Lt.Gen. J.S. Ahluwalia PVSM (Retd)
President, Institute of Directors, India.

Lt. Gen. J. S. Ahluwalia, PVSM (retd.) is President of the 'Institute of Directors' and of the 'World Environment Foundation' (WEF). A Post Graduate in Electronics Engineering and MBA, he had specialised in engineering support to weapon systems of the Army. He has undergone extensive training in various manufacturing concerns in France, UK, USSR and Japan. He is a Chartered Engineer and Fellow Member of a large number of foreign and Indian professional engineering and management institutions. He has been Chairman of the 'Institution of Engineers (INDIA)', President of 'Delhi Management Association' and chairman of ‘Safety & Quality forum’ (Institution of Engineers).

Alok Kumar Choudhary
Deputy Managing Director (HR) & Corporate Development Officer, State Bank of India

Mr. Alok Kumar Choudhary is a Deputy MD (HR) & Corporate Development Officer at State Bank of India. He is having experience in diverse fields like Operations, Credit and Human Resources. During a service span of more than 32 years with the Bank, he has served in various geographical locations holding various key assignments including Chief General Manager, Delhi Circle and General Manager, Local Head Office, Ahmedabad. He is the Head of CSR & Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) of the Bank reporting directly to the Bank’s Board. Being CSO of the largest Public Sector Bank in India, he is keen to drive further the CSR & sustainability initiatives in the Bank.

Lt. Gen. Anil Kapoor, VSM
Director General - EME, Indian Army

Lt. Gen. Anil Kapoor, AVSM, VSM, is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla and Indian Military Academy, Dehradun. The General Officer is an alumnus of the Defence Service Staff College and attended the prestigious Higher Command and National Defence College Courses, where he was awarded Master of Philosophy in National Strategy and Security. He was commissioned into the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering in Dec 1981. The General Officer was awarded with Gold Medal in the Degree Engineering Course and Commandant’s Gold Medal in Officers Radar Engineering Course for standing first. He was also awarded the ‘British Aerospace Trophy’ for standing first in Master of Engineering, Special Weapons Technology Course in Guided Missiles. The General Officer has distinguished himself on two United Nations Peace Keeping assignments. He has also served in an Indian Army training team abroad. The General Officer has been Director General of Information Systems and is presently the Director General of the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers.

Dr. Arun Kumar
Head of South Asia, Bayer Environmental Science, Bayer

Dr. Arun Kumar leads Bayer Environmental Science for South Asia, a business unit that provides innovative and effective solutions for vector control and pest control. Previously, he was head of strategy and business development for Bayer’s LifeScience iHUB in Mountain View, California, with a focus on digital health. Before that, he was a strategy consultant in the company’s internal consulting arm, Bayer Business Consulting, leading engagements related to innovation, M&A/divestitures and business transformation. Prior to joining Bayer, Dr. Kumar was a research scientist at Medtronic, where he worked on R&D and clinical testing of implantable cardiac devices. He holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University, and an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Aseem Kumar Gupta IAS
Principal Secretary (Energy), Govt. of Maharashtra

Mr. Asim Kumar Gupta, Principal Secretary, Department of Energy, Government of Maharashtra, has been appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company. Mr. Gupta is an officer in the Indian Administration Service in 1994 and has previously served in important posts in various departments of the Government of Maharashtra. Mr. Gupta holds B.Tech. (Naval Architecture), M.Tech, (Mechanical Engineering). He has worked as Assistant Collector of Kolhapur, Sangli, Miraj and Kupwad, Pimpri Chinchwad, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Thane Metropolitan Municipal Commissioner and Mumbai Metropolitan City Commissioner. He has also served as the Chief Officer of Satara Zilla Parishad, Collector of Nandurbar, Chief of the Slum Rehabilitation Office, Principal Secretary of the Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Department and Secretary of the Department for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Development.

(Ms.) Deborah Leipziger
Author, Consultant on Social Innovation, Sustainability, and Human Rights, Lecturer, Founding Judge,
Meaningful Business 100, Award-winning Poet, Lewis Institute, Babson College, USA

Ms. Deborah Leipziger advises companies and organizations around the world on social and environmental issues. She has been a force for change in fields as diverse as mining, technology, fashion, and food. Her client list, includes Heineken, Ajinomoto, Adobe, Shell and many other companies. She played a key role in the development of several key social standards including Social Accountability 8000 and the Ethical Trading Initiative and has advised the UN Global Compact, the Global Reporting Initiative, and the UN Environment Program, among others. She founded The Leipziger Group to expand her consulting services globally. She has reshaped how we think about the role of corporations in promoting human rights and the environment. She is the author of several leading books in the field of sustainability, including The Corporate Responsibility Code Book. She co-authored Creating Social Value: A Guide for Leaders and Change Makers. She is a Judge for the Meaningful Business 100 and the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards.lass standards as evident in its brand value and consistent remarkable achievements through Shaikh Khalifa Excellence Award, ISO certifications, and as a UAE brand asset earning its Superbrands status, to name a few.

Dinesh Waghmare IAS
CMD, Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. (MSETCL)

Shri Dinesh Waghmare (IAS) has joined as Chairman and MD of Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Co. Ltd. (MSETCL) on 23.01.2020. He is a senior IAS officer of 1994 batch. He took charge from Shri Parrag Jaiin Nainutia, IAS who is posted as Secretary, Social Justice and Special Assistance Department, Government of Maharashtra. Prior to joining of MSETCL, Shri Waghmare was posted as Principal Secretary, Social Justice and Special Assistance Department, Government of Maharashtra. Shri Waghmare is B.E. (Electronics) from Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, (VNIT) Nagpur and M. Tech from IIT Kharagpur in Computer Science. He has also done M.Sc. in Development & Project Planning, Bradford University, England, UK. He possesses more than 26 years of experience in responsible roles in spheres of Management and Administration. He brings in rich expertise in team, project leadership, administration and management.

Dilip Sawhney
Managing Director, Rockwell Automation India Private Ltd.

Mr Sawhney has more than 27 years of experience in Industrial Automation & Healthcare technology industry. He has been an elected member of the National Council of CII . He joined Rockwell Automation in August 2008; and has since been responsible for leading Rockwell Automation’s India business. Mr Sawhney graduated with Honors in Electrical Engineering from IIT Roorkee and began his career with Larsen & Toubro Ltd, subsequently working with GE Fanuc and and growing to the position of Vice President – Sales for South Asia.

Dr. Emandi Sankara Rao
MD & Chief Executive Officer, IFCI Limited

Dr. Emandi Sankara Rao is currently serving as MD & CEO of IFCI Limited, a Government of India Undertaking. He is also the Chairman of IFCI group companies namely Stock Holding Corporation of India Ltd, IFCI Venture Capital Funds Ltd, IFCI Factors Ltd and Institute of Leadership Development. Prior to this, he has served for over 30 years with leading Financial Institutions – IIFCL and IDFC, with extensive experience in Project & Corporate Finance, Private Equity, Investment Banking, Infrastructure Development and Long Term Resource Raising (Domestic & Foreign Capital). He was the Founder Director & CEO of IIFCL Asset Management Company Ltd.; IIFCL Projects Limited and also was associated with the IDFC Group as Director & Business Head. Dr. Rao has been a member in the Sub-Group on Infrastructure Finance, under RBI and erstwhile Planning Commission Working Group on Savings Formulation of the 12th Five Year Plan; also the group on Financing Urban Infrastructure, and a member of DFS Committee on Debt Market Development (Ministry of Finance) and contributed to several research & policy papers in various National and International Conferences & Workshops. He is an alumni of IIT Bombay (PhD), IIT Kharagpur (M. Tech), Pondicherry Central University (PGDBA) and Andhra University (B.E. Electrical Engineering). Dr. Rao is also an Academician, Skill Developer & Start-up Enabler, Social Reformer and a Farmer!

G. M. Rao
Founder & Group Chairman, GMR Group

Mr. G. M. Rao is the founder and Chairman of the GMR Group. He is a graduate in mechanical engineering from Andhra University, India. He was conferred with the honorary Doctor of Laws by York University, Toronto, Canada in 2011, the honorary Doctor of Letters by the Andhra University, India in 2010 and again honorary Doctor of Letters by the Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India in 2005. He was a director on the Board of Vysya Bank for several years and also served as a non-executive chairman of ING Vysya Bank between October 2002 and January 2006. He is involved in apex level business decisions and external relations, senior leadership development, organization building initiatives.

H.K. Joshi
Chairperson & MD, The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd.

Mrs. H. K. Joshi joined The Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. in February, 2015 as Director (Finance) and was also appointed as CFO. She assumed the charge of Chairperson & Managing Director in December 2019. She has a rich and diversified experience spanning over three decades with ONGC, which includes almost two decades with ONGC Videsh Limited (overseas arm of ONGC). In July 2015, she was conferred the “CMA CFO Award 2014” by The Institute of Cost Accountants of India. She has been the recipient of many other awards including, “The Most Influential CFOs of India Award” from Chartered Institute of Management Accounts, UK for two successive years (2015 and 2016); “The Tenth India CFO Awards – Excellence in Finance to enable a Turnaround” hosted by International Market Assessment India Private Limited in association with Pierian Services (May 2016), amongst many others. A rank holder in her Post Graduation in Commerce with specialization in Financial Management from Delhi School of Economics, she also has a MBA; with a string of further academic qualifications which she acquired throughout her career.

Harshvendra Soin
Global Chief People Officer and Marketing Head, Tech Mahindra Ltd.

Mr. Harshvendra Soin has over 24 years of experience in Indian and Multinational Companies. He currently works as the Chief People Officer and Head - Marketing, Tech Mahindra Ltd. He was also CEO and Country Head, Tech Mahindra (Canada), prior to which he led Global Leadership Acquisition and Development & was also the Head - Business HR for APAC & IMEA (Telecom & Enterprise). Previously, he has worked with Fortis Healthcare Limited, Aditya Birla Retail Limited, Bharti Enterprises, Oberoi Group and Punwire Limited Mr. Soin is a member of the HR Committee at FICCI, member of Chandigarh University (CU) and Corporate Advisory Board (CAB). A Gold Medalist in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from University Business School, Chandigarh. He was honoured with ‘HR Profession Award’ at India Human Capital Summit 2011, ‘HR Leadership Award’ at Asia Pacific HRM Congress and Ascent. He has also awarded as ‘Most Powerful HR Professionals of India Award’ at World HRD Congress. He was also the President of NHRD (Hyderabad).

Julian Michael Bevis
Sr. Director - Group Relations, South Asia, A. P. Moller-Maersk

Mr. Julian Michael Bevis, a Sr. Director, Group Relations, South Asia, A.P.Moller-Maersk Group since October 2013 and MA from Oxford University had joined the company way back in 2005 as Area Line and Operations Manager for South Asia. His career began as a Management trainee in October 1971 in London with Overseas Containers Limited (OCL), one of the first deep sea container operators. Throughout his career, Mr Bevis has worked in a number of management positions in Europe and overseas along with being the chairman of the Container Shipping Lines Association of India.

Malay Patel
Independent Director, HDFC Bank Ltd.

Mr. Malay Patel is a Major in Engineering (Mechanical) from Rutgers University, Livingston, NJ, USA, and an A.A.B.A. in business from Bergen County College, Fairlawn, NJ, USA. He is a director on the Board of Eewa Engineering Company Private Limited, a company in the plastics / packaging industry with exports to more than 50 countries. He has been involved in varied roles such as export / import, procurement, sales and marketing, etc in Eewa Engineering Company Private Limited.

Mayank Singhal
Vice Chairman and MD, PI Industries Ltd.

Having joined PI Industries in 1996, Mr. Mayank Singhal, an Engineering and Management graduate from UK, rose to become its Joint Managing Director in 2004 and subsequently its Managing Director and CEO with effect from December 1, 2009. He was instrumental in setting up world class manufacturing facilities at Gujarat and R&D centre in Udaipur. With more than 20 years of experience in the Agro-chemical industry, He has taken the challenge to invest in R&D for developing new products which helps in rapid growth and advancement of the customer base of PI Industries. He has built a world class R & D center; which is Asia’s number one facility with more than 150 people. He has a sharp interest in R&D and constantly strives to revitalize this aspect at PI. He has also pioneered the concept of Custom Synthesis & Manufacturing and put PI as pioneers in this space at the global level. He is also on the boards of the TP Buildtech Pvt. Ltd., PI Life Science Research, PILL Finance and Investments and Crop Life India Pvt. Ltd.

Md. Sajid Khan
Head of International Development, Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), UK

Mohammed Sajid Khan is Head of International Development at ACCA (the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants). His current role builds on over a decade of experience working for ACCA, where he has gained considerable experience in projects that develop and sustain the accountancy profession, working with partners and other stakeholders to meet the demand for professional accountants across growing economies. Presently, Sajid’s primary focus is on leading the professional body’s strategy in India so that ACCA can make a substantive contribution to the rapid development of the Indian economy. Sajid has held leadership roles at ACCA across a range of markets for some 13 years. Prior to his current role, Sajid was the Head of Business Development – Education, ACCA Middle East. This wide-ranging role involved business development in the Middle East, working closely with colleges, universities and ACCA learning partners in the region. He was also responsible for executing ACCA’s education strategy in the Middle East, and managing key relationships with learning partners across these markets, which included on-going support and monitoring. Before moving to this regional post, Sajid was Country Manager for ACCA Oman, directing all activity across the market.

Meenakshi Batra
Chief Executive Officer, Charities Aid Foundation India

Ms. Meenakshi Batra is a seasoned international development expert with over 28 years of sector experience. As CEO, Charities Aid Foundation India, she pursues integrating social good for both business and society, by developing creative solutions to address major developmental challenges. Ms. Batra also serves on the Boards of VANI, LEPRA and Resource Alliance etc., and nominated as the convener of MSD10 constituted by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) to draft the requirement standards of CSR in India. Her experience includes leading large country programmes with leading international development agencies like DFID, Save the Children, Oxfam, War Child, Child Fund International and Governments in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India and Indonesia. Along with being an ASPIRE Founder Fellow, she is on the CSR committees of European Business Group (EBG) and the CII. She has been conferred with the ‘Social Women Leader of the Year’ (twice in a year), ‘Indian Women Achiever Award’, ‘NGO Women Leadership Award’, ‘Women in Leadership Award’ amongst many others. She holds a Post Graduate degree in Child Development and Family Welfare, and has undertaken advanced studies in areas of environment education, gender and social development (LSE and Wye College, UK) and leadership development. Ms. Batra has helped pen many position papers such as Achieving Inclusive and Sustainable Industrialization by Promoting SMEs, Study on Corporate Foundations - an Emerging Development Paradigm etc.

(Ms.) Manisha Verma, IAS
Principal Secretary, Tribal Development Department, Govt. of Maharashtra

Ms. Manisha Verma, an officer of the Indian Administrative Services (Batch 1993), she currently serves as Principal Secretary- Tribal Development Department, Govt. of Maharashtra. Previosly, she has held several important positions with the Govt. of Maharashtra including Secretary –Finance (Accounts & Treasuries), State Director- Higher Education Mission (RUSA), Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad Thane etc. With the Central Government she was Director, Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Mission & Director- International Cooperation & UNESCO in Department of Higher Education, and Joint Secretary, National Advisory Council (NAC), Prime Minister’s Office. She has made significant contributions in drafting and strengthening of progressive laws for Food Security, Education, Forests and Information. She has conceptualized and implemented projects with UNIEF, UNFPA, ILO, IFAD and World Bank. She has been awardded Chief Minister's award under “Rajiv Gandhi Administrative Reforms” (2001 and 2002); Hubert Humphrey Fulbright Fellowship and A. Leon Higginbotham Public Service Fellowship at Harvard Kennedy School, she has also been honoured by Maharashtra Foundation. She has a Master’s Degree in Governance and Development from the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex (UK). She was a Mason Fellow and was awarded MPA degree from Harvard Kennedy School in 2015.

Mike Suffield
Director - Professional Insights, ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, UK

Mr. Mike Suffield joined the ACCA in August 2019 as Director of Professional Insights. In this role, he leads a team of experts commenting on technical and professional developments and delivering thought leadership on issues impacting the future of the finance profession. Prior to joining the ACCA, he was Director of Audit Quality and then most recently, Acting Executive Director of Audit and Actuarial Regulation at the UK Financial Reporting Council, wherein he was respposible for oversight of all of the FRC’s audit-related activities, including audit quality monitoring, alongside a leadership role on the FRC’s Executive Committee. Prior to joining the FRC, he was a Lead Director at the National Audit Office (1995 - 2016), leading the audit of a range of UK government departments. At the NAO, hewas also joint head of the Compliance and Quality Unit with responsibility for audit quality arrangements. Mr. Suffield is a qualified chartered accountant. He began his career at Coopers & Lybrand (now PwC) in 1988 and trained as an auditor.

Nand Kumar, IAS
Principal Secretary, Govt. of Maharashtra

Mr. Nand Kumar is an IAS officer and currently the Principal Secretary, holding charge of School Education and Sports department in the Government of Maharashtra. He is also the State Project Director for the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and is currently spearheading the Pragat Shaikshanik Maharashtra Programme, which aims at quality education and bringing down dropout rates of girls in school. He has been instrumental in 19,000 elementary schools being declared as pragat (100% children learning at grade appropriate level) and 25,000 Schools becoming digital. He has an illustrious career of 27 years in the education sector. He was the Secretary, School Education Department of Chhattisgarh for 3 years and parallel, also the Director, SCERT as well as Director - Adult Education. He has worked with UNICEF, where he handled a Primary Education Enhancement Programme for two districts in Maharashtra. He also held charge of state Project Director, SSA in Maharashtra. An educationist, he has done his B.Ed as well as MBA in Human Resources. He has been studying the Education system worldwide through study tours to Australia, New Zealand, UK, USA, and Singapore with a view to uplift the quality of education in Maharashtra to international level.

Prabhat Pani
Sr. Advisor - Partnership & Technology, Tata Trusts

Mr Prabhat Pani is associated with Tata Trusts - currently, as Senior Advisor for Partnerships and Technology, and earlier managing Tata Water Mission (drinking water, sanitation and hygiene), and Digital Interventions (promoting digital literacy, and data-driven governance). During the previous 30+ years, Prabhat managed roles in for-profit entities in FMCG, Telecom and Hospitality spaces. Mr Prabhat is also associated with SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, as Head of Social Sector Interventions and Projects, towards amplifying the work done by the institute in the social sector – Building capacity of social sector professionals, research, and influencing management practice. Mr Prabhat completed BE from BITS, Pilani, and PGDM from IIM, Ahmedabad. He has been associated with CII, and is a member of the Board of Governors of IIM, Sambalpur.

Prabhat Singh
MD & CEO, Petronet LNG Ltd.

Mr. Prabhat Singh currently serves as the MD & CEO, Petronet LNG Ltd. With over 35 years of experience in the Hydrocarbon Industry both, in MNC (British Gas) and Maharatna PSUs (GAIL, NTPC, EIL) etc., he has worked in diverse areas including Project Planning, Exploration & Production, Training & Organizational Reforms and Marketing etc. Previously, he has been Director - Marketing, GAIL (India) Limited; Chairman, Ratnagiri Gas and Power Private Limited (RGPPL); Chairman, GAIL Global Singapore Pte Ltd. (GGSPL). He has been instrumental in putting the country on the world gas map. His major contribution has been the execution of world's longest exclusive LPG pipeline from Jamnagar to Loni. He was also instrumental in ushering in the "Open Access Common Carrier Principle" in India. He is one of the core contributors to the concept of gas pooling for power & fertilizer sector which is under successful implementation. He has also been a member of National Auto Fuel Policy of MoPNG & member of the Governing body of Rajeev Gandhi Institute of Petroleum and Technology, Raibareily.

Pankaj Gupta
Sr. EVP (Sales) and Chief Marketing Officer, HDFC Life Insurance Company Ltd.

Mr. Pankaj Gupta has been associated with HDFC Life since November 2014. He is the Chief Marketing Officer and also heads Strategic Alliances, Specialty Sales, Credit Life, Government Business & CRM. Prior to HDFC Life, he has been associated with Citigroup, ICICI Bank, and TCS. He has over 23 years of work experience in the financial services space. Mr. Gupta holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from IIT Kanpur and is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

Dr. Prashant Narnaware, IAS
JMD, The City and Industrial Development Corporation of Maharashtra

Dr. Prashant B. Narnaware is an officer of the Indian Administrative Services (2009 Batch). Currently, he is the Joint Managing Director in City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO). The Tata Institute of Social Sciences has appointed him as an ‘Adjunct Professor’ in the University. He is known for bringing in administrative innovation in health, agriculture and tribal sector of Palghar district in Maharashtra. Some of his noted initiatives include: Agriculture – Beyond sugarcane movement, Krishi Kranti Project, Jal Yukta Shivar; Tribal - Palghar Development Corridor amongst many others. He was a member of Maharashtra State Reform Committee, Expenditure Monitoring Committee for Local Body Elections and Course Advisory Committee for Module on Water Conservation, constituted by Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, Mussoorie. He has also received various awards, like Yashwant Panchayat Raj Award, Mahatma Phule Jal Bhumi Award, Beti Bachao Award and Best Collector Award for his contributions. In terms of educational qualifications, he is an MS, MA (Public Administration), Masters in Public Policy and PhD.

Prof. Dr. R. K. Mishra
Director, Institute of Public Enterprise (IPE)

Dr. Mishra has studied, researched and taught at the University of Rajasthan, London Business School, SDA Bocconi, University of Bradford, International Center for Promotion of Enterprises. Handled assignments from UNDESA; OECD; ADB; Cabinet Secretariat, GoI; Commonwealth Secretariat; various ministries of GoI; State Governments and Public Enterprises. He has been on the Boards of some public and private sector enterprises. He has guided doctoral research and taught at the MBA programmes in several universities in India and abroad. His areas of interest include Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility, Enterprise Management, and Public Policy.

Rakesh Mohan Agarwal
Chairman and MD, ITI Limited

He was appointed the Chairman and MD of Indian Telephone Industries Limited in October 2019. He has about 33 years of experience in policy formulation, standardisation planning, and operations & maintenance of telecom networks in different organisations of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT). He is credited for installing the first telephone exchanges in places like Solan and Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh. He worked as deputy director general (networks and technologies), DoT, where he was involved in policy formulation for the adoption and implementation of new technologies such as IPv6, M2M and cloud computing by the telecom and IT industry. A veteran of the telecom industry, he began his in around 1988. He is a postgraduate in electronics and communications and an MBA, He began his career in the Indian Telecommunication Services, in 1986.

R. G Rajan
Honorary Director, Institute of Directors, former Chairman & MD, RCF Ltd. and former Chairman, SCOPE & FAI

Mr. R. G. Rajan serves as Chairman, IOD Western Region .Mr. Rajan served as the Chairman and Managing Director of Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited from November 3, 2010 until June 15, 2016. He served as Whole-Time Chairman of Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited from November 3, 2010 to February 3, 2016. Mr. Rajan has more than 25 years of experience in the field of conceptual design, process design and project management. He has also worked with state-run Gas Authority of India (Gail) for 21-years where he served as an Executive Director (project development). He is a six sigma black belt holder and an energy auditor, accredited by the Bureau of Energy Efficiency. He holds MBA from Strathclyde Business School.

E. Ravendiran IAS
Member Secretary, Maharashtra Pollution Control Board

Shri. E. Ravendiran, M.Sc. (Environmental Science), MPP (Public Policy), L.L.B. joined as Member Secretary of MPCB on 24th September, 2018. He is selected as an I.A.S. Officer in Year 2008. He has worked as Asstt. Collector at Arvi Sub Division, Wardha, CEO, Zilla Parishad, Akola, Sindhudurg, District Collector & District Magistrate, Sindhudurg, Commissioner Skills Development, Employment and Entrepreneurship, Navi Mumbai, CEO, Maharashtra State Skill Development Society, Maharashtra State Innovation Society, Member Secretary, Rest of Maharashtra State Development Board, Mumbai (Additional Charge). As a Member Secretary he is working in implementing rules under the Environment (Protection) Act, 1986. The Board is implementing various environmental laws in respect of water, air, solid wastes (such as municipal solid wastes, hazardous wastes, bio-medical waste, plastic wastes, etc.). He is attending various meetings, workshops and trainings related to Environment betterments. He has participated in the Exhibition on dispose of bio waste Expo 2019 between 5th to 12th May, 2019 at Las Vegas, United States.

Samit Aich
Chief Executive Officer, Small Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund (S3IDF)

Samit Aich is currently the CEO of Small Scale Sustainable Infrastructure Development Fund (www.s3idf.org), an international organisation that focuses on building inclusive market systems to promote equitable economic and social development. He has over 25 years extensive experience in international development, management consulting and corporate sectors in India. Prior to joining S3IDF, Samit spent over 10 years with Greenpeace India, including nearly 8 years as its Executive Director and was instrumental in making the organization not just financially self-reliant but also a prominent environmental campaigning player in the country. He was a key member of Greenpeace International’s Global Leadership Team (GLT) in Amsterdam, the highest level strategic body within Greenpeace worldwide. He also sat on the International Steering Committee of the Global Initiative on Fiscal Transparency, hosted by the International Budget Partnership based in Washington, D.C. His earlier corporate work was associated with the Tata Group, Arvind Mills and Sify Technologies. Samit’s personal philanthropic activities include the Vice Presidency of the Welfare Association of Disabled in Society, an organization that works on issues of mental disability and also advising and volunteering for organizations working with the visually challenged, women’s entrepreneurship and care for senior citizens. He is associated with several prominent business schools as guest faculty and also conducts professional coaching and mentoring programs at the senior management level in the development sector. Samit holds an M.Sc in Environmental Sciences and MBA in Marketing. In addition, he has studied Strategic Management at the Harvard Business School in Cambridge, US.

Sanjay Bhatia, IAS
Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust

Mr. Sanjay Bhatia assumed charge as Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust in April 2016. He is a Maharashtra Cadre IAS Officer in the rank of Secretary, GoI. He has 33 years' experience in serving at various senior levels in Government of India and Government of Maharashtra. He has held a number of important portfolios like Vice Chairman & Managing Director, CIDCO (Development of New towns, Airport, METRO), Commissioner, Sales Tax, Chairman, Maharashtra State Electricity Board, etc. He has brought transparency reforms in management and HR development in all these organisations with the help of meditation techniques. He has been awarded a number of awards like 'Ananya' Award for Fighting against corruption, E-Governance Awards, Rajiv Gandhi Gatiman Prashashan and Maha Shilpkar Award. He is a Mechanical Engineer and an MBA from Southern Cross University, Australia.

(Ms) Dr. Sara Varughese
Regional Director, CBM South Asia

Dr. Sara Varughese serves as Regional Director- CBM South Asia (India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka) & Managing Trustee - CBM India Trust. Previously, she has held charge of the National Vision 2020 forum -The Right to Sight, India as President. She has also served Medial Advisor for CBM South Asia Regional Office- North dealing with cross disability programs, and served the World Health Organisation (WHO). Dr Varughese graduated from CMC Vellore, India and is a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh. With a Master’s in Public EYE Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Dr Varughese has experience of health systems in developed countries (UK), middle income (South Africa) and developing countries (India, Nepal, Bangladesh).

Smriti Rekha Vijay
Independent Director & Chairperson - CSR Committee, AkzoNobel India Ltd.

Ms. Smriti Rekha Vijay was the former CFO of Aker Power Gas and held key management roles in various Indian entities of Aker Solutions ASA, Norway. She is focused on independent non-executive directorships. Currently. She is the Board member of Akzo Nobel India Ltd (ANI). She chairs the CSR committee of ANI. Ms. Vijay is an alumna of Yale School of Management and a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She ensure that business deliveries of high ethical standards - guaranteeing distributable surplus and wealth creation - through professional and integrated sustainable process in Corporate Governance, Corporate Finance and Corporate Responsibility. Her qualification in CISA & DISA has enabled her to take on responsibility as an enabler of strategic and effective technology usage. She strongly believes that all organizations should strategize volunteering services towards protecting environment and societal development.

Shailesh V. Haribhakti FCA
Board Chairman, Audit Committee Chair and Independent Director on multiple Boards in India & Chairman, Baker Tilly DHC Private Limited, India

Mr. Shailesh V. Haribhakti is a Chartered and Cost Accountant, and a Certified Internal Auditor, Financial Planner & Fraud Examiner. Over decades of hands-on professional involvement, he has worked through myriad engagements which have defined the next steps at Haribhakti Group. His passion for quality is reflected in the ISO 9000 certification for various processes of the Group’s operations. He represented India on the Standards Advisory Council (SAC) of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) and also a member of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). He worked with PBAS, an affiliate of IFC Washington, to establish Activity-based costing and Strategic Planning Processes in Polish SMEs. He is a staunch believer in Corporate Social Responsibility, Governance and in promoting a greener environment.

Dr. S.K. Nanda, IAS (retd.)
Ex - CMD, Gujarat State Fertilizer and Chemicals Ltd. and Independent Director on multiple Boards in India

Dr. S. K. Nanda, IAS (retd.), served as the Chairman and Managing Director of Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. until January 2016. A senior IAS officer, he has held distinguished positions in the Government of Gujarat during his career. He has served as Chairman of Gujarat Green Revolution Co. Ltd., GSFC Agrotech Ltd., and Gujarat Chemical Port Terminal Co. Ltd. As a Director of GSPC Gas Company Limited; Bhavnagar Energy Company Limited; Indian Potash Limited; Tunisian Indian Fertilizers (TIFERT); The Fertilizer Association of India and Guj Info Petro Ltd. He has also served as Non-Executive Director of Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited previously. He has contributed many articles on the subject of professional importance as well as written books. Dr. Nanda has bagged many awards including commendation from PMO for excellent work in Health sector. He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science and Law and a PhD in Rural Economics.

Shallu Jindal
Chairperson, JSPL Foundation, and Director on the Board, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd., India

Ms. Shallu Jindal is the Chairperson, JSPL Foundation., wherein she has promoted more than 9000 micro enterprises, generating sustainable livelihood options for 30,000 poor families and indirect employment for another 50,000. Her work affects more than 1.9 million families, through her efforts in inclusive health, education and other ‘Quality Of Life’ programmes. Under her leadership, JSPL Foundation has won several national and international awards like ‘FICCI Award on Women Empowerment’, ‘NGO Box CSR Impact Award’, ‘India CSR Award’ and ‘Mahatma CSR Award’; the ‘Women Achiever Award’, ‘Rajeev Gandhi Excellence Award’ and ‘Indira Priyadarshini Award’ more recently for her outstanding achievements in the field of Indian classical dance (Kuchipudi) and contribution in the field of arts & crafts, education and community welfare. She has authored her first book for children titled “India: An Alphabet Ride”. Ms. Jindal was Chairperson of National Bal Bhavan (2014-2019), and is Founder President, Young FICCI Ladies Organisation (YFLO). For creating world-wide awareness about Cancer, she summited Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Ms. Jindal has been recently conferred with ‘CMO Asia Best Social Entrepreneur Award’ in Singapore and the ‘Mahatma Gandhi Award’ for Best CSR Leadership by CSR Liveweek, USA.

Dr. Shalini Bharat
Director, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)

Dr. Shalini Bharat is Professor in the School of Health Systems Studies. She is also the Program Director, Saksham, the TB-HIV Counselling program. She is postgraduate and doctoral students of the Public Health, and Health and Hospital. Deeply committed to improving quality of research and teaching in Indian institutions of higher education, she has been organising capacity building workshops for doctoral students and early career faculty on qualitative research methods and scientific writing. She serves on the Scientific Advisory Committees and Technical Review Groups of many national and international organisations and research studies.

Sanjay Tiwari
Chief Executive Officer, 21CC Education

Mr. Sanjay Tiwari is the CEO of 21CC Education, a skill development company with offices in Netherlands and India. He has an extensive experience in transportation, logistics and trading sectors. He was last one of the founding members of Maersk Trade Finance, an in-house startup within the Maersk Group. He has headed Maersk Line’s India sales operation, at the time of his leaving a $1.7 billion organization. Prior to joining Maersk, he was working with KLM Cargo in the United States, as Head - Sales and Customer Service, and in Amsterdam, in a variety of functions. He began his career as a steel trader with a Dutch company, Van Leeuwen Pipe and Tube, working for them across Netherlands, Singapore and Malaysia.

Shri. Subhash Desai
Hon'ble Minister for Industries & Mining, Govt. of Maharashtra State

He is a veteran leader of Shiv Sena from Maharashtra. He is a member of Maharashtra Legislative Council. He had represented Goregaun (Vidhan Sabha constituency) in 1990, 2004 and 2009. In 2014, Mr. Desai took charge as a Cabinet Minister of Industries Maharashtra State Government after the Shiv Sena B.J.P allied. He is also guardian minister of Mumbai.

Suresh Goklaney
Former Executive Vice Chairman, Eureka Forbes

Mr. Suresh Goklaney, is former Executive Vice Chairman at Eureka Forbes Limited (EFL) which is driven by his Vision of ‘Cleanliness and Safe Drinking Water for every Indian’. He is famously credited with building ‘Aquaguard’- synonymous with safe drinking water and ‘Euroclean’ (vacuum cleaner). Inspired by his passion for social transformation, he set-up EuroAble - first call centre in India, employing 150 physically challenged. Previously he has also worked with Procter & Gamble and Johnson & Johnson. He was honoured with the ‘Rotary Responsible Business Award 2016’ at the UN Headquarter, the only Indian, among 6 across the world. He has been also honoured with UNESCO-Water Digest at Water Icon 2007. For his excellence in leadership, he has also been honored with the Economic Times Inspiring Business Leaders of India Award 2016. He completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School and is a certified Executive Coach - Coaching Foundation. An active Rotarian, President, Jai Hind College, Trustee, Breach Candy Hospital and Managing Trustee, Tandarust Bharat Foundation.

Dr. Swadheen S. Kshatriya, IAS
Ex. Chief Secretary, Govt. of Maharashtra, State Chief Commissioner for Right to Service, Govt. of Maharashtra

Shri Swadheen S. Kshatriya, Chief Secretary, Government of Maharashtra belongs to the 1980 batch of Indian Administrative Service. During initial years of service, he held various assignments like Assistant Collector at Pusad & Washim, CEO Zilla Parishad, Ahmednagar & Collector, Nanded. Thereafter, he was on deputation to Government of India in the Ministry of Steel, Power & Ministry of Home Affairs. On return from Government of India, he has held other important assignments in Maharashtra including Vice President & CEO MHADA, Commissioner, Sales Tax, General Manager BEST, Principal Secretary, Housing Department, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai and then, Additional Chief Secretary (Revenue). As Commissioner, Sales Tax he was Chairman of the Committee for classification of Commodities and use of Harmonised System of Nomenclature and drafted the law for Value Added Tax system. As Principal Secretary of Housing Department he wrote the Housing Policy for the state focusing on affordable housing. As ACS(Revenue) he has prepared the policy for renewal of leases, carried out re-organisation of sub-division and introduced the Suvarna Jayanti Rajaswa Abhiyan which has received tremendous response. Presently working as Chief Secretary to the Government of Maharashtra since 1st August, 2014.

Vijay Karia
Chairman & MD, Ravin Group of Companies

He is the Chairman and MD of Ravin Group of Companies. Ravin group is a leading player in the Indian power and energy. He has been Chairman of Cable Division of IEEMA. As Chairman and Managing Director of Ravin Group, he has been instrumental in leading the electrical cable segment in many ways by launching new and improved products from time to time, and has been a pioneer and largest exporter of cables from India. His is the first Indian cable manufacturing company to set up its manufacturing facility overseas in UAE. He was recently awarded as India's Most Inspiring Entrepreneur by the Economic Times and is considered as one among the top 50 Entrepreneurs by ET today.

Vineet Nayar
Founder Chairman & CEO Sampark Foundation, Author of Employees First, Customers Second, Ex VC & CEO HCL Technologies

Mr. Vineet Nayar is the Founder Chairman of Sampark Foundation and Former CEO of HCL Technologies Ltd. He is also author of the highly-acclaimed management book “Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down”. Today, Sampark Foundation is transforming learning outcomes of 7 million children studying in 76,000 schools in Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand; making it one of the world’s largest primary school transformation initiatives by a Foundation. Forbes in its ‘Heroes of Philanthropy List 2016’ has cited Mr. Nayar for this ‘Innovation Led Large Scale Social Change’. He was recently featured as a ‘Global Thinker 2016’ by Foreign Policy magazine. An acknowledged management visionary, Mr. Vineet Nayar architected HCL’s transformation from $0.7 billion in 2005 to a $4.7 billion Global Technology Services Company with over 85,000 employees across 32 countries in 2013.

Vineet Mittal
Chairman, AVAADA Group

Mr. Vineet Mittal, Chairman, AVAADA Group is social entrepreneur, pioneer and evangelist of sustainable development. He has been a vanguard of the clean energy transition in emerging economies across Asia and Africa. His strong emphasis on generating clean energy led to the creation of AVAADA. His socially beneficial public policy campaigns like ‘Community Development Certificate’ (CDC) and ‘Grow Forest Mechanism’ (GFM) are very well?received. In line with SDGs he launched humanitarian programs aimed towards women empowerment, quality education, healthcare and environment protection in rural environs. As Welspun Energy’s Founder & Managing Director, he had built India’s largest solar portfolio of 1 GW; before exiting the venture with a sale to Tata Power. He is on B20’s taskforce for financing growth & infrastructure and energy, resource efficiency & sustainability. He is the former India Chair of World Business Council of Sustainable Development (WBCSD)’s program on Renewables Low Carbon Technology platform. Mr. Mittal has been twice recognized as the ‘Solar Man of the Year’ in 2014 and 2012, for his significant contribution towards the solar industry. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School.

Vikesh Wallia
Regional Director - Western Region, Institute of Directors and Former Director - Times of India Group

Mr. Vikesh Wallia is a Board veteran and has lead P&L level responsibilities in the Print Media and FMCG Industry. He is a former Board Member of the Times of India Group. Also held key management positions at PZ Cussons, UK and other best known FMCG companies like Shaw Wallace, Balsara and Goodnight etc. He is a regular speaker at industry seminars and Business schools, apart from being on Non- Profit Boards and Advisory Boards of Startups.He is an MBA (Marketing), MMBM (Media & Entertainment) and also Alumnus of Cranfield UK, Wharton US etc. He supports Organ Donation as a Volunteer at Narmada Kidney Foundation
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