Role Players - 2019

Speakers 2018   |   Speakers 2017   |   Speakers 2016

Speakers 2017

  • Ruchira Gujral, Corporate Partnerships Specialist - Private Sector Engagement, UNICEF India Country Office
  • Bhagya Rangachar, Founder CEO, CLT India
  • Suraj Chettri, Regional Director HR, Airbus Group India
  • Tanuja Kehar, Vice President, Head of Corporate Communications, Unitech Limited
  • Hemanth Madegowda, Head - Social Initiatives, Landmark Group
  • Vibha Natraj, Head HR & CSR, Nila Infrastructures Ltd.
  • Shukla Bose, Founder, Parikrma Humanity Foundation
  • Kaushik Sinha, Vice President - Communications, CSR & Administration, Magma Fincorp Ltd.
  • Renu Kakkar, Director CSR & Communications, Apeejay Surrendra Group
  • Nidhi Pundhir, Director CSR - Head, HCL Foundation
  • Ashish Sahay, Head CSR - India, HP Inc.
  • Rajeev Arora, Director & CTO, Sensorise Digital Services Private Limited
  • Sanyam Maratha, Head, CSR, Jamna Auto Industries Ltd.
  • Dr. Dushyant Prasad, General Secretary, ABMSS
  • Alistair Schofield, Director, MyBrain International Limited
  • R. S. Sharat, Head CSR, Mytrah Energy (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ramesh Kumar Sahijwani, Vice President - Corporate Social Responsibility, IFFCO TOKIO General Insurance Co. Ltd.
  • RAJEEV DASGUPTA, Vice President - Manufacturing & Projects, AMWAY India Enterprises Pvt Ltd

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Speakers 2016

  • Gunjan C. Patel, Head - CSR Asia Pacific Japan & India, SAP
  • Shreya Krishnan, Head - Marketing, Communications & CSR, First Advantage
  • Dr. Arjun Sachindanand, Founder & Chairman, SAS Poorna Arogya Healthcare Pvt. Ltd.
  • Prof. M. S. Mohan Kumar, Professor, Indian Institute of Science, Department of Civil Engineering
  • Lakshmi Narayan Rao, Country Leader - HPE Future Cities & CTO - Technology Services, Hewlett Packard Enterprise India
  • Abhishek Ranjan, Global Head - CSR & BFSI Industry Marketing, Brillio Technologies
  • Upendra H. Sontakke, Head - CSR, (KMCT) ASTARC Group
  • Madhura Talegaonkar, Head - CSR, Bajaj Electricals Ltd.
  • Dr. Meenu Bhambhani, Vice - President & Head - CSR, Mphasis
  • Dr. Ramesh V. Sasanur, CEO & Group Head - Bhoruka Welfare/CSR, Bhoruka Group
  • Gayathri Mohan, Vice President Corporate Responsibility (India), Sopra Steria & Managing Trustee - SIF
  • Niranjan S. Patil, CEO & Managing Director, Lavancha Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd.
  • Dr. Prahalathan KK, Co - Founder, Bhumi
  • Vishal Gupta, Smart City Evangelist,
  • Tarun Mapara, Head - CSR, Navneet Education Ltd.
  • Anil Misquith, Executive Director - Strategic Initiatives (Part time), Samhita Social Ventures
  • Bose Koorliyil Varghese, Head - Green Initiatives, Infosys Limited
  • Prabhakar Shetty H., VP - Health Saftey & Environment & Corporate Responsibility, India
  • Sejal Sheth, CEO, Green Evangelist
  • Rajiv Williams, Corporate Head CSR, Jindal Stainless Limited
  • Sunita Singh, Exec. Vice President, Wadhwani Foundation
  • Naveen Mathur, Director - Head Strategy, Water Health International
  • Dushyant R. Prasad, General Secretary, ABMSS
  • Dr. Sarika Kulkarni, CEO, IIFL Foundation
  • Vijayashree Iyengar, Head - CSR, Urvi Ashok Piramal Foundation
  • Sameer Bajaj, Head of Corp. Comm. & CSR, Amway India

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  • Suja Warriar
  • Leader CSR and Employee Volunteering
    Infosys Limited

Suja Warriar

Leader CSR and Employee Volunteering

Infosys Limited

Profile :

Suja, is a post graduate with diploma in management from Symbiosis, Pune. She works with Infosys limited as a Leader CSR and Employee Volunteering with Corporate Sustainability Reporting and Governance Team, she has over two decades of experience in corporate functions and community interventions. She anchors various CSR initiatives both within and outside the organization and received Infosys excellence awards many times for her contribution to the social sector initiatives, She had taken sabbatical for 2 years to work with tribal community in Bodoland near Indo Bhutan boarder in the state of Assam. She also worked on the ground level for relief and rehabilitation for Tsunami in Nagapattinam, Uttarakhand flood and Bodoland violence. Suja advocates sustainability and CSR through her lectures at universities . She also represents many NGO panels in an advisory capacity including CSR panel for Confederation of Indian Industry, Karnataka chapter. She is a certified DNV auditor for sustainability and also a qualified social auditor from social audit network.

She is a speaker in various national and international CSR conferences, the last one to her credit is Indian Science congress at LPU Punjab as an invited speaker.. Recipient of many national and international award for her contribution in social space, she supports parents with child adoption through CARA.

Single parent with a 15-year daughter Ameya, Suja loves to work on ground level to promote sustainability initiatives of organization and Bangalore city.

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  • Adwait Kumar Hebbar
  • Head Corporate Services & CSR
    IndusInd Bank

Adwait Kumar Hebbar

Head Corporate Services & CSR

IndusInd Bank

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Adwait Hebbar is a seasoned Banker with vast and variety of experience handling different functions in the industry. Currently designated as EVP & Head – Corporate Services, IndusInd Bank, he is responsible for functions like CSR & Sustainability, Procurement, Safety & Security, Facilities & Administration and Outsourcing Governance among others.

During his 7.5 years as Head Corporate Services, at IndusInd, Adwait has been recognised for introducing several innovative best practices and for building operational excellence that have contributed to the success of the Bank. In addition, he is credited for starting and building the CSR & Sustainability function for the Bank.

Under Adwait's Leadership, on the Sustainability front, IndusInd Bank was featured in the CDP India A-list and has been on the Leadership Board of CDP for four consecutive years. In addition, IndusInd Bank has been recognised as the frontrunner in the Financial Services sector in carbon emissions mitigation and management.

Adwait’s Vision and Leadership has been vital in building several award-winning and highly appreciated Social and Environmental Programmes in the focus areas of Environment Sustainability, Education, Livelihood Enhancement, Healthcare and Sports.

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  • Sunita Prasad
  • Head, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility
    Ericsson India Pvt Ltd.

Sunita Prasad

Head, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility

Ericsson India Pvt Ltd.

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Sunita is responsible for Ericsson’s Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility initiatives. In her role she is responsible for the program management of all the projects from program design to deployment, monitoring and evaluation and compliance to the Corporate Affairs legal mandate. She heads the deployment of Technology for Good projects in the market area. She supports strengthening performance on sustainability through demonstrating internal leadership by engaging operations, facilities, sourcing, communications teams. She works with various teams to ensure OHS, Environmental compliances for the company. She also drives the employee engagement through volunteering initiatives.

She brings over 18 years of experience in designing and implementing public health, disaster risk management, employee engagement and Corporate responsibility to the role. She joined Ericsson in November 2016. In her earlier roles she has worked for UNICEF, UNDP, CARE India and Eli Lilly & Company Pvt Ltd .

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  • Praveena Tirumuru

Praveena Tirumuru



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An accomplished CSR professional with immense experience in handling end to end projects across all developmental sectors such as Livelihoods, Education, Health, Rural development, water & Sanitation and women empowerment.

Diversified experience in Framing CSR policy, Stakeholder Engagement, Capacity Building, CSR Concepts & Trends, Strategic Partnerships & Networking, Liaison & Coordination. Currently spearheading as Global Head CSR with Hetero Labs, Hyderabad.

Senior Leader, strategist, mentor ,enabler and learner with over two decades in diverse business environments preceded with a decade of leadership learning in the Indian social sector.

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  • Anupam Nidhi
  • Head-Corporate Citizenship
    Siemens Limited

Anupam Nidhi

Head-Corporate Citizenship

Siemens Limited

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AnupamNidhi has over 18 years of experience in both corporate and development sectors with roles spanning from advisory, strategic planning and execution. She has been heading the CSR function for various leading corporate groups for over a decade. Currently, working with Siemens India as the Head for Corporate Citizenship, she is instrumental in managing the CSR operations across Siemens India extending strategic direction to deliver corporate-social commitment to bring out innovation and strategic partnership within the company which not only aligns with the community/ stakeholder needs but also supports business mandate for bringing about sustained integrated development.

In her earlier stint she worked with the Reliance Group as the Group Head for Corporate Social Responsibility. She spearheaded the CSR operations across the group for a decade. Her involvement spanned across large businesses like Reliance Power, Reliance Infrastructure, Reliance Communications, Reliance Capital, Big Entertainment, Reliance Health, Reliance Defense and its subsidiaries.

She has worked on a wide expanse of commercial and purely development domains including in Micro Finance, Project Management, Crisis Management, Employability, Entrepreneurship Development and Environment.

Having worked with development sector organizations like Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and Leadership for Environment and Development- LEAD-India, she has accumulated the grass-root experience which enables her to stay rooted to the brazen realities while strategizing and planning programs in her current position. She has received many laurels for her work over the years. Some of these include “Indian CSR Women Leader” by India CSR; “Emerging Leader Award” by ASSOCHAM, India; “Young Women Achievers of the Year” -Sustainability & CSR by Nav Bharat.

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  • Sanjay Deshpande
  • Executive Director & Head of Operations
    Clearford India Pvt. Ltd.

Sanjay Deshpande

Executive Director & Head of Operations

Clearford India Pvt. Ltd.

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Sanjay Deshpande, is the Executive Director and Head of Operations, Clearford India Pvt. Ltd. and brings with him 24+years of experience in diverse fields such as Petroleum Geology, Archaeology, NGO Restructuring and Management, Wind Energy, Water and Sanitation. He has over the years worked with Canadian, American, Australian, Italian and Indian MNC’s and has helped many of them identify appropriate opportunities to target in the Indian market. He is also a Member of the CII Nation Committee on Water and the CII Northern Region Committee on Water.

He is currently actively developing total sanitation projects in the Indian market using Clearford’s innovative and patented Clearford One technology that allows all domestic wastewater to be collected, transported and treated regardless of whether the available water supply is too low or variable for conventional sewers to work. This for the first time permits sewage to be sustainably dealt with whether in factories, villages, small towns, urban areas, new or old developments all at a fraction of the Operation and Maintenance cost associated with Conventional Sewers. Doing this also prevents the contamination of local water bodies and makes available a pool of treated water 365 days a year in essence augmenting local water availability.

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  • SudhaUpadhyayula
  • Head of Operations, Operation Red Alert
    My Choices Foundation


Head of Operations, Operation Red Alert

My Choices Foundation

Profile :

Sudha has helped lead the anti-human trafficking work of Operation Red Alert as the Head of Operations since August 2016. Sudha has 10 years of leadership and corporate experience, particularly in managing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs prior to moving into working with Operation Red Alert.

Sudha is driven by a desire to contribute to the society. She thrives on the versatility of the daily demands of her current role supporting and leading the teams of Operation Red Alert.

Sudha believes in the concept of lifelong learning and keeps learning every day. She is currently enrolled in her Ph.D. at Tata Institute of Social Sciences and is conducting a research on the subject “Institutional approaches to prevention of sex trafficking in India”. Streamlining processes and getting work done is her forte. Her mission is “making others better because of her presence and ensure the impact lasts in her absence”.

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  • Meenakshi Batra
  • Chief Executive Officer
    CAF India

Meenakshi Batra

Chief Executive Officer

CAF India

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Meenakshi Batra is a seasoned social development expert driven by integrity and strong ethical principles. With over 28 years of sector experience, Meenakshi Batra is a confident leader with a passion for innovation. Through her efficient developmental acumen, Meenakshi has been instrumental in augmenting change using system thinking. As a CEO of CAF India, Meenakshi pursues a consistent commitment in integrating social good for both business and society at large by developing creative solutions that draw on the complementary capabilities to address major developmental challenges. As a strong leader, Meenakshi not only thrive for the best but also inspire others to achieve their potential.

Her experience includes working in both developing and fragile countries and has successfully led large country programmes in India, Afghanistan and Indonesia, working with some of the leading international development agencies like DFID, Save the Children, Oxfam, War Child, Child Fund International and government in different roles in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia.

Meenakshi has been conferred with many prestigious awards for her work in the developments sector - Indian Women Achiever Award (IWAA), NGO Women Leadership Award, Women in Leadership Award and many more. Paving the way forward for a meaningful developmental discourse in the country, Meenakshi has helped pen many position papers such as Achieving Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization by Promoting SMEs, strengthening growth of not-for-profits through Inclusive Partnerships, Online Giving in India: Insights to Improve Results, Study on Corporate Foundations- an Emerging Development Paradigm.

Along with heading CAF India as the CEO, Meenakshi also serves on the boards of prominent organizations such as VANI, LEPRA and Resource Alliance. She has been nominated as the convener of MSD10 constituted by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to draft the requirement standards of CSR in India. Meenakshi has also served on various committees as a Member such as CII Regional Committee on Affirmative Action, CII Core Group on compendium on Industry-NGO Partnership Models, CII Core Group on CSR-CSO Bridge, CII pro-bono task force and CII Chennai CSR group. Along with being an ASPIRE Founder Fellow, she is on the CSR committees of European Business Group (EBG) and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).

Meenakshi holds a Post Graduate degree in Child Development and Family Welfare. She has undertaken advanced studies in the areas of environment education from Centre for Environment Education, gender and social development from London School of Economics and Wye College UK.

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  • Country Director, India
    Michael & Susan Dell Foundation


Country Director, India

Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

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Sudha has helped lead the anti-human trafficking work of Operation Red Alert as the Head of Operations since August 2016. Sudha has 10 years of leadership and corporate experience, particularly in managing Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs prior to moving into working with Operation Red Alert.

Sudha is driven by a desire to contribute to the society. She thrives on the versatility of the daily demands of her current role supporting and leading the teams of Operation Red Alert.

Sudha believes in the concept of lifelong learning and keeps learning every day. She is currently enrolled in her Ph.D. at Tata Institute of Social Sciences and is conducting a research on the subject “Institutional approaches to prevention of sex trafficking in India”. Streamlining processes and getting work done is her forte. Her mission is “making others better because of her presence and ensure the impact lasts in her absence”.

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  • Khurram Naayaab
  • Head – Operations, Project Nand Ghar
    Vedanta Limited

Khurram Naayaab

Head – Operations, Project Nand Ghar

Vedanta Limited

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KHURRAM NAAYAAB is a Corporate Responsibility Strategist whose academic background includes Post Graduation in Social Work and Post Graduate Diploma in Management.

Since more than one and half decade he is working on furthering the Corporate Responsibility agenda among businesses – both large corporates and SMEs by providing strategic inputs on incorporating Corporate Responsibility within the core business of companies.

As a CSR professional at Cairn India, Khurram has been instrumental in leading the company’s CSR portfolio with key programs under Women and Child Development through project “Nand Ghar”, Health, Education, Sanitation and Agri. He was also instrumental in rolling key government initiatives like “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan”, “Digital India”, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao”, and “Skill India”.

Khurram is a certified trainer of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Guidelines and also a SA8000 certified auditor. Apart from this Khurram is also working towards integrating Corporate Responsibility education (research and teaching) in the core curricula of Business Schools.

Prior to joining Cairn India, he has worked for Partners in Change, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Association for Stimulating Know How (ASK) and UN High Commissioner for Refugees. He has also contributed various CSR and Sustainability articles related Corporate Responsibility.

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  • Dinesh J. Yadav
  • Director & CEO
    Arvind Envisol Limited

Dinesh J. Yadav

Director & CEO

Arvind Envisol Limited

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Dinesh Yadav, engineer and MBA, is a global thought leader with an experience of over 38 years in the field of water, energy, solid waste management and environment. He has won numerous national and international awards for his contribution to this field including the latest prestigious Responsible CEO of the in Environment sector by Asia African Leadership Forum in 2019.

He is currently Director & CEO at Arvind Envisol, a flagship company of the $2 billion Lalbhai group in addition to being active CEO – Projects for Arvind Limited, heading the Energy and Environment portfolio of the Lalbhai Group Companies.

Founded by him from scratch, Arvind Envisol is now a 200+ strong family clocking a turnover of over $50 million,and boasts of having executed 150+ projects internationally, processing 100+ million litres of water per day. It holds over 38 patents globally for key technologies including the prestigious PFET tech for Zero Liquid Discharge.

He has to his credit setting up green field power projects totalling >500 MW, including setting up the biggest solar facility in Asia at their unit at Santej, India. He had been key player to turn around theAnup Engineering, a heavy engineering business arm of Arvind, which is now a separately listed company with turnover of about 200 Crore.

Yadav has been chairing the energy and environment panel of the highly prestigious Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) -Gujarat for about 15 years. He is immediate past Chairman of CII- Gujarat State Council, representing more than 600 Industries.

Under him, CII has undertaken many transformational changes - Power trading through open access, water recycling technologies, renewable energy promotion, to name a few.

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  • Dr.S.K.Radhakrishnan
  • Managing Director


Managing Director


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Dr.S.K.Rdhakrishnan is a mechanical engineer gold medalist from Madras University. Masters in Management and Doctorate in Management.

Dr.S.K.Radhakrishnan hails from Coimbatore, the land of mechanical innovations.

Dr.S.K.Radhakrishnan is the managing director of Ezon Energy Solutions P Limited which is in the renewable energy business developing solar and vertical axis wind turbine power plants. Innovation is his passion. In his organization innovation is the main core theme. He has recently invented a dual axis solar tracker, which is the most cost-effective solar tracker in the world market today, with an unmatchable potential to deliver additional power generation up to 42% at peak and 33% on yearly average with just 10% of the additionalproject cost. Our product is a boon to the entire renewable energy industry to save 25% of the land area and to lower the unit cost of the solar power.

Blessed with 2 daughters, both are engineers and settled in Europe and US.

A planned Strategist, Management specialist, technical expert in mechanical field, entrepreneurship mentor, negotiator and good communicator focusing on bettering the efficiency, utilization and quality through innovation and proper risk management.

Widely travelled around the globe and has rich international experience.

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  • Mr. Nandan Mall
  • CEO and Director
    Hulladek Recycling Pvt Ltd.

Mr. Nandan Mall

CEO and Director

Hulladek Recycling Pvt Ltd.

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Mr. Nandan Mall is a third generation entrepreneur currently working on developing the e-waste management process in eastern India. He received his Bachelor of Commerce from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and eventually earned his spot as Business development manager at NIIT Kolkata. After his three-year career as a manager there, Mr. Mall decided it was time for a change of scenery and sold his business to use the amount as capital to fulfil his teenage dream of working towards E- Waste management. Waste management has always been a cause of concern in his city. People litter the roads even with dustbins 20 feet away and so to him bringing recycling into everyday lives is more an inspirational job than business. Numerous roles of leadership through his life have proved his ability to inspire. At 28, he is perhaps the youngest entrepreneur in this field.

In addition to being an entrepreneur Mr. Mall is a regular contributor to numerous blogs and an enthusiastic Kolkata Knight rider’s fan. He has won the “Kolkata Green Future Leadership Award” in the year 2017 and 2018. Presently, he resides in Kolkata with his parents Shree Prakash & Mrs. Vidya and their dog Goldie, and his prized marvel comic collection.

Mr. Mall is of the opinion that people need to change their attitude towards the environment and human life. “Nor the government neither any company can alone bring any change; it is the mind-set of the people that can bring the change. The condition will never change until everyone starts to understand the need. The climate is changing at a fast pace and we are reeling under the impacts of this change.”

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  • Akilur Rahman
  • Chief Technology Officer – ABB India
    ABB India Ltd

Akilur Rahman

Chief Technology Officer – ABB India

ABB India Ltd

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Akilur Rahman, CTO - ABB India has 30 years of experience in research, business R&D, technology management, engineering, business and product development in ABB.

He has Master’s degree in Technology from IIT Kharagpur with strong experience in power and automation technologies for utilities and industries. He has held various international and global roles in India, Germany and Switzerland. Akilur was responsible for building upABB’s global software product development in India. Led global engineering and cyber security inprocess automation, and ABB’s Corporate Research in Bangalore.

As CTO - ABB India, leading ABB's core technologies, automation, robotics, AI-ML, Industry 4.0, Industrial IoT and digitalization enhancing end-user values and experience.Has been promoting application of these technlogies in utilities, industries and infrastructure including smart cities, smart campuses enhancing productivity and quality of goods and services.

Has been involved in using technologies such as Microgrid, smart electrical distribution system, modelling, simulation and technical skill development in CSR projects.

Akilur has been a speaker and panelist at various international and national conferences.

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  • Pallavi Pareek
  • Founder & CEO

Pallavi Pareek

Founder & CEO


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"Founder and CEO of a gender laws advisory firm, Ungender, Pallavi is a change management specialist by education and profession. Pallavi Pareek's entrepreneurial work has its roots in the pillars of legal literacy, policy advocacy, and absolute inclusion. With her career span of over 13 years, in Asian countries, Pallavi's work has driven private entities and individual support groups to drive inclusion with legal education and facilitation. She has worked with over 200 organizations, sensitized over a hundred thousand individuals, and is being an instrumental element in getting the POSH Act, 2013 implemented through er RTI and PIL work. In addition to the same, she has been working with state governments to advise on capacity building and generate proficient literacy of the gender laws existent in India. Thousands of justice delivery facilitators such as Police officials, NGO workers, Lawyers, and social groups under government schemes have been trained on gender laws directly by her.

In 2013, Pallavi through her product CloudTrain, was the first to devise an online solution to address the complex compliance environment of implementation issues related to the Sexual harassment of Women at Workplace Laws. Pallavi is also instrumental towards the first and only professional certification on workplace diversity and sexual harassment prevention endorsed by premier law institution in India, a course which has led to the standardization of professional qualification expectation in this new field of practice. Her consultancy work has extended to working with the Delhi Government too where she worked on devising model schemes for addressing the issue of substance abuse in the state capital and also studied the employment law for People with Disability especially in the context of government offices.

Pallavi has also been a co-founder of a legal education entity, iPleaders, addressing the need of simplified legal knowledge availability for people in India. Over the past five years, Pallavi has counselled and mentored over 5,000 individuals on their need for professional legal education. Recently, for her contribution through her entrepreneurial and social activities, Pallavi was awarded the “Women of Excellence Award, 2017” by Women Economic Forum in New Delhi.

As an avid speaker, Pallavi has been invited to be part of several prestigious platforms both in India and abroad. Her views on issues pertaining to gender and gender based laws, legal literacy, diversity, governance have been invited and acknowledged by several leading offline, online, live and print media."

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  • Abhijit Shukla
  • Founder & CEO

Abhijit Shukla

Founder & CEO


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I am Abhijit Shukla, From MEGAPOWER SOLAR, Megapower is founded in 2009 and starts its operation from Pune. We are the Team of IIT technocrats working in the field of solar from past 10 years.

In this duration He spread MEGAPOWER’s working from Pune to Nagpur and established Central India’s first Solar Water Heating manufacturing plant in 2013. Abhijit is innovative and trend setter in the Industry. Earlier in 2011, He lead the project for Jim Corbett National Park Uttarakhand, where they have established 9 towers on different Hills to capture illegal activities of Smuggler and poachers. Best part is to operate camera remotely and can capture the video, also can operate functions like zoom in & zoom out from 60KM.

As a trend setter First one to use optimizer based technology inverter, SOLAR EDGE, in Central India. First one to use patented adhesive based Module mounting structure for Industrial and Commercial premises. Awarded Maharashtra’s first solar floating plant at Wadgaon dam, Nagpur in association with Quant Solar.

He is also awarded 51 MOST INFLUENTIAL SOLAR LEADERS AWARDS in 2019 by world CSR. He had filed Patent on electricity theft location and detection in 2007. He is also involved in various new technology based Business Ideas, R & D and awaiting prototype to file patent on it.

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  • Dhaval Doshi
  • CEO
    Smarthome NX

Dhaval Doshi


Smarthome NX

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Dhaval is a serial entrepreneur, a smart home technology enthusiast and a digital marketing leader. Throughout his career, he has leveraged information technology to meet organisational objectives, specifically to solve marketing challenges. Dhaval specialises in business plans, business model formulation, go-to market strategy, branding, digital transformation, digital marketing, home IoT and other related areas.

He has worked with brands such as Amazon, Bajaj, Axis Bank and Star Plus to name a few. He has won several awards including the prestigious Cannes Lion, D & AD Pencil, Smart Home Solution of the Year and he has been quoted or featured in Forbes, YourStory, Indian Express and many other publications. In his entrepreneurial journey, he has built a technology services company with global clients and later exited the company to pursue intrapreneurial roles with early-stage start-ups such as Antfarm (Scootsy) and Nestopia (Century Ply).

With his current venture, he is building a consumer services platform to bring together Smart home solutions that are affordable and have practical lifestyle use-cases. Alongside his venture he also takes up integrated marketing consulting assignments and is active in the world of academia as a faculty, trainer and a course curriculum development consultant. Dhaval is an avid speaker in entrepreneurship and youth forums and participates in marketing roundtables as a subject matter expert in digital marketing. He has recently also delivered a TEDx talk on Smart living.

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  • Anandi Iyer
  • Director
    Fraunhofer Office India

Anandi Iyer


Fraunhofer Office India

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Anandi Iyer is the Head of the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, India Office since the last 11 years. She has more than 20 years of professional experience, playing a leading role in organizations such as the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), the German Agency of International Cooperation(GiZ), and the Federal Government for Education and Research (BMBF). Under her leadership, Fraunhofer has generated more than Euros 20 Million in contract research from India in the last 5 years.

Mrs. Iyer is a member of several Hi Level Expert committees with CII, FICCI and German Government. She was the Founder- Chairperson of the European Business Group Bangalore Chapter for over 9 years and a National Council member of the Country Council of the EBG.

Ms Iyer is an MBA from Strathclyde Graduate Business School, UK specializing in Strategy and Business Communication, and has Masters in German Language. She is pursuing her PhD from the University of Leipzig in Innovation Systems. Ms Iyer has won awards on leadership and excellence, including the Outstanding Woman Achiever Award 2013 by ISBR School of Management and Public Relations Council of India and the 51 Most Innovative Smart Cities Global Leaders by the World CSR Congress in January 2019.

She is a music lover, trekking and car rallying enthusiast and a committed community service volunteer.

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  • Rajaram Venkataraman
  • Founder and CEO
    Navya Insights

Rajaram Venkataraman

Founder and CEO

Navya Insights

  • Convener and Head, FICCI Tamil Nadu Technology Panel
  • President, Software Process Improvement Network, Chennai
  • CEO, Veltech Technology Business Incubator & Ecosystem
  • Board of Advisors, Cyber Security and Privacy Foundation
  • Advisory Board Member, Ecargo Supply Chain Magazine
  • Strategic Advisor to Cintanatech and Kriyatec
  • Mentor, IIT Madras-E-Cell and Founders Institute
  • Certified Independent Director & Member, Institute of Directors
  • Has played a key role in conceptualizing, building and commercializing 5 software products/platforms
  • Has played a key role for several client account turnarounds, Transformations, Alliances, ODC setups in India & China, Growth & Innovation Culture Building (Value of services delivered - $350mn, Innovation Pipeline $20mn)
  • Chaired several International Conferences, Authored several International Conference Papers, Author of a US Patent, Author of book Chapter on Bitcoin and Block Chain (to be published)

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  • Shaina Ganapathy
  • Head – Corporate Outreach
    Embassy Group

Shaina Ganapathy

Head – Corporate Outreach

Embassy Group

Shaina is a part of the leadership team of the Embassy Group and heads the Group’s Education & Community Outreachinitiatives.

She has been with the Embassy Group for over 15 years. During her time with the Group, she has been a part of the Residential Sales and Marketing function and has worked as a liaison for the design and development in the capacity of the Owner’s Representative for the Hilton Residences Project, Stonehill International School and the Embassy Corporate Office at Embassy Golf Links Business Park.

Aspart of the Governing Council of Stonehill International School, a world class IB school, Shainahas been an integral part of the team that founded the school since 2006.

As head of the Embassy Groups community outreach initiatives, she is responsible for the overall development of 24 government schools and all sustainable initiatives of the Group.

Shaina is passionate about education and believes that every citizen should be entitled to basic health care, sanitation and Education. She advocates collective eradication of illiteracy and believes collaborative and sustainable partnerships between the government and private sector can lead the way.

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  • Anand Malligavad
  • Lake Conservationist
    Independent Environmentalist

Anand Malligavad

Lake Conservationist

Independent Environmentalist

Profile :

AnandMalligavad, a Mechanical Engineer by training was a Head of Corporate Projects and CSR and has an experience of over 18 years in the corporate sector. Having lived in Bangalore, he was appalled by the unplanned growth and enormous pressure on the natural resources, leading to the death of so many lakes in and around Bangalore city. So far, in the past 2 years, Anand was able to rejuvenate 4 lakes with in a limited span of time and resources and also has given technical guidance to 3 other lakes.

Inspired by his work, 10 Educational Institutes such as Christ University, MS Ramaiah, ISBR, Vasavi Education Trust, PES University, AdarshInstituitions etc., more than 20 Rotary clubs and 25 corporate companies are on board to utilize their CSR funds and volunteers in rejuvenation activities.

The Better India with Anandhasformed the “The Lake Revivers Collective- Saving India, one Lake at a Time” at 21 identified cities in India through crowd funding and CSR.

He is a TED Speaker as well. His work has reached more than 4 million people across the country and has 50 thousand followers in various platfprms.More than 20 media houses across the globe has covered his work- DD News, BBC world, The Times of India, The Hindu, The Deccan Herald, Zee News, and many foreign websites etc.

He has been awarded with “Asamanyakannadiga” award, Rotary Community Service Award, Unsung Hero of the city, and also nominated for various national Awards. Now, his mission is to rejuvenate 45 lakes, plant 45 lakh saplings and train 4.5 lakh likeminded people by 2025 and help the Bangalore city become a drought free city and avoid yet another Cape Town.

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  • Srinivas Kidambi
  • Head CSR
    Bharathi Cement (A Group Company Of Vicat, France)

Srinivas Kidambi

Head CSR

Bharathi Cement (A Group Company Of Vicat, France)

Profile :

A Post Graduate in Management (Marketing) from Poona University, Pune. Owing to interest in the Corporate Social Responsibility Sector, took up CSR as a career and worked as a Senior Associate for eight years with Satyam Foundation the CSR arm of erstwhile Satyam Computers and currently working as Head - CSR with Vicat India, a subsidiary of Vicat, France who are the pioneers in cement manufacturing across the world.

Comprehensive experience in Social Projects with an emphasis on collaboration with International & National NGOs, CBOs, Governmental organizations and Social Enterprises.

Spearheaded several CSR Projects cutting across various cities in India. Conceived and executed. Instrumental in setting up a state-of-the-art projects like community dialysis center, telemedicine center, comprehensive community waste management, ISO certified Anganwadi, nutritional supplementation for Anganwadis and Government Primary School children, individual toilets aligned to Swachh Bharat Mission, farmer education on agriculture and livestock management and safe drinking water. A certified trainer on sustainability reporting aligning to GRI based sustainability reporting.

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  • Co-Founder & CEO
    INDRA Water


Co-Founder & CEO


Profile :

An engineer by training, a research scientist by interest and a serial entrepreneur by choice, Amrit Om Nayak has worked tirelessly towards achieving sustainability goals across the globe. With a Masters degree from University of Washington, Seattle, in clean technologies, Amrit strongly believes in solving fundamental problems through scientific and technological innovation. Having workedand collaboratedon cutting edge solar and wind-based technologies with the likes of Tata Power, Oakridge Ridge National Laboratory among others, his work culminated in a series of patents and copyrights with very strong real-world applications. Off late, Amrit and his team are focusing on solving the water crisis at Indra Water. As the Co-founder and CEO, he has collectively established a strong focus on economic feasibility and real-world applicability of the technological and business innovations in wastewater treatment and recycling at Indra Water. With accolades pouring in from across the globe for their work in water sector, his team at Indra Water is on course to treat and recycle more than 500 million+ litres of wastewater across multiple sectors by 2020 thereby positively impacting more than 3 million people! Indra Water has also won the Urban Water Challenge at the recently concluded World Water Week 2019 event in Stockholm!

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