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Name: AJAY NARAYANAN
Cohort 9
Current Organization: IFC, New York
Current Designation: Head, Sustainabilty and climate Business
Region: Abroad
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

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.


Name: Deepshikha Deka
Cohort 1
Current Organization: Oil India Limited
Current Designation: General Manager (P.R) Corporate Office
Region: North
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

Deepshikha Deka is Chief Manager (P.R) 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.


Name: Dinesh Agrawal
Cohort 3
Current Organization: National Thermal Power Corp. Ltd
Current Designation: Ex-General Manager (BE)
Region: North
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

Dinesh Agrawal is Senior Advisor/Trainer (CSR/Sustainability/Resettlement) & Ex-General Manager (BE) , NTPC, New Delhi 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.


Name: Leena B Verenkar
Cohort-17
Current Organization: Vedanta Ltd, Goa
Current Designation: Associate General Manager- Community Relations
Region: West
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

Leena Verenkar works at Sesa Sterlite Limtied 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.


Name: Mr Amor Nath Mondal
Cohort-17
Current Organization: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Agartala
Current Designation: Dy. Superintedent Engineer
Region: East
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

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.


Name: Mr Avdhendra P Singh
Cohort 3
Current Organization: P O Petrochemicals
Current Designation: Management Consultant, CSR
Region: West
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

Mr. A.P.Singh is a practicing management consultant to various Indian corporate and a member on the Board of some of them.

He superannuated as Senior Vice-President (Human Resources) .

He obtained a first-class-first Master’s Degree in Physical Chemistry from University of Allahabad in 1971. He also completed post-graduate work in Business Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in 1975.

He has over thirty-seven years of managerial and leadership experiences in the fields of Corporate planning, Strategic management, Materials Management, Marketing Management and Human Resources Development.

‘Management of Change’ is his special area of interest especially in the context of mergers and acquisitions.

He had a unique opportunity of having continued to work in largest Public Sector Undertaking (IPCL)—for 27 years---- and also largest private sector company (Reliance)—for eight years--- in petrochemicals, oil and gas sector, after IPCL’s disinvestment by Government of India .

He has been actively associated with several leading institutions of management as a visiting faculty.

He was President of Baroda Management Association (2005-07) and BMA, under his leadership, was conferred ‘BEST NEW EMERGING ASSOCIATION AWARD’ by All India Management Association (AIMA).

Mr. Singh has widely travelled abroad on various business missions and for attending and making presentations in international conferences including on sustainable development.

He is deeply interested in learning management principles, as are contained in Indian scriptures.

He is a voracious reader, thinker, extempore speaker and writer rolled in one besides being a trainer and mentor.

He is a fellow of Leadership for Environment & Development (LEAD) USA.

He is Chairman, Regional Council of Central Board of Workers’ Education, Western region.

Presently he is providing management consultancy to business organizations, addressing issues in growth, management control, strategy, leadership, skill building, organizational climate and renewal interventions, talent search, training and development.

He is also associated with NGOs where he provides free services.


Name: Mr C N S Kumar
Cohort-10
Current Organization: Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, Chennai
Current Designation: DGM
Region: South
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

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&AA Basin 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.


Name: Mr Hemendra B Shinde
Cohort 8
Current Organization: (Environment) CGM Office
Current Designation: Area Nodal Officer
Region: West
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

Mr Hemendra Shine is working in Mining Industry in INDIA since 1989 & possess vast experience in the functions of Mining,Production,Safety, Environment, Pollution Control, ISO-14001, Legal Compliances, Govt.Laision, CSR, Training ,HW management, Land Reclamation, Plantation etc.


Offering 20 years of extensive experience in HSE Management. Competency in devising Environmental Engineering solutions / Pollution Control Measures for Mining Industry to comply with SPCB Consent conditions & EC conditions of MOEF.

Enforcement of statutory provisions related to Environment & Pollution Control through Planning,Budgeting & Execution of projects/documentation.

As LEAD Fellow is networked to more than 1400 professionals in NGO,Academics,Government, Media,Industry from India & 12 other countries of the world. Competency in devising significant solutions, organizing safety projects for maintaining sound OHS&E conditions as per HSE Management system and ISO 14001 standards. Responsible for planning, production, safety, environment and statutory duties under mines act and Environment Protection Act. Adept at developing Safety & Environmental Protection Plans, overseeing implementation as well as conducting field safety survey, site safety surveillance and field auditing for safety compliance. Deft in handling complete project management activities with a cross functional team ascertaining timely and successful completion of projects. A keen communicator with honed problem solving and analytical abilities.

He is holding B.Sc Engg(MINING), M.B.A & PG Diploma in Environment & Ecology qualifications.


Since Oct’ 1989 with Coal India Limited, Chandrapur as Area Nodal Officer (Environment) Western Coalfields Limited HQ at Nagpur


Name: Mr Jagdish R. Desai
Cohort-14
Current Organization: Vedanta Limited, Goa
Current Designation: Manager-Environment
Region: West
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

Mr. Jagdish R. Desai is presently working as Associate. Manager(Environment) with Sesa Goa Ltd. A leading iron ore miningcompanies having its operations in India ( Goa, Karnataka) and Liberia . He isa post graduate in Agriculture with specialisation in Soil Science. Hehas 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.
Apart from his work experience and academics Mr. Jagdish has participated in various activities during his educational period. He is a N.C.C. “C” certificate holder, He has also represented his university in National level university sports meet. 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.


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Name: Mr K Malmarugan
Cohort-10
Current Organization:
Current Designation:
Region: South
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

K Malmarugan has a bachelor's degree in computer science and engineering from Anna University, 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.


Name: Mr Krishna V Kulkarni
Cohort-14
Current Organization: Vedanta Limited, Goa
Current Designation: Manager-Environment &CSR
Region: North
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

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 Tiruchinapalli.
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.


Name: Mr Mahesh Mahajan
Cohort-15
Current Organization: Vedanta Limited, Goa
Current Designation: Safety Manager
Region: West
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

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.


Name: Mr Niraj Subrat
Cohort-15
Current Organization: Magma Fincorp Limited, New Delhi
Current Designation: National Sales Manager, Agribusiness
Region: North
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

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 behaviour. 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 Equipments,. Optimum resource utilization for revenue generation in weak markets. International exposure in addition to having Team leadership, communication and presentation skills are collateral strengths.


Name: Mr Rajat C Sarmah
Cohort 3
Current Organization: North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Limited [NEEPCO Ltd]
Current Designation: General Manager (E/M) corporate planning
Region: East
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

Mr. Sarmah is holding the post of General Manager (E) since 2007 and presently posted at SHILLONG as GM corporate planning, in North Eastern Electric Power Corporation, A Schedule A Public sector undertaking under Ministry of Power, Govt 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.


Name: Mr Raju Sharma
Cohort-17
Current Organization: Usha International Limited, New Delhi
Current Designation: Deputy General Manager – Mawana Social Services(Usha International Limited
Region: North
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

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.


Name: Mr Sankar Gangopadhyay
Cohort 1
Current Organization: Bhilai Steel Pant, Bhilai
Current Designation: Ex-DGM,, Environment Management Department
Region: North
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

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.
Ex-DGM-Environment ,Bhilai Steel Plant,SAIL Lead Auditor & consultant ISO -14001 EMS Expert, Indian EnvironmentalLaws Fellow , LEAD- International


Name: Mr Shrikant P Gathoo
Cohort 1
Current Organization: Bharat Petroleum corporation Limited, Mumbai
Current Designation: Director, Human Resource Management
Region: West
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

Shrikant Prakash Gathoo is Director, Human Resources at Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd., is a experienced Human Resources Director with a demonstrated history of working in the oil & energy industry. Skilled in Petroleum, Business Planning, Operations Management, Analytical Skills, and Energy. Strong human resources professional with a International Directors' Programme- Certified (IDP-C*) focused in Corporate Governance from INSEAD. 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.


Name: Mr. C K Soman
Cohort 2
Current Organization: Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited
Current Designation:
Region: South
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

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 Masters 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


Name: Mr. Pranab K Paul
Cohort 8
Current Organization: Steel Authority of India Limited
Current Designation: Senior Manager Environment Control IISCO Steel Plant
Region: East
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

Pranab Kumar Paul, B.E (Chemical Engineering) works as Manager in Environment Management Division of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL), India's largest steel producing company and one of the tenth largest steel producing company 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.


Name: Mr. Samir Audi
Cohort-13
Current Organization: V.M.Salgaocar & Brother Pvt Ltd, Panjim
Current Designation: Executive- Agri. & Env. Legal & Estate Dept.
Region: West
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

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.


Name: Mr. Vijay Vardhan Vasireddy
Cohort-17
Current Organization: ITC Limited, Kolkata
Current Designation: Head, Natural Resource Management
Region: East
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

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


Name: Ms Ranjana Ganguly
Cohort 9
Current Organization: Asia Pacific GE Healthcare, Bangaluru
Current Designation: Environment, Health and Safety Manager
Region: South
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

RANJANA Ganguly has over ten years of professional experience in environment management. She is a Chemical Engineer by training. She started her career in the Paints and Coating sector. In the environment field she initiated her work in Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), a national level environmental legal authority of government of India. This is where she was exposed to environmental issues of national significance and had the opportunity of working in well known projects of national significance such as National River Action Plan, development of Action Plan for Problem Areas of India, Status of Pollution Control of Seventeen Categories of Polluting Industries and so on.

After this, Ranjana worked with the Environment Management Division (EMD) of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). CII is an apex industry association of India representing 90% of all industrial sectors. It was in CII that she developed interest in one of her key areas of work - improvement of environmental performance of Industry.

Since the year 2000 she had been associated with Tetra Tech India Limited, an international environmental consulting firm. The organization specializes in a broad spectrum of activities in the environmental field with over USD billion in revenue, employing over 8000 employees in around 180 offices around the world.

Currently she is associated with Ecoworks Consulting Private Limited (www.ecoworksconsulting.com), an organisation comprising of a team of professionals with extensive experience in a wide range of issues under the broad banner of sustainable development.
She has worked at various levels including international and national policy initiatives; providing capacity building service to organisations and information dissemination through publications, seminars, workshops and so on.

She uses innovative concepts, methodologies and combination of tools for improving performance of enterprises and help them progress on the path of Corporate Responsibility (commonly known as CSR). Some of the concepts used include design of management systems including environment and occupational health and safety, benchmarking and performance rating, green supply chain management, life cycle based approaches such as life cycle engineering (LCE), GHG accounting, environmental reporting, environmental performance evaluation, cleaner production & cleaner technology.

As one of the main areas of work she has guided over 100 organisations for design and implementation of Environmental Management Systems (EMS). During this activity she has interacted very closely with various levels of industry and based on this experience believes that with the right direction and commitment organisations can certainly bring about remarkable improvements in performance using simple systematic approaches to work.

She is a trained environmental and occupational health and safety management system auditor. She has done over 250 days of auditing and more than 400 days of training on various topics such as management systems, performance evaluation, environmental legislation, EHS auditing, responding to the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) such as UNFCCC, Montreal Protocol and Basel Convention and so on.


Name: RAJEEV MADHVA JORAPUR
Cohort 2
Current Organization: Bajaj Auto Limtied, Pune
Current Designation: Vice President
Region: West
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

Rajeev MadhvaJorapur working with Bajaj Auto Limited as Vice President. 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).


Name: V.Vaidyanathan Kishore
Cohort 2
Current Organization: ESSAR Group
Current Designation: Group Head – Environment
Region: West
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

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.


Name: VINESH KUMAR JAIRATH
Cohort 2
Current Organization: Tata Motors, Mumbai
Current Designation: Independent Director
Region: West
Sector: Industry

Bio Sketch

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.