Babatomiwa Adesida is the Private Sector and Philanthropy Engagement Consultant for the Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDG Fund), a United Nations mechanism; based in New York; that brings together UN agencies, national governments, academia, civil society and business to achieve SDGs. His role entails engaging the Private Sector to establish sustainable partnerships with the UN through the SDG Fund in numerous countries around the world.
He has over 15 years of Private Sector experience and has been involved in the development, implementation and monitoring of projects and policies through the private sector in partnership with numerous governments in different countries some of which include Nigeria, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, Tanzania, Zambia, Switzerland, Singapore and U.A.E. His most recent Private sector role was with Sahara Group where he served as the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Manager for Sahara Foundation; a subsidiary of Sahara Group Limited.
Babatomiwa received a B.Sc with honours in Sociology from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria and MSc. in Public Policy from the University Of Bristol, U.K where he won a partial scholarship for international students. He is extremely passionate about Social Reconstruction particularly in developing nations and plays an integral role in promoting the welfare of the underprivileged in the society through partnerships with various organizations and like-minded individuals. He has been nominated for and also received several CSR awards some of which include the Future Awards Nigeria, the Nigeria CSR awards and the 100 most impactful CSR leaders (Global listing) in India.
As a motivational speaker and a firm believer in Africa's inherent greatness, he has travelled vastly delivering numerous papers to the continents youth.
Babatomiwa is married with two children. He is an avid Manchester United fan and also enjoys swimming, table tennis and travelling.
Marketing and communication professional with over 20 years experience PR Consulting, Corporate Communications and Marketing roles, with a proven track record of excellent performance, both as employee and entrepreneur.
Expertise in technology and infrastructure in emerging markets
Reputation for delivering focused results across a diverse spectrum of clients
Reliable spokesperson in crisis situations, presenting a realistic image while adopting appropriate communication outlets
Entrepreneurship spirit prospecting new business opportunities with success
Distinction of working with a wide target audience, including internal and external stakeholders
Pioneer – spearheading unique initiatives involving new technologies building credible brand image; understanding of new technologies, including digital and social media
Excellent networking with key contacts in the media and corporate sector
Specialties: Integrated marketing strategy, public relations and communication strategy and implementation; brand building; media sensitisation and message development for spokespersons
Madhusree Vemuru is GM - CSR at International paper APPM Ltd. which is a group company of International Paper (IP)USA. IP is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products.
International Paper APPM Ltd (IP APPM Ltd.), established in 1964 is one of the largest integrated paper and pulp manufacturers in India with its two Mills located at Rajahmundry and Kadiam in Andhra Pradesh.
Madhusree has been with IP APPM Ltd since 2015 and has worked earlier with Naandi Foundation, Dr Reddy’s Foundation and Mahindra Namaste (a social enterprise of the Mahindra group). She has played a major role in Project Nanhi Kali at Naandi, was Head – Partnerships & Communications at Dr Reddy’s Foundation and played the role of Chief Placement Officer at Mahindra Namaste, a social enterprise in the area of skill development by the Mahindras.
In her current role in IP APPM Ltd., she has established several projects in education, built sustainable Safe Drinking Water plants, worked with adopted villages under the Smart Village Smart Ward program of AP Government. Several of the CSR projects have been awarded by distinguished private institutions and for three years in a row have won the prestigious Janmabhoomi Awards given on behalf of the AP Government
Madhusree Vemuru started her career as a lawyer and moved on to the television medium where she donned several caps for a decade before moving into social development sector.
As Co-Founder and President of SunSource Energy, he has guided company strategy, project execution, technology, and engineering to carve a niche for SunSource as a resounding force in the market. From scaling up the company’s capability to taking on complex solar projects, he has brought focus to the philosophy of minimizing Levelised Cost of Energy (LCOE).
Prior to SunSource, Kushagra worked with global solar majors including SunPower, GE and Conti Group. Kushagra holds a Masters degree in Solar Energy Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and has served solar technical expert to World Bank and IFC.
Mr. YK Jain, an Electrical Engineering graduate from GEC, Jabalpur, has 25 years of strong contribution in India by introducing & implementing world best, ahead of time Technologies & Engineered solutions in the field of Energy (Thermal, Bio-mass, Hydel, Solar Power Plants), Power T&D (Smart Grid, Switch-yard & Substations upto 765kV, AIS /GIS) and Energy Management (Automation projects, Data-Centres, Building Automation etc.).
Master in Computer Science and Founder/Chief Solution Architect of BigDataBees Consulting Services(BCS), Having around 22 years of IT and sound leadership experience includes Project Director and Operations Head in Polaris Financial Technology, played a pivotal Role in various multi-million $ Next Generation BigData Architecture and Solutions for Citibank for Business Intelligence.
BCS is an Indian government recognized Innovative start-up(DIPP-13919) , a member of NASSCOM and having presence in Telangana state T-Hub., Primarily focusing on BIGDATA and cloud solutions for smart City e-governance products and Next Generation Traffic Intelligence for streamlining India’s biggest challenge of streamlining Urban/Highway traffic.
With over a decade of experience in the technology sector, AshwinNatarajan is a serial entreprenuer with interests in automation and the fin tech space
Working with a team of engineers he has created the worlds first smart road divider which is awaiting deployment in India. He believes that technology can be harnessed for human good.
Mr. Sanjay Kumar is from Madhya Pradesh cadre of Indian Administrative service batch 2011. He has over 23 years of experience in administrative services and currently working as Chief Executive Officer for Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Limited and Bhopal City Link Limited with a view to transform Bhopal, a City of Lakes, Tradition & Heritage into a leading destination for Smart, Connected and Eco Friendly communities focused on Education, Research, Entrepreneurship and Tourism.
He has also worked as Additional Commissioner- Bhopal Municipal Corporation, Chief Executive officer -Jila Panchayat, Raisen and Sub Divisional Magistrate and at various places in the state. He has also served the state of Madhya Pradesh as State protocol officer for two years.He was fellow participant for certificate course in Urban Development Infrastructure Programming-Cities development Initiative of Asia, Singapore.
Mr.Sanjay Kumar’s knowledge and wisdom can be seen in the projects he is heading in Bhopal Smart City as well as Bhopal City Link Limited.
Apart from urban development and transportation projects, Mr. Sanjay has successfully proven his role in administrative assignments as well.
CB Ramkumar is an author, speaker, trainer, consultant and an entrepreneur. ram is passionate about sustainability and has over the years acquired application knowledge in sustainable living concepts. he developed a model for sustainable living when he built the first 100% eco resort. over the last decade, he has extended his expertise to sustainable living - sustainable food, sustainable health, sustainable marketing & branding, etc.
Ram describes himself as a ‘passional’. passional is a new term he coined to describe people like himself. people who have no professional qualifications, but have relevant experience and have become experts in a sector. passionals create new concepts based on the foundation of their passion.
ram is also known as a ‘revivalist’. he is trying to restore faith in all the progressive concepts of yesteryears that are still relevant to the modern world. one of these concepts is sustainable living. ram is a passionate speaker on aspects of sustainability. his talks are based on based on his decades of his personal achievements, corporate experience and years of sincere study. audiences have found his talks to be motivational and inspirational.
Ram is a Board member of the global sustainable tourism council, and an independent sustainability consultant.
Mr. P. Narsing Rao did his Post Graduate in Commerce and PG diploma in Urban Development subjects. Mr.Rao worked for about 30+ years in Govt. of Andhra Pradesh & Govt. of India with focus on “Finance and Accounts” matters. Mr.Rao availed VRS benefit as Manager (F&A) on 31-07-2001 in AP Industrial Development Corporation, Hyderabad.
Mr.Rao started Urban Development Research Institute (UDRI) during August 2001 at Hyderabad. He conducted Training Programs to the employees of the various Municipal Corporations in India on “Capacity Building & Skill Development Strategies”. The flagship Training Program has been titled as “Effective Urban Governance through Increase in Municipal Revenues”. He conducted such Training Programs at about 75 Municipal Corporations in India.
Besides this, he participated in more than 100 national & international Seminars/Workshops that were held in various metro cities of India and abroad too. He made Presentations in more than 50 Seminars. During Oct. 2011, he made a Presentation on “Smart, Sustainable and Innovative Cities” in “5th Euro-India Summit" which was held at Leuven City of Belgium. He has been actively participating in various national and international Conferences and Seminars on “Smart Cities” that were held at Mumbai, Ahmadabad, and New Delhi. He has developed good contacts with the Urban Development Department, Govt. of India at New Delhi and also in many state capital Cities.
The UDRI gained good recognition after participating in “Smart Cities & AMRUT Cities” a 2 days’ Workshop that was held on 25-26 June 2015 at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi. The said workshop was inaugurated by the h’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi ji.
In addition to the above, he was invited twice by “Sun Yat-Sen University”, Guangzhou, CHINA during Oct.2015 & Nov.2017. There, he made Presentations on “Urban Development” related subjects, which were well received by the participants in the workshops. He had effectively participated in the Conferences that were held in Singapore (2016), Boston (2015 & 2017) and presented his firm views in the subject.
Dr. Mahendar Kondapalkala has more than 15 years of experience in the Marketing Strategy & Brand Creation cum Positioning, where he has dealt with major Seed, Retail, FMCG, Telecom, Agritech companies both locally and globally. He is an inspirational personality, visionary and strategic thinker who is adept at identifying unique business opportunities by utilizing today’s cutting-edge technologies to create and launch innovative sustainable products and services Glocally.
Mr. Venkatesh Aralikatty works for UNICEF Hyderabad office as Water, Sanitation and hygiene Officer since 2016. He is responsible for providing technical support to WASH programmes in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka states.
Prior to joining UNICEF, Venkatesh worked for The World Bank as a Senior Consultant providing support to Meghalaya and Uttar Pradesh in scaling up rural sanitation through advocacy, institution and capacity building and handholding. Earlier he worked for UK Aid supported programmes in Bihar and Odisha. He was South Asia region’s Coordinator for Governance and Transparency Fund program at FANSA. Venkatesh has over 25 years of experience in social development sector - working independently for academic, research institutes, National, International NGOs and Bilateral/Multilateral programmes, of which about 15 years was in WASH sector. Venkatesh’s experience includes his work in Water portfolio for externally aided projects of DANIDA and Netherlands assistance in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka states.
Apart from English and Hindi, Venkatesh speaks Kannada and Telugu. He hails from Hyderabad and is graduate in social work from Osmania University and completed his MA and M. Phil in sociology from University of Hyderabad.
Vibha is a social entrepreneur working in energy/water segment. She is founder of Swajal, a start-up with focus on “provision of clean drinking water“. In 2014, Dr Tripathi spun off Swajal Water Private Limited as an independent entity from Saurya EnerTech, solar engineering company. Swajal works with communities where technology intervention alleviates critical issues regarding water. Swajal machines, therefore, are solar powered, automated smart drinking water stations. Journeying from being merely a concept, Swajal is now actively providing clean drinking water to more than 2 lac people daily and is responsible for removing more than 40 tons of plastic from streets annually. Swajal has generated employment for more than 150 people at grass-root level.
Prior to her startups, she was working at the Electrical Engineering department at the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur. Dr. Vibha Tripathi specializes on the R&D of thin film solar cells and has held a number of workshops and seminars in the field of renewable energy. She has also guided many students in R&D of solar cells. Under her supervision, IIT Kanpur started foray in flexible organic solar cells, a unique idea which has a potential to be a disruptive technology. Dr. Tripathi left her position at IIT Kanpur to be free to solve problems at gross root level using latest technologies and hopes that through her social venture, she will be able to activate and inspire many to join hands and change the energy/water scenario in India.
When not working, Vibha enjoys spending time in outdoor activities and reading.
Visionary & water passionate leader Rajesh Jain is a chemical engineer from IIT Delhi (1992 Batch). His vision was to act as a bridge between industry and institutions and help in sustainable development of the society by grooming & promoting indigenous technologies.His firm believe in the principal of PREVENTION (That’s how he named his company as WAPP- WATER, AIR, POLLUTION PREVENTION) and ECO-INNO-VISION (ECONOMICAL, ECOLOGICAL, INNOVATIVE & VISIONARY) has driven his work ethics/ socio-technical concepts across India. He has promoted 3 companies in a span of 22 years, all focused on Green Infrastructure development & adapting to market needs.
• Enhanced Wapp Systems (India) Pvt. Ltd. - 1996 (Employs 400 People across India)
• Smart n green control technologies – 2013
• Exergy Engineers (India) Pvt. Ltd. - 2000
Author, Architect, Sustainability Professional and a Technology Evangelist, Rk Gautham in his long professional career spanning 30 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.
Rk Gautham is an Accredited Professional from the Inia Green Building Council and heads the Sustainability business for the Global Real Estate Consultancy firm Cushman & Wakefield in India and is actively associated with various industry bodies on Smart Cities initiatives.
I have completed my post-graduation in commerce in Karnatak University Dharwad.
I represented state and University in Volley Ball and Athletics
I was in Mumbai for 15 years work in teaching profession later moved to Hyderabad and joined Tata Projects in 2006 working on Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Excellence.
Was instrumental in Designing and implementing all sustainable projects. Developed Process and systems in the area of work.
Presently heading the CSR department and also is the Managing Trustee of Tata Projects Community Development Trust.
Renu Kakkar is Director, CSR & Communications, Apeejay Surrendra Group. An LSR and IIMC Alumni , she is on the Advisory Council of WLCI - School of Digital Media and Communication and is co-founder of a not-for-profit company that creates awareness about the need to enhance the quality of services across all major activities covering day to day living and economic life.
A professional Social Worker, with an experience of over 23 years in the development sector, Has done Bachelor in Eng Lit from MG University, followed by MSW (Social Work) from Mahatma University & Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from Annamalai University, Currently working as the VicePresident : Resources & Sustainability with Smile Foundation.
The earlier assignments have been:
1] Advisor to Smart Cities India Foundation ,strategically inputting into their visioning exercise and facilitating the roadmap development process
2] 'Director -Program Implementation' at ChildFund International-, where headed their India Program Implementation overseeing the implementation of the entire country programs of the organisation spread across 16 states in India
3] Prior to this was with Population Services International (‘PSI’) for close to 12 years in various capacities. . Last was heading their Karnataka State Operations as well as was the Chief of Party for PSI for 2 of their programs.
Some of the areas, where demonstrated expertise are: Project Management, Resource Mobilization, PPP Interventions, Corporate Partnerships, Partner Management, Communication Strategy & Development, Social Marketing & Social Franchising, Cost Centre management, Behaviour Change Communication, Monitoring & Evaluation, and Technical Assistance etc.
Have the experience of working with multiple & varied thematic areas and target groups, ranging from Street children & youth, Urban Slum Population, Women & children , Child Development, Community Development, Key Risk & Bridge Populations for HIV ,Health Care Providers, Marketing Distribution Network, Govt key stakeholders Authorities & Officials, various Industrial Associations & Regulatory bodies etc.
Vikram Gulecha is passionate about social impact ventures and hence, the move into water domain was a natural fit. With strong encouragement from friends and family, he started OCEO WATER. OCEO WATER is growing rapidly and aims to build tech for every water drop around us. At OCEO.they believe safe drinking water is not a privilege, it’s a human right.
Smitha is Managing CSR department of Quess Corp Ltd. Responsible to establish CSR Dept. at Quess Corp Managing Careworks Foundation NGO initiative of Quess Corp & Managing Employee AssistanceProgram for the Integrated Facility Management companies of Quess Corp. Presiding Officer forInternal Committee (POSH) for Quess Group companies
Rama A Iyer, Board Member & Director General, WPP India CSR Foundation, is a true product of WPP. Having started out as a Management Trainee at Ogilvy, she returned to set up the WPP Foundation. Between this time, her career has seen her go many places and take up various roles. From heading Planning for Unilever India, setting up a content management company, joining Lintas as SVP Strategic Planning, Asia Pacific. Along the way, she bagged the prestigious Asia Pacific Planning Award.
Despite the accolades, Rama’s true passion has been to couple creativity with a conscience. This became the base upon which she ventured into the social development sector, setting up her very own firm - White Kettle Consulting.
Her work has seen her identified among the top “15 Emerging Leaders in India” in the social sector, by the British Prime Minister David Cameron. Nominated “Expert CSR Trainer” by the Dutch Government, she has partnered lead corporates like Unilever, ICICI, Star TV, Bloomberg, Pepsi, Nestle, TFK, a Michael Bloomberg forum, civil society like British Asia Trust, UNICEF, GAIN (Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition), CRY , Magic Bus, among others, in developing CSR and social development strategies.
Advisor to state governments, a well-‐regarded speaker at Industry forums she mentors and advises several lead NGO’s.
Mr. Santosh Jagdhane is a qualified professional Social Development Expert.
He has done his MSW from the College of Social Work Nirmala Niketan (COSWNN), Mumbai and has also holding a Master degree in Business Mgt. and a Bachelor degree in Law from the University of Mumbai.
He is active in the social development field since more than 19 years and has worked with NGOs and corporates at various levels viz, with the CSSS of J&K, UCITC, Paragon Charitable Trust, IL&FS Environmental Infrastructure & Services Ltd., JSW Energy Ltd., LANCO Vidarbha Thermal Power Ltd. etc. and currently he is working with the DorfKetal Chemicals as a Head-Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) from its Global Head Office-Mumbai.
He has received an intensive training in mental health from an Institute of Psychological Health (IPH) and providing his quality services to various organizations and groups in the areas of CSR strategies, organizational and community development, stress management and Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy (REBT) etc.
He is also a trained Yoga instructor and practitioner and providing his voluntary services on need basis for the wellbeing of masses.
Dr. Satyanarayana V. Nandury is working as Chief Scientist in CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Technology (CSIR-IICT) Hyderabad, and is presently, the Head, Department Environmental Engg& Fossil Fuels. He is also involved in the Business Development & Promotion activities of the Institute.Dr.Satyanarayana is PhD in Computer Science & Engineering from IIT Kharagpur, and MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Dr.Satyanarayana is a professor in two faculties viz.i) Engineering Sciences and ii) Mathematical & Information Sciences, of AcSIR (Academy of Scientific & innovative Research), a university promoted by CSIR and created through the act of parliament.
Prior to joining CSIR-IICT, Dr.Satyanarayana worked for close to20 years in CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory (CSIR-NML), Jamshedpur, where he was heading the Super Computer Facility for Process Simulation, Modeling& Automation. The real-time process simulators developed by him and his group at CSIR-NML were successfully commissioned in iron & steel and ferroalloy industries like Tata Steel, Bokoro Steel Plant, Nav Bharat Ventures etc. Two of the technologies developed by his groups in material characterization and blast furnace at CSIR-NML, received Best Technology awards.
Dr.Satyanarayana has been promoting the R&D activities of CSIR-IICT, and also developing/ nurturing start-ups & incubation centers for about a decade. He is the Secretary,“Society for Biotechnology Incubation Centre (BTIC)”, Genome Valley, Hyderabad; an incubation centre established by CSIR-IICT,Department of BioTechnology and the State Government of Telangana. He recently, established the Advanced Analytical & Characterization Resource (AACR) Facility for the biotech& pharma industry in the Genome Valley Hyderabad, with support from CSIR-IICT and BIRAC/DBT.
Dr.Satyanarayana participated in the Indian Scientific Expedition team to Antarctica in 1997, to commission the technologies developed by him to automate equipment & systems for upper atmosphere studies.
Dr.Satyanarayanais a Member of various committees constituted by DST, Nanotechnology Mission, DST, Dept. of Pharmaceuticals, DIPP, CSIR, Govs. of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, MSME Development Institute, Central Paper & Pulp Research Institute, CII National Committee of Pharmaceuticals, CII National Committee on Biotechnology, etc., and was involved in the preparation of several reports for these committees.
Dr.Satyanarayana is a visiting faculty to several institutions like ASCI, ESCI, NITs, etc., and is advisor to few educational Institutes. His present area of research include: Wireless Sensor Networks, Smart cities, Big data analytics for Energy, Health & Environment. He is presently guiding four research students for their PhD.Three of Dr.Satyanarayana’s research publications received best paper awards.
Dr. A. Subburaj, Head of Office, Central Ground Water Board (CGWB), SWR (South Western Region), Bangalore was born in 1963 in Tuticorin District, Tamil Nadu. He completed his Post Graduation in Geology at V.O.Chidambaram College, Tuticorin, Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu in the year 1985. He was awarded with P.hd in Geology by Periyar University, Salem, Tamil Nadu during the year 2017.
He has vast knowledge and experience in the field of Hydrogeology by working in different parts of India over a period of 35 years. He was selected for Group - A Central Services by UPSC through “Geologists’ Examination” and joined Central Ground Water Board, South Eastern Region, Bhubaneshwar, Odissa, Ministry of Water Resources, Govt. India as Scientist-B (Junior Hydrogeologist) in 1987.
He was associated with Ground water Surveys and Exploration including site selection, drilling, designing of well assembly, pumping tests in different hydrogeological terrains of Odissa and Madhya Pradesh during his tenure there for a period of five years. He was transferred to CGWB, Kerala Region,Trivandrum during 1992, where he has carried out Artificial Recharge studies, Groundwater Monitoring, Remote Sensing and Groundwater Exploration. He was also involved in World Bank aided Hydrology Project from 1997 to 2001 in various activities.
He was transferred to CGWB, South Eastern Coastal Region, Chennai during 2004. He was involved in the implementation of Artificial Recharge Schemes in different parts of Tamil Nadu. He has authored several technical reports and research papers in the fields of artificial recharge and remote sensing and has Published many a Papers in scientific journals in the field of Hydrogeology.
He worked as of Head of Office (H.O.O) of CGWB, SECR, Chennai during the period from February - 2015 to October - 2017. During this period he has conducted many Training programmes and workshops in the State of Tamil Nadu on Water Conservation and Aquifer Mapping and Management. He is instrumental in bringing out the Aquifer Management Plan for Upper major part of Tamil Nadu under the National Aquifer Mapping Project of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt. of India.