Impact Future Project 2020

IFP Community Leaders

Disabilities, Accessibility & Inclusion
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Anand Kutre

Truce Consulting

Anand Kutre

Truce Consulting

Anand Kutre is a mechanical engineer with 25 years of experience across product innovation & development, consulting & delivery, business development, sales & marketing, strategy & negotiations, and lean team management. He is the founder of True Assistive Technology which develops assistive tech products for cars that aid in mobility inclusion.

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Apoorv Kulkarni

Ola Mobility Institute

Apoorv Kulkarni

Ola Mobility Institute

Apoorv Kulkarni heads research and advocacy on Accessibility & Inclusion at The Ola Mobility Institute (OMI). He champions the rights of women and Persons with Disability and is working towards making the urban mobility ecosystem Universally Accessible.

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Aradhana Lal

Lemon Tree hotels

Aradhana Lal

Lemon Tree hotels

Aradhana Lal is Vice President – Sustainability Initiatives and National Sales Coach & Mentor. An MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, Aradhana has 21 years of experience in Sales & Marketing, Corporate Communications and Sustainability. She was earlier Vice President – Sales & Marketing at Lemon Tree Hotels. Aradhana was previously Sales & Operations Manager at Hindustan Lever Network (known as Aviance), the multi-level marketing business of Hindustan Unilever. Prior to that Aradhana was with the Taj Group of Hotels. Aradhana is a passionate movie buff, a theatre enthusiast and an amateur writer.

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Ashok Pamidi

NASSCOM Foundation

Ashok Pamidi

NASSCOM Foundation

Ashok Pamidi is a purpose driven leader with over 30 years of cross-functional experience in the IT, DEI and social development space. He has the acumen of building and nurturing teams that hold up the vision of the organisations.

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Balendu Sharma

Microsoft

Balendu Sharma

Microsoft

Balendu Sharma Dadhich leads Global Commercial Accessibility Program (GCAP) at Microsoft India and member of the core team running Microsoft’s disAbility Employee Resource Group. A passionate advocate for inclusion in diverse aspects of human lives, Balendu actively contributes to the development of accessible technology and runs initiatives to build societal awareness and skills on accessibility.

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Bhushan Punani

Blind People Association

Bhushan Punani

Blind People Association

Bhushan Punani – Joined Blind People’s Association after completion of PGP (SPA) from IIM Ahmedabad as Project Manager. It has emerged as India’s most leading disability development organization. It is known for its professional management, transparency, accountability, and innovative approaches. Had the opportunity of drafting disability law for the country and developing policy for Gujarat. Developed the concept of portfolio management for NGOs.

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John Alex

Equitas Holdings

John Alex

Equitas Holdings

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.

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Prof Mukta Kulkarni

IIM Bangalore

Prof Mukta Kulkarni

IIM Bangalore

Mukta Kulkarni is a Professor at the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore. Most of her work concerns the workplace inclusion of persons with a disability. Her research has been recognized by several top-tier international journals and by the Academy of Management.

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Nandini Rawal

Blind People Association

Nandini Rawal

Blind People Association

Nandini Rawal is the Executive Director at Blind People’s Association & Treasurer of ICEVI,( International Council for Education of Children with Visual Impairment). With  40 years of experience, she has been working for cross disabilities including mental illnesses. She has authored 7 books, published 134 articles, and presented over 300 papers internationally.

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Pranav Desai

Voice of SAP

Pranav Desai

Voice of SAP

Pranav Desai is a founder of www.voiceofsap.org, Vice President (Sales) with NTT DATA (Japanese MNC), and was appointed as an Honorary Advisor to Govt. of India, Ministry of Social Justice. He is a polio survivor and lives in Los Angeles.

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Prateek Madhav

AssisTech Foundation

Prateek Madhav

AssisTech Foundation

Prateek Madhav is corporate-digital-technology-leader whose belief in technology making an impact in lives of PwD encouraged him to focus on promoting disability/ assistive technology start-ups through his venture AssisTech Foundation (ATF). ATF has impacted the lives of 4.22 Lakh PwDs through its portfolio of 21 assistive technology start-ups with 50+ assistive technology products.

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Rajasekharan P

V-shesh

Rajasekharan P

V-shesh

P Rajasekharan (Raja) is co-founder of v-shesh (www.v-shesh.com), an impact enterprise that works exclusively in disability inclusion. v-shesh’s work has won several recognitions – most prestigious one being the 2016 National Award as the Best Placement Agency for Persons with Disability.

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Shashaank Awasthi

V-shesh

Shashaank Awasthi

V-shesh

Shashaank Awasthi is co-founder of v-shesh (www.v-shesh.com) which is an impact enterprise he co-founded with P Rajasekharan. v-shesh assists Persons with Disabilities in accessing opportunities and organizations with disability inclusion efforts. V-shesh’s trainees work for some of the best employers in BFSI,IT & ITES, Retail, Hospitality sectors and the company has assisted IIMs (Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Indore), Chennai Metro Rail etc with their inclusion efforts. Shashaank is also India Advisor to Gray Ghost Ventures which makes early stage investments in impact businesses. Shashaank has prior experience with start-ups and in financial services and was head of Commercial Banking for North, East and South India at ABN Amro Bank NV before becoming an entrepreneur.

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Shivendra Prasad

Innover Digital

Shivendra Prasad

Innover Digital

Shivendra Prasad has 25+ years of experience and is currently leading the APAC Solutions role at Innover Digital in the areas of supply chain, cost optimization, and data analytics. Skilled in developing strong & sustainable relationships with executive decision-makers in organizations.

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Stuti Narain Kacker

NCPCR

Stuti Narain Kacker

NCPCR

Smt.Stuti Narain Kacker was an Uttar Pradesh IAS officer (1978 batch) and is well known for her contribution to the social sectors. Secretary to the Government of India, she established the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities. Post-retirement, she was Chairperson, NCPCR till September 2018. She has multidisciplinary experience of diverse sectors such as information and broadcasting, industrial development, public administration, etc.

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Vidhya Y

Vision Empower

Vidhya Y

Vision Empower

Vidhya is visually impaired since birth. She founded “Vision Empower” – a non-profit focusing on education in science & maths for visually impaired students. Vidhya also co-founded “Vembi Technologies” – creating assistive tech for the visually impaired. She is the first blind student to undertake Maths at a higher secondary level in Karnataka, & the first to pursue Computer Science in UG studies at her university.

Affordable Housing & Sustainable Urbanization
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Abhishek Goenka

CoWrks

Abhishek Goenka

CoWrks

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AN Venugopal

RMZ Foundation at RMZ Corp

AN Venugopal

RMZ Foundation at RMZ Corp

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NSN Murty

PwC

NSN Murty

PwC

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Pratyush Panda

ACC

Pratyush Panda

ACC

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Rajat Arora

Elevar Equity

Rajat Arora

Elevar Equity

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Sanjay Chaturvedi

Shubham Housing

Sanjay Chaturvedi

Shubham Housing

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Swapnil Joshi

Infosys

Swapnil Joshi

Infosys

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Vikrant Bhagwat

Altum Credo Home Finance Pvt Ltd.

Vikrant Bhagwat

Altum Credo Home Finance Pvt Ltd.

Food, Agri & AgriTech
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Anjani Bansal

Gates Foundation

Anjani Bansal

Gates Foundation

Anjani Bansal is Deputy Director for Strategy and Management for the India Country Office of the Gates Foundation with past experience in investments in India and Africa across multiple sectors such as technology, agriculture, finance and education. He worked in commercial and investment banking for several years and is most interested in leveraging innovation and investments in the private sector to drive large-scale impact.

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Anuraag Srivastava

RainShine Media

Anuraag Srivastava

RainShine Media

Anuraag Srivastava is the Co-Founder and COO of Rainshine Entertainment, a global entertainment company that creates content for global audiences. Anuraag is also the Founder of Agate Group of companies, a services company catering to BPO / KPO and Technology clients globally. He has incubated various companies in the BPO / KPO, Media and Healthcare space. He has helped develop and lead the Investment thesis and business plan models for Online Video, Digital Media Education and Urban Entertainment during his time in Zodius. He has also been a co-founder of Inventurus (a Healthcare BPO) and Juno Clinic (an online platform for Mental Health management). Prior to his achievements at Rainshine and Agate, Anuraag has significant experience in management in varied fields. His past experiences include • Venture Partner & Managing Director at Zodius • CEO at WNS (leading BPO company) • Vice President at eVentures (Softbank/Newscorp Fund) • Category Manager (India and US) at P&G. • Senior Associate at VIEW Group Outside of work, Anuraag is associated with non-profits in Environmental Protection (www.ncs.org.in) and Rural Education (www.abhilashafoundation.org). He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from Birla Institute of Technology and an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.

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Apoorva Oza

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme(India)

Apoorva Oza

Aga Khan Rural Support Programme(India)

Apoorva Oza is the chief executive officer of Aga Khan Rural Support Programme (India). He is also actively involved in founding and supporting nonprofits and nonprofit networks, as well as influencing government policy. A mechanical engineer with a diploma in rural management from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand, he has also completed courses from Cranford University, United Kingdom, and Cornell University, USA.

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Ashok Verma

PWC

Ashok Verma

PWC

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Asitava Sen

CropLife India

Asitava Sen

CropLife India

Asitava Sen is the Chief Executive Officer of CropLife India. Prior to CropLife India, Asitava had worked in leadership and senior advisory positions for various international and multinational organizations such as The World Bank Group, The World Economic Forum, FAO, Rabobank, PwC etc. CropLife India is an industry association of 15 R & D driven member crop science companies, jointly representing approximately 70% of the crop protection market and responsible for 95% of the molecules introduced in the country so far.

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Hemendra Mathur

ThinkAg

Hemendra Mathur

ThinkAg

Hemendra Mathur – Over 24 years of experience in venture capital, private equity, management consulting and investment banking in India, South Asia, Europe and USA.
About 12 years of experience in early-stage and growth capital investing. Working as Venture Partner with a deep-tech sector-agnostic fund. Raised a private equity fund earlier and managed a portfolio of mid- sized companies in the food supply chain. About 12 years of management consulting and investment banking experience in the food, agribusiness, retail and consumer goods industry for corporates as well as the Government of India / state governments.

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Jinesh Shah

Omnivore

Jinesh Shah

Omnivore

Jinesh Shah co-founded Omnivore with Mark Kahn in 2010. Previously, he was Vice President and CFO at Nexus Venture Partners, one of India’s leading venture capital funds. Earlier in his career, Jinesh worked in corporate finance roles for Datamatics (leading Treasury/M&A), Patni Computers (initiating the IPO process), and HCL Technologies (founding the BPO business). He is a member of the IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s Agriculture & Food Processing Committee. Jinesh is a Chartered Accountant with a B.Com from R A Poddar College and an MMS (Finance) from JBIMS.

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Joanna Kane

ICRSAT

Joanna Kane

ICRSAT

Joanna Kane-Potaka is an Australian national and has a Master of Science degree in Global Marketing. Prior to joining ICRISAT she was Director, Communications and Marketing Information and Knowledge Group, International Water Management Institute, where she was responsible for science marketing, corporate communications, uptake approach of research findings, private industry fund raising, internal communications and information management. She was also Head, Information Management and Marketing, Bioversity International and Information and Communications Leader, WorldFish Center She began her career as an agricultural economist with the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (BAE at the time) and later moved into market research in the agribusiness area of the Queensland Department of Primary Industries. Since then she has worked in a wide variety of marketing-related areas including strategic marketing, communications, fundraising, knowledge management, and uptake of scientific research. She has worked for government, private industry (manufacturing and consulting) and with nonprofit organizations (including four CGIAR agricultural research centers). She has 25 years professional experience and has lived and worked in India, Sri Lanka, Italy, Malaysia, the Philippines and Australia. She is a certified practicing marketer in Australia, an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Marketing in the UK and a fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute.

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Purnima Khandelwal

INI Farms

Purnima Khandelwal

INI Farms

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.

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Rajat Tandon

IVCA

Rajat Tandon

IVCA

Rajat Tandon is the President of IVCA. He is focused on planning, developing, and implementing IVCA’s regulatory advocacy activities, while also identifying and solutioning ways for members to maximize their membership experience. His goal is to effectively influence regulatory outcomes in support of the alternate asset class and enable a full-spectrum ecosystem from Angels to AIFs. Previously, Rajat was part of the leadership team at NASSCOM, the Indian IT and ITES/BPO body. In his role as Vice President, Rajat headed NASSCOM’s 10,000 Startups initiative, providing crucial support to technology startups in India. He is passionate about creating value for entrepreneurs, funding partners, and the ecosystem as a whole. With his early stint as entrepreneur and extensive corporate experience in the IT & Telecom and GIS/Navigable maps, Rajat competently bridges the gap between boardroom expertise and on-the-ground experience. Over the past 25+ years, he has worked in various positions ranging from technical support, sales leadership, service delivery to strategic initiatives at Siemens, Nortel, and Nokia (NAVTEQ).

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Raman Ahuja

ThinkAg

Raman Ahuja

ThinkAg

Raman Ahuja – In a career spanning 27 years, his experience spans across agribusiness value chains, consumer products, and ingredients industries, operating in Indian and International markets. Since March 2013, he works as an independent advisor and consultant in food & agriculture – with startups, private sector and with multilateral agencies like – The World Bank Group (Transport, Food & Agriculture, AgriFin), ADB, FAO, IFPRI (International Food Policy Research Institute), US Aid, etc.

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Rema Subramanian

Ankur Capital

Rema Subramanian

Ankur Capital

Rema Subramanian cofounded Ankur with a vision to use her multi decade CXO and entrepreneurial experience to bring the tools to young startups to become game changers. She has worked across education and IT/ITES taking young companies from scratch to midsize ventures. She is a cost accountant from ICFAI and when she has spare time she likes to travel and try her hand at growing plants.

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Uday Garg

Mandala Capital

Uday Garg

Mandala Capital

Uday Garg is the founder of Mandala Capital and has since 2008 been exclusively focused on investments in the food value chain. Prior to Mandala Capital, he worked at Altima Partners focusing on private investments in global Emerging Markets across sectors (including agribusiness). He began his career in the Investment Banking division of Deutsche Bank (New York), followed by Portfolio Manager roles at Amaranth Advisors (Connecticut) and Duet Group (London).The inspiration behind food and agriculture as sector focus stems from the influence of Mr. Garg’s late grandfather, Mr. B.R .Barwale, who founded Mahyco, India’s leading Seed Company, in 1964. Uday Garg holds a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, with Concentration in Finance.

Education, Skills & EdTech
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Ajay Maniar

Aavishkaar

Ajay Maniar

Aavishkaar

Ajay Maniar is a Partner with Aavishkaar Ventures and manages investments in Education, Agri, Logistics, Waste Management, etc. Prior to Aavishkaar, Ajay had worked with Citibank & CARE. Ajay is a chemical engineer from UDCT and MMS from JBIMS

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Anurag Pratap

Cap Gemin

Anurag Pratap

Cap Gemin

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.

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Gayathri Vasudevan

LabourNet

Gayathri Vasudevan

LabourNet

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.

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Mark Parkinson

Shriram Schools

Mark Parkinson

Shriram Schools

Mark Parkinson – CEO of CIA FIRST International School group in Cambodia, He has spent close to 20 years setting up, growing, innovating schools throughout Asia after moving on from a first career in private banking.

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Navtez Bal

Microsoft

Navtez Bal

Microsoft

Navtez Bal leads Government, Public Sector and Education business for Microsoft in India. He is passionate about supporting education drive through digitally enabled performance improvement transformations. Navtez is involved in helping the government build national data platforms to drive governance and citizen services for India.

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Nirav Khambhati

Kaizenvest Investment

Nirav Khambhati

Kaizenvest Investment

Nirav Khambhati -Since 2018, Nirav focuses on Kaizenvest’s education investments portfolio in India and expansion in Africa. He has spent over 20 years with the Tata Group in various roles including as the CEO of Tata ClassEdge and Tata Interactive Systems.

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Osama Manzar

Digital Empowerment Foundation

Osama Manzar

Digital Empowerment Foundation

Osama Manzar is the Co-founder of the Digital Empowerment Foundation. In 25+ years, he has worked in the areas of internet, access, digital inclusion, misinformation; was instrumental in making the National Digital Literacy Mission for DEF, designing a video-call based mentorship program for tribal girls.

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Pranav Kothari

Educational Initiatives

Pranav Kothari

Educational Initiatives

Pranav Kothari is the Chief Executive Officer at Educational Initiatives (EI). During his tenure, he has overseen several large-scale assessment projects with state governments and deployed Mindspark – EI’s Personalized Adaptive Learning Software – to help students learn Language and Mathematics.

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Raj Gilda

Lend-a-Hand

Raj Gilda

Lend-a-Hand

Raj Gilda is a banker turned social entrepreneur and works with Lend-A-Hand India, an organization focused on providing vocational education in secondary schools.

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Ramya Venkatraraman

CENTA

Ramya Venkatraraman

CENTA

Ramya Venkataraman is Founder & CEO of Centre for Teacher Accreditation (CENTA), working with ~5 Lac teachers. Recognized among 15 Women Transforming India by NITI Aayog and UN, among 50 Leaders Reviving India’s Education and as distinguished alum of both IIT Delhi and IIM Calcutta, Ramya had a 15-year career with McKinsey before CENTA

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Rathish Balakrishnan

Saatva

Rathish Balakrishnan

Saatva

Rathish Balakrishnan is the Co-founder and Managing Partner at Sattva. He has extensive experience in conceptualising and implementing strategic large-scale solutions in the social impact sector. He has contributed significantly at governmental policy level in education and skill development.

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Rohit Bhatia

Social Finance India

Rohit Bhatia

Social Finance India

Rohit Bhatia is a Chartered Accountant with 14 years in consumer industries & 10 years in social and education companies working  at Yum! Brands–PepsiCo, Audits with SBB-E&Y; at Macmillan Education to restructure and deliver on profitability. Rohit spent 6 years with 2 start-ups- GIRC and Aspire.

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S. S. Mantha

Chair - KL University

S. S. Mantha

Chair - KL University

Dr. S S Mantha was Chairman-AICTE (2009-15). Thereafter,  he worked as Professor of Robotics, AI and Control Theory, in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at VJTI. Currently he is the Chancellor of KL University-Vijayawada AP, Emeritus Professor VJTI-Mumbai and Adjunct Prof.-National Institute for Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bangalore.

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Safeena Husain

Educate Girls

Safeena Husain

Educate Girls

Safeena Husain is the Founder and Executive Director of Educate Girls (EG), an Indian non-profit that mobilises rural communities toward girls’ education. Under her leadership, EG has enrolled 950,000+ girls in schools till date, impacted over 11.5 million+ beneficiaries through a 15,000+ strong team of community volunteers.

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Vikas Goswami

Vikas Goswami

Vikas Goswami has been working in the space of corporate sustainability and CSR for over two decades. At present, Vikas is Head of Consulting at Boundless Environment Resource Solutions Pvt. Ltd and consults on issues of stakeholder mapping, engagement, and strategy.

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Vipul Redey

Khan Academy

Vipul Redey

Khan Academy

Vipul Redey loves building education systems that work. He has worked at Khan Academy, Cisco, Global Discovery Schools & Pearson Schools India. Currently, the Group Product Manager at Chan Zuckerberg Initiative & an advisor on Barefoot College campus- alumnus of the Stanford University Graduate School of Education

BFSI, Financial Inclusion & FinTech
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Aarti Wig

Yunus Social Biz

Aarti Wig

Yunus Social Biz

Aarti Wig is co-founder and heads Future Thinking, at Yunus Social Business. An Aspen Fellow in 2019, Asia 21 Fellow for young leaders making a difference in 2014 and is also on the BMW Foundation Responsible Leaders network. She holds Masters from London School of Economics.

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Abhishek Agrawal

Accion

Abhishek Agrawal is Accion’s Chief Regional Officer for Asia, based out of India, and is responsible for overseeing Accion’s investment & operations in the region. A key region for Accion in its mission to advance financial inclusion, several features of the region and countries within it – such as an enabling regulatory environment, startup ecosystem, and entrepreneurial culture – make it a prime market for inclusive fintech innovation. As an Accion representative, Abhishek serves on the boards of SubK, DVARA – KGFS, Vindhya E-Infomedia, FTCash and Saija Finance. He comes to Accion with extensive experience in business transformation, financial management, strategy, business planning and operations.In earlier roles, Abhishek worked with FINCA International as CFO in different affiliates. Prior to that, he acted as an advisor to the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAI), where he worked on a number of projects in Municipal reforms.

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Alison Eskeson

Asia-Pacific Mastercard Centre for Inclusive Growth

Alison Eskeson

Asia-Pacific Mastercard Centre for Inclusive Growth

Alison Eskesen has worked for over 20 years in development and finance, mobilizing nearly $3 billion in capital for impact projects. Through strategic partnerships in over 30 countries, Alison has built a track record of measurable social and environmental results.

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Alok Mittal

Indifi Technologies

Alok Mittal

Indifi Technologies

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.

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Anurag Agrawal

Aavishkaar Group

Anurag Agrawal

Aavishkaar Group

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.

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Chetna Gala Sinha

Manndeshi Bank

Chetna Gala Sinha

Manndeshi 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.

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Eric Savage

Unitus Capital

Eric Savage

Unitus Capital

Eric Savage is Co-founder & CEO of Unitus Capital.  Eric has led the company in raising US$3 billion for various impact businesses. UC also has an impact lending business and growth equity fund. Eric is a graduate of Duke and Harvard, and an Aspen Institute fellow.

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Geeta Goel

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Geeta Goel

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

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.

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Himanshu Bansal

Mastercard

Himanshu Bansal

Mastercard

Himanshu Bansal leads Mastercard’s digital inclusion focussed social impact business – Community Pass. He focuses on digitising the rural ecosystem through Mastercard’s digital offline rails and AgriTech solutions in South/ SE Asia. Himanshu is a financial sector strategist, consultant, ex-banker from Citi and MBA-IIM Kolkata.

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Hitesh Sethia

ICICI Bank

Hitesh Sethia

ICICI Bank

Hitesh Sethia leads Transaction banking at ICICI Bank. He has over 2 decades of global experience with expertise in the domain of technology led banking solutions in payments, trade finance and supply chain finance. Hitesh is a Chartered Accountant and alumni of Harvard Business School.

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Kapil Mehta

SecureNow

Kapil Mehta

SecureNow

Kapil Mehta is the co-founder of SecureNow, an award winning insurance broker, focused on MSMEs. He is an elected director in the Insurance Broking Association, the policyholder representative for a life insurer, and on the SME advisory board of a general insurer.

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Madhur Mehta

MSPL Consulting

Madhur Mehta

MSPL Consulting

Madhur Mehta is an investment banker turned consultant.  Madhur has worked with JPMorgan and Standard Chartered, raising financing for corporations, financials, governments and government agencies globally. Madhur has worked on sustainable finance projects that involve micro-finance, SMEs and women.

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Pradeep Nair

India, Nepal & Sri Lanka, Ford Foundation

Pradeep Nair

India, Nepal & Sri Lanka, Ford Foundation

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.

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Rekha Unnithan

Nuveen

Rekha Unnithan

Nuveen

Rekha Unnithan is the Co-Head for Impact Investing at Nuveen. She established the Impact Investing platform for TIAA. Rekha is a board member of Aeris, on  Advisory Board of Operating Principles for Impact Management and serves as the Chair of the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association’s Impact Council.

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Saneesh Singh

Dia Vikas Capital

Saneesh Singh

Dia Vikas Capital

Saneesh Singh has spent 30 years in development banking, financial inclusion, SMEs and impact investments. He was part of the core team that initiated SIDBI’s MF programme and currently leads Dia Vikas Capital-Opportunity International’s largest impact investment operation globally.

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Sanjay Phadke

Author- Fintech Future

Sanjay Phadke

Author- Fintech Future

Sanjay Phadke is the EVP & Head of Global Platforms, Vayana Network. With 20 years experience in Banking and Financial Services he worked with JPMorgan & HSBC, and led Edelweiss, ICICI, IDFC etc. Sanjay is an Engineer and an alumnus of Wharton Business School.

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Suresh Sethi

NSDL

Suresh Sethi

NSDL

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.

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Vipul Sharma

Chqbook

Vipul Sharma

Chqbook

Vipul Sharma is the Founder-CEO of Chqbook – a neobank for small business owners. He has built and led teams across Retail Assets & Insurance. He is passionate about customer experience and the interplay of technology and people in helping achieve customer delight.

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Vishakha Mulye

ICICI Bank

Vishakha Mulye

ICICI Bank

Vishakha Mulye is an Executive Director on the Board of ICICI Bank since January 2016. Ms. Mulye, a Chartered Accountant, has been with the ICICI Group since 1993. She is responsible for domestic and international Wholesale Banking Group, Proprietary Trading Group, Markets Group and Transaction Banking Group at the Bank. Ms. Mulye chairs the Board of ICICI Bank Canada. She is also on the Board of ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited. Vishakha is a member of Aspen Institute’s ‘India Leadership Initiative’. She was selected as ‘Young Global Leader’ in 2007 by the World Economic Forum. She received the ‘India CFO Award’ in 2006 from IMA India for ‘Excellence in Finance in a Large Corporate’ and ‘CA Corporate Leader Award’ in 2008 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants. In 2012, she received the ‘GR8! Women Awards’ from the Indian Television Academy for her contribution as an ‘Eminent Personality in the field of Banking’. In 2019, she was felicitated at News 18 Lokmat’s award ceremony ‘Mukta Sanman’ for her work in the field of Business and Finance. Ms. Mulye has featured in several power lists such as the ‘Most Powerful Women’ in Indian Business’ by Business Today and ‘Most Powerful Women’ by Fortune India. She was also inducted into Business Today’s ’Hall of Fame’ after being featured seven times in a row in its power list.

Women, Livelihoods & FemTech
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Aparajita Agrawal

Value for Women

Aparajita Agrawal

Value for Women

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Archana Joshi

Deepak Foundation

Archana Joshi

Deepak Foundation

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Kanta Singh

UNDP

Kanta Singh

UNDP

Kanta Singh is a social development professional working on gender issues for past 23 years. Starting as a trainer, I moved on to manage large programmes. I have worked closely with the parliamentarians, judiciary as well as administrators with  a view to influence them to legislate, budget and implement Acts, schemes and programmes with a gender perspective. I strongly believe that India can develop faster if women and girls are provided equal opportunities.

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Manushree Singh

Capgemini

Manushree Singh

Capgemini

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Prerna Mukharya

Outline India

Prerna Mukharya

Outline India

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Puja Marwah

CRY

Puja Marwah

CRY

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Ranjna Khanna

IIC

Ranjna Khanna

IIC

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Reema Nanavaty

SEWA

Reema Nanavaty has been working with the Self Employed Women’s Association since 1984 and stayed on to be elected as the General Secretary in 1999, expanded membership to new heights making SEWA the single largest union of informal sector workers. She negotiated the first ever IFAD loan to rebuild lives and livelihoods of 60000 earthquake affected rural women and is running post conflict economic reconstruction for 40000 members affected by 2002 riots; Reema is leading rehabilitation programme in Afghanistan and in Srilanka; providing vocational training in agro and rural livelihood security and heads the ICT cell to connect information technological with the farm women. Reema is expanding the activities of Trade Facilitation Centre (TFC) making women’s voice and contribution central to world trade decisions. Currently she is replicating the Trade Facilitation Centre model in all the SAARC countries building social enterprises of Homebased women workers.   Reema initiated the food security programme covering one million households through its rural distribution network, named RUDI, where women farmers and labour trade their agro-produce with each other. Reema is spearheading the Hariyali–Green Energy and Livelihoods Initiative to provide 2,00,000 mostly farm women access renewable energy tools of cookstoves and solar lights. Reema oversees 3200 self help groups (SHG), 110 co-operatives and 15 federations totaling 428,281 members, Nationally including Kashmir, Assam, Meghalaya, Bihar. Reema focuses on women’s economic empowerment by building women owned enterprises – Co-operatives, Companies, Federations. Building women led supply chain in Energy, Agribusiness, Food Processing, Waste recycling, Textile and garmenting. Reema was awarded Padmashri on 26th January 2013.

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Sabeena Mathayas

Sambodhi Research & Communications Ltd

Sabeena Mathayas

Sambodhi Research & Communications Ltd

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Sairee Chahal

Sheroes

Sairee Chahal is the Founder, CEO of SHEROES – a community platform for women, offering support, resources, opportunities and interactions via Sheroes.com and the SHEROES App. Sairee is credited with building up women at work and future-of-work conversations in India, besides building a strong technology play to solve the problems of gender disparity in India.A technology entrepreneur, Sairee has straddled the best of both worlds in her ventures Newslink, Fleximoms and now SHEROES. Her community-meets-deep technology approach has made SHEROES a globally formidable platform, changing the game for women and their aspirations. Over a million women have been directly benefited, and under Sairee’s leadership, SHEROES aims to impact over 100 million women in the next five years.An Aspen Leadership Fellow, Sairee is also the convener of The  SHEROES Summit – India’s largest women’s forum. With an M.Phil from JNU, and a PGDBM from IMT Ghaziabad, Sairee kickstarted her professional career while still in college before cofounding her first startup. She went on to also work at corporates like Heidrick and Struggles and CII. Recognized for her achievements globally, Sairee is a Devi Award winner, apart from the Femina Achievers Award, Cartier Award, Editor’s choice for L’Oreal Femina Women’s Award, Business Today and Most Powerful Women in Indian Business. In 2018, she was ranked 53 on Onalytica’s “Future of Work Top 100 Influencers” list.

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Seema Chaturvedi

AWE Funds

Seema Chaturvedi

AWE Funds

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Shilpa Gupta

PwC

Shilpa Gupta

PwC

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Shilpa Sehgal

Equanimity Investments

Shilpa Sehgal

Equanimity Investments

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Sowmya Suryanarayanan

Aavishkaar Capital

Sowmya Suryanarayanan

Aavishkaar Capital

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Suchitra Marwah

Aspire Impact

Suchitra Marwah

Aspire Impact

Suchitra Marwah is Director-Leadership Programs at Aspire Impact, with the mission to provide values-and-ethics based leadership training to middle & senior school students. After a decade with American Express, Bank of America and ABN Amro Bank, she started her Impact journey with a year at London-headquartered GSG (The Global Steering Group for Impact Investment) through 2019. In July 2020, Suchitra became a Trustee of Aspire Circle, a pre-eminent non-profit which enhances social leadership capabilities through Fellowships and offers Scholarships.

Suchitra has a Bachelor’s degree in Economics, an MBA in Marketing, and, an Environment Management certificate from Harvard University Extension School, Cambridge (MA, USA).

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Sumita Ghose

Rangsutra

Sumita Ghose

Rangsutra

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Sushma Kaushik

Aavishkaar

Sushma Kaushik

Aavishkaar

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Venkat Krishnan

Microsoft

Venkat Krishnan

Microsoft

Healthcare, Pharma & HealthTech
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Dr. Ajay Nair

Swasth

Dr. Ajay Nair

Swasth

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Anant Maheshwari

Microsoft India

Anant Maheshwari

Microsoft India

Anant Maheshwari is President, Microsoft India. Anant leads Microsoft’s engagement with policy makers, customers, and business partners and is responsible for all product, solution, service and support offerings in India. At Microsoft, Anant works to make the company’s mission of empowering every person and every organization on the planet to achieve more, align with India’s inclusive growth agenda. He is committed to supporting government entities and organizations in India progress on their journey of digital transformation.

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Dr. Naveen Nischal

Meddo Health

Dr. Naveen Nischal

Meddo Health

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Hemant Manohar

IMS Health

Hemant Manohar

IMS Health

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Dr. Kee B Park

Harvard Medical School

Dr. Kee B Park

Harvard Medical School

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Kewal Handa

Union Bank Of India

Kewal Handa

Union Bank Of India

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Manoj Kumar

Social Alpha

Manoj Kumar

Social Alpha

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Manoj Kumar

Ex-CEO, P&G

Manoj Kumar

Ex-CEO, P&G

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Neeraj Mohan

BlackStone

Neeraj Mohan

BlackStone

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Rahul Agrawal

Quadria Capital

Rahul Agrawal

Quadria Capital

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Rajiv Gulati

mChemist , Ex Ranbaxy

Rajiv Gulati

mChemist , Ex Ranbaxy

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Ravi Kant

Tata Motors; Advisor- MedTherapy BioTech

Ravi Kant

Tata Motors; Advisor- MedTherapy BioTech

Ravi Kant has played significant role as CEO/Vice Chairman in making TATA MOTORS (TML) an admired and successful Indian multinational company. He has chaired and held seats on several Tata company boards. Currently he sits on the boards of Vedanta Ltd and Kone, Helsinki, as well as US-based non-profit organizations Enactus and Wonder Work. The Chairman of IIM Rohtak, he is on the advisory board of IIT Kharagpur and IIT  Mumbai as well as on the boards of the NID, and CGIO od the Business School at National University of Singapore.  He has chaired the Advertising Standards Council of India, the Audit Bureau of Circulation and the Society of Indian Automobiles Manufacturers.

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Dr S. Aravind

Aravind Eye Hospitals

Dr S. Aravind

Aravind Eye Hospitals

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Sameer Wagle

Asian Healthcare Fund

Sameer Wagle

Asian Healthcare Fund

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Shan Bannirchelvam

Global Impact Partners

Shan Bannirchelvam

Global Impact Partners

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Dr. Shikha Sharma

Nutri-Health

Dr. Shikha Sharma

Nutri-Health

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Dr. Shuchin Bajaj

Cygnus Medicare

Dr. Shuchin Bajaj

Cygnus Medicare

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Dr. Tarinee Kucchal

Harvard Medical School

Dr. Tarinee Kucchal

Harvard Medical School

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Vikram Anand

CapBuild

Vikram Anand

CapBuild

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Visalakshi Chandramouli

Tata Captial Healthcare Fund

Visalakshi Chandramouli

Tata Captial Healthcare Fund

Renewable Energy & CleanTech
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Adwait Joshi

CLEAN Network

Adwait Joshi

CLEAN Network

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Amarjeet Singh

KPMG

Amarjeet Singh

KPMG

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Amit Raje

Aartech Solonics

Amit Raje

Aartech Solonics

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Ashish Mehta

Second Nature

Ashish Mehta

Second Nature

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James Abraham

Solar Arise

James Abraham

Solar Arise

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Jamuna Verghese

Dancing Rain Capital

Jamuna Verghese

Dancing Rain Capital

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Jitendra Routray

Renew Power

Jitendra Routray

Renew Power

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Mayank Choudhary

Asian Development Bank

Mayank Choudhary

Asian Development Bank

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Praveer Sinha

Tata Power

Praveer Sinha

Tata Power

Mr. Praveer Sinha has over three decades of experience in the power sector and has been credited with transforming the power distribution sector and development and setting up of greenfield and brownfield power plants in India and abroad.

Mr. Sinha holds a Master’s Degree in Business Law from National Law School, Bengaluru and is also professionally trained as an Electrical Engineer. He is also a member of the Faculty Board at Faculty of Management Studies and a member of Board of Governors at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology, Delhi. He is a Research Scholar at the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and is also a visiting Scholar at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA.  Before his appointment in Tata Power, Mr. Sinha was the CEO & Managing Director of Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited (Tata Power-DDL). Tata Power-DDL is a Public Private Partnership (Joint Venture) between the Company and Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi, supplying power to over seven million people in North and North-West Delhi.

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Rajeev Kumar

BP

Rajeev Kumar

BP

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Rekha Krishnan

WEFT

Rekha Krishnan

WEFT

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Shashank Sharma

Sunsure Energy

Shashank Sharma

Sunsure Energy

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Svati Bhogale

Sustaintech India Pvt Ltd.

Svati Bhogale

Sustaintech India Pvt Ltd.

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Tarun Mehta

Ather Energy

Tarun Mehta

Ather Energy

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VS Hariharan

Third Wave Power

VS Hariharan

Third Wave Power

Sustainable Manufacturing, Infrastructure & Supply Chains
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Arjun Kochhar

Motherson Logistics

Arjun Kochhar

Motherson Logistics

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Avani Varma

Forest Certification Group

Avani Varma

Forest Certification Group

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Karandeep Singh

Tyresnmore.com

Karandeep Singh

Tyresnmore.com

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Manish Gupta

Adtya Birla Group

Manish Gupta

Adtya Birla Group

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Naveen Gautam

Hella

Naveen Gautam

Hella

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Rajesh Jain

Neolite

Rajesh Jain

Neolite

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Rohit Bhayana

Lumis Partners

Rohit Bhayana

Lumis Partners

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S N Gupta

ITU - APT Foundation Of India

S N Gupta

ITU - APT Foundation Of India

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Sanjay Jaju

JS - MoD

Sanjay Jaju

JS - MoD

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Vishnu Bhavaraju

Microsoft

Vishnu Bhavaraju

Microsoft

WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) & Waste Management
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Abhinav Akhilesh

KPMG

Abhinav Akhilesh

KPMG

Abhinav Akhilesh is a Partner with KPMG in India, leading their WASH and Social & Rural Development practices. He is a published author on social programming, social enterprises, and sanitation ecosystem. Abhinav is an alumnus of Harvard Kennedy School of Government and IIM Lucknow.

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ALN Rao

Exigo Recycling

ALN Rao

Exigo Recycling

A.L.N. Rao is the CEO-Exigo Recycling. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker, panelist, mentor, & advisor in Recycling/Refurbishing/Retail industry. He is associated as core committee/ council member with NITI Aayog, CII, R2-TAC, R2, MRAI, MAIT. Mr. Rao held leadership positions in Attero Recycling, Aditya Birla Retail & Videocon group.

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Ambar Mitra

Microsoft

Ambar Mitra

Microsoft

Ambar Mittra has 21+ years experience in executive roles globally in Financial Planning & Analysis, Process Excellence, Operations and Business Analytics, Divestiture, and Integration Management. He was on Board of Directors at CoreNet Global. Currently, he is working as Regional Head, Real Estate and Facilities in Microsoft India.

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Manik Dhingra

Shoonya

Manik Dhingra

Shoonya

Manik Dhingra is the co-founder of Shoonya and Eywa Environmental Service Foundation. Shoonya implements market-based solutions to enable; diversion of waste from landfills and reclamation of landfills. While Eywa focuses on empathetic leadership development for the waste management sector.

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Manoj Gulati

Water.org

Manoj Gulati

Water.org

Manoj Gulati has 27 years of experience in IT, supply chain & development sector globally.  He was Senior Director- SE Asia & Country Director-India at SightLife. He was associated with Gartner Inc. & is Member of Steering Committee, India Sanitation Coalition-FICCI and Chair-Credit Financing Taskforce.

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Naina Lal Kidwai

ISC, FICCI

Naina Lal Kidwai

ISC, FICCI

Naina Lal Kidwai is Chairman Advent India Advisory board and past  President of Ficci and CEO and Chairman of  HSBC India. She chairs the India Sanitation Coalition and  Ficci Water Mission and has authored 3 books including the bestseller  “Survive Or Sink: An Action Agenda for Sanitation, Water, Pollution, and Green Finance”

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Natasha Patel

ISC

Natasha Patel

ISC

Natasha Patel has 30+ years  experience in financial services globally. Since 2018, she is focussing in development sector, building strategic philanthropy dialogue for Dasra & subsequently steered ISC, creating & implementing social sector initiatives between investors, grantees, intermediaries including the Government around enhancement of private sector funding in WASH

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Nikhil Sawhney

Triveni Group

Nikhil Sawhney

Triveni Group

Nikhil Sawhney is the VC & MD-Triveni Turbines & Director-Triveni Engineering. He is the VP-All India Management Association & on the Board of Governor-IIM Calcutta. He helped found CII-Triveni Water Institute & is Trustee-Tirath Ram Shah Charitable Hospital, the Emmanuel College India Trust & the Ananta Aspen Center, Member-Trilateral Commission & various Government of India led bilateral CEO forums. He is Fellow & Co-Chair-Ananta Aspen-led India-Israel Forum.

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Nimish Shah

Toilet Board

Nimish Shah

Toilet Board

Nimish Shah is accomplished environmental sustainability and health-focused business leader. He heads the International Association of Plumbing & Mechanical Officials, India dedicated to protecting public health through rigorous testing, improved standards, and certification of WASH systems & solutions. He has authored a book “Swaccha Bharat for Swastha Bharat”

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Pawan Sachdeva

Avendus Capital

Pawan Sachdeva

Avendus Capital

Pawan Sachdeva has ~27 years of work experience spanning across the public market investing, water-related public policy, and gas pipeline laying. Currently, he is Director of Avendus Capital Pte Ltd, Singapore, and Non-Executive Director of Water Management International Pte Ltd Singapore.

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Pranshu Singhal

Karo Sambhav

Pranshu Singhal

Karo Sambhav

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.

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Rajeev Kher

Saraplast & Kalyani CleanTech

Rajeev Kher

Saraplast & Kalyani CleanTech

Rajeev Kher concentrates his efforts in providing migrant clientele high-quality toilets & cleaning services since 1999, now recognized as an industry standard and profitable business model. Rajeev served on the Board of Directors at Portable Sanitation Association International (PSAI) – first Indian & first Asian on this coveted forum.

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Venugopal Gupta

Toilet Board Coalition

Venugopal Gupta

Toilet Board Coalition

Venugopal Gupta is the Director of Accelerator and Investments at TBC. He has over twenty years of experience as an entrepreneur and senior executive in the corporate sector. Venu holds an MBA from INSEAD.

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Vineet Rai

AAVISHKAAR

Vineet Rai

AAVISHKAAR

Vineet Rai is the Founder and Chairman of Aavishkaar Group, an Impact Investment Platform impacting millions using an entrepreneurship-based development approach. The Group includes Aavishkaar Capital, Arohan, Ashv Finance, Intellecap & Sankalp, has 7K+ employees & manages assets in excess of US $ 1.2 Billion. Vineet has received numerous Global awards and serves several International reputed advisory boards.

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Wilma Rodrigues

Saahas Zero Waste

Wilma Rodrigues

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.

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