Role Players - 2017




Speakers 2016

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, ajeevi.com
  • 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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  • Ruchira Gujral
  • Corporate Partnerships Specialist – Private Sector Engagement,
    ( UNICEF India Country Office )

Ruchira Gujral

Corporate Partnerships Specialist – Private Sector Engagement

( UNICEF India Country Office )


Profile :

Ruchira Gujral is specialist in CSR and responsible business practices and is has been handling the Public & Private Sector Engagement portfolio for UNICEF India since 2011. With over 16 years of experience of working on the issue of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and the role of the private sector in development, with multiple stakeholders and in varied roles, her sphere of work includes working on impact of business on children's rights in India, advocating for responsible business practices, influencing CSR policies and programmes within the country, engaging with the private sector to achieve results for children, SDGs, responsible supply chains and developing innovative solutions with the private sector.

Ruchira has worked with Industry bodies and think tanks, corporate sector, International NGOs and donor agencies in various roles and has in depth understanding of Corporate Responsibility, Public-Private Partnerships and leveraging support from the corporate sector on social development issues. Ruchira started her career with the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry and has worked as a CSR Advisor with British Gas, Senior Specialist on Public Private Partnerships for the USAID funded ITAP project and with the Aga Khan Foundation as their Head of Partnership Development. Prior to joining UNICEF, Ruchira was working with Population Services International as their National Manager for Corporate Partnerships.

With a commitment to better the lives of children, Ruchira also sits on the board of Chetna, an NGO working for the empowerment of Street and Working Children in Delhi and neighboring states. For her contributions in the area of CSR, Ruchira is being conferred the 'CSR Leadership Award' for 2017 by the World CSR Congress.


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  • Bhagya Rangachar
  • Founder CEO,
    ( CLT India )

Bhagya Rangachar

Founder CEO

( CLT India )


Profile :

Ms Bhagya Rangachar is the Founder CEO of CLT India (Registered as Children's Love Castles Trust) and President of the CLT International Foundation Inc., U.S.A. Bhagya lived in the U.S. and worked as a Software Professional for more than 15 years. She has overseen the development of CLT for over 20 years, from being a Trust that was first to implement mid-day meals in government schools in Karnataka State to an organization that has developed large repository of digital STEM content in regional languages with low-cost technology delivery model with data analytics. CLT's flagship program, e-Patashale, has impacted over 750,000 students learn better in the states of Karnataka, Rajasthan and Maharashtra States.

Bhagya has been recognized as one of the 50 Globally Listed Social Innovators on World CSR Day 2017. Under her leadership, CLT has also been awarded the Digital India award by the Times Group in 2017; Millennium Alliance Award, 2013 by FICCI and USAID for low-cost innovation.

Bhagya believes that each child that is set free with education, in turn, will set a chain of actions that frees many others. This can begin to happen only with access to learning opportunities in every child's environment and that is the impetus for CLT's work!


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  • Suraj Chettri
  • Regional Director HR
    ( Airbus Group India )

Suraj Chettri

Regional Director HR

Airbus Group India


Profile :

Suraj is a 1993 PGDPM passout from XISS-Ranchi with an overall experience of around 23 years

He started his career with Bata India in IR and moved in 1996 to Bosch India and then to their HQ in Germany. NHRD Network - Bangalore Chapter recognized him as an achiever under the Young HR Manager category and was also a part of the HR Team that won the Best HR Practices Award from NHRD.

In 2003 he joined General Motors Technical Centre as Head HR and was part of the Leadership Team responsible for setting up their operations in India, then in 2006 he joined Textron India as Director HR and in 2008 was given the additional responsibility of the operations of the Center at Bangalore as their Dy MD and Board Member.

In 2011 Suraj joined Airbus Group India and is now their Regional Director HR.

In 2013 Suraj was conferred with the HR Leadership Award and in 2015 the Top 100 influencing HR leaders in Asia both by the Asia Pacific HRM Congresss and in 2016 and 2017 with the most influential HR Leaders in India at the World HRD Congress.
He was conferred with the Gold Karmaveer Chakra and the Rex Karmaveer Global Fellowship for his contribution towards the Bio Diversity Program by iCongo in association with the UN during 2014-15.


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  • Tanuja Kehar
  • Vice President, Head of Corporate Communications
    ( Unitech Limited )

Tanuja Kehar

Vice President, Head of Corporate Communications

Unitech Limited


Profile :

Tanuja Kehar is an Economist by Education and a Communicator by Passion!

All through her enriching career-path spanning 19 years, she has garnered extensive global leadership experience in Corporate Communications, Media Relations, Internal Communications, Employer Branding, Crisis Communication & Issue Management, Public Affairs & CSR, Advertising, Marketing Communications and Digital Marketing straddling across some of the Best in Class Organizations of the World.

She has created, established and led multi-country Communications and CSR functions having led the Global Communication functions in her previous assignments, at DBOI Global Services (Deutsche Bank) and IBM Daksh. She is currently leading the Corporate Communications and CSR function at Unitech, one of India's large listed business-groups with operations in the Real Estate and Infrastructure Sectors.

She has also worked in the Corporate Communications function in high-performance meritocracies like GE and Infosys which provided her a platform to lead the function in a matrix-structure keeping the cultural sensitivities in sight. She started her career in the advertising industry and worked with advertising agencies like J Walter Thompson and McCann Erickson which gave her the opportunity to develop the holistic Marketing and Communication strategy of iconic brands like Pepsi, Horlicks, Junior Horlicks, Gillette, General Motors, Reebok, ESPN-Star Sports, Kellogg's, De Beers etc.

In Deutsche Bank, she was identified as Top-Talent for the innovative Communication and CSR practices implemented by her team which were also shared as best-practices in the South Asia region as well as in the Europe region. In IBM, she received recognition and IBM Awards for her contribution to Communications in the Asia Pacific region. In GE, her contributions to Internal and External Communication were recognized with several GE Awards.

She is a member of several Corporate Communications, Media, CSR and Women Influence Groups and regularly shares her experiences in seminars and conferences as a Speaker. Earlier, this year, she was invited to speak at the World Communications Forum at Davos, Switzerland ( http://www.forumdavos.com/speakers/2016 ) and last year, she was invited as a speaker to the Asia Pacific Communications Summit in Hong Kong ( http://www.communications-summit.asia/speaker/ ). She is also a member of the Executive Committee of the World Communications Forum, Davos (http://www.forumdavos.com/committee ). She enjoys sharing her insights and experiences at business schools as well.

Recently, she was conferred the CSR Leadership Award by MMG Worldwide. She has also received the Corporate Affairs Leadership Award from the World CSR Congress in 2015 and the CSR Excellence and Leadership Award in 2013. In February 2017, she was identified as the "100 Most Influential CSR Leaders" (global listing). She is a firm advocate of sustainable living and working in our Communities.


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  • Hemanth Madegowda
  • Head – Social Initiatives
    ( Landmark Group )
  • Vibha Natraj
  • Head HR & CSR
    ( Nila Infrastructures Ltd. )

Vibha Natraj

Head HR & CSR

Nila Infrastructures Ltd.


Profile :

A lively, confident, dedicated, and multi-skilled professional with sharp focus on all round growth of the organization. An alumna of XLRI and IMT Ghaziabad, Ms.Vibha Natraj carries two and half decades rich experience in corporate and academic institutions. Presently working as Head of HR and CSR for Nila Infrastructures Ltd. she got firsthand experience of developing CSR policy and execution of the CSR programme on Solid Waste Management and cleanliness in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. She is actively working with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation on sanitation and environmental issues. She was instrumental in designing and execution of Swachhta Abhiyan by Mayor Ahmedabad City and provided critical inputs in designing sanitation and environment policy for Ahmedabad City. Her current CSR project 'My Own Street' was started under aegis of AMC and it has more than 20 associate organizations like Rotary Clubs, Plast India Foundation, Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Young Indians (CII), Let's Recycle, Brahmakumaris, Sri Sri Ravishankar , Radio City and many more leading recycling agencies and academic institutes. In last four years, more than twelve thousand citizens and five thousand students have actively participated in this campaign. CII( YI) and World CSR has awarded Ms. Vibha Natraj for effective planning and execution of her CSR campaign. Since last four years she has successfully managed this campaign and created a strong brand value for each and every stakeholder.


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  • Shukla Bose
  • Founder
    ( Parikrma Humanity Foundation )

Shukla Bose

Founder

Parikrma Humanity Foundation


Profile :

Bridging the growing gap in urban India between those who benefit from the economic liberalization and the majority who don't – through Parikrma Humanity Foundation, a non-government organization founded in 2003. Professional work spans over 26 years in the hospitality sector, and over 13 years in social reform, education advocacy and the social sector. A TED speaker, Shukla Bose was also awarded the Pride of Karnataka Roundtable International in 2015.

Current involvements:
In the year 2003, Shukla started the Parkirma Humanity Foundation - A roof-top school in Rajendranagar in Bengaluru with 165 students from the slums. Today, with over four schools and one junior college, Parikrma Humanity Foundation continues to offer high quality education and support to over thousands of children from four orphanages and over 71 slums in the city.

Parikrma Humanity Foundation has been awarded the Derozio Award for excellence in special education and social commitment. Parikrma also received the Governor's award for exemplary social work in January 2007. Parikrma Humanity Foundation is now a chapter included in Cornell University and IIMB. CNBC Digitalizing India Award 2016 for the category of Digital Innovation in Driving Social Impact, CSR Awards for being one of the 50 Most Impactful Social Innovators in 2016.

Initiated the formation of the Education Training Centre (ETC) in 2014 to enhance the quality of education of government schools. Through ETC, Parikrma creates and offers teacher training modules to teachers, other NGO workers, school administrators and social entrepreneurs, fostering excellence in the teaching and learning process.

Shukla has been contributing towards shaping and influencing education policies at the State and National level. Shukla is a member of the Karnataka Knowledge Commission (KKC) - headed by Dr. K Kasturirangan. The KKC aims to enable the development of the vibrant knowledge based society in Karnataka.

She has been nominated as the chairperson to draft the Karnataka school education policy, and works with the Karnataka State Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), IQ Education Excellence Task Force, to check on quality in education.

A member of the national CII Education Committee, Shukla helps in drafting the national policy for schools.

She is on the board of a few private and public sector organizations for prevention of sexual harassment of women at workplace.

A life member of Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development, Shukla is also a member of INTACH and assists in planning the preservation of architecture and heritage in the southern states.

Past work experiences
She was with Oberoi hospitality group for 13 years and was the CEO of RCI for 11 years.
She volunteered with Mother Teresa for 7 years. Her experience with slum and street children greatly encouraged her to make the development of under-served children as her mission in life.

Awards and recognition
Shukla was awarded the Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 1995, the Bharat Gaurav Award in 1996 and the Woman of the Year award in 2000.

A TED speaker, Shukla was awarded the Pride of Karnataka Roundtable International in 2015.

She was nominated as a Bangalore Hero in a Bangalore Mirror (a national daily) campaign in 2014.

Qimpro Platinum Standard Award in Education in 2017.

She has been invited to speak at several national and international conferences on social entrepreneurship and global education. A few include the INK Bangalore, IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Kolkata and IIM Udaipur. IIM Udaipur will soon be offering a Leadership case study on Bose. Besides TEDx Mysore, TEDx Ramaih, TEDx Bangalore, and TEDx IIM Calcutta, she has been invited to several international and national Rotary conferences and talks.

Shukla has been invited to speak in international conferences in California, New York, including the India Development Coalition of America conference in Chicago, the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference IEEE-GHTC 2015, in Seattle, WA and the Beaconhouse School System, Pakistan, 2015. Shukla has also participated in several women empowerment meets and talks at companies like DELL, Cisco, Synopsys, and Yahoo.

Education
Masters in Comparative Literature and a MBA specializing in marketing
Management program at the George Washington University on social entrepreneurship.


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  • Kaushik Sinha
  • Vice President - Communications, CSR & Administration
    ( Magma Fincorp Ltd )

Kaushik Sinha

Vice President - Communications, CSR & Administration

Magma Fincorp Ltd


Profile :

Kaushik Sinha is Vice President – Communications (Marketing & Corporate Communications), Corporate Social Responsibility and Administration at Magma Fincorp Limited, a leading NBFC in India.

Kaushik, a former journalist and advertising professional, has spent over two decades in corporate communications. In his current role, Kaushik handles Magma group's marketing, BTL, public relations and internal communications programmes, conceptualizes and manages Magma's Social Impact CSR programme, spearheads online reputation management. Under his leadership, Magma has been consistently recognized in the areas of CorpComm, CSR at various forums.

A Mass-Communications post Graduate, Kaushik has attended high impact training programmes at Indian Institute of Management - Indore, workshops on Innovation and Brand by Graduate School of Business, Stanford University.

Kaushik is an avid reader and takes keen interest in History, especially the Mughal era.


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  • Renu Kakkar
  • Director CSR & Communications
    ( Apeejay Surrendra Group )

Renu Kakkar

Director CSR & Communications

Apeejay Surrendra Group


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Renu Kakkar is Director CSR & Communications, Apeejay Surrendra Group. An alumnus of Lady Sri Ram College and IIMC, she began her career in Delhi as a financial correspondent with The Indian Express Group after working with various media houses as a freelance investigative reporter and contributor. Prior to joining Kolkata based Apeejay Surrendra Group, she was working with The Telegraph at its headquarters in Kolkata as an Assistant Editor specializing in financial markets. Her interest in the potential of the Internet saw her leave media in 2000 to join the internet broking business of Apeejay Securities, Group's stock broking company now owned by IL&FS Investsmart. Renu has worked in various business verticals of the diversified conglomerate, as well as, held an additional charge of heading the Corporate Software Development cell, a Group capability she created in 2001.

The Public Relations Council of India conferred Renu with the "Chanakya Award -2011" - a Social Leadership award for outstanding contribution in the field of social communications. The International Confederation of NGOs conferred her with "Karmaveer Puraskaar-2012" - a Corporate Citizen Award for pursuing holistic CSR Initiatives. Renu has co-founded a not-for-profit company that addresses the deteriorating standards that plague service organizations in India, adversely impacting India's competitiveness in the world. Renu is on the Advisory Council of WLCI School of Digital Media & Communications.


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  • Nidhi Pundhir
  • Director CSR - Head
    ( HCL Foundation )

Nidhi Pundhir

Director CSR - Head

HCL Foundation


Profile :

Nidhi is the Global Head of CSR for HCL. She heads the HCL Foundation, which is the CSR arm of HCL Technologies. She leads the Urban Community Development Projects for HCL Foundation as well as the prestigious path-breaking initiatives of Power of 1 and the HCL Grant the HCL Grant. She has set up unique and scalable institutional mechanisms that maximise the utilisation of Corporate Social Responsibility provisions towards achieving sustainable development, thus positively transforming lives of many.

Nidhi is an international social development and management practitioner, with specialization in Child Rights. She has spent 20 years of her professional life in executing Human Rights of girls and boys, their right to health, education and protection from violence in particular. She has a deep understanding of poverty issues and brings on board realistic approaches towards poverty alleviation. Nidhi has conceptualized fund seeking proposals for millions of dollars of grants, for institutional partners, foundations and corporates.

Some of the key portfolios she has held have been with Plan International as National Advisor on Child Rights and Protection, with SOS Children's Villages as Director Programme Development, Asia and with Plan International's International Headquarters as Global Advisor on Child Protection in Development. In her pursuit and passion towards her commitment towards social development, Nidhi has travelled almost 40 countries and most of her home country, India.

Nidhi holds a Masters in Hospital & Health Administration from IIHMR University, Jaipur and an M. Phil. (Health Systems Management) from Birla Institute of Technology & Sciences, Pilani. A mother of two, in her free time Nidhi loves to revive her hobby of painting oil on canvas as well as dancing Kathak. She also holds a Visharad in Kathak from Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai.


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  • VIJAY CHADDA
  • CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
    ( Bharti Foundation )

VIJAY CHADDA

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, BHARTI FOUNDATION

Bharti Foundation


Profile :

Vijay Chadda is the Chief Executive Officer of Bharti Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Bharti Enterprises, one of India's leading business groups with interests in telecom, agri business, financial services, retail, realty, and communication & media devices.

Bharti Foundation was set up in 2000 with a vision 'to help underprivileged children and young people of our country realize their potential'. The Satya Bharti School Program is the flagship initiative of the Foundation. The Program aims to provide quality education completely free of cost to underprivileged children in rural India, with a special focus on the girl child. Under Vijay's leadership, the learning as well as best practices from the Satya Bharti School Program have been taken to the Government schools through the Satya Bharti Quality Support Program towards improving the overall quality of the schooling experience. He has also led the Foundation in bringing out of school children back into schools through the Satya Bharti Learning Centre Program. Continuing the tradition of contributing towards the Nation's agenda, the Foundation initiated 'Satya Bharti Abhiyan' in 2014, to improve sanitation facilities in rural Ludhiana. With Nyaya Bharti, launched in November 2015, the Foundation aims to help deserving and underprivileged undertrials languishing in jails across the country for minor offences by assisting them with legal and financial assistance and also promoting awareness about every individual's constitutional right to legal defence.

Vijay has over forty years of professional experience in diverse fields. He has served in the Indian Army for twenty years and has headed some of the leading corporates in the travel and hospitality industry. It was his innate desire to contribute to society in a meaningful and substantive way that drew him from the corporate world to Bharti Foundation.

To learn more about the Foundation's initiatives, visit www.bhartifoundation.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Linkedin.


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  • Ashish Sahay
  • Head CSR- India
    ( HP Inc. )

Ashish Sahay

Head CSR- India

HP Inc.


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Ashish Sahay is the Head of CSR of HP Inc. India and is responsible for managing and driving the Citizenship activities for HP in the country. He has been at the helm of building HP's image as a Thought Leader and Responsible Corporate Citizen in the IT industry. At HP India, his mandate is for overall strategizing, implementing and monitoring of the stakeholders' influencers program nationally across functions like, corporate sustainability and stakeholder engagement. Besides his expertise in Sustainability and CSR Domain, Ashish is also well equipped in areas of Media engagement, Corporate PR, Govt. relations & Internal communication etc.

Ashish has been instrumental in spearheading the CSR activations for HP India that can be clearly seen in its various community outreach programmes, which are designed to reach, engage and empower the communities in markets that HP operates in. Under his thought leadership, the CSR programmes have been designed to work towards inclusive growth as part of HPs commitment towards society.

Ashish joined HP in February 2016. Prior to this, Ashish has served companies like Panasonic, Jubilant Life Sciences, Mawana Sugars and Ambuja Cements to help them strategize their CSR roll out plan, develop effective CSR policies and tools for impact assessment, perform social audits, compliances related to CSR and identifying relevant business cases for CSR.

Born and brought-up in Ranchi, Ashish completed his PG in Rural Management from XISS in 2005 and also holds an MDP certification in CSR from IIFT. He recently was also felicitated with "CSR Professional of the Year 2016" by India CSR.

Ashish has close to 13 years of dedicated experience in CSR & Sustainability offering complete solution to the 'What and How' of Strategizing, Planning, Executing and Monitoring CSR activities of companies aligned with the global principles and CSR guidelines. He is a Visionary thinker armed with deep understanding of critical business drivers coupled with broad-based expertise in building consensus and forging strategic alliances around CSR to influence high level policy decisions.

Ashish is an adventure sports enthusiast and enjoys travelling during his free time. His interests lie in music, travel, and spirituality.

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  • Rajeev Arora
  • Director & CTO
    ( Sensorise Digital Services Private Limited )

Rajeev Arora

Director & CTO

Sensorise Digital Services Private Limited


Profile :

Rajeev's experience spans over 30 years of embedded & VLSI design & software development across domains and technologies. During his career, he managed, architected, developed and delivered products & solutions in Business Intelligence / Data Mining, VLSI CAD and real-time embedded domains. His expertise includes data scrubbing, descriptive and predictive analytics, machine learning models, clustering and algorithmic models.

He Co-founded Sensorise Digital Services Private Limited, and is working as CTO of the company. Sensorise's main mission is to deliver solutions in the area of Lifecycle management of Connectivity, devices and remote assets by deploying Machine-to-Machine solutions. Sensorise is pioneer in bringing eUICC multi-operator embedded SIM card in India.

Prior to joining Sensorise, Rajeev was founding member of Apex-Decisions.Com India Pvt Ltd and worked as Vice President (R&D). At Apex he was deeply involved in data mining research and products. He developed predictive and price optimization models for hospitality and retail industry, which delivered "guaranteed increase in revenues". Prior to his startup venture, Rajeev has worked in Texas Instruments, developing Analog and Digital circuit optimization and automatic test plan generation products, and Wipro, where he developed real-time embedded components for remote equipment control and monitoring.

Rajeev holds both a Bachelors degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering and a Master's degree in Management from BITS, Pilani.


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  • Sanyam Maratha
  • Head, CSR
    ( Jamna Auto Industries Ltd. )

Sanyam Maratha

Head, CSR

Jamna Auto Industries Ltd.


Profile :

Ms. Sanyam Maratha (41) is Heading, Corporate Social Responsibility of Jamna Auto Industries Ltd., is one of the world's leading players in automobile suspension solutions. The company is India's largest and amongst the worlds top two manufactures of multi leaf springs.

Ms. Maratha was born in Haryana on 15th Feb. 1977. She has done her Post Graduation in English Literature from M.D. University, Rohtak and second Post-Graduation in Rural Development from I.G.N.O.U Delhi. She excelled in arts and cultural, sports and social activities during her school and college days. She is blessed with a happy family and has 19 years rich experience in social welfare sector, worked with various reputed NGOs, Govt. agencies and corporates in Delhi and NCR.


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  • Dr Dushyant Prasad
  • General Secretary
    ( ABMSS )

Dr Dushyant Prasad

General Secretary

ABMSS


Profile :

A post-graduate in Human Resource Management, Dushyant dedicates most of his time understanding the gap between the beneficiaries and the resource allocation. He is responsible for the implementation and monitoring the impact of the projects funded by organizations.

Current occupation
Regional Representative South Asia, Deutsche Cleft Kinderhilfe e.V.
An international charity that supports cleft treatment around the world.

As the program advisor of the India and South East Asian projects, Dushyant liaises with 22 cleft projects in India apart from coordinating and monitoring projects in Bangladesh, the Philippines and Vietnam. He is responsible to oversee the channel of funding from the donor organization to project partners.

Proprietor, Ueber Culture
A Indo German intercultural and language training firm

Formerly, CEO of Maaya Foundation (presently known as Inga Health Foundation, Mumbai / Bangalore)

Honorary positions
General Secretary, ABMSS, Bangalore, India
Country representative- India, Schweizer Hilfe, Bern, Switzerland
Member Advisory Board, Kalisu Foundation, Mysore, India

Featured in
ET Now: Indiamart Leaders of Tomorrow
Bangalore Mirror: Work Leaders
Careers 360: Cover story interview on social sector

Speaking Engagements:
• Conference on Cleft Care, Hanoi, Vietnam, 2011
• Chief Guest, CMS, Jain University, Bangalore, 2013
• International Cleft Conference on Comprehensive Care, Guwahati, 2013
• Association of Maxillofacial Surgeons of India, National Conference, Goa, 2014


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  • Alistair Schofield
  • Director
    ( MyBrain International Limited )

Alistair Schofield

Director

MyBrain International Limited


Profile :

After a successful career in senior management and Board positions in both the IT and insurance industries in the UK and Europe, Schofield founded the specialist leadership development company Extensor in 2003.

A key part of Extensor's work involves the practical application of neuroscientific knowledge in the development of individual and organisational capability. Based on the success of this approach with many significant UK and multinational companies, Schofield co-founded MyBrain International in 2007, a company whose purpose is to further our understanding of the boundary between the psychology of a person and their physical brain.

Today MyBrain International has representatives in several countries around the world with numerous accredited practitioners applying their tools and techniques to great effect in their own coaching and development practices.


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  • RK Gautham
  • DIRECTOR - SUSTAINABILITY
    ( CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD, INDIA )

RK Gautham

DIRECTOR - SUSTAINABILITY

CUSHMAN & WAKEFIELD, INDIA


Profile :

Author, Architect, Interior Designer, Project Management Professional and a Technology Evangelist, Rk Gautham in his long professional career spanning 27 Years, has worked in various capacities with Consultancy, Execution and Project Management firms and has pursued diverse interests ranging from Design, Execution, Operations, Teaching, Training and Technical Authoring.

Gautham has also been actively associated with Green and Smart Building Projects for over a decade and has keenly pursued technological advancements in the Building Industry including Building Information Modeling, Lean & Integrated Project Delivery, Corporate Sustainability and Smart Cities.


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  • R. S. Sharat
  • Head CSR
    ( Mytrah Energy (India) Pvt. Ltd. )

R. S. Sharat

Head CSR

Mytrah Energy (India) Pvt. Ltd.


Profile :

Sharat is a Senior Social Development sector professional with over three and a half decades of work experience across various levels and wide array of issues.
He is currently spearheading CSR initiatives of Mytrah Energy (India) Limited, the fastest growing renewable energy enterprise. He studied Master's in Social Work from Andhra University, General Management Program from the Institute of Rural Management, and an advanced course in Social Development from the University of London.
His unique strength is his strong hands-on experience at micro level coupled with an equal experience at policy and strategy level engagement. His experience in a wide range of development sectors including, Education, health, livelihoods, agriculture, disaster management, rural and urban development, governance reforms and structural adjustment etc., with a strong focus on cross-cutting issues like gender, participation and social inclusion further adds to his strength.


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  • Ramesh Kumar Sahijwani
  • Vice President - Corporate Social Responsibility
    ( IFFCO TOKIO General Insurance Co. Ltd. )

Ramesh Kumar Sahijwani

Vice President - Corporate Social Responsibility

IFFCO TOKIO General Insurance Co. Ltd.


Profile :

Ramesh Kumar Sahijwani is presently working as Vice President - Corporate Social Responsibility with IFFCO TOKIO General Insurance Co. Ltd, the third largest private insurance company in India.
He joined IFFCO TOKOIO GIC in June, 2005 and has actively contributed in various areas of Management Functions in different capacity's from Chief Manager/Dy.GM/GM/AVP to his present professional role of Vice President.

He is Graduate in Commerce from Delhi University, Post Graduate in Commerce from Rajasthan University, MBA in Marketing from Hull University, United Kingdom on ODA Scholarship under Indo-UK Colombo Plan and a Fellow in Insurance from Insurance Institute of India. He has managerial work experience of more than 25 years in various areas of Management namely; General Administration, Personnel Management, HRD, Planning, Sales & Marketing in various capacity's and had privilege of being associated with Private, Public Sector, Government & Joint Venture organisation of international repute from manufacturing sector to service sector.

He has extensively travelled abroad in his official capacity to further the objectives & goals of organisations' work. He is an achiever and a hard core task master with " never say no" and "do more with less" approach. He had privilege of being one of Key Speakers at International Conference on CSR at Delhi organized by Indian Institute of Corporates Affairs, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, New Delhi, CSR Summit by Governance Now, New Delhi and is a regular speaker on various Industry sessions in Summits/Seminars/Conferences being held in NCR by CII, FICCI, PHDCCI and ASSOCHAM on different fields ranging from CSR, Corporate Marketing, Sales, General Management, Infrastructure & Rural Development.

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  • RAJEEV DASGUPTA
  • Vice President – Manufacturing & Projects
    ( AMWAY India Enterprises Pvt Ltd )

RAJEEV DASGUPTA

Vice President – Manufacturing & Projects

AMWAY India Enterprises Pvt Ltd


Profile :

Graduated in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Silchar.
MBA - Operations from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai.

Career Path @ Procter & Gamble
Started the Journey from Planning Manager to Supply Chain Leader
Key Business Accomplishments-
» Successful integration of the newly acquired CP business with starting a new in-     house supply chain with 32% reduction in Total delivered cost.

» Accountable for handling Front End Innovation and achieved 66% improvement in    Initiative delivery with 75% of the initiatives meeting the financial booklet

» Base planning across all SKUs in Fabric and home care with 12% reduction in     inventory and 15% reduction in supply time

» New whitespace across Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Australia

» Supply Chain Analytics work for whitespace entries into new channels. End to end SC     redesigning and financials for viability study.

» ERP Capability across the supply chain to improve customer matrices e.g. Case Fill   Rate and SAMBC (Supply as Measured by customers), for MR customers. I was    instrumental in improving these matrices by +4%

» Plant capabilities through improvement in Integrated Work Systems (IWS), an    amalgamation of systems like TPM, HPWS (High Performance Work systems), RE    (Reliability Engineering) and basic MPR II

» $ 300 Million supply chain in a 20% CAGR market, with annual investment of $ 22      Million Capital investment

» Managing a total Supply Chain budget of $ 108 Million and a direct Manufacturing     Expense of $ 13.5 Million

» Leading a large team of over 750 People, with a team of 14 Managers from Process     Engineers to various department Managers.

Career Path – @ Amway as the Plant Head

Key Business Accomplishments-
» Start of a green-field site within 26 months from ground breaking to start of production.

» Started with two modules – Beauty care and Nutrition, a total of 8 lines

» Hiring and training of 350+ personnel for the plant

» Started State of the Art complete plant with complete in-house utilities viz. 110 kV power, 400kL/ day water treatment plant

» Completed each line commissioning within line within 15 days with 93% products right the first time.

» One of the fastest start-up in the company with a budget which was less by 45%

» One of the few green-field projects to have >11 million safe manhours.

» First plant in India have received LEED gold certification.

» Managing a site with 600+ personnel

» Delivered a savings of $ 5 Million over 2 year period.

» Achieving 100% service levels in the markets.

» Very healthy in-process measures in Safety, Quality, Delivery, Productivity, Cost and Morale

And his hobbies - Photography & Birding

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