Impact Future Project 2020

Aspire Impact Communities Leaders

Accessibility, Disabilities & Inclusion
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Anand Kutre

Truce Consulting

Anand Kutre

Truce Consulting

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Apoorv Kulkarni

Ola Mobility Institute

Apoorv Kulkarni

Ola Mobility Institute

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Aradhana Lal

Lemon Tree Hotels Ltd.

Aradhana Lal

Lemon Tree Hotels Ltd.

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Ashok Pamidi

NASSCOM

Ashok Pamidi

NASSCOM

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Balendu Sharma

Microsoft

Balendu Sharma

Microsoft

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Bhushan Punani

Blind People Association

Bhushan Punani

Blind People Association

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John Alex

Equitas holdings ltd

John Alex

Equitas holdings ltd

John joined the Management team of Equitas in 2008 as Head of CSR and conceptualized and set up the team of Soial Initiatives with a clear focus to address a larger spectrum of requirements of underprivileged clients in the field of Health, Education, Skill Development , Food Security and placement for unemployed youth etc.

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Prof Mukta Kulkarni

IIM Bangalore

Prof Mukta Kulkarni

IIM Bangalore

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Nandini Rawal

Blind People Association

Nandini Rawal

Blind People Association

Nandini Rawal – CEO of one of the largest disability NGOS. Treasurer of ICEVI, international agency for education of blind, Have 40 years experience in programme planning, advocacy, policy making, fund raising, manpower development, leadership training. Working for cross disabilities including mental illness

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Pranav Desai

Voice of SAP

Pranav Desai

Voice of SAP

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Prateek Madhav

AssisTech Foundation

Prateek Madhav

AssisTech Foundation

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Rajashekharan P

v-Shesh

Rajashekharan P

v-Shesh

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Shashaank Awasthi

Gray Ghost Ventures

Shashaank Awasthi

Gray Ghost Ventures

As India Advisor, Shashaank brings to the team more than 24 years of experience in banking and finance, and works on pipeline development, pre-investment support including due diligence and post investment support to investee companies. Shashaank sits on the board of two impact businesses, and is a member of the Board of Advisors at The British School in Chennai. Shashaank is also a social entrepreneur and co- founder of v-shesh, an early-stage social enterprise that facilitates access to jobs and other opportunities for low-income individuals in non-metropolitan and rural areas in India. He has a keen personal interest in double bottom-line enterprises, microfinance, financial inclusion, and businesses that generate social returns. Prior to working in the social enterprise sector, Shashaank was a Commercial Banker responsible for building ABN AMRO Bank’s regional franchise in India, before leading the largest part of ABN AMRO’s Commercial Banking business in India. Shashaank previously worked with IDBI Bank Limited (formerly known as Industrial Development Bank of India) and Tata Group, as well as interned with Bank of America while completing his MBA. Shashaank received his Master of Business Administration in Finance from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies as well as a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting from the University of Rajasthan. Shashaank has been at Gray Ghost for the last seven years.

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Shivendra Prasad

APAC Solutions

Shivendra Prasad

APAC Solutions

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Stuti Narain Kacker

NCPCR

Stuti Narain Kacker

NCPCR

Stuti Kacker, an IAS officer (1978 batch) retired as Chairperson of the National Commission for the Protection of Child Rights. With a career spanning almost forty years, she has worked extensively in the areas of social justice and empowerment, information and broadcasting, and industrial development. She is particularly well known for her contribution to the social sectors. As Union Secretary, she sought and established the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. She served as Joint S / Additional Secretary in the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting and was also the Director of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication. She was the key driver for the formulation and implementation of several policy measures to strengthen the media industry. Smt. Kacker has worked extensively in her State of Uttar Pradesh on important assignments ,such as Commissioner of Jhansi; the Commissioner and Director of Industries; District Magistrate of Ghazipur etc. She holds a Master’s degree in Botany from the University of Allahabad and was awarded five gold medals for her academic achievements. She is also an M. Phil (Social Sciences) with distinction, from the Indian Institute of Public Administration (Panjab University), New Delhi. She has also attended mid-career trainings at the Harvard Kennedy School, USA; Linkopings University, Sweden; and the Institute of Development Studies, UK.

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Vineet Saraiwala

Future Retail - Reliance

Vineet Saraiwala

Future Retail - Reliance

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.

BFSI, Financial Inclusion & FinTech
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Aarti Wig

Yunus Social Biz

Aarti Wig

Yunus Social Biz

Aarti Wig is Founder and Country Director of Yunus Social Business India, the Indian arm of an organisation that was created by Nobel Peace Laureate Muhammad Yunus to accelerate the development of social businesses globally. Aarti helped conceptualise and create the world’s first Yunus Social Business Fund – the Yunus Social Business Fund, Mumbai which she currently manages. Aarti has also consulted several universities, corporates and non-profits on creating social businesses. Previously, Aarti worked as an investment banker at JP Morgan in Mumbai. Aarti has a master’s degree in finance from the London School of Economics

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Abhishek Agrawal

Accion

Abhishek Agrawal is Accion’s Chief Regional Officer for South Asia, based out of India, and is responsible for overseeing Accion’s operations in the region. As an Accion representative, Abhishek serves on the boards of SubK, DVARA – KGFS, Vindhya E-Infomedia, and Saija Finance. Abhishek also served as CFO for more than 12 years in several countries, including at Swadhaar Microfinance starting in 2010, in his capacity as global staff for Accion. 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 and financial management for local municipal bodies. Abhishek has a Ph.D. in Municipal Financial Reforms and Chartered Accountant (FCA) from ICAI. He did his MBA with a specialization in finance at Rai International University.

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Alison Eskeson

Asia-Pacific Mastercard Centre for Inclusive Growth

Alison Eskeson

Asia-Pacific Mastercard Centre for Inclusive Growth

Alison Eskeson is a seasoned international development and CSR executive having worked for over 20 years at the intersection of development and finance. In more than 30 countries worldwide, she has built a track record of measurable social and environmental impact by cultivating strategic partnerships among governments, private banks, foundations and impact investors.

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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. Alok is also an active angel investor, co-founder of Indian Angel Network, and on the board of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Delhi. Prior to starting Indifi, Alok setup and ran Canaan Partners’ venture investment business. Earlier, Alok co-founded JobsAhead.com, a leading web-based recruitment business in India. Alok earned a BE in Computer Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and a MS in Computer Science from UC Berkeley.

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Anurag Agarwal

Aavishkaar Group

Anurag Agarwal

Aavishkaar Group

Anurag Agrawal is currently a Partner at Aavishkaar, one of the pioneering Impact focussed Investment funds globally. He has been part of the founding team of the group company Intellecap and last served as its CEO. In the last 12 years of his association with the Aavishkaar Intellecap Group, Anurag set up and built the Company’s Investment Banking Practice with a specific focus on assisting early and growth-stage multiple bottom-line enterprises to raise capital. Anurag has played a key role in incubating I3N (Intellecap Impact Investment Network), India’s first impact focused angel network. He was also one of the key architects of creating the current group structure of Intellecap and led the efforts of the group in the incubation and acquisition of the 3 NBFCs (IntelleCash, IntelleGrow and Arohan) within the Intellecap group.

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Chetna Gala Sinha

Manndeshi Bank

Chetna Gala Sinha

Manndeshi Bank

Chetna Gala Sinha is a banker. Chetna started India’s first rural women’s bank- Mann Deshi Bank. Chetna also started India’s first business school for rural women entrepreneurs. Through Mann Deshi Bank and Foundation, she serves over 500,000 women, her goal is to reach 1 million women entrepreneurs by 2022. Chetna has been recognized with many awards. Chetna was one of the six co-chair of World Economic Forum, Davos 2018. She is the recipient of the Nari Shakti Puraskar, India’s highest civilian award for women who work in the area of women’s empowerment.

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Eric Savage

Unitus Capital

Eric Savage

Unitus Capital

Eric Savage is the Co-founder & CEO of Unitus Capital (UC). Eric moved to India in 2007 to help set up UC, an impact focused investment bank, and has led the company in raising more than US$2.8 billion for various impact businesses. Unitus Capital has been ranked the #1 Indian investment bank by Venture Intelligence and VC Circle since 2013. Previously, Eric ran Citigroup’s Asian investment banking franchise in the power and infrastructure sectors, and helped secure and execute multiple landmark equity, debt and M&A transactions, totalling many billions of dollars. Eric was based in NYC and Hong Kong for 14 years with Citigroup/Salomon Brothers. Eric also headed Salomon’s utilities sector equity research and was selected to Institutional Investors’ All-Asia research team. Eric is a graduate (cum laude) of Duke University and Harvard’s Kennedy School, where he received the Lucius N. Littauer Fellow Award, the program’s top honor. In 2014, Eric was named Indian Expat Entrepreneur of the Year by Expat Entrepreneurs Circle, and, in 2016, was awarded the Indira Gandhi Sadbhawana Award for his contributions to the impact investing sector. Eric is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Aspen Institute’s Finance Leaders Fellowship Program and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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Geeta Goel

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Geeta Goel

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

Geeta Goel is a strong champion of equity in opportunity, and ”sustainable impact”, Geeta entered the world of philanthropy and impact investments in 2007 with the India Office of Michael & Susan Dell Foundation. Over the last several years, she has been part of the Foundation’s leadership team steering large-scale transformation, in the form of learning levels in government school systems, creating pathways to high quality professional degrees and aspirational jobs and improving income levels for micro entrepreneurs.She has served on the Boards of Ujjivan Financial Services, Janalakshmi Financial Services, Micro Housing Finance Corporation, Swadhaar FinServe, Arohan Financial Services, Sonata Finance, Basix Sub-K, etc. She was also the Chairperson of India’s Impact Investors Council from 2017-2019, and have been on several taskforces on Responsible Finance with the World Bank’s Consultative Group to Alleviate Poverty (CGAP).

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Himanshu Bansal

Mastercard

Himanshu Bansal

Mastercard

Himanshu Bansal is a Financial sector strategist, with passion for designing and implementing unconventional solutions to assist partners, clients and their customers. Himanshu brings 19+ years experience across Banking, Financial Inclusion and Financial Services consulting, in 20+ countries across South Asia, Middle East, Africa and S.E. Asia. He has advised and executed complex engagements for the Boards and CXOs of 50+ financial Institutions across strategy, business transformation, Scorecard based instant lending tools, business processes re-engineering, Merger Integration & digital transformation. He has also set up new businesses and practices in consulting & financial inclusion, as well as managed business verticals, regions, products and P&L for Citibank. He is a self starter, sharp and structured, high on creativity & out of box thinking.

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Hitesh Sethia

ICICI Bank

Hitesh Sethia

ICICI Bank

Hitesh Sethia currently heads the Transaction Banking Business for ICICI Bank. He is a senior executive in financial services with 20 years’ experience and a successful track record of market development and business growth in Europe, Asia and North America. Hitesh is recognized for leading new strategic initiatives and building high performing teams. He started his career as a Relationship Manager at ICICI Bank in their Corporate Banking Group in 2000. And since then has held different senior positions with ICICI. Hitesh did an Advanced Management Program from the Harvard Business School. He is also a Professional Chartered Accountant from ICAI.

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Kapil Mehta

SecureNow

Kapil Mehta

SecureNow

Kapil Mehta is the co-founder of SecureNow, an award-winning Insurance Broking firm. He is a Director of the Insurance Broking Association. Kapil is the policyholder representative on the Policyholder Protection Board Sub-Committees of two insurers and on the SME Advisory Board of a leading general insurer. Kapil was formerly the Managing Director of DLF Pramerica Life Insurance Company Ltd. (DPLI), nominated by Prudential Financial Inc. Prior to joining DPLI, Kapil has worked at Max New York Life, McKinsey & Company and Unilever. He is a member of FICCI’s Health Insurance Committee. He has studied at IIM Ahmedabad and IIT Delhi.

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Madhur Mehta

MSPL Consulting

Madhur Mehta

MSPL Consulting

Madhur Mehta is an investment banker who has worked with JPMorgan and Standard Chartered Bank over the last 28 years, raising financing for corporations, financial institutions, governments and government agencies around the world. He has originated and raised financings of circa US$100 billion for entities globally. With close to three decades Madhur knows what it takes to drive strategies to conclusion – be it raising funds, business development or nurturing long lasting relationships. Madhur has worked on sustainable finance projects that involve microfinance, SME’s, women, financial inclusion and education creating innovative strategies for different classes of investors to participate together. His brainchild – a digital project on Sustainable Finance has been a digital challenge winner. He received funding and with a technology team to bring the idea to MVP He has lived and worked in six countries – Singapore, Hong Kong, India, US, Spain, Finland. and is fluent in four languages including English and Spanish. Madhur holds a degree in Master of Commerce from the Sydenham College and an MBA from IESE, Spain

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Pradeep Nair

Ford Foundation

Pradeep Nair

Ford Foundation

Pradeep Nair has over 25 years of global experience in technology, management consulting and investing/funding. He started in Silicon Valley as a big five management consultant, building software application products. After a stint with technology start-ups, Pradeep moved to New York to be part of an advisory start-up led by President Clinton and Mayor Bloomberg. This led to another early-stage opportunity to join an organization led by Paul Volcker, focused on the financial sector, academia, and government. In his current role, he leads one of the oldest and largest private foundations in the region, deploying capital, supporting visionary people and organizations, to solve societal problems.

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Rekha Unnithan

Nuveen

Rekha Unnithan

Nuveen

Rekha Unnithan is the Co-Head for Impact Investing at Nuveen. Rekha was an early visionary and established the intentional and leadership impact investing platform for TIAA and is responsible for determining Nuveen’s impact investment strategy across sectors, asset classes, and regions. Rekha is responsible for managing impact investments to execute Nuveen’s commitment across thematic areas of Affordable Housing, Inclusive Growth and Resource Efficiency. Prior to joining Nuveen in 2012, she worked for Bank of America, Merrill Lynch as a vice president in Institutional Investment Group. Rekha graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Yale University and an M.B.A. with a specialization in Financial Instruments and Markets and Social Innovation and Impact from New York University’s Stern School of Business. She holds the CFA designation. Rekha is a board member of Aeris, a non-profit organization that helps investors make and monitor mission investments and serves on the advisory board of the Global Impact Investing Network’s Institutional Investor Initiative. Rekha is also on the Advisory Board of the International Financial Corporation (IFC) Operating Principles of Impact Investing.

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Saneesh Singh

Dia Vikas Capital Pvt Ltd

Saneesh Singh

Dia Vikas Capital Pvt Ltd

Saneesh Singh has over 29 years of experience in the fields of development banking, financial inclusion, MSME lending and social & impact investments. He is currently the MD & CEO of Dia Vikas Capital Pvt. Ltd. (Dia Vikas), the leading Social Investor in India. Dia Vikas is a subsidiary of Global Impact Investor Opportunity International and Saneesh leads Opportunity’s initiatives in India, which is its largest operation globally. Saneesh had earlier worked in senior managerial capacities at SIDBI and was part of the core team that initiated SIDBI’s highly successful microfinance program. He played a key role in start-up support and growth of Bandhan which is now a leading commercial bank (Bandhan Bank) in India. Saneesh is an Alumni of London School of Economics, Indian School of Business and Harvard Business School, as also an Aspire Fellow and British Chevening Fellow. He is a member of the Board of Studies of India’s first National Skill University (SKSU) and steering group member of Social Finance India and India Impact Fund of Funds. Saneesh is a recipient of The ET Now & World BFSI Congress’ 101 Most Influential BFSI Leaders Award 2020

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Sanjay Phadke

Author- Fintech Future

Sanjay Phadke

Author- Fintech Future

Sanjay Phadke brings in 20 years of solid experience in Banking and Financial Services with a focus on structured credit and principal investments. This includes his roles with global leaders like JPMorgan & HSBC and leading financial firms like Edelweiss, ICICI, and IDFC. Sanjay is an Engineer and an MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and is an alumnus of Wharton Business School. An avid trekker, Sanjay loves outdoor activities and is passionate about technology.

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Suresh Sethi

NSDL

Suresh Sethi

NSDL

Suresh Sethi has over three decades of diversified global experience in the financial services industry. He is currently the Managing Director & CEO designate of NSDL e-Governance Infrastructure Ltd. In his last role as the Founder CEO & MD of India Post Payments Bank, he is credited with creating the largest inter-operable banking infrastructure for public good at scale. With over 190,000 Postal employees providing Doorstep Banking Services to customers of ANY BANK, India Post Payments Bank has scaled up the rural banking network by almost 2.5 times across India. Prior to India Post Payments Bank, he has worked with some of the world’s and India’s leading financial services companies such as Citigroup, YES Bank and Vodafone M-Pesa across India, Kenya, UK, Argentina and US. He has held senior CXO and Managing Director level positions at Regional & Global levels across Business Strategy, Product Development, Sales & Client Management and Operations.

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Vipul Sharma

Chqbook

Vipul Sharma

Chqbook

Vipul Sharma has over 18 years of industry experience with specialised expertise in product, portfolio, and business development. In the past, he has worked with renowned BFSI institutions including IndusInd Bank, HDFC Bank, Citibank, and ICICI Prudential Life. He has also worked with BankBazaar as their Vice President for sales. Vipul is an MBA in FInance & Marketing from International Management Institute (IMI). He is very 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.

Education, Employability, Skills & EdTech
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Ajay Maniar

Aavishkaar

Ajay Maniar

Aavishkaar

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Anurag Pratap

Capgemini

Anurag Pratap

Capgemini

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Gayathri Vasudevan

LabourNet

Gayathri Vasudevan

LabourNet

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Mark Parkinson

Shriram Schools

Mark Parkinson

Shriram Schools

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Navtez Bal

Microsoft

Navtez Bal

Microsoft

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Nirav Khambhati

Kaizenvest Investment

Nirav Khambhati

Kaizenvest Investment

Nirav is Managing Partner – Kaizenvest Edu Finance at Kaizenvest, a leading education focused investment firm with operations in emerging Asia and Africa. Prior to joining Kaizenvest, Nirav was with the Tata Group for over 20 years in various capacities including as the Chief Executive Officer of Tata ClassEdge and Tata Interactive Systems. Nirav has led several international projects and collaborations in the fields of education, telecommunications and aerospace, and served as Director on the Boards of companies within and outside India. Nirav was recognized as a Young India Leader by the British High Commission in 2013. In 2016, Jagran Lakecity University conferred upon him an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Arts (Management) for his contributions in the areas of management, education and technology.

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Osama Manzar

Digital Empowerment Foundation

Osama Manzar

Digital Empowerment Foundation

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Pranav Kothari

Educational Initiatives

Pranav Kothari

Educational Initiatives

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Raj Gilda

Lend-a-Hand

Raj Gilda

Lend-a-Hand

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Ramya Venkataraman

CENTA

Ramya Venkataraman

CENTA

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Rathish Balakrishnan

Sattva

Rathish Balakrishnan

Sattva

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Rohit Bhatia

Social Finance India

Rohit Bhatia

Social Finance India

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S. S. Mantha

Chair - KL University

S. S. Mantha

Chair - KL University

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Safeena Husain

Educate Girls

Safeena Husain

Educate Girls

Safeena, a London School of Economics graduate, has worked extensively with rural and urban underserved communities in South America, Africa and Asia. After returning to India, Safeena chose the agenda closest to her heart – that of girls’ education – and founded Educate Girls. Safeena’s efforts to bridge the gender gap in education in India have been widely recognized. She has been conferred with the 2017 NITI Aayog’s Women Transforming India Award, the 2016 NDTV-L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Award, and has in the past received the British Asian Trust’s Special Recognition Award from HRH Prince Charles for outstanding contribution in education. Moreover, Educate Girls has received the prestigious 2015 Skoll Award, 2014 WISE Award, the 2014 USAID Millennium Alliance Award, the 2014 Stars Impact Award and the India Development Marketplace Award in 2011 from the World Bank. Under Safeena’s leadership, Educate Girls initiated the world’s first Development Impact Bond (DIB) in education, a proof of concept that ties funding to outcomes. In 2018, on its completion, the Educate Girls’ DIB surpassed both its target outcomes by achieving 160% of its learning target and 116% of its enrolment target. The results are testimony to the fact that Educate Girls continues to deliver quality at scale and value to every single child in the program.

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Vikas Goswami

Boundless Environment Resource Solutions

Vikas Goswami

Boundless Environment Resource Solutions

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Vipul Redey

Khan Academy

Vipul Redey

Khan Academy

Food, Agri & Agri-Tech
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Anjani Bansal

Gates Foundation

Anjani Bansal

Gates Foundation

Anjani Bansal leads private sector partnerships for the Gates Foundation in the India Country Office, with past experience in investments and blended finance in India and Africa across multiple sectors such as technology, agriculture, finance, livelihoods, 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. He is also an angel investor and strategic advisor to several startups and incubators.

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Anuraag Srivastava

Rainshine Entertainment

Anuraag Srivastava

Rainshine Entertainment

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 also been a co-founder of Inventurus (a Healthcare BPO) and Juno Clinic. 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. 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 a mechanical engineer with a diploma in rural management from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). He has also done a course on “Strategies for Change: Managing NGOs” from Cranford University, United Kingdom, and a three-month course from Cornell University, USA. Mr. Oza started his career as a Deputy Manager (Projects and Engineering) with Gujarat Dairy Development Corporation. He joined AKRSP (India) as a Field Team Leader in 1988 and in 1994, was the Head of Programmes. He was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of AKRSP (India) in 2001.

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Ashok Varma

PWC

Ashok Varma

PWC

Ashok Varma leads the Agriculture & Social sector practice for PwC India. The practice embodies the purpose statement of PwC which is “to build trust in society and solve important problems”. Ashok has over 22 years of professional experience of providing advisory services to Central and State Governments, Public Sector and International Development agencies. His experience cuts across the sectors of agriculture, education, energy &; utilities, skills, public health, traditional textiles, gender equality, livelihood and sustainable development. He specializes in public policy advisory and designing of operation frameworks for implementation of social initiatives by public and private sector clients.

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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 has 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. He raised a private equity fund earlier and managed a portfolio of mid- sized companies in the food supply chain. He also has 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. He is the co-founder of ThinkAg and a Venture Partner with Bharat Innovation Fund. He also chairs FICCI Agri Start committee. He works with many agritech and FoodTech startups as mentor, advisor and board member.

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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 and World Econimic Forum’s core working group. He is also the Executive Committee member of Indian Impact Investors Council. 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

ICRISAT

Joanna Kane

ICRISAT

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 Institutet. 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. She has 25 years of 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. 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 start-ups in India. 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

In a career spanning 27 years, Raman Ahuja’s 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 Fund

Rema Subramanian

Ankur Capital Fund

Rema Subramanian is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Ankur Capital Fund, investing in transformative technologies for the next billion. A pioneer investor in early stage agritech, they invest across agritech, health and other enabling technologies for aspiring Indians. They go the extra mile to identify and nurture such entrepreneurs. Rema co-founded Ankur with a vision to use her three decade CXO and entrepreneurial experience to bring the tools to young startups to become game changers. She has worked across manufacturing, IT/ITES, edtech, taking young companies from scratch to midsize ventures. Having worked with both Indian and Global companies, she intends bringing her experience to scale these enterprises.

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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.

Gender, 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 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, Medical & 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

Ex-Pfizer

Kewal Handa

Ex-Pfizer

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Manoj Kumar

Social Alpha

Manoj Kumar

Social Alpha

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Manoj Kumar

Val-More Action Advisory

Manoj Kumar

Val-More Action Advisory

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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

Second Nature Sustainability Solutions

Amit Raje

Second Nature Sustainability Solutions

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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

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Ambar Mitra

Microsoft

Ambar Mitra

Microsoft

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Manik Dhingra

Shoonya

Manik Dhingra

Shoonya

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Manoj Gulati

Water.org

Manoj Gulati

Water.org

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Naina Lal Kidwai

ISC, FICCI

Naina Lal Kidwai

ISC, FICCI

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Natasha Patel

ISC

Natasha Patel

ISC

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Nikhil Sawhney

Triveni Group

Nikhil Sawhney

Triveni Group

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Nimish Shah

Toilet Board

Nimish Shah

Toilet Board

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Pawan Sachdeva

Avendus Capital

Pawan Sachdeva

Avendus Capital

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Pranshu Singhal

Karo Sambhav

Pranshu Singhal

Karo Sambhav

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Rajeev Kher

Saraplast & Kalyani CleanTech

Rajeev Kher

Saraplast & Kalyani CleanTech

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Vineet Rai

AAVISHKAAR

Vineet Rai

AAVISHKAAR

Vineet is the Founder and Managing Director of Aavishkaar and Co-founder & Chairman of the Intellecap Group of companies. In a career spanning across two decades, Vineet’s areas of interest include early-stage venture capital, microenterprises, microfinance investments, incubations and social investment advisory. Vineet chairs the Board of Villgro, an incubating and funding platform, and IntelleGrow, an Intellecap subsidiary, which provides venture debt services to impact enterprises. He also serves on the Board of WISH Foundation and has recently been appointed as an advisor to the Tibetan Entrepreneurship Development Initiative.

Vineet was invited by the G8 Task Force on Impact Investing in 2014 to serve on its International Development Working Group. Vineet has received numerous awards including the G-20 SME Finance Award in South Korea, UNDP-IBLF World Business Award in New York and Lemelson Award for Innovation in Finance at IIT Madras in relation to his work at Aavishkaar. He was awarded Ashoka Fellowship and Honorary Membership of XLRI Alumni Association in recognition of his contribution to Impact investing space.

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Wilma Rodrigues

Saahas Zero Waste

Wilma Rodrigues

Saahas Zero Waste

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