VINESH KUMAR JAIRATH

Cohort: 2
Designation: Independent Director
Organisation: Tata Motors Limited, Mumbai
Region: Maharashtra
Biosketch: Mr.Vinesh Kumar Jairath, IAS served as Deputy General Manager of Union Bank of India. Mr.Jairath has over 26 years of varied administrative experience. Mr.Jairath served as the Managing Director of State Industrial and Investment Corporation of Maharashtra Ltd. (a/k/a SICOM Ltd.). Mr.Jairath provided consultancy and advisory services to some overseas funds and manufacturing companies in the areas of infrastructure development and industrial investment. Mr.Jairath joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1982 and has held various positions in the government of Maharashtra and the GOI, such as Director in MoEF, GoI, New Delhi, and Secretary to the Governor of Maharashtra and as the Principal Secretary (Industries), Maharashtra. He has been an Independent Director at Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited since June 25, 2008. He serves as a Director of Tata Motors Limited and Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited. He serves as a Director at Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). He served as a Director of Maharashtra State Financial Corporation from May 25, 2003 to June 12, 2005 and MOIL Limited from February 10, 2005 to March 31, 2008. Mr.Jairath holds a Bachelors' degree in Public Administration and Law from the Punjab University, Chandigarh, and a Masters' degree in Development Economics from the University of Manchester, UK. Presently he is board member of several organisations and Independent Board Director of Tata Motors, Mumbai.

C K SOMAN

Cohort: 2
Designation: Chief Manager (Maintenance)
Organisation: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited [Kochi Refineries Limited], Kochi
Region: Kerala
Biosketch: C.K.Soman has earned a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Kerala University and a Master's of Technology in Engineering Design from Cochin University of Science and Technology, both in India. He also earned a Master's in Business Administration from the School of Management Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology. A member of the Institution of Engineers, he is particularly interested in areas of project management. Mr.Soman is presently the Chief Inspection Manager for Kochi Refineries Limited

DEEPSHIKHA DEKHA

Cohort: 1
Designation: Chief Engineer & BP Coach, Oil India Limited
Organisation: Oil India Limited, Noida
Region: Uttar Pradesh
Biosketch: DeepshikhaDeka is Chief Engineer with Oil India Ltd.(OIL), a public sector oil company engaged in exploration & production of crude oil and natural gas. She holds a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Masters in Business Administration and is a Fellow of LEAD. Apart from energy management, Ms Deka has worked as a change agent or Internal Coach in OIL's strategic change initiative called 'Breakthrough performance (BP) Project' to enable the organisation to transformation itself into a vision driven and value governed organisation. Her work involves Visionary Planning exercises, facilitating Dialogue sessions on critical issues of the organisation and conducting change management programs for people at different management levels for fostering change in the organisation culture and climate. She designs and conducts intensive programs & workshops on the concepts of Learning Organisation, Leadership Development, Systems thinking, Ethics & Values and Emotional Intelligence. She is also involved in community work for women entrepreneurs and artisans and is interested in Systems Thinking tools for dealing with complex environmental issues, use of Dialogue as a tool for harnessing collective intelligence of groups and communities. She has been involved with various programs of LEAD namely Climate Change Leaders(CCL) project as member of Regional Advisory Council (RAC) of the North Eastern (NE) Region and mentored CCLs from Assam for leadership capacity building at grass root level, Cohort Trainings and other programs on capacity building. In 2011, she joined OIL Corporate Office at Noida, as Senior Manager (PR) and is now looking after the Company's CSR and Corporate Communications cell.

DINESH AGRAWAL

Cohort: 3
Designation: General Manager {BE}
Organisation: National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd, Noida
Region: Uttar Pradesh
Biosketch: Dinesh Agrawal is General Manager (BE) since 2012 prior to holding this position he was General Manager (CSR) and Head of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) group since 2004 at NTPC in New Delhi, India. NTPC is a power major with 20 coal and 7 gas based power stations having an installed capacity of 27,404 MW. With ongoing construction of coal, gas & hydro power projects, coal mining etc., NTPC plans to become a 75,000 MW company by the year 2017, including nuclear power. Dinesh is responsible for planning and implementation of CSR programs for NTPC stations across India with annual budget of Rs. 170 million. He formulated the Corporate Social Responsibility Community Development (CSR & CD) policy of NTPC (July 2004) and set-up NTPC Foundation, an independent Trust. He coordinates Global Compact, an initiative of UN and Social Code of India-Partnership-Forum, an initiative of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) & UNDP. He took several social initiatives in NTPC stations i.e. Quality Circles in villages and schools, inter-unit CSR-CD award for all operating stations, voluntary organizations of NTPC employees, guidelines for improving education in village schools etc. Dinesh is on the expert group of International Standard Organisation on framing ISO 26000 and on national committee of Bureau of Indian Standard on framing standard similar to ISO 26000 and SA 8000. During 1994-2003, Dinesh framed policies and guidelines on Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R&R) and guided socio-economic surveys & impact assessments, formulated R&R plans in consultation with stakeholders like government agencies, NGOs, project officials and the project affected persons (PAPs). He took initiative of conceptualizing and establishing Public Information Centre (PIC) and Village Development Advisory Committees (VDAC) in 1994 in 20 stations and was instrumental in negotiations and resolving conflict of Resettlement in Singrauli Region in consultation with Independent Monitoring Panel (IMP), the World Bank and PAPs. During 1986-1993, Dinesh coordinated Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) studies and Environmental Management Plans (EMP) for 15 power projects with total capacity of 25,000 MW and facilitated environmental clearances from statutory agencies. He coordinated the Integrated EIA study of Singrauli Region conducted by EdF, France in 1988 and took the initiative of conducting Ecological Monitoring using satellite imagery in 1991. During 1977-1985, Dinesh worked in operation and maintenance of Badarpur Thermal Power Station having 3 of 100 MW and 2 of 210 MW units during which he solved few chronic problems of coal mills with innovative solutions. Dinesh holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from GB Pant University, Pantnagar and joined NTPC in 1977. He attended a course on Hydropower and Environmental organised by International Centre for Hydropower in 2003 at Norway. Dinesh has authored extensively on environmental and resettlement issues. He contributed to development of course material on 'Resettlement' for Indira Gandhi National Open University. He has presented papers in many conferences e.g. at UNIPEDE Conference at Hamburg, 1993, The World Bank Conference at New Delhi, 1996, World Sociological Conference at Rio de Janeiro etc. Under his leadership, NTPC was bestowed the prestigious ICC-UNEP Award for Sustainable Development Partnerships in 2002, Platts Business week Award for best Community Development Program of the year 2002 & 2005 at USA, TERI's CSR Award in 2002, Mother Teresa Corporate Citizenship Award 2007, and Golden Peacock global CSR award at Portugal.

ANIL K AGNIHOTRI

Cohort: 2
Designation: Ex-Deputy General Manager Corporate Safety Health & Environment
Organisation: Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd, New Delhi
Region: Delhi
Biosketch: Anil K. Agnihotri is Ex-Deputy General Manager, Corporate Safety Health & Environment; New Delhi prior to that he was the Chief Chemist at Corporate Health, Safety & Environment, Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Limited, Mumbai, in India. Presently he is looking after the corporate environment of ONGC. He was also worked worked in the field of microbial enhancement of oil recovery. He received Ph.D from Lucknow University in 1979. He has authored various papers and a book on environmental management in the petroleum industry and is particularly interested in biotechnology, wastewater treatment, and landfill gas. Dr.Agnihotri enjoys reading and presenting lectures on the subject of environmental issues. He has extensively worked on energy recovery from municipal solid wastes in the U.P. province of India. He has been instrumental in development of various policy documents for the enactment of waste to energy projects in the state of Uttar Pradesh & commissioning of first municipal solid waste(MSW) to energy plant in the city of Lucknow(5 MW out of 300MT of MSW). Currently he is working as Independent Consultant.

RAJAT C SARMAH

Cohort: 3
Designation: Executive Director (E/M) corporate planning
Organisation: North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited, Shillong
Region: Meghalaya
Biosketch: Mr.Sarmah is holding the post of General Manager (E) since 2007 and presently posted at SHILLONG as Executive Director, corporate planning, in North Eastern Electric Power Corporation, A Schedule A Public sector undertaking under Ministry of Power, Government of India engaged with hydro and thermal power projects development in seven north-eastern states of India. Further NEEPCO is presently taking steps for development of Renewable energy in a big way .Mr Sarmah has vast experience in Planning , Execution .Testing , commissioning and operation and Maintenance of Hydro Power Stations , Planning and Execution of Gas based thermal Power plants . He is presently engaged in planning of various Thermal and Renewable Energy Projects and heading the transmission wing of the corporation. Mr.Sarmah holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Assam Engineering College of Guwahati University and has completed introductory courses in chartered financial analysis. He holds a "C "certificate of IPMA and a FELLOW of Institute of Engineer. He has attended various training programs in hydro power development. Mr.Sarmah is most interested in water resource development and management, Renewable Energy, project management and energy within the domain of development and environment.

K MALMARUGAN

Cohort: 10
Designation: Executive
Organisation: Chennai
Region: Tamil Nadu
Biosketch: K Malmarugan has a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from AnnaUniversity, Chennai and a master's in management from IIM, Bangalore. In 1993, he joined SCICI Ltd as Project Officer and received considerable exposure in structuring infrastructure projects, particularly power projects. After SCICI's merger with ICICI, he was deputed to Tamil Nadu Urban Development Fund, a World Bank Fund, set up for extending financial assistance to local bodies in Tamil Nadu. As AVP (Projects), he handled a number of initiatives in urban development including roads and water supply and sewerage systems. In December 1999, he joined Tamil Nadu Road Development Company Ltd as Head-New Initiatives and has been responsible for structuring road initiatives for the Company. Malmarugan is interested in objectively studying the impact of new trends in infrastructure development on the environment and over-all socio-economic milieu of India. Presently he oved to Birmingham in UK and joined the University of Birmingham to pursue further studies in Project Management.

ARUN VARMA

Cohort: 11
Designation: Vice President
Organisation: IL & FS Education & Technology Services Ltd., New Delhi
Region: Delhi
Biosketch: ArunVarma is a communicator by profession. He has spent more than a decade in mainstream journalism in India. With focus on business and economy, he has held several positions with media organizations such as The Telegraph, India Today and Press Trust of India, and Doordarshan including that of the Editor. He turned to development communication in 200 1 by raising the achievability question of sustainable development in big societies. Since then, he has been working on developing communication tools for capacity building and raising awareness about sustainable development. His initial work in this area was done at Cambridge University, UK. In 2003, ArunVarma joined The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) as their Advisor (Communications and Outreach). ArunVarma approaches capacity and awareness building about sustainability issues among the stakeholders of the civil society at two levels. First one is a continuing campaign through preventive environmental management. In sustainable development issues, prevention is a more effective and proactive approach contrary to the generally followed reactive approach of containment (of ecological and environmental disasters). Schools and Youth form one of the frontline target groups. Second level is the campaign through corporations as a corporate social responsibility. Corporates, moneyed citizens they are, need to be sensitized about the need of a sustainable business practice with special emphasis on a "triple bottom-line" - economical, environmental and social approach.

RAJEEV MADHVA JORAPUR

Cohort: 2
Designation: Environment Advisor
Organisation: Bajaj Auto Limited, Pune
Region: Maharashtra
Biosketch: Rajeev MadhvaJorapur working with Bajaj Auto Limited as Environment Advisor. Prior to this assignment he was with Mercedes Benz India Pvt Ltd as Environment Specialist before that he was assistant director of the Nimbkar Agricultural Research Institute, received a B.Tech.in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay. A member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers, Mr.Jorapur is interested in renewable energy technologies, particularly those related to biomass and environmental analysis. Past projects undertaken by Mr.Jorapur include the production of ethanol from sweet sorghum using solar energy and a techno-economic feasibility study of setting up a biomass-based 10 mega-watt power plant in western India. Presently, he is involved in the development and marketing of environmentally friendly technologies like low density and leafy biomass gasification systems for thermal applications in different industries. The systems can run on bagasse, sugarcane trash and different agricultural residues and have thermal capacities up to 850,000 Kcal/h (1 mega-watt).

SANKAR GANGOPADHYAY

Cohort: 1
Designation: DGM, Environment Management Department
Organisation: Deputy General Manager, Bhilai Steel Plant (SAIL), Bhilai Chattisgarh
Region: Chattisgarh
Biosketch: Sankar Gangopadhyay, functioning as incharge Env.Mgmt. Department has expertise on various Environmental mitigation measures.He is very much conversant with Environmental legislations, has Designed & implemented ISO:14001 in Bhilai township and guiding others on EMS. He holds a Bachelor degree in Mechanical Engg. and interested in stock market.

SHRIKANT P GATHOO

Cohort: 1
Designation: Executive Director & Board Member, Human Resource
Organisation: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Mumbai
Region: Maharashtra
Biosketch: Shrikant Prakash Gathoo is Executive Director and Board Member of Human Resource, BPCL. Prior to this assignment he was General Manager of Project ENTRANS (Enterprise-wide Transformation) at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., a national oil company with an annual turnover of 6 billion US dollars. In this capacity, he is responsible for the implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions in the corporation. He has held several previous positions including general manager for human resources development, chief personnel manager and deputy general manager for personnel. As a LEAD member, he hopes to strengthen his environmental knowledge base and develop research in human-resource management and leadership. S.P. Gathoo plans to continue work in his field, expanding upon issues of energy and industrial environmental management in order to develop a global vision for CEO positions. He enjoys long walks, traveling and reading about economic issues. He earned his master's degree in personnel management from the University of Poona in India.

VAIDYANATHAN KISHORE

Cohort: 2
Designation: Group Head - Environment
Organisation: ESSAR Group, Mumbai
Region: Maharashtra
Biosketch: Vaidyanathan is the Head Environment of ESSAR Group and is responsible for all Environment and Forest related clearances, compliances, etc. for Indian and International projects and operations. Apart from this he assists the legal team on all matters related to Environment and Forests received a B.S. in Chemical Technology from Osmania University, a P.G. Diploma from Indian Institute of Ecology and Environment. He is a lead auditor for ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18000. A trained facilitator for TQM.

MAHESH K PATIL

Cohort: 5
Designation: Director
Organisation: Eco-farm, Panaji
Region: Goa
Biosketch: MMahesh K Patil is the Director of Eco-farm at Panaji, Goa prior to start this agri-farm he was with Sesa Goa Limited (a subsidiary of Vedanta Plc) as Associate Vice President. He was responsible for occupational Health and Safety, Environment management and Community Development activities in Sesa Group of Companies. He is overall responsible for companies activities concerning Sustainability in India and abroad and also involved in other subsidiaries of Vedanta plc . He has experience of over 22 years in Environment impact Assessment for large mining and steel project (Pig iron plant, Metallurgical Coke, sinter and power plant) and coordinating the Environment management and Safety activities . He has passion for CSR, and has initiated many pioneering program like Alternative Livelihood opportunities for communities around mining areas in association with University of Agricultural sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka. He has developed and successfully replicated many mine reclamation techniques like Biotechnological approach, root training Nursery, Use of Geotextiles, Agrihorticultural plantation, Bamboo setumetc , for Mine reclamation. He has developed Integrated Management system for Occupational Health & safety and Environment and also published Sustainable Development Report as per GRI guidelines. Presented papers in various national and international seminars, and also nominated as members in various national committees. Received prestigious Awards for the company in the field of Sustainable Development (Safety, Environment Management and Corporate Social responsibility). M.K. Patil is a certified ISO auditor. He won a national award for outstanding efforts in mine-land reclamation and the sustainable utilization of natural resources. He has a master's degree in agriculture with a specialization in plant pathology from the University of Agricultural Science, Karnataka and MBA from Goa Institute of Management. He also has a postgraduate degree in ecology and the environment.

HEMENDRA B SHINDE

Cohort: 8
Designation: Area Nodal Officer, (Environment)
Organisation: CGM Office, Coal India Limited, Chandrapur
Region: Maharashtra
Biosketch: Hello! This is HEMENDRA.B.SHINDE, 46 Yrs from Chandrapur (M.S.).I have Bsc.Engg (MINING),P.G.Diploma in Environment & Ecology & M.B.A.. qualifications. I have 25 years industrial work experience in INDIAN mining industry in various functions like production,safety, planning, Environment, Pollution Control, HW management, Govt.Laison,Legal compliances,Land Reclamation, Afforestation, Documentation & reporting,CSR,Training, Air & Water Pollution Control etc.

PRANAB K PAUL

Cohort: 8
Designation: Assistant General Manager, CO & CC Division
Organisation: IISCO Steel Plant (SAIL), Burnpur
Region: West Bengal
Biosketch: Pranab Kumar Paul, B.E (Chemical Engineering) works as Assistant General Manager, CO & CC in IISCO Steel Plant (Steel Authority of India Limited) at Burnpur, India's largest steel producing company and one of the tenth largest steel producing companies in the world. He has stated his carrier as a Management Trainee in 1991 and since then is deeply associated with various aspects and projects of Environment Management, Process Technology, Environmental Monitoring, Pollution Control (Air & Water), Waste Management, Water Management & Conservation, Environment Management System (EMS - ISO 14001), Environmental Impact Assessment and Management Plan (EIA / EMP) for different SAIL Plants, Mines and other Developmental Projects.

C N S KUMAR

Cohort: 10
Designation: DGM
Organisation: Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Ltd, Chennai
Region: Tamil Nadu
Biosketch: Chavakula Naga Seshu Kumar is Manager (Industrial Engineering) in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited presently posted at Mumbai, India. He is responsible for carrying out various resource optimisation studies so as to assist the management in decision-making process on several issues. Before getting posted at Mumbai,,Mr. Kumar served the same organisation at its Western Regional Headquarters located at Baroda, Southern Regional Headquarters located at Chennai and A&AABasin located at Jorhat. Mr Kumar is a graduate in Mechanical Engineering from Andhra University College of Engineering, Vishakhapatnam, with a post graduation in Industrial Management from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

SUDHIR K SINHA

Cohort: 12
Designation: Independent Consultant
Organisation: Gurgaon
Region: Haryana
Biosketch: Sudhir Sinha has a Masters in Rural Development from Xavier Institute of Social Services. He is a CSR campaigner by profession, is Group Vice President- Corporate Social Responsibility at Reliance- Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group. He has over 22 years of wide and varied experience of working with corporates and NGOs in CSR. A social activist, who did his post graduation in Rural Development, has worked with Tatas for 18 years. He has also worked with Partners in Change (PiC) - an NGO promoting CSR in India & South Asia before joining Moser Baer India Limited as Head - CSR in 2005. He is actively engaged in promoting environmental governance and CSR through a global network of development leaders. He is voluntarily associated with several social organizations and institutions, and is aggressively engaged in fighting against poverty, hunger, disease and illiteracy. Pushing multi stakeholders' model of CSR and Millennium Development Goals in India are his two personal agendas.

SAMIR AUDI

Cohort: 13
Designation: Executive- Agri. &Env. Legal & Estate Dept.
Organisation: V.M.Salgaocar& Brother Pvt Ltd
Region: Goa
Biosketch: I am employed with V. M. Salgaocar& Bro. Pvt. Ltd., Vasco-da- Gama, Goa a company predominantly engaged in extraction, processing and export of iron ore since November 1995. I am placed in the Legal & Estate department as a Senior Executive and have been assigned roles and responsibilities, which include inter alia settlement of environmental claims and addressing to socio-environmental issues arising out mining operations being carried out by the Company at its various mines and processing plant being operated in the State of Goa. I am also working on negotiations of lands required for prospecting and extraction of iron ore, in and around the mines and have to be constantly in touch with the locals, government authorities and Mineral Foundation of Goa. Mineral foundation of Goa is a foundation set up as collective approach by the mining industry in Goa to address and cater to the social and environmental issues concerning the community living in the mining belt of the State of Goa by formulating programs and schemes for development of local communities and ensuring sustainable livelihood. I am a certified Internal Auditor for ISO 9001:2000 (QMS) and ISO 14001:2004 (EMS) and hold a Bachelor's degree in Agriculture from Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth (Agricultural University) Dapoli, Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, a Diploma in Environmental management from NACOLAM, Madras and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Mamagement (Marketing) from, Goa Institute of Management Studies, Miramar, Panaji. I have a brief experience in Dioscorea plantation with Wyeth Laboratories Ltd., pest control and household dis-infestation with Pest Control (India) Ltd. and Cultivation of White Button Mushrooms with Zuari Foods and Farms.

NIRAJ BHATIKER

Cohort: 13
Designation: Senior Engineer
Organisation: Sesa Industries Limited, Panaji
Region: Goa
Biosketch: Nira jBhatiker works at Sesa Industries Limited - Pig Iron Plant, Amona as a Sr. Engineer, Environment & Safety. Sesa Industries is a unit of Sesa Goa, which is a group company of Vedanta. Vedanta has its operation in zinc & lead, copper, aluminium and iron ore, across the World. Niraj is responsible for Environmental and Corporate Social Responsibility activities, of Sesa Goa. His particular areas of thrust are industrial air pollution control and solid waste management. He is also involved in stake holder engagement process. He is a certified IMS (ISO 9001, IO 14001, and OHSAS 18001) auditor. He has done M Tech in Environmental Engineering after graduating in BE - Civil from Goa College of Engineering. He is of the opinion that sustainable development can only make India World economic leader.

JAGDISH R. DESAI

Cohort: 14
Designation: Manager - Environment
Organisation: Sesa Sterlite ltd, Panaji
Region: Goa
Biosketch: Mr. Jagdish R. Desai is presently working as Associate. Manager (Environment) with Sesa Goa Ltd. A leading iron ore mining companies having its operations in India (Goa, Karnataka) and Liberia . He is a post graduate in Agriculture with specialisation in Soil Science. He has also completed his Masters in Ecology and Environment. Mr. Jagdish has a good experience in Mine land reclamation, soil erosion control, and dump stability, Environment Monitoring. He is also responsible for carrying out various social programmes for the benefit of the villagers staying in mining areas. He is also one of the core team members for preparing companies sustainability report based on GRI guide lines. He feels that any industry will lead to pollution, but ways and means have to be found out so as to minimise the pollution, Development should be sustainable and should benefits all the stake holders.

KRISHNA V KULKARNI

Cohort: 14
Designation: Associate General Manager-Environment &CSR
Organisation: Sesa Goa Ltd, Panaji
Region: Goa
Biosketch: Leadership means planning and mobilizing resources to accomplish the task as per deadlines. For a person to be a leader in environmental field, leadership quality requires mobilizing people to handle the situation and to meet the challenge, to meet organization's expectation. I have been working in the field of Environment and CSR from quite long and also leading the task of preparing and publishing Corporate Sustainability Report as per GRI 2002 and G-3 guidelines at Sesa Goa Ltd.from past three years. With my present experience and knowledge on sustainability issues, given an opportunity I would like to lead the project on Sustainability Reporting and could share the experience and knowledge. During my graduation, I have lead the team of my classmates for extra curricular activities. In the year 1987 when I was in third year of my engineering education, encouraged my friends for participating in the Inter collegiate Youth Festival and staged an "One Act Play" held at Karnataka University campus, Dharwad and won the first prize, the same was nominated for South Zone Inter University Youth Festival, held at Tiruchirapalli. During my employment with M/s. Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Ltd., lead the task of implementing and getting certified for ISO: 14001 Environment Management Systems. Learnt the system requirements, trained all the employees and got the organization certified to ISO: 14001 EMS through third party (IRQS) in a record time of 12‐15 months. Presently, working at M/s. Sesa Goa Ltd., from last almost four years and leading the major tasks like Sustainability Reporting as per GRI - G3 guidelines apart from many other initiatives like, getting environmental clearances for new and upcoming projects, implementation of HSE software, etc.

NIRAJ SUBRAT

Cohort: 15
Designation: National Sales Manager-Agribusiness
Organisation: Magma Fincorp. Limited, New Delhi
Region: Delhi
Biosketch: Niraj has over 19 years' experience with corporate and social enterprise sectors. He has designed and managed operations in various business environments. Besides having worked in several states across India, Niraj has also worked in advisory role in several other countries including Kenya, Zambia, Pakistan, Madagascar and Burkina Faso on marketing strategy and operational planning with partner organizations. Prior to this he was Vice President, Marketing, International Development Enterprises, there he is Managing all India functions at strategic and operational levels. Developed strategic alliances and partnerships with major corporate entities. Shown result in highly competitive trade environment. Acquired knowledge of rural economy, agriculture markets and consumer behavior. A strong Rural Marketing skill set acquired during over fifteen years of experience coupled with good academic background. Diversity of exposure to different product categories including Agriculture produce market linkages, Ayurvedic Medicines and OTC products, Irrigation Equipment's, Optimum resource utilization for revenue generation in weak markets. International exposure in addition to having Team leadership, communication and presentation skills are collateral strengths.

MAHESH MAHAJAN

Cohort: 15
Designation: Safety Manager, Environment
Organisation: Sesa Industries Limited, Panaji
Region: Goa
Biosketch: Currently working as Safety Manager, in Sesa Industries Limited, Panaji, Goa. His duties include Implementing and Monitoring the Safety, Environment & CSR activities of two units. He is also involved in Implementing & maintaining the QEHS System and environmental initiatives, Ensuring safety & environmental statutory compliance and Monitoring Environmental performance of various projects, obtaining Environmental clearances for expansion and modification of projects, Obtaining consent/authorization/clearances with Statutory and regulatory authorities, Carrying out carbon foot print study for SIL & MCD and Reporting the data for carbon Disclosure Projects.

AJAY NARAYANAN

Cohort: 9
Designation: Head - Sustainability and Climate Business - Global Financial Markets
Organisation: IFC, New York
Region: A. Outside India
Biosketch: Mr. Narayanan is currently the Head of the Sustainability and Climate Business Unit in the Global Financial Markets department at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the private sector arm of the World Bank Group. Also part of the Climate Business Group in IFC, his team is mandated with the role of growing the financing of climate change mitigation and sustainability projects through financial market clients of IFC in areas such as Sustainable Energy, Sustainable value chains, Cleaner Production, and sustainable logistics. He has experience both within and prior to IFC in looking at the sustainability aspects in emerging financial markets covering both E&S risk management as well as opportunities. He has over 18 years experience in Environment health and Safety management associated with financial institutions, chemical and engineering industry. He has also worked on industrial loss prevention, alternative models for financing sustainable infrastructure, renewable energy, carbon finance and new technology areas. He has post graduate degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Safety Engineering, is a Fellow of the Institute of Risk Management, London, a LEAD Fellow and an Associate life member of the Indian Society of Applied Behavioral Science.

dineshk

Cohort: 2
Designation: Environment Expert
Organisation: Lohia Machines Limited, Lucknow
Region: Uttar Pradesh
Biosketch: Dinesh Kumar holds a B.E. in Mechanical Engineering and M.E in Applied Thermo-science from University of Roorkee, Roorkee (Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee). Presently he is working with a leading Indian two-wheeler company LML Ltd. as Deputy General Manager (R&D). He is responsible for designs, validations and optimisation of Engine Performance for low Fuel Consumption and Emissions. Prior to his present assignment Mr. Kumar has worked with Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun. Mr. Kumar have co-authored IIP publication 'Vehicle Emissions and Control Perspectives in India - A State of Art Report' on the emission emerging trends. He has authored no. Of national / international publications in the area of engine development, vehicular emission control, use of alternate fuels in engines etc.

PRONAB K SARKAR

Cohort: 1
Designation: Environmental Manager
Organisation: Jindal Vijayanagaram Limited
Region: Karnataka
Biosketch: Pronab Kumar SARKAR is DY Divisional Manager at Tata Iron and Steel Company Ltd. He has a special interest in industrial pollution control and monitoring of the pollution level. He enjoys meeting people and teaching, and he holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering and a master's degree in business management.

RAJESH AGGARWAL

Cohort: 1
Designation: Chief, Business and Trade Policy, International Trade Centre (ITC)
Organisation: International Trade Centre (ITC)
Region: A. Outside India
Biosketch: Rajesh AGGARWAL manages ITC's programme on strengthening the integration of the business sector into the global economy. The programme engages the public and private sectors in a dialogue on trade policy for enhancing export competitiveness; helps business associations articulate their interests to policymakers; and makes policymakers aware of the business implications of trade policy and attendant regulatory measures. Mr. Aggarwal previously spent 22 years in senior positions with the Government of India, serving as its negotiator in the Doha Round. He has published on such topics as the role of the private sector in aid for trade, and the dynamics of the WTO agriculture negotiations. He has a special interest in population growth and the environment and its antecedent problems. He obtained a gold medal in marketing in PGIM; his hobbies include playing cricket and table tennis. He holds a master's degree and a postgraduate diploma in management.

ASHISH RAI

Cohort: 16
Designation: Director
Organisation: Aarogyam, Varanasi
Region: Uttar Pradesh
Biosketch: Ashish Rai lives and works in Holy city Varanasi. His work area is predominantly in Health sector. His company Aarogyam is working in nine districts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh currently in association with William J Clinton Foundation for Diarrheal control and management. The program aims to reduce morbidity and mortality related to diarrheal disease among children under 5 years of age, through deployment of new and improved approaches to scale up Zinc and Oral Rehydration salts (ORS) for diarrhea treatment through both public and private sector channels in Uttar Pradesh. Ultimately this program aims to reduce the burden of diarrhea on child health and increase child survival in India, and contribute to improved child health outcomes and provide actionable information for diarrhea treatment. Aarogyam is also in process of initiating Telemedicine centers at block level in its working area and connecting it to a multispecialty hub in Varanasi thereby creating various verticals of livelihood in this health services model. Synergic Clinical Research Pvt. Ltd. is a clinical research company based at Varanasi. SCR works in close association with Pharmaceutical and Medical institutions in the area of New Drug Development and delivery.

AMOR NATH MONDAL

Cohort: 17
Designation: Deputy Superintendent Engineer (Environment)
Organisation: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Agartala
Region: Meghalaya
Biosketch: Mr. Amor Nath Mondal is working with Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) as Deputy Superintendent Engineer (Environment). He worked in corporate office, with major job of planning and coordinating with various installations and regulatory authorities, regarding environmental management. His job includes, updating the top management with new technology and procedures in the market for better pollution control. Apart from managerial job, technical job like performance evaluation of oilfield effluent treatment plants (ETP), Environment Impact Assessment Report preparation is also his responsibility. He is also part of ISO certification process, Bioremediation projects, corporate environmental reporting, work place safety etc. Recently he was transferred to Tripura Asset, Agartala and now working on the other side of the table i.e. implementation of corporate policy in the field. Mr. Mondal is Bachelor in Civil Engineering from GEC Jabalpur, M.P. and M-Tech in Environmental Engineering from VRCE, Nagpur. Just after M-Tech he joined India's premier institute National Environmental Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur as Project Fellow in Solid Waste Management Division. During his short tenure of one year he has prepared a research paper that was accepted in international journal ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT on 7 May 2004. Before joining ONGC in 2004, he had worked for Environmental Consultancy firm also. He worked in ONGC for 3 years and took an educational leave to complete his MS in Environmental Engineering from Texas A&M University with full scholarship. Being a thinker, he likes to initiate, design and establish the projects from scratch. Like that of a research paper in Solid waste management and also during his MS thesis, he was the team leader as well as working hand for setting up the simulated ground water condition in laboratory . This set up is still functioning and a team of PhD students are working under the able guidance of his mentor. An interesting fact is that his Bachelor, M-tech and MS thesis project were all on `Water'. His passion is `water'. He has more plans for water management and is striving to make it a reality.

LEENA VERENKAR

Cohort: 17
Designation: Associate General Manager-Community Relation
Organisation: Sesa Sterlite Limited, Goa
Region: Goa
Biosketch: Leena Verenkar works at Sesa Sterlite Limited as Assoicate General Manager- Community Relations at Panaji, Goa. She has a truly motivating life journey to be inspired by. She has a master's degree in Microbiology as well as Ecology and Environment. She is been Awarded the prestigious National Scholarship "Fulbright Indo American Environmental Leadership programme" in 2005. Leena has various environmental projects, certified courses, trainings to her credit. She is a Certified Internal Auditor for Integrated Management system by Bureau Verities, Mumbai and is one of the Core team members for the Sustainability development Reporting and Vedanta sustainability Governance framework (as per IFC guidelines) for Sesa Sterlite Iron Ore business She has total 19 yrs of industry experience, Leena was coordinating both environmental and Community development functions for last 12 yrsand since 2010 heading Community Relation function for Sesa Group. Her key role is in stakeholder management, coordinating Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction measures for the villages around the mining operations and also for socio-economic development of underprivileged families in mining impacted areas. Her passion is to work with underprivileged to improve educational performance and create alternative livelihood Options , and working with the Specially able children for creating vocational skills. Has key role in implementation of various activities under "Swachha Bharat Abhiyaan". Various Social projects implemented under her guidance include E Shikshaprogramme in Goa, setting up village computer centers in villages for youths, Livelihood projects both farm & non-farm based, Gram Nirmanin partnership with MFG,Alternative livelihood project in Karnataka, various and health Initiatives like establishment of Community Medical centers, Mobile health units, anemia detection & treatment campaigns, Project Drishti, Cancer awareness campaigns etc As environment leader she was involved in preparation and implementation of EIA for Goa & Karnataka Mining operation and As team member for ESIA preparation for Liberia Iron ore operations. Has implemented best in class Waste dump reclamation practices like Use of Geotextile, Improving the biodiversity iron ore waste dumps, development of Medicinal/ horticulture/floriculture on the waste dumps, establishment of Environmental laboratory (Approved by MOEF). Has also coordinated various research projects with Goa University, NEERI, ICAR etc for improving the reclamation practices and other sustainability issues.

RAJU SHARMA

Cohort: 17
Designation: Deputy General Manager
Organisation: Executive Director
Region: Delhi
Biosketch: Raju Sharma works as DGM MSS (Mawana Social Services) in the Social Services division of Usha International Ltd, New Delhi. He is responsible for all the social initiatives of the organization and Usha's subsidiary organization Mawana Sugars Ltd. His areas of responsibility are focused on two primary programs - livelihood generation opportunities for women empowerment and integrated community development programs. Currently his primary responsibility is the Silai School program, which now has a presence not only in every state of India but also Nepal and Bhutan and shortly Sri Lanka. This program skills more than 25,000 women every year. Raju is an alumnus of TISS, Mumbai. He completed his Masters in 1999 and since then has been working in the developmental sector in areas of primary education, women empowerment, livelihood generation, integrated community development, entrepreneurship development and numerous other aspects of social and economic development. He carries a rich experience of 15 years. During these 15 years he has worked with NGOs, INGOs, Government and Corporates from the grass-root to the strategy and planning level. He has also worked in established entities and platforms at the formative stage. He has led regional as well as national level programs with discernible results. Raju's strength lies in partnership management, development of sustainable models, project management, Corporate Social Responsibility and an understanding of how people operate. Mr. Sharma has presented papers on numerous CSR and development forums. He believes in creation of shared value by networking with professionals from varied fields and experiences and learning and contributing to the growth of all. Raju is an avid reader and loves to explore new places. His pride lies in having completed the Roopkund trek, at an altitude of 17,000 feet. He is a great yoga enthusiast and has an ear for music. He has started learning guitar and hopes to rock the world one day.

VIJAY VARDHAN VASIREDDY

Cohort: 17
Designation: Head, Natural Resource Management
Organisation: ITC, Kolkata
Region: West Bengal
Biosketch: Vijay Vardhan is heading the Natural Resource Management operations of ITC's CSR team, which is referred as Social Investments programme. The Social Investment Programmes are implemented in 14 states and ITC works with many reputed and grass-root level NGOs for implementation of the programmes. He is currently based at Kolkata at ITC's headquarter Vijay Vardhan has an experience of 15 years in development sector with career spread across grass-root level NGO work and CSR portfolio. He had earlier worked in an irrigation bore-well development programmein the state of Andhra Pradesh. He has expertise in the areas ofRural Development & Natural Resource Management, Stake-holder engagement and Project Management Vijay Vardhan is a Post Graduate in Agriculture from B.A. College of Agriculture, Anand, Gujarat Agricultural University with Specialisation in Horticulture. He had completed graduation from Dr. Panjabrao Deshmukh Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola Maharashtra