Prof. Anil K Gupta conceived the first two session of National Conference on Social Innovation. He is now a Visiting Faculty at IIM-Ahmedabad and a Distinguished Visiting Faculty at IIT-Bombay. Prior to that he was professor at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is also the founder of Honey Bee Network. Besides, He is the Vice-chairman of National Innovation Foundation and a fellow of the world academy of Art and Science. He was awarded Padma Shri in the year 2004.
R Venkataramanan (Venkat) is the Managing Trustee of the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and is responsible for management and oversight of all the Tata Trusts.
He has over 20 years business and operations experience in the areas of finance, business support and strategy. Prior to his association with Mr Tata, Venkat was Head of Business Support at the Qatar Foundation, a non-profit
based in Doha.
Ms. Meher Pudumjee is the Chairperson of Thermax Ltd. since October 2004. Ms.Pudumjee represented India at the Asian Business Women’s Conference in Osaka in 2006. The World Economic Forum in 2008 selected her as a Young Global Leader for her professional accomplishment, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. She was selected CEO of the Year, 2009 by Business Standard.
Ms. Pudumjee served as the Chairperson of Pune Zonal Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
Luis Miranda is the Managing Trustee of the Collective Good Foundation. He is the Chairman Centre for Civil Society and CORO.
He has been involved in setting up two successful companies – HDFC Bank and IDFC Private Equity. He was earlier a partner at ChrysCapital and has worked at HSBC, Citibank, KPMG and Price Waterhouse. He is a member of the Global Advisory Board of Chicago Booth. Luis advises and supports many not-for-profit organisations in India, using his networks to help these organisations.
Satish Pradhan is currently an Independent Director at NPCI. He retired as Advisor, Tata Sons Limited in 2015. He was the Chief of Group Human Resources at Tata Sons from April 2001 to May 2013. Prior to joining the Tata Group in 2001, he was with ICI Plc in London at their Head Office leading the Organisation Design & Development function.
He has also been on the Governing Council of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) from 2002, and is Adjunct Faculty.
Dr V Premnath is currently the Head, NCL Innovations and is the founder director of Venture Center - a technology business incubator on NCL campus. Dr Premnath is also a Scientist in the Complex Fluids and Polymer Engineering Group at NCL. He holds a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.
Mr. Prashant Girbane is Hon. Director and Trustee of Pune International Centre. He has 15+ years of experience. He has worked with multilateral agencies like United Nations Organisations, advised Commonwealth Secretariat. He has also worked with TATA Consultancy Services based out of London, UK with global responsibility. He is an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. He is also the Member Secretary of this advisory panel.