2008. They won the 1st national CSR award from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
Pradeep Nair has over 25 years of global experience across US and India. He started his career in Silicon Valley in technology and strategy, then moved to the social sector, working for leaders like President Clinton, Mayor Bloomberg and Paul Volcker. He currently leads Ford Foundation in India.
Pranshu Singhal founded ‘Karo Sambhav’ which designs & implements circular solutions for multiple waste streams. He won ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2021 India’ award by Schwab Foundation, sister organization WEF. He was Director-Digital Learning, Microsoft & Head-Sustainability, Nokia. He is an Aspen-, Ashoka-, Chevening- & Aspire Circle-Fellow.
Prof. Garima Dadhich
Garima Dadhich, Associate Professor with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) since March 2014. Presently she is heading the School of Business Environment / National Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (NFCSR) and Centre for Business & Human Rights at IICA. She has also worked as Assistant Professor of Law at National Law University Jodhpur for 5 years and has taught courses under corporate & commercial laws.
Purnima Khandelwal co-founded INI Farms in 2009 and is the first woman CEO of one of the largest fresh fruit company from India. Purnima is the driving force behind creating India’s first “safe food’ brand Kimaye leading the entire gamut of brand building initiatives from consumer insights to packaging innovations to distribution. Her strength in building long lasting relationships has helped InI achieve leadership in exports as well as domestic market. Purnima’s experience spans over 20 years including 16 years as an entrepreneur. As a cofounder of INI Consulting (started in 2003) she has advised large private sector companies in agriculture, heavy engineering, electronics, infrastructure, chemicals and also Government organizations like Indian Railways, Confederation of Indian Industry and Department of Scientific and Industrial Research. She is a Post Graduate from TAPMI, Manipal.
Sairee Chahal is a serial entrepreneur, mom, angel investor, evangelist for #WomensInternet and a board member. She currently runs SHEROES – an online ecosystem for women, offering support, entrepreneurial and employment opportunities, content and community at www.sheroes.com and the SHEROES App, and Mahila Money – a community neobank for women.
Shashaank Awasthi is co-founder of v-shesh and India Advisor at Gray Ghost Ventures. His work in disability inclusion, mental health and wellbeing, financial inclusion, investing and teaching has been in pursuit of inclusive and accessible environments.
Dr. Shikha Nehru Sharma
Dr. Shikha Nehru Sharma is a medical doctor by training and the founder of Unitus Health Academy and 8 Well Software . As a guest on various television channels , she has been a lifelong advocate of Nutrition and in particular Vedic Nutrition as the first port of call for treating lifestyle disorders.
Dr. Shuchin Bajaj
Dr Shuchin Bajaj is the founder of Ujala Cygnus Healthcare and co-founder of Project StepOne, providing high quality low cost healthcare services to underaccessed and underserved communities of India. He has been the champion of Ayushman Bharat and also sits on the board of FITT, IIT Delhi. Shuchin’s mission in life is to dissociate Healthcare access from financial ability.
Sundeep Mohindru by profession is a charted accounted with more than 23 years of experience in Technology, Finance and Consulting. Sundeep is the Founder Director of M1xchange (TReDS) and Mynd group.Sundeep is part of Nasscom SME council, CII Fintech Association with an objective to enable Digital transformation benefits to the industry.
Protean e-Gov Technologies
Suresh Sethi is the MD & CEO of NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Ltd. with over three decades of global experience in financial services. He was the Founder CEO & MD of India Post Payments Bank and has worked with Citigroup, YES Bank, Vodafone M-Pesa across India, Kenya, UK, Argentina & US.
Swapnil Joshi is a Chevening Fellow in Leadership & Excellence at University of Oxford. He brings 17+ years of experience in design, delivery, consulting, pre-sales and sales functions. He is a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from university of Pune. He specializes in automation, IoT in buildings and application engineering of HVAC and building controls.
Tanya Singhal is the Founder and Director of SolarArise. SolarArise is a unique Solar PV asset management firm that owns & operates large-scale grid-connected solar projects. In 2010, after spending 4 years at Strategy Consulting at the Boston Consulting Group and working across sectors, she decided something was needed to be done to make clean solar energy an affordable reality in India. Thus started her entrepreneurial journey and SolarArise was born.
Tarun Mehta is CEO & Co-Founder at Ather Energy Pvt Ltd. Along with Swapnil Jain, he conceptualized and started ‘Ather Energy’ in April 2013. Ather developed India’s first intelligent electric scooter with an aim to revolutionize two-wheeler driving in India.
Viiveck Verma is currently the Chief Impact Officer for Recykal Foundation – an entity engaged in transforming the lives of Safai Sathi’s in India. He is a TiE Hyderabad Charter member and is also a venture partner with Venture Catalysts Venture capital firm. He has served as a Senior Advisor to Telangana State Innovation Cell helping the state in Social Innovation and Impact.He is the Curator and Licensee for TEDxHyderabad and also the president for a social impact society called Society for Advancement of Human Endeavour (SAHE).
Tata Captial Healthcare Fund
Visalakshi Chandramouli is the Founding Partner-Tata Capital Healthcare Fund. She has spent over 28 years across Healthcare Private Equity, Equity Research and Pharmaceutical R&D operations and has successfully led the fund raise of two funds with commitments in excess of USD 200MN. She is actively involved in portfolio management through boards of portfolio companies and delivering a positive performance record. Under her leadership, the Fund has been awarded ‘Healthcare Investor of the Year’ for 2018, 2019 and 2020 by Venture Intelligence.
Saahas Zero Waste
Wilma Rodrigues is the founder and CEO of Saahas Zero Waste (SZW), a social enterprise that implements holistic, zero waste solutions across India. She believes that in the 21st-century businesses must not just talk but deliver on environmental and social impact.