ROLE PLAYERS 2019 - Dr. Soumitro Chakraborty

Dr. Soumitro Chakraborty

Founder, Director & CEO / Social Entrepreneur
Innovative Financial Advisors Pvt. Ltd.(Fiinovation)

An ex-aviator, Dr. Soumitro Chakraborty did not want to touch the sky flying a jet only, instead, wished to fly high by promoting and creating awareness, inspiring innovative thinking and action leading to sustainable social change. Driven by this need, he meticulously strategized and implemented several noteworthy CSR and Sustainability programmes across India in partnership with diverse corporations and civil society organizations. He left the role of an active aviator in 2006. With an aim to build an institution that may consistently bridge the gap between private sector and civil bodies, he laid the foundation of Fiinovation back in 2009 and put together 'Asia's First Proposal Design Laboratory' on CSR and Sustainability. Over the years, he has proved his determination by converting challenges into opportunities and delivering quality, effective and strategic solutions to organizations for social initiatives at a grass root level, aiming at inclusive growth. Backed by a rich sectoral experience, Dr. Soumitro Chakraborty also translated his on-ground knowledge to academics and obtained his Ph.D. in Sustainability and leadership.

He also serves on the board of several organizations as an advisor on sustainable development, CSR, and environment management. Additionally, he is serving as a visiting faculty to premier institutions and counsels the CII chapters on "CSR and Affirmative Action” and Institute of Directors - "Masterclass for Directors" on Sustainability - Corporate, Social and Environmental Responsibility'. His profound command in the subject has earned him the honor of being an influential keynote speaker at various national and international conferences while he has also penned articles for leading national publications. Dr. Soumitro Chakarborty has recently been conferred with the 'Most Admired Leader Award in CSR & Sustainability' in Mumbai and has also been acknowledged with numerous accolades for his dynamic leadership.