Social Entrepreneur/ CEO and Co-Founder
Ashish Gawade is the Social Entrepreneur/ CEO and Co-Founder of Bottom of the Pyramid Innovations, a triple bottom line venture, which tries to serve the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ using clean technology. This venture is inspired by his dear Professor, C K Prahalad. Ashish’s technical and business innovations have been featured in speeches of eminent personalities in international clean energy and development conferences globally.
He is passionate about developing “triple bottom line” businesses that positively impact environment and people at the “bottom of the pyramid”. He is also a Sadhak ofManashakti Center for Peace of Mind, Lonavala.
He was one of the first strategists worldwide to predict several technology + consumer trends in the Global Hybrid Electric Vehicles market. He was part of the Ford team that delivered North America’s hottest products like the Ford Fusion All-wheel-Drive and F-150. He has successfully lead several large transnational, cross cultural teams composing of members from North America, Europe, Japan, China, and India. Ashish is also an accomplished speaker on Business Strategy and Social Innovation.
He brings wealth of experience spread across Strategy, Planning, Product Development, Vehicle Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality and Process Management.
CEO and Co-Founder at Bottom of Pyramid Energy and Environmental Innovations, India
General Manager-Marketing at Cummins India Ltd, India
Strategic Planner – Hybrid Electric/ Fuel Cell Vehicles-Ford Motor Company, USA
Product Development Engineer at Ford Motor Company, USA
Quality and Process Management Engineer at Tata Motors, India
- University of Michigan – Ross School of Business, MBA, Strategy/ Marketing
- Wayne State University, MS, Mechanical Engineering
- University of Pune, BE, Mechanical Engineering
Chief Operating Officer
Aniruddha Atre oversees product design, development, sourcing and finance activities at BoPEEI PVT LTD. He is the co-founder of the company along with Ashish.
He brings 15 years of total industry experience most of which is from the automotive industry in United States. His expertise spans product development, sourcing, product planning /program management and launch in high volume manufacturing plants in North America at Ford Motor Company. He also spent 2 years working in B2B engineering software solutions sales/marketing and technical support in India before moving to United States. He is passionate about social entrepreneurship.
Aniruddha holds Bachelors and Masters Degree in Mechanical engineering and MBA from Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. During his MBA he was a student of C.K.Prahalad who was his inspiration in co-founding BoPEEI.