IAS, Special Commissioner Health,Govt of Andhra Pradesh
Shri Naveen Kumar, IAS is serving as Special Secretary - Health, Medical & Family Welfare Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh, overseeing complete digitization of all operations in government health facilities. Additionally, clinical documentation and health information portability for 5.46 Cr citizens of AP is under implementation. He has vast experience in managing complex IT projects and unites an array of stakeholders. – from local leaders to state and national government representatives and NGOs – to deliver on innovative new programs. As the founding Managing Director of Uttar Pradesh Medical Supplies Corporation (India’s largest pharmaceutical and medical equipment and procurement & supply company serving 4,000+ health facilities), he set up the organizational, operational, and human resources within four months, implementing a $240 million procurement budget. He also served as Special Secretary in the IT and Electronics Department, implementing citizen-centric services. Shri Naveen Kumar has received multiple awards in recognition of contributions to public service, including the prestigious SKOCH award in 2016.
Ashwini Saxena, CEO JSW Foundation also serves as a Director of JSW Shakti, a Section 8 company focusing on women"s livelihoods. Prior to JSW, he led the CSR programs of Essar Group in Africa and India. During his tenure in Africa, he contributed to an Executive Committee.
Member of Zimbabwe India Chamber of Commerce (ZICC) & Advisor to Regional Centre of Social Responsibility and other institutions. Mr. Saxena served at IFC (World Bank) where he led some strategic CSR advisory programs, besides working on the introduction of IFC’s CSR/ Sustainability Tools & WBI programs in South Asia. During his stint with UNIDO, he was behind India’s first few Geographical Indication (GI) registries (Community Owned IPRs) for artisan products and he also served as a key expert for UNCTAD for awareness on these issues.
His 30 years" career spans MSME development across a range of sectors, PPPs, skill development, etc. across India and Africa. He also contributed to pro-poor industrial development policies of 3 states and has nurtured a number of community-led institutions across the country. He has served on advisory boards for grant making, and policy reform and is a recipient of “The Global CSR Leader Award”. He holds master"s degrees in Geology and Business Management and CSR Leadership from the University of Geneva.
Ms. Rajashree Natarajan is an IT industry veteran and a social impact leader with nearly 30 years of global experience.
She is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Cognizant Foundation and plays a key role in evolving an overarching charter for the Foundation, defining CSR strategy & goals, and managing operations, communication, and relationship with a broad set of diverse stakeholders.
In her two dozen years of service in the IT Industry, she has played diverse leadership roles in driving strategic and transformational initiatives. As global head of Process and Platforms in Cognizant, she was responsible for developing cutting-edge technology solutions and incubating new product ventures that support global delivery.
She is a passionate learner, trainer & speaker in industry forums. She mentors several startups and has facilitated many interactive workshops for designing lean processes and creative technology solutions for complex business and social needs. She is passionate about spending time with non-profit organizations and social enterprises, and actively contributing to the field of education. She is the managing trustee of a charitable trust and co-founder of a bilingual reading and learning program that caters to underprivileged children.
Ms. Natarajan obtained her Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. She is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a certified Executive Coach.
Over 25 years of corporate experience blended with the in-depth experience with Grass Root Social Organisations. Held Senior Management roles in companies like Kyocera Wireless, Globaledge Software, and idol group. His passion for Community Development triggered as a youth, he was known for his developmental work and Social involvement
right from his College Days, where he actively contributed his time and leadership in various Youth and Social Development Organizations, and his work was spread across the Nation including the North East. Prior to taking over as the CEO, of ONGC Foundation, Kiran was the National President of Youth For Seva. He was a founder member of the Centre for Leadership and Management in Public Service (C-LAMPS), where he held responsible positions for large-scale Developmental projects in Education and Health. He was in the Project Management Teams of Karnataka Knowledge Commission, Member-Karnataka Skills Commission, and Executive Council Member of Visvesvaraya Technological University He is invited as an Advisor and Mentor for various Civil Societies
Sanjeev Rohilla joined NABARD in 1992 after doing his post-graduation in Economics from Punjab University, Chandigarh. He has handled key assignments in multiple departments over the last two decades in Jammu and Kashmir, Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Meghalaya. He has been part of multiple teams within NABARD covering fundraising, HR, credit operations, financial inclusion technology, credit planning, and corporate communications.
He was a key member of the team which launched the first-ever Aadhar-enabled Kisan Credit Cards to Cooperative Banks and RRBs. Microfinance, credit planning, designing of innovative convergence models, and organizational communication continue to be his areas of deep interest.
Deputy Director - Corporate Social Responsibility, Sanofi
A doctor with 25 years of diversified experience in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industry. After 7 years of clinical practice and teaching, Dr. Kavita started her career in Sanofi in the Patient Support Program. Launched the first of its kind program in the pharma industry. Currently, she is heading the CSR function at Sanofi India Limited. Established PPPs to scale the CSR programs. Managing large projects with a constant focus on measuring impacts. She is teaching CSR at NMIMS (management school), MUMBAI. In the past profiles, she has worked in the Product Management Team and managed brands for Osteoporosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, and in Nephrology. Dr. Kavita holds strong experience and expertise in leading large projects and has the ability to adapt while working in cross-functional teams. She has designed and executed programs for rural and metro markets.
Global Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leader, Genpact
Lavanya is the Global Corporate social responsibility and Diversity, equity, and inclusion leader at Genpact. She is leading programs that harness the energy and talent of Genpact employees for the economic, social, and environmental betterment of the communities we live and work in. As the diversity, equity, and inclusion leader, she is involved in steering initiatives to create a gender balanced and inclusive organization with 50% representation of women across all levels. She has more than 18 years of experience across talent management domain - Hiring, HR, and Learning and development.
Head - Corporate Social Responsibility, Global Logic - A Hitachi Group Company
Monika has been working across non-profit organizations and corporations of National and Global repute for over 14 yrs. She is passionate about making a difference and impact in the communities we live in. Her journey in the sector was marked much before she initiated her professional journey by pursuing a Masters"s degree in Social Work at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai. She has worked across various issues pertaining to institutional care of children in need, maternal & child health, child protection, education, adolescent health and environmental conservation. Monika has curated and implemented CSR initiatives across several states. She is a strong believer in community participation and partnerships aiming toward larger social good.
Currently, Monika Heads the Corporate Social Responsibility wing for GlobalLogic India impacting the lives of children & adolescents through quality education programs across several states in India.
Head, Philanthropy, Asia Pacific, Lenovo Foundation
Pratima Harite heads the Asia Pacific CSR & Philanthropy, at Lenovo Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Lenovo. She is responsible for building strong charitable partnerships across Asia Pacific’s diverse markets, increasing employee engagement in alignment with the new global volunteer benefit, and evaluating the impact of Lenovo’s strategic charitable investments in the Asia Pacific underscoring Lenovo’s global philanthropy and the Foundation’s mission of smarter technology for all. She brings a gamut of experience to Lenovo. Having worked for two major Indian conglomerates (Reliance Anil Ambani Group and Wadia Group), she led the CSR wing with various lines of businesses ranging from financial, power, and FMCG to name a few. Prior to that Pratima worked for over 15 years at a senior level in varied global financial institutions one of which was Standard Chartered India where she was responsible for building the CSR function from the ground up leading to several of her initiatives being integrated at a corporate level. She is a subject matter expert in the areas of women empowerment, education, financial literacy, vocational training, and healthcare. During her spare time, she works pro bono with non-profit organizations supporting them in developing communication strategies and fundraising.
South Asia Head - Community Investments and Sustainability Programs, Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
Kanika Pal is an award-winning CSR and sustainability professional with over 16 years of experience, presently heading community investments and sustainability programs for Unilever South Asia. Holding a master"s degree in CSR from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand, she is currently pursuing advanced management in public policy at the Indian School of Business. A TEDx speaker, she quit the corporate sector from 2015–17 and founded Solutions for Clean and Healthy Environment or SoCHE Foundation, to influence behavior change for a cleaner planet. Through her work, she has been exploring the inter-connectedness between conserving the environment, enhancing livelihoods, and improving the health of communities. Awarded ‘Asia’s Top Sustainability Superwomen 2020’, she is also the recipient of ‘Most Influential Sustainability Leader’ and ‘Wommenovator’ citations in 2018, among others. She is a LEAD Fellow, an alumnus of the South Asia Leaders program by Common Purpose, UK, a part of EY Women Business Leaders Network, and AL Gore"s Climate Reality Leadership Corp. She is also a member of USAID"s SAWIE - South Asia Women in Energy and an advisory committee member of Global Institute of Sustainable Development.
Program Manager, Corporate Citizenship and Corporate Affairs Group, IBM
Joyeeta Das, Lead education and skilling initiatives at CSR, IBM India Pvt Ltd, is corporate citizenship professional with a unique experience of over 20 years of working with government and Non-governmental organizations, multilateral funding agencies, and corporates. Her focus has been on primarily improving the quality of education in both K-12 and Higher Education leading large-scale public-private partnerships. She is deeply passionate about improving individual lives and whole communities of practice through education and nurturing talent through focused and innovative collaborations with experts in nonprofits, school and university systems, and industry partners. Being entrepreneurial in her outlook, she is a problem solver, with an emphasis on producing significant results and measurable impact. In her current role at IBM, she leads education and skilling initiatives driving digital citizenship and integration with multiple education stakeholders, to improve 21st-century learning and professional development skills to build a talented workforce pipeline in India and across the world.
Sagarika is a CSR and social development professional with nearly 20 years of experience. She has worked with leading development sector organizations, government, academia, and the corporate sector. She has contributed to a range of thematic areas spanning CSR & Sustainability, Vocational Skills, Information & Communication Technologies for Development, and Special Needs Education. She is currently leading CSR for Godrej Consumer Products Ltd. in Mumbai. Her role includes the design and implementation of CSR programs to drive positive social, economic, and environmental impact, ensure CSR governance to adhere to internal and external compliance, and lead communications for CSR and sustainability for the Godrej Industries Group. Sagarika has a double Masters from the London School of Economics and is a trained Special Needs Educator.
General Manager and Lead CSR and ESG, Samsung Electronics
Experienced Business Transformation, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Sustainability leader with two decades across a wide spectrum of industries ranging from banking consulting, and telecom to energy, having held global, regional, and country leadership roles. Change management leader, strategic thinker, strong communicator, recognized for bringing business acumen, collaborative mindset, and impact focus to CSR programs and sustainability challenges. Extensive experience in leading large cross-cultural teams to deliver high-impact programs - which have been felicitated by global awards as well as witnessed keen interest and partnership from government and other like-minded corporates. Passionate about continuously learning, evolving, and driving change to build a more sustainable world! Outside of work Ekta mentors and is on the advisory board of multiple organizations to help create an eco-system for the underserved- that provides equal opportunities to all children and supports women to realize their full potential.
Anurag brings with him more than 24+ years of diversified experience in CSR, community development, project management/implementation, grant management, capacity planning, and resource management. At present, the anchors CSR at Capgemini India. Over the past two decades, he has worked with grassroots agencies, donor agencies, UN agencies, and Corporates.
His core competency lies in long-term strategic planning & vision building among diverse stakeholder groups. He specializes in leading organizations towards change and transition management in the social development space. Author of various articles on development issues and challenges, Anurag is also the recipient of various awards and recognitions. He speaks frequently at various academic institutes, seminars, and workshops on social development issues and strategies to address them.
Country Manager, Oracle Academy & Philanthropy - Souh Asia, Oracle
Anuradha has more than 18 years of work experience across CSR, Business Development, Sales & Operations in industries ranging from IT, Education, and Insurance.
She has successfully led several large-scale CSR projects in India and South Asia in the Higher education segment. She has expertise in creating and improvising business models in the CSR domain that are replicable, scalable & sustainable with a metric-driven approach. She has a proven track record in conceptualizing innovative idea and transforming them into real-life programs like Student IT Ambassadors, Women Rock IT, etc. In her past, she has worked with organizations like NIIT, Max Life Insurance, Cisco, etc. Anuradha is currently leading Oracle Academy initiatives for South Asia Region. Oracle Academy provides free teaching resources including curriculum, classroom learning resources, software, cloud technology, practice environments, and much more. The always-free Oracle Cloud Free Tier from Oracle Academy gives educators access to Oracle ADB, Compute VM, and developer tools. Institutional members have free access to Oracle Academy Member Hub which offers a state of art Learning Management System, curriculum, tools, and key resources.
Dr. Anupama Shetty has over 20 years of experience in varied roles and currently leads CSR initiatives for Biocon Foundation. As a Ph.D. student from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), her work revolved around the strategic change in healthcare organizations, accreditation, and safety culture. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Medicine and Surgery from Mysore University and a master"s in Hospital Administration from TISS. The experience she has as a physician, administrator, and researcher has helped shape her perspective on CSR, combining a systems-based approach with a focus on the scalability and sustainability of interventions.
Head - Corporate Communication & CSR, DCM Shriram Ltd.
Aman Pannu is Head of Communications and CSR at DCM Shriram Ltd. She comes with 21 years of experience working across various sectors: Retail, Agriculture, and Chemicals & Liquor. She started her career in Public Relations with TBWA Anthem in 1999 handling clients across sectors, followed by a move to the Corporate Communications role at Ebony Retail Holding Ltd. She also looked after the marketing communications at Radico Khaitan Ltd. She has been with DCM Shriram Ltd. for the past 11 years in the role of Head - of Corporate Communications & also handles the CSR functions. The company set up Archives, in which Aman played a pivotal role in building the company"s Archives and Heritage Gallery in Kota, Rajasthan to preserve the 136 years of history of the DCM group. She is a mass communication postgraduate from Symbiosis Institute of Mass Communication, Pune, and has undertaken a Leadership program at IIM, Bangalore. A strong believer in the concept of storytelling, she uses it across her various roles in Communications, CSR & Archives.
Samir Sharma is a Corporate Social Responsibility & Sustainability professional with over two decades of experience with small to large NGOs and National and Multi-National Companies. Driven by integrity and strong ethical principles. A confident leader, with strategic functional output impacting triple-bottom-line growth and profitability. Clearly communicates and reframes complex issues. Effective in orchestrating change using systems thinking. Strong team player and leader; inspires and challenges others to achieve their potential. Samir possesses a verifiable track record of setting up, scaling up, and heading CSR functions and delivering on organizational/institutional social and sustainability goals and objectives. His efforts have been focused on bridging the gap between business interests, impact, and sustainable social development work. Demonstrated operational and management skills across strategy planning, program implementation, partner management, leveraging, process improvements, managing teams of varying sizes, effective reporting, and more. A team player and strongly believes in building teams for delivering both qualitative and quantitative outputs. Also, he is deft at developing SOPs, developing a framework for monitoring, analyzing status & pitching proposals. Samir loves being in touch with the communities, and stakeholders and believes in strong and clear internal and external communication and relationship management
Tushara Shankar has a master’s in social work from TISS, Mumbai with a specialization in Urban and Rural Community Development. She has 17 years of diverse experience with corporate entities, international non-profit, and consulting organizations. She has played a crucial role in a Government- Corporate- Non-profit collaborative Health initiative, which marked the commencement of NRHM in Jharkhand. She has been a resource person for CINI’s 6-month program on NGO Management and Reproductive Health and a faculty for IGNOU’s rural development graduate program.
She has to her credit a women’s empowerment program in the Kashmir valley. She has been associated with many bilateral, multilateral, UN, and government programs in a monitoring and evaluation role. She has been instrumental in formulating CSR policy, and strategy and leading implementation in the corporates she has been associated with. Her experience of working with multiple partners across varied geographies has culminated in the implementation of major Water Conservation projects and safe drinking water projects across different states in the country. She is currently the CSR Head of Lupin Limited.
Parthasarathi likes to describe himself as a CSR professional with a passion for development and human excellence. A postgraduate in social work from Delhi University and a diploma holder in CSR from the University of Geneva he has rich experience of 16 years in both developmental and corporate sectors. In his professional career in the CSR sector, he has worked with GMR Foundation, Cairn India, and AkzoNobel India, where he is currently heading CSR. He has worked significantly in many innovative projects around the area of drinking water, skill training, education, and AI-based telemedicine projects which have made a significant impact in empowering the underprivileged communities. . A firm believer in boons of sharing the knowledge he has contributed to various articles published in leading global CSR magazines like Ethical Corp and is also a guest speaker in the area of CSR at IIT Delhi, IMI, St.Xaviers, and Delhi University.
A seasoned CSR professional with close to two decades of experience with hands-on impactful social engagements with corporates, non-profits, and governments in striving to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Nirbhay has developed effective strategies and built systems for driving CSR initiatives. He has immense experience in grassroots administration of large-scale projects in education, entrepreneurship, and carbon offset. He has also authored a book, "Corporate Social Responsibility in India: A Practitioner"s Perspective", that contributed to reaching compendiums and speakers at national forums.
A believer in lifelong learning, Nirbhay has earned many accolades from renowned institutions like Cornell University, the University of Pennsylvania, KPMG, and IIM Bangalore. He has received various accomplishments in his professional work sphere. He received the "Trend Setter Award 2020" by the United Way of Hyderabad, and the "Award of Excellence" by the ASSOCHAM. He is also the designated "Subject Matter Expert" at the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, and Government of India. He is currently the Director - of CSR, Asia Pacific SBU with CGI.