Country Director, Accion India
Abhishek Agrawal is currently heading Accion in India as Country Director and serves on the board of Swadhaar (MFI) and E-Vindhya Informatics (BPO employing differently-able staff). Abhishek is Ph.D. in Municipal fiancial reforms and Chartered Accountant (FCA) from ICAI. He did his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in fiance at Rai International University. He has been working in social development sector since last 14 years, and have worked in post conflct, developing & developed countries. He comes with extensive experience in fiancial management, business planning, social enterprises transformations and microfiance operations.
Country Director, VisionSpring
Anshu Taneja is Country Director, VisionSpring. He is an MBA from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford (United Kingdom), and a science graduate from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi (India). Anshu has several years of experience working across different countries and sectors in a variety of roles. He is passionate about leveraging business principles to change the world. His hobbies include tennis, running, movies, and travelling.
Director, Deepak Foundation
Ms. Archana Joshi is the Director of Deepak Foundation. She heads the Corporate Social Responsibility of Deepak Group of Companies (Deepak Nitrite Limited and Deepak Fertilizers and Petrochemicals Corporation Limited) based in Gujarat. She has 14 years work experience with ORG Centre for Social Research, a division of Nielsen, an international consultancy research organization. She has done short courses on Reproductive Health from London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Monitoring & Evaluation from University of North Carolina. She is a member of the Civil Society Consultancy group of the Population, Health & Nutrition of the World Bank since 2012.
Bikkrama Daulet Singh,
Associate Director, Central Square Foundation
He joined CSF with training in economics, business and education. Prior to joining CSF, Bikkrama, a Teach For India (2011) Fellow, worked for two years as an elementary school teacher in a municipal school in Delhi. He has also worked as a management consultant with Accenture in India on a variety of projects related to change management, performance improvement, cost reduction and supply chain.Bikkrama is an MBA from INSEAD and holds an undergraduate degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Community Health Physician, SEWA Rural
Dhiren Modi joined SEWA Rural in 2007 while pursuing post graduation degree MD in Community medicine. Over the past Seven years, he has served in various capacities in the organization. As a part of Community Health Programme, he managed a “Family Centered Safe Motherhood and New Born Care Project”. He has represented SEWA Rural at various districts, state and national level health committees & consultations and also frequently invited to share SEWA Rural’s experiences at the national and international forums. He is a state trainer of many trainings like IMNCI, F- IMNCI, Injection Safety etc. He has lead a variety of community based fild operational research studies and publication of many articles in scientific and peer reviewed journals.
Learning Facilitator, LOGIN
Jaya is Learning Facilitator at LOGIN, a South and East Asia centric multi-stakeholder network, promoting knowledge exchange on practices and processes towards strengthening local governance. Jaya worked for a decade with community based organisations in Orissa and Jharkhand, and thereafter has been teaching in the area of sustainable development practice at academic institutions and NGOs, for the past decade. She is founder member of TREE Society which imparts business training to rural entrepreneurs, and serves on the Board of the NGOs – Timbaktu Collective and PRAN. Jaya is an alumnus of IRMA, Anand and St.Xavier’s College, Kolkata. She is conversant in English, Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Bangla, Oriya and enjoys reading, travel and singing.
Managing Director, Co-Head of Operations Division, Goldman Sachs
Kiran is co-head of the Operations Division within Goldman Sachs in Bangalore and is also responsible for the operations division in the fim’s Mumbai offie. He serves on several fim committees, including the Bangalore executive committee and the operations division operating committee. He moved to Bangalore in 2007, having previously worked in Hong Kong and Mumbai to build the India domestic equities and listed derivatives businesses for the fim. Kiran joined Goldman Sachs in 2006 and was named managing director in 2008. Prior to joining the fim, Kiran held senior positions at J.P. Morgan and Bank of America in Mumbai. Kiran is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, and the UK Institute of Risk Management. He graduated from the University of Bombay in 1989.
Manager – Volunteering and Community Services
Manjula Sriram is currently a part of the community services team at Tata Sustainability Group (TSG), with the key responsibility of managing the Tata Group volunteering program,Tata Engage. Prior to joining TSG, she worked as a strategy consultant with Tata Strategic Management Group, addressing top-of-the-mind concerns of CXOs. She has diverse experience across Strategy formulation, Portfolio diversifiation & review, Organization redesign, Strategic sourcing and Supply chain optimization. While at Tata Strategic, she helped develop a collective CSR agenda for the Tata Group and helped dimension the Tata skill development initiative – Tata STRIVE. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Information technology from SNDT University and a Master’s degree in business administration from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
Executive Director, Kaivalya Education Foundation
Manmohan is a Program Director and Founding Member of Kaivalya Education Foundation (KEF) and Piramal Foundation for Education Leadership (PFEL). Manmohan oversees KEF/ PFEL’s Government Advocacy, District Transformation Program (a new program), and Operation (Mumbai). He has over 15 years of experience in design and execution of small and large programs/interventions to improve public health and public education in India. He has also been actively engaged in developing young leaders through Gandhi Fellowship Program. Manmohan has previously worked with WHO, Unicef, Pratham, MSF. He has a PGDM in Conflct Analysis and Peace-building from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. Manmohan has been called for several regional and national conference, seminar, summit and conventions as speaker/panelists.
Associate Director, Central Square Foundation
Namita leads Central Square Foundation’s work in the area of technology for school education. She also co-manages venture strategy and development for the organization. Her background includes technology, business and education. Previously, she worked with a California based education technology company Education Elements, where she helped design the flgship product for Blended Learning schools. In India, she worked on various education policy projects for two years as part of the National Knowledge Commission, an advisory body under the Prime Minister’s Offie. Her other experiences include working on a breakthrough technology at Intel Technologies and co-founding a pan-India non-profi organisation Pankhudi Foundation. Namita has an MBA degree from Stanford University and a B.Tech and M.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Bombay.
Nitin Gachhayat is a social entrepreneur and co-founder of Drishtee. Drishtee started in 2000 delivering e-Governance services to the villagers. Drishtee now works on improving rural livelihood and delivering essential products and services in 5000 villages of India. Drishtee has won numerous awards. Nitin leads the teams for developing relevant services for rural India and technology intervention for its effiient delivery. He has written articles and paper including a coauthored paper on “Rural Business through ICT” which has been published by Institute of Rural Management Anand. He completed his basic education from Orissa and MBA from New Delhi.
As President of Villgro, one of India’s oldest and most respected social enterprise incubators, PR Ganapathy inspires, funds and mentors social entrepreneurs. He also works on building the social enterprise ecosystem, through organizations like ANDE. He is a pro bono Senior Advisor to Teach for India.He earlier co-founded a venture-funded startup and held leadership positions at small and large corporations (Infosys, Tata Group) in India and the US.
Head –Sustainability, Microsoft Mobile Devices
Pranshu is the Head of Sustainability Microsoft Mobile Devices (erstwhile Nokia) for India since Aug 2008. He leads the strategic planning and execution on sustainability, and designs sustainability offerings. Pranshu joined Nokia Corporation in Oct 2004 with the fist role as a Project Lead for a European Commission’s IPP project based in Finland, followed by a role as Environmental Manager for APAC and China based in Singapore before moving to India in 2008. He has a Bachelors in Environmental Engineering from India and a Masters in Environmental Management and Policy from IIIEE, Sweden. He is a strong advocate of sustainable lifestyles and consumption, and use of mobile technology for sustainable development. He has designed one of the world’s largest take-back and recycling program for mobile phones in India, the Create to Inspire Youth Fellowship and the Create to Inspire School Program.
COO, Literacy India
Raj Ivaturi is the COO of Literacy India. As Literacy India’s chief operating offier, Raj is charged to build the operating organization, defie and execute organization and people strategy, assist LI’s board of trustees in annual business planning, budgeting, fund raising and monitoring/ tracking process.Prior to LI Raj worked with Deloitte US fims in India for over 11 years, where he grew Deloitte’s CSR program from ground up and drove mission in the community through strategic partnerships, and signature programs, through a sustainable engagement model. An architect by education, Raj has over fiteen years of experience spanning various filds including corporate responsibility and sustainability, community investments, employee engagement, communications, design, event management and project management.
Associate Program Director, TechnoServe India
Rakesh is a development professional with 16 years of experience across India, Nepal, and Bangladesh. He focuses on helping smallholders capture increased value from the agri-value chain and fostering entrepreneurship. Prior to TechnoServe, Rakesh worked with Catalyst Management Services Bangalore, where he helped establish the Livelihood Resource Centre ‘Vrutti’; and with CARE Odisha where he focused on livelihood restoration, health and nutrition projects. Rakesh is an Engineering graduate from NIT Surat. He has a Masters in Development Studies (majoring in Rural livelihoods, and minor in Environment) from the ISS in The Hague, and MBA in Rural Management from IRMA
Managing Director, Aspire
Rohit is the Managing Director of Aspire. Rohit has 20 years of management experience in consumer industries. After 2 years of Audits with SBB (Ernst & Young affiiate); Rohit spent 12 years in Finance, Planning, Business Development and Supply Chain at Yum! Brands, erstwhile Pepsico Restaurants (KFC/Pizza Hut); 6 years in entrepreneurial roles of which 4 years were in two start-ups: GIRC and Aspire, where he worked closely with the CEOs for fund-raising and business-building. Most recently before rejoining Aspire, he spent 2 years at Macmillan Education working closely with the CEO to drive restructuring and deliver a turn-around. Rohit is very passionate about strong processes and delivery. Rohit has a Bachelor’s degree from Shri Ram College of Commerce and is a qualifid Chartered Accountant.
CEO, United Way of Delhi
Sachin Golwalkar comes with 16+ years of experience and has served in a Senior Management Capacity on two of India’s leading child focused organizations – ChildFund International and Plan International\India. He held Program Leadership positions and managed large and diverse program portfolios (education, child protection, health, livelihood, disaster response etc.) spread across several States of India and working with various stakeholders. He is currently the CEO of United Way of Delhi (UWD), which is a chapter of United Way Worldwide with presence in 41 countries with 1800 local affiiates.
Chairperson, Pratham Books
Suzanne Singh has been the Chairperson of Pratham Books since January 2014 and prior to that was its Managing Trustee for several years. She has been actively engaged with building the organization since it was founded in 2004 to create a new paradigm in children’s publishing that creates high quality and affordable multilingual books to democratize the joy of reading. She spent several years in the corporate sector before moving full time into the social sector and also serves on the Boards of Akshara Foundation and United Way Bengaluru. She passionately believes that equity and access to educational resources will provide a level playing fild for all children.
General Manager-CSR, Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd
Vivek Prakash has been the General Manager, CSR at Jubilant Life Sciences since May 2006. A post graduate in Labour and Social Welfare acquired his knowledge in social initiatives from over some 20 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. Vivek’s key priority is to initiate activities and create a sustainable framework which is aligned with the objectives of MDG. Vivek is instrumental in developing CSR projects into a Self Sustained Social Ventures either through developing community ownership model or developing revenue model to meet the operational expenditure. Vivek’s background allows him to extend his expertise to CII Northern Council in the capacity of a Co-Chairman of CSR Committee, mentor committee of CIIE, promoted by IIM Ahmedabad etc.