Enrolled Fellows Cohort 7


Dr. Vikas Goswamy, Head Sustainability, Godrej Industries
Dr. Vikas Goswamy is sustainability professional and have over 24 years of full time and 5 years of part time work experience. I have a Ph.D in Anthropology and a Masters in Development Management. My Anthropological education has given me a unique perspective to development and understanding human behaviour. I have worked with corporate, civil society and government institutions.

Seema Tiwary, Head – CSR, Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co. Ltd
Seema Tiwari joined Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd in 2011 as Head – Corporate Social Responsibility to drive Godrej Good & Green vision and support 14 diverse businesses to implement various social and environment high impact programs. Prior to Godrej, she started Embarq India, the sustainable transport India program, at World Resources Institute, a USA based think tank working on climate change. Seema has also worked for Ministry of Urban Development on capacity building for sustainable transport. She holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Clark University and Bachelors degree in Geography from Loreto College, Kolkata. 

Latika Nayar Ahuja, Manager-CSR, PNB Housing Finance
Latika is a professional with masters in social work and International Human Rights. With over 6 years experience of working with NGOs and corporates, worked with organizations like CRY, Don Bosco and United Nations Commission for Refugees, TERI and  been involved in research assignment on issues like child marriage, HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, land acquisition, poverty alleviation and promoting education and health for the underprivileged children. Currently working with leading NBFCs and ensuring implementation of CSR initiatives pan India. Executing projects that ensure holistic development of the construction workers and their immediate families. Received the prestigious green globe award in year 2011 and in 2015 & selected amongst the select 20 women who exemplify leadership and show a vision to become the leaders of tomorrow by The Women in the World Summit.

Jacob Ninan, Deputy CEO, Axis Bank Foundation
Jacob is a career banker with Axis Bank . After having handled business assignments in India and abroad I have taken responsibility to Head the CSR functions of the Bank. I am currently the CEO designate of the Foundation. I have graduated from Bangalore University and besides various certifications in Banking & Finance I have completed a Management Course through Dukes University

Avilash Dwivedi, Head-Community Relations, Tata Power Company Ltd
Community Development and Social Sustainability Professional with grassroot, grant making and corporate experience across the country and international exposure. Interest in institution building as key platform for facilitating stakeholders engagement and partnership in policies and deployment of sustainable programs

Manju Dhasmana, Lead – Philanthropies & CSR, Microsoft India  Microsoft India
Manju Dhasmana is Director of Philanthropies & CSR at Microsoft India, where she drives Microsoft Philanthropies mandate of digital inclusion, from digital skills training to help youth get jobs and start businesses, to educating the next generation of innovators through greater access to computer science education for all youth. She also leads the portfolio of partnerships with nonprofits/NGOs to deliver the benefit of technology to the underserved communities.

Radha Rameshchandra Sule, Head – Corporate Sustainability, Tata Capital
Radha Sule is Head of Corporate Sustainability Tata Capital.. She has been responsible for setting up the CS function and all related policies and practices of the Company since its inception. As part of the Corporate Sustainability programme, Radha also oversees the Affirmative Action initiative, which seeks to create livelihoods for personnel from historically disadvantaged communities and in employing and engaging them as business partners. She is a member of the CII CSR & Affirmative Action Subcommittee, 2016-17.

Arun Nathan, Programs Director, IDFC Foundation
My work in the social development sector over the past 16 years has been driven by the belief that the dignity of life is non-negotiable. I have been working to create impact at scale particularly on issues of poverty alleviation, youth empowerment and leadership development. I have held leadership positions and engaged extensively with a number of government organisations, international agencies, corporates and community-based institutions across Africa, Asia and Europe. I have also taught at IRMA, XIM-Bhubaneshwar, Shiv Nadar University and TERI University. I hold a Masters in rural management from IRMA and a Masters in Social Policy from The London School of Economics.

Vinod Kaushik, CEO, END POVERTY
Vinod is a Management Graduate with over 24 years experiences in conceptualizing, and executing agriculture, dairy and Rural development projects for poverty reduction in India. I have worked with a wise spectrum of organizations like Head, Dairy Value Chain, NDDB Dairy Services, CEO, Jaipur Rugs, India Representative, GEN Initiative UK etc. I have served on many committees like CSR Committee of CII, Agriculture & Water Committee of FICCI, NABARD Committee on Rural Credit Intensification for Punjab & Haryana, PMRY Committee for Mewat dist, Dist Level Coordination Committee for Gurgaon. etc. I got GSBI Awards from Santa Clara University, USA in 2010.

Ashif Shaikh , Director , Jan Sahas Social Development Society
Ashif Shaikh is co-founder Jan Sahas. Jan Sahas is working from year 2000 to end cast and gender based violence through eradication of inhuman slavery of manual scavenging, caste based sex work and forced labour, Jan Sahas is also supporting to survivors of rape and sexual abuse for access to justice in 50 districts of 5 states of India.  Jan Sahas liberated 28,000 Dalit women from practice of manual scavenging and provided socio-medico and legal support to 8000 survivors of rape and sexual abuse. Ashif is member of the various committees of government of India and received various national and international awards.

Meera Chaudhary, Film Maker, New Stream Media
Meera is a learner and an independent filmmaker and currently heading New Stream Media.  New stream Media is a decade old organization making films for change and independent documentaries on hard-hitting socio political issues in India.  Till today NSM has made well known 5 feature-length independent documentaries in India.I have an academic background in Management and environmental Science and carries a decade of experience in Corporate and Social sector. My latest documentary was En Dino Muzaffarnagar™ in 2014, The film is critically acclaimed for its content, camera and representation. At present, the film is banned and a case is going on in the court of law.

Mukesh Tiwary, Lead Operations, Traidcraft Exchange
Mukesh works as a Lead operations in Traidcraft Exchange (UK based) for its project in India. I am a social sector development professional with 15 plus years of experience. In the past, I have worked with TechnoServe, Sir Ratan Tata Trust and Foundation for Ecological Sector. I am a graduate from XISS, further studied non-profit management from Lee Kwan Yew School of Public Policy, Singapore and have done an executive course on Global Growth Entrepreneurship from ISB, Hyderabad. I am passionate about bringing change in the lives of vulnerable and marginalised producers. I am a trained facilitator and believes in reaching at innovative solutions to solve problems through participatory dialogues & positive action.

Shuchin Bajaj, Founder Director, Cygnus Hospitals
Dr. Shuchin Bajaj is the Founder Director of Cygnus Hospitals, which is currently operating twelve hospitals across Delhi, Haryana and Punjab with a vision to provide super-speciality healthcare to district towns of the states of India where no such facilities currently exist. It aims to expand to 25 hospitals by 2020. After completing his MBBS from PGIMS, Rohtak, Dr Bajaj did his Doctorate in Internal Medicines (MD) from  Dr SN Medical College, Jodhpur in 2004. Dr Bajaj is associated with Cygnus Medicare since its inception as planner, implementer and monitor of various projects/hospitals being run under its aegis apart from the overall administration of the organization.

Aneesha Wadhwa, Trustee, Udayan Care
Aneesha Wadhwa is an active trustee on the Board of Udayan Care, a child rights and education focused non profit based in Delhi, with projects in 18 cities in India and chapters in USA, Germany and Australia. She focuses on strategic expansion, resource mobilization and communication management, but her passion lies in the development of mentor based models of care for vulnerable children, especially young adults leaving child care institutions.
A media marketing professional, Aneesha was previously with the India Today Group and Discovery Communications. She has an MBA in Communications Management from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune and studied English Literature at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.

Vatsala Mamgain, Director Resource Mobilisation, CRY Child Rights and You
Vatsala has spent 20 plus years in the corporate sector and been an entrepreneur, a writer and consultant. She believes that every human being has limitless potential and  hopes that some of the work she does  will help India’s children to unlock theirs.

Parul Falgun Sheth, Executive Director, Shaishav
Parul Sheth is Co-Founder of Shaishav, based in Gujarat, India. Shaishav works with underprivileged children. We believe that children are “Change Makers”. With intensive work with young people, independent children’s collective “Balsena” and Youth collective, “Tarunsena” came into existence. For details please visit www.shaishavchildrights.org . Parul Sheth is Executive Director of Shaishav and is responsible for mission definition, development, public relations, for supervision of on-going work.

Kanta Singh , State Project Head , 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.

Rajesh Singhi, Executive Director , IBTADA
Rajesh Singhi is the founder Executive Director of Ibtada and a passionate grassroots action leader. Ibtada was set up in 1997 with is mission to empower women and educate girls in Meo Muslim dominated Mewat region of Alwar, Rajasthan. Rajesh has two and half decades of experience in social development sector. Ibtada is known for its work of women’s empowerment through SHG based federations, girls education through innovative model of Taleemshalas. Rajesh anchored innovations of pashu sakhi and krishi sakhi which are now widely replicated in the livelihoods sector. He has been instrumental in setting up The Goat Trust and served on the Board of Sa-dhan and Centre for microfinance, Jaipur

Pavithra Kumar R, Head – South Zone Operations, TATA TRUSTS
Mr. Pavithra Kumar R, heads the Tata Trusts operations in South India.  A versatile resource, he has been instrumental in putting together the team in AP and operationalising the MoU signed with the State Government in 2015. A Project Management Unit (PMU) was set up to facilitate development of 265 villages in-line with the Smart Village Smart Ward scheme of the state government along with state wide thematic areas such as WASH, Nutrition, Rural Internet, Fisheries, Digital initiatives, Education, Livelihood opportunities, Health.He comes with 21 years of experience in the field of Finance and Social sector.  Prior to joining the Tata Trusts he was with Tata Communications Limited. He was also part of the core team that involved in Global fund raising and Mergers and Acquisitions across the globe. Apart from his role at the Trusts, he is a Director at the Vijayavahini Charitable Foundation (VCF) and Alamelu Charitable Foundation (ACF).

Ananda  B R  Datla, Head of Learning & Impact, TATA TRUSTS
Anand Datla leads learning and impact for the Tata Trusts. In his role, Anand is responsible for creating and sustaining a framework to understand and improve the delivery of the over 750 programs operated by the Trusts. Anand has over 20 years of experience advising Indian and MNC clients on process improvement, enterprise solutions and information security. He has worked with Ernst & Young and Deloitte before joining the Trusts.

Raman Kalyanakrishnan, Head Strategy & Digital Platforms, TATA TRUSTS
Raman has been part of the Tata Trusts since January 2016. He comes with nearly 22 years of industry experience in sectors of Telecom, Technology and Retail. He has wide exposure in the areas of Strategic Planning, Operations, Sales and Marketing.  He is currently the Head of Digital Interventions at the Trusts. The Digital Interventions portfolio at the Trusts consists of programs like Internet Saathi – that aims to create internet literacy amongst nearly 45 million women across 300000 villages. Prior to joining the Tata Trusts he was heading the Practice of Technology & Social Sector at the consulting firm, Tata Strategic Management Group.

Srinivas HSD, Director-Health,  TATA TRUSTS
Healthcare Management professional with over 25 years of experience, Srinivas started his career with Sri Sathya Sai Hospital in Puttaparthi  in 1991 and was part of  EMRI Hyderabad (2005-2011). Subsequently he joined L.V. Prasad Eye Institute Hyderabad and his most recent stint was with Reliance Foundation Mumbai. Srinivas has substantial exposure to  Performance Management, Culture Transformation, Internal and external Communication, People development and Stake Holder Management  with leadership experience in Hospital and Pre Hospital  set ups and extensive engagement with govts in a PPP mode. At Tata Trusts Srinivas is exploring ways of consolidating the vast and varied work in Health vertical into a few focused thematic areas to build replicable and scalable models of healthcare delivery that can leverage existing and emerging technologies for large scale societal impact in the Primary and Preventive care space.

Sumitra Mishra, Executive Director, Mobile Creches
Twenty years of work experience ranging from grassroots direct practice, rural, urban poor and urban contexts, programme delivery and partnerships, grant management, fund raising and communications, research & advocacy, and organisation development has helped her in evolving as a person and developing a portfolio of holistic professional abilities. Programme development for the most excluded and disenfranchised persons with disabilities, victims of trafficking, survivors of violence, especially women and girls is the cornerstone of my work. My work experience follows a trajectory of joining bold socio-entrepreneurial initiatives and growing it to scale where we were able to demonstrate an impact model. Social justice is the fundamental agenda of the work I do.

Noorjehan Safia Niaz, Co – Founder, Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan
Noorjehan Safia Niaz is a Ph.D in Sociology from the Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University and an MASW from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, graduated in 1992. She is the co-founder of Bharatiya Muslim MahilaAndolan [BMMA], a secular, autonomous mass based national movement of Muslim women. She is also the Founder member and Managing Trustee of Ashana Trust which works towards supporting initiatives of women from marginalized communities for justice, peace and development.

Shivani Manaktala, Director, Brick Eagle Foundation
Shivani has 2 decades of experience leading design, development and implementation of social sector projects in Asia and parts of Latin America. She specializes in market systems approaches in development and commercial sustainability of social sector organizations. Her sectors of experience include agriculture, skills and livelihoods and affordable housing. She has worked closely with non-profit organizations, donor organizations, Central and State governments, and the private sector. She also has 6 years of private sector and entrepreneurial experience of setting up and running a business.

Mahesh Revabhai Pandya, Director, Paryavaran Mitra
I am an environmental and human right activist, an academician, political analyst, and civil society leader and have been working in variety of capacities since past two decades.   I am engaged in environment advocacy and awareness, policy intervention, strengthening democracy and governance for nearly 20 years. I have been working at grass root to support local communities to realize access and control over their own environment, to manage their resources in a sustainable way, and to participate in decision making processes that affect them.

Vijay Bhalaki  Co Founder & Director, Athena Infonomics
Vijay Bhalaki is a Co-founder & Director at Athena Infomomics. He leads strategic initiatives and overall operations of the firm. Vijay works closely with development agencies, private sector clients and Governments on strategic advisory assignments. His research interests include public private partnerships (PPPs), public finance, and social infrastructure development. Vijay earned his degree in Chartered Accountancy from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also holds a Masters in Economics from the National University of Singapore and University of Madras. Vijay is a GSG mellenial social entrepreneur 2017.