Role Players

2016

  • SHREYA KRISHNAN
  • Head - Marketing, Communications & CSR
    ( First Advantage )

SHREYA KRISHNAN

Head - Marketing, Communications & CSR

First Advantage


Profile :

Shreya Krishnan heads Marketing, Communications and CSR for First Advantage, India. Advertising, Branding, Strategy, Marketing Communications, Corporate Communications, PR, Events, Digital, Social Media and Lead Generation are part of her portfolio. With over 10 years of experience, she has worked with corporates and start-ups like CoreObjects, Wooqer, Collabera, JGI, Creative Geeks, Write Impressions, Toozio Technologies Pvt Ltd.

She started her own consulting firm called Onyx Communications in 2006 and consulted with firms to set up and manage their marketing and communication modules. She mentors entrepreneurs and is a member of NEN, NASSCOM MarTech Forum, Bangalore and APAC Association of Communication Directors. Top 50 Most Talented CMO's in India, Top 100 Most Influential Marketing Leaders by CMO Asia and World Marketing Congress and The Top 50 Most Talented Corporate Communications Leaders in India by Corporate Affairs are some of the industry awards that she has been conferred.

A graduate degree in Environmental Science and honours in English Literature, Journalism and Media Studies from St Joseph's College and a Gold Medalist Mass Communications Post Graduation, from SBMJC – CMS, are her education credentials. She started her career as a journalist for The Hindu and continues to write articles for magazines and newspapers. She teaches and engages with colleges as a visiting faculty and is on the Academy Board of SBMJC – CMS.

She has anchored for over 1500 entities, brands and events for over 11 years and moderated and chaired sessions across industry events and is a trainer in soft skills, marketing and communications. She loves reading, cinema, writing, cooking, travelling, theatre and photography. She is a poet, trained dancer, awarded theatre artist and choreographer. She has won several pageant titles including Cloud Nine Queen 2013, Miss Cherish 2014 and Super Mom 2014.

A champion of causes relating to the environment, women empowerment and children, she has volunteered and worked with organizations like ESG, Greenpeace, CEE, UNEP and others. She is the convener of the POSH committee at First Advantage and a trainer in gender sensitivity, workplace equality and other gender centric issues


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  • SUNITA SINGH
  • Exec. Vice President
    ( Wadhwani Foundation )

  • Dr. ARJUN SACHIDANAND
  • Founder & Chairman
    ( SAS PoornaArogya Healthcare Pvt. Ltd )

Dr. ARJUN SACHIDANAND

Founder & Chairman

SAS PoornaArogya Healthcare Pvt. Ltd)


Profile :

PERSPECTIVE:
"Aspire to Communicate and Inspire to improve the prevailing Health Care and Health Conditions for the Rural & Urban Poor". Contribute the best Health Care Solutions to the needy and ensure that the overall Health Awareness is bestowed to one and all in the Society.

EXPERTISE AND QUALITY:

  • A Hard Core Medical Competence to benefit people below the Pyramid. Hails from a family of Surgeons.
  • Has been Practising as an Orthopaedic Surgeon from past 6 years.
  • A Vivid Knowledge of Hospital Management and Social Sector.
  • An Integral part in Innovations where in the learning curve has converged & diverged into new ideas which indeed have benefited and streamlined the processes involved in the Health Care and rendering a Social Impact.
  • Fable in Communications and profoundly expertise to convey the essence with the charms of verbatim and language.
  • Travelled many countries as a Speaker for prestigious Social & Health Care Meets.
  • Open to adapt to the changing trends and also visions the future upcoming milestones.
  • A Believer who forges ahead with a perspective for Community Service.
  • Being creative and understanding the needs & requirements of Community Members helps in bringing ease and comfort at any given point of time.
  • Profound Excellent Written, Verbal Communication & Interpersonal & Problem solving skills with the ability to adapt and resonate to any interaction in multi-cultural environments.

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    • PROF. M. S. MOHAN KUMAR
    • Professor
      ( Indian Institute of Science, Department of Civil Engineering )
    • SRINIVASAN JAYARAMAN
    • Scientist
      ( TCS Innovation Labs Bangalore )
    • VIKAS SHAH
    • Chief Operating Officer
      ( WaterHealth International )

    VIKAS SHAH

    Chief Operating Officer

    WaterHealth International


    Profile :

    Vikas Shah is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of WaterHealth International (WHI) which is a US based Community Water Purification Company established with the objective of providing clean, safe and affordable water to the underserved.The Company runs about 500 plants in India, Ghana, Nigeria, Liberia and Bangladesh, purifying over sixty (60) million liters of water monthly and providing access to about five (5) million consumers.

    Under his leadership the Company pioneered the Public Private Community Partnership [PPCP] model globally and developed it toa high degree of sophistication from a regulatory, legal, construction, operational, marketing and sustainability standpoint. Vikas grew the operations from 150 to over 500 plants and personnel from 300 to over 1,000 in five [5] years. During this time the Company launched 'dr. water', the only 'branded' community water in the world. WHI runs the lowest cost (on a per litre basis) Community Water System (CWS) operation, for a given quality, globally.

    Prior to joining WHI, Vikas worked as President, Tata Teleservices(TTSL) heading theAccess Business Unit (ABU), comprising of Rural, Point of Sales (PoS) Calling Card and Payphone businesses.

    Vikas has a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master's in Business Administration (Finance) and started his career with PSiInc, a US based Consulting/Venture Capital firm.


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    • LAKSHMI NARAYAN RAO
    • Country Leader - HPE Future Cities & CTO - Technology Services
      ( Hewlett Packard Enterprise India )

    LAKSHMI NARAYAN RAO

    Country Leader - HPE Future Cities & CTO - Technology Services

    Hewlett Packard Enterprise India


    Profile :

    As leader for HPE Future Cities' initiatives, Lux drives the HPE vision for Future Cities in the market. Leading a cross functional team, Lux works closely with Governments at the Centre & State as also an eco-system of partners to present a compelling value proposition. As a CTO, Lux helps customers adopt the New Style of IT comprising cloud computing, Mobility, Big Data and Security solutions and works closely with Clients helping them make the journey to a New Style of IT.

    As part of Enterprise transformation, Lux leads Innovative & Transformational Workshops for Enterprises and SMEs, in turn guiding them to make the transition to the Cloud in a way that makes it optimal for them with the least disruption.

    Previously, Lux was the Marketing Director for Jamcracker Inc responsible for managing Global Channels. His role involved driving Cloud initiatives for managing Enterprise Cloud migration, devise & drive channel marketing strategies and evolve GTM plan for Alliance Partners / Clients.

    Prior to that Lux was the channel leader for Lotus/WPLC portfolio at IBM South Asia and Marketing lead for Value Product portfolio at Canon Singapore. Lux has over 20 years of experience in multifarious roles spanning IT Hardware & Software Marketing, Sales, Channel Management, Product Management, Product Support, Pre-sales, Competency Development and Customer Service in Organizations such as IBM, Canon & Xerox.

    Lux is a regular speaker at Cloud computing conferences and has chaired/moderated several conferences including INTEROP, Cloud Summit, VARIndia Cloud Conferences, Channel Summits, IET SaaS & Cloud conferences,

    He has won the coveted "Technology Evangelist for the Year" - an Industry recognition for 2011, 2012 & 2013 - three years in a row.

    He has also been awarded the prestigious IDC Award for Excellence in Innovation for the year 2015.

    Lux is an Electronics & Communication Engineer besides holding an MBA specializing in Marketing & Finance.


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    • ABHISHEK RANJAN
    • Global Head – CSR and BFSI Industry Marketing
      Brillio Technologies

    ABHISHEK RANJAN

    Global Head – CSR and BFSI Industry Marketing

    Brillio Technologies


    Profile :

    Abhishek currently leads Banking Industry Marketing and CSR for Brillio Technology. Abhishek brings with him 10+ years of Marketing and 20+ years of experience in the Social Sector. He was handpicked by his CEO to setup the CSR framework of his company. He started his career with IBM as Business Analyst and later worked for Oracle Financial Services, where he was credited with setting up the Customer Centers and Industry Relations function in India.

    He is a Social Media Expert and teaches Social Media Marketing at various institutions. He has run some of the most successful Social Media Campaigns globally, which have contributed to businesses worth millions of dollars. Abhishek is also an avid blogger and his articles have been published by leading global publications.

    He has served on the board of various non-profits and CSR/IT committees of CII, BCIC and NASSCOM. He is the Chairman of Rotary JBN Trust and the founder trustee of the Netra Lake Rejuvenation Trust. He was recently awarded for his work in the area of lake and ward development by the Hon'ble Union Law Minister Shri Sadanada Gowda.

    He has led community engagement projects to deliver Safe Drinking Water at Railway Stations, e-Learning/Digital Learning, Teach @ School, Stem Cells Registry, Disaster Management, 100+ Heart Surgeries for Children, Mobile Eye Clinic, Mid-Day Meal, Evening School, Comfort Stations, Career Guidance, Girls Glory Project, AIDS Awareness, to name a few.

    He has been invited as speaker by IIM Calcutta, Indian School of Business (ISB), Bangalore CSR Roundtable, Christ College, Rotary Club, Narsee Monjee, Symbiosis (SCMHRD), Banasthali University, Institute of Public Enterprise, Jyoti Niwas College, SSMRV College, Vishwa Yuva Kendra and many more such organizations. He has recently been selected as one of the 100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders (Global Listing) by World CSR Congress.
    Abhishek completed his PGDCA from IMT Ghaziabad, and an executive program on Digital and Social Media Marketing from ISB, Hyderabad.


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    • Dr. Meenu Bhambhani
    • Vice-President and Head - Corporate Social Responsibility,
      Mphasis

    Dr. Meenu Bhambhani

    Vice-President and Head - Corporate Social Responsibility,

    Mphasis


    Profile :

    Dr. Bhambhani is the Vice President and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility at Mphasis Ltd. She has over 19 years of experience in the area of disability and social policy. She has worked with the World Bank and NCPEDP in the past. Dr. Bhambhani is also a scholar of disability studies. In her current role she leads Corporate Social Responsibility for Mphasis Ltd., with a focus on impact funding, technology driven community development, and opportunities for the disadvantaged. Under Dr. Bhambhani's leadership, Mphasis has launched several innovative community programmes and also won recognition at several forums.


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    • Dr. Ramesh V Sasanur
    • CEO & Group Head –Bhoruka Welfare/Corporate Social Responsibility,
      Bhoruka Group

    Dr. Ramesh V Sasanur

    CEO & Group Head –Bhoruka Welfare/Corporate Social Responsibility,

    Bhoruka Group


    Profile :

    In a career spanning more than 13 years, in the field of Development Sector, Corporate Social responsibility and Human Resource. I have worked with the NGOs,( MYRADA and Svaraj Oxfam India) filed of Institutional building and Natural Resource Management-World Bank,KAWAD, -Watershed, HIV/AIDS, DFID,NABARD GAA. and Solid waste management) and Global Green Company limited Avantha Group- Corporate multinational food company with a worldwide presence across the retail, food service and industrial segments -. As one of the early entrants in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility, I have successfully demonstrated that 'doing well' and 'doing good' are not mutually exclusive and a well strategized CSR program can create long term value for business. I have conceptualized and executed sustainable programs on issues such as sustainable livelihood programs poverty alleviation through income security, health and education and skill development.


    As the CEO-CSR of the Bhoruka Group.
    BHORUKA GROUP:

  • Bhoruka Power Corporation Limited
  • Bhoruka Gases Limited
  • Bhoruka Steel and Services Limited
  • Bhoruka Mines Limited
  • Bhoruka Park Private Limited
  • Bhoruka Welfare
  • Strategy - Business focus underpinning ability to translate requirement into strategy

  • Innovation – Recognized for ability to develop innovative solutions
  • Leadership - Proven ability to deliver strategy, define programs & drive change
  • Management - Demonstrable record of developing, mentoring talent & building award winning teams
  • Influence - Track record building trusted executive relationships in broad range of organizations

  • Educational Background
    Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner, Centre for Sustainability Excellence, UK, Approved by Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, UK

    SR Institute & GEORGE MANSON University, US
    Certificate on CSR and Sustainable Development from CSR Institute & GEORGE MANSON University, Corporate Social Responsibility, PhD in Corporate Social Responsibility
    Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, UK, Approved by Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, UK, 
    Certified Sustainability (CSR) Practitioner
    Centre for Sustainability Excellence, Approved by Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment, UK, Master of Social work from Bangalore University.
    Member of WACIA, Whitefield association of chamber of industry.( Health Committee)


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    • Gayathri Mohan
    • Vice President
      Corporate Responsibility (India)-Sopra Steria & Managing Trustee – SIF

    Gayathri Mohan

    Vice President,

    Corporate Responsibility (India)-Sopra Steria & Managing Trustee – SIF


    Profile :

    Gayathri Mohan Profile

    Gayathri Mohan is Vice President CSR, Sopra Steria., a role that she assumed about eleven years ago. Gayathri, who has done her MBA in Marketing, has been with the company for more than 18 years now. As Vice President – Corporate Social Responsibility, Gayathri is responsible for the planning and implementation of all CSR programs. During her tenure she has developed and successfully launched the SIF 'community model', now being implemented in over 50 schools and touching the lives of more than 70000 children. The CSR program has been the recipient of several prestigious awards from industry bodies like the Bombay Stock Exchange, Nasscom Foundation and Golden Peacock Award conferred by The Institute of Directors.

    Gayathri Mohan is also the Managing Trustee of Steria India Foundation, the CSR arm of the company. She has been instrumental in setting up the Foundation in April 2007 and has been involved in the day to day operations since then.

    Gayathri Mohan received the following awards………

  • Gayathri Mohan – VP CSR & Managing Trustee (SIF), received the 'Responsible Business Leader Award' in June 2012
  • Gayathri Mohan – VP CSR & Managing Trustee (SIF), received the 'CSR Women Leader of the year 2012', presented by IPE in Nov'2012
  • Gayathri Mohan – VP CSR & Managing Trustee (SIF), received the '50 Most Talented CSR Leaders' award in February 2015, presented by World CSR Day
  • Gayathri Mohan – VP CSR & Managing Trustee (SIF), received the '100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders' award in February 2016, presented by World CSR Day
  • CSR Awards received so far under the leadership of Gayathri Mohan

  • Bombay Stock Exchange Social & Corporate Governance Award for Best CSR Practice received for 5 consecutive years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013) presented by Bombay Stock Exchange & World CSR Congress
  • INDY'S Best CSR Practice Award received for 3 consecutive years (2010, 2011 & 2012) presented by Stars of the Industry
  • Received Nasscom Social Innovation Honours Award 2010 presented by Nasscom Foundation
  • Received Golden Peacock Special Commendation for CSR - 2010 presented by Institute of Directors
  • Asia's Best CSR Practice Award received for 4 consecutive years (2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014) conferred by CMO Asia, Asian Confederation of Businesses & World CSR Day
  • Subir Raha Best CSR Practice Award 2011
  • Global CSR Award for Best CSR Practice Award – 2012 conferred by World CSR Day received in February 2012
  • Received the Golden Peacock Award for CSR – 2012 presented by Institute of Directors
  • Asian CSR Leadership Award – 2012
  • IPE Corporate Governance Award for Best CSR Practice in IT Sector received in 2012
  • Corporate Excellence Award for Best Overall CSR Performance received in June 2013, conferred by CMO Asia, World CSR Day & Stars of the Industry Group
  • ABP News Global CSR Excellence & Leadership Awards for Best CSR Practice received in 2014 & 2015, conferred by World CSR Congress & World Federation of CSR Professionals
  • Individual awards received……….

  • Gayathri Mohan – VP CSR & Managing Trustee (SIF), received the 'Responsible Business Leader Award' in June 2012, presented by World CSR Day
  • Gayathri Mohan – VP CSR & Managing Trustee (SIF), received the 'CSR Women Leader of the year 2012', presented by IPE in Nov'2012
  • Gayathri Mohan – VP CSR & Managing Trustee (SIF), received the '50 Most Talented CSR Leaders' award in February 2015, presented by World CSR Day
  • Gayathri Mohan – VP CSR & Managing Trustee (SIF), received the '100 Most Impactful CSR Leaders' award in February 2016, presented by World CSR Day

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    • Niranjan S. Patil
    • CEO & Managing Director
      Lavancha Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd

    Niranjan S. Patil

    CEO & Managing Director

    Lavancha Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd


    Profile :

    Mr. Niranjan Patil is a first generation Entrepreneur & Founder of the company Lavancha Renewable Energy managing from past 3.5 years. Qualifications: B.E [Mechanical] , M.B.A [International Business] Trained on Six Sigma Black Belt & Project Management Professional [PMP]
    International Recognition:

  • Influential Solar Energy Leader in 2015.[Global Listing ]
  • 50 Most Impactful Green Leaders in 2016.[Global Listing ]

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    • Arun Nalavadi
    • Head Sustainability - Corporate Sector
      Magic Bus Enterprise

    • Dr. Prahalathan KK
    • Co-founder
      Bhumi

    Dr. Prahalathan KK

    Co-founder

    Bhumi


    Profile :

    Dr.Prahalathan KK is one of the co-founders of Bhumi. He is currently involved in programme development, project management and communication. He is passionate about promoting the habit of volunteering among young people and strongly believes every child deserves quality education. He started a successful campaign on Change.org with the Bhumi team to bring back meters to auto-rickshaws in Chennai after seven years in 2013. 


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    • VISHAL GUPTA
    • Smart City Evangelist
      ajeevi.com

    VISHAL GUPTA

    Smart City Evangelist

    ajeevi.com


    Profile :

    Being a Smart City author, consultant and evangelist, having 15 yrs. + experience in architecing mission criical enterprise wide soluions, my focus always remains on enabling real life with technology. As per me Smart City is

    "Smart City - City with ease of Life".


    When India embarks from Digital India, Smart India, and Skill India, to do so each enity needs to be smart. I did work extensively in sectors for Smart Transport & Smart Water. Currently, smart city solu-ions did get implemented for State Govt.'s. I understand that youth is the key catalyst in the Smart India

    or Smart City iniiaive hence conducts lots of awareness events among youth. Technically sophisicated Smart City Soluion Consultant/Architect implemening Microsoft Technology with a career reflecing over Fifteen Yrs. + of strong Software Development, Analyzing, Designing & Lead-ership qualificaions, coupled with a hands-on management style. Maintains focus on achieving bottom-line results while formulaing and implemening advanced technology and business soluions in budget, scope & ime to meet a diversity of needs.

    Vishal Gupta Microsoft Certified
    Vishal Gupta worked primarily on Microsoft Technologies be it classic like ASP.Net, C# or COTS prod-ucts like SharePoint, EPM, Dynamics CRM for the envisioning, crafting, architecing, and imple-mening smart city products. Vishal has achieved lots of Microsoft Cerificaions [ MCP, MCSE,MCSE + I, MCSD, MCTS], he is also Masters in Computer Applicaions.


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    • Murty NSN
    • VDirector & Leader, Smart Cities
      PwC India

    Murty NSN

    Director & Leader, Smart Cities

    PwC India


    Profile :




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    • Shridhar Venkat
    • Chief Executive Officer
      The Akshaya Patra Foundation

    Shridhar Venkat

    Chief Executive Officer

    The Akshaya Patra Foundation


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    • Priya Naik
    • Founder and Joint Managing Director,
      Samhita Social Ventures Pvt Ltd

    Priya Naik

    Founder and Joint Managing Director,

    Samhita Social Ventures Pvt Ltd


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    • Mannat Anand
    • Director
      Make A Difference

    Mannat Anand

    Director

    Make A Difference


    Profile :


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    • Bose Koorliyil Varghese
    • Head - Green Initiatives
      Infosys Limited

    Bose Koorliyil Varghese

    Head - Green Initiatives

    Infosys Limited


    Profile :

    Mr. Bose Varghese is the Head of Green Initiatives at Infosys Limited. The Green Initiatives team drives all the environmental sustainability activities at Infosys across the globe. Prior to joining Infosys, Mr. Varghese was the director (and founder) of Vie2Sustain Consulting LLP, a sustainability and climate change consulting company. Before that, Mr. Varghese headed the Climate Change & Sustainability practice at Ernst & Young in their Bangalore office. He has nearly 10 years of work experience in the US and over 10 years of experience in India. He holds an M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the University of Houston, Texas, and a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Calicut, Kerala. He is an active member of CII Karnataka Sustainability Panel.


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    • Sejal Sheth
    • CEO
      Green Evangelist

    Sejal Sheth

    CEO

    Green Evangelist


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    • MEENAKSHI SHARMA
    • Vice President Communications
      and Sustainable Development
      ( Sabmiller India )

    MEENAKSHI SHARMA

    Vice President Communications
    and Sustainable Development

    ( Sabmiller India )


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