Dr. R.A. Mashelkar – President, Global Research Alliance

Former Director General – CSIR.
Former Chief Scientific Advisor to Prime Minister of India.

He serves on the boards of several multinational companies such as Tata Motors, Hindustan Unilever, Reliance Industries, Thermax, KPIT Cummins etc


Ravi Pandit –

Ravi Pandit is the Co-founder, Chairman and Group CEO of KPIT Technologies Ltd. His vision as the founder of KPIT has steered the Company toward achieving leadership position as product engineering and IT consulting solutions and services provider, to three industries namely automotive & transportation, manufacturing and energy & utilities. He is Chartered Accountant and has a MBA from MIT, Cambridge, USA and an honorary D.Litt from Tilak Maharashtra University, Pune. Mr Pandit has deep interest in social issues and is a founder trustee of Janwani, a NGO which is focused on improvements in urban India, and he is a founder trustee of the Pune International Centre, a National level think thank working on policy issues. He is a member of the board of management of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan (a charitable public trust) and is a director of the Aga Khan Rural Support Program (India). He also serves on the board of Finolex Cables Ltd.


Mr. Pradeep Lokhande

CEO and Founder of Rural Relations

Mr Lokhande is one of India’s most respected rural market experts. He has over 20 yeras of experience in rural marketing.



Vishnu Swaminathan

India Director- Ashoka Foundation – Innovators for the Public

Vishnu is a hybrid social entrepreneur, has expertise in bringing together business models between for-profits and not-for-profits by truly leveraging skillsets and creating models around sustainability and self-replication leading to sector/industry transformation. Demonstrated this using the affordable housing program called Housing for All in India. He is holder of two process patents in the field of Financial Processing and animation technology. Has startup experience, raised VC funding and Angel investment, Project Management, International Marketing and Technology Management. He has a MBA from University of Southern Queensland and a BBM from Bharathiar University.

Vishnu Swaminathan