Steering Committee


Ravi Sreedharan
Head of Education Leadership & Management and Communication & Engagement at Azim Premji Foundation.
B-Tech from IT-BHUMBA from IIM AhmedabadAzim Premji Foundation’s primary focus is to drive systemic change in the Public Education System with an aspiration for a Just, Equitable, Humane and Sustainable society.A large part of his career has been with HSBC working in different parts of the world including being the CEO of Bank Ekonomi in Indonesia when it was acquired by HSBC.

Venkataramana Annavarapu
B.Tech from IIT Kharagpur, PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad. Worked for over 30 years in the Software Industry in India, SIngapore and the US including over 17 years at Cognizant Technology Solutions. Currently an active trader/investor in the Stock Market
                 Sharad Agarwal

Sharad Agarwal
Heading the Brick and Mortar initiative for Educomp Schools. managing about 50 schools in India.B Tech: IIT Kanpur PGDBM from IIM AhmedabadEducomp is one of the largest private education players in the country and the focus is on delivering quality in education across the country.Has worked in the automotive industry in IndiaManufacturing precision diesel engine components and supplying to International and National OEM’s.




Arvind Mahajan
Managing Partner of Samiksha Advisors LLP, a strategy advisory firm.
B.Com (Hons.) from Shriram College of Commerce, Delhi University and PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad, with over 35 years experience in management consulting & industry. Formerly Senior Director on KPMG India Board and part of KPMG’s global business consulting & infrastructure sector leadership teams. In the past partner/director of IBM Business Consulting, PwC Consulting & AF Ferguson & Co.

Mythily Ramesh
BE Computer Science from College of Engineering, Guindy and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.
With a 20 year successful stint in Wipro Mythily’s career spans product management, marketing, Business Head and Quality. With a passion for entrepreneurship,Mythily is a certified CPM and CPIM specialist.  In 2007 she was adjudged one of the 25 most Powerful women in India by India Today and Dataquest. She has been profiled many times in Business Today and Business World as a successful woman IT professional.
In 2010 she  started a social entrepreneurship firm NextWealth focusing on IT/BPO services from small towns in a unique distributed delivery model. . She is currently the Co-Founder and CEO of NextWealth..  She serves on the board of WEP solutions Ltd,  Wep Digital and  WandX  a start up in block chain as an independent Director and is also an independent  member of the  SHC  for IIITB.
Satish Kumar
Former Managing Director, Henkel India Ltd. An IIMA Graduate and Columbia University Alumni. He has been in the Board of Amruthanjan Healthcare Ltd, Lakshmi Vilas Bank Ltd. Been a Mentor and Adviser to many Corporates like XS Real group, Elgi Group, Hemas ( Sri Lanka), Resil, Cholayil, Sheenlac etc. Currently in the Board of two startups- one in the Green product space, Proklean Technologies and Syona Cosmetics .Also member of The Chennai Angels (TCA) and Fellow, Chennai International Centre ( CIC).
                   Nirmala Tandon
Nirmala Tandon
Passionately engaged in bringing excellent primary education to the doorstep of the rural girl child and seeing her flourish with dignity and pride for over 14 years.M.A., B.Ed. from Allahabad University. Senior faculty at Delhi Public School for 18 years, Head of the History Department and Coordinator for teacher training workshops and social initiatives.An alumna of Harvard Business School:  Course on Strategic Perspectives in Non Profit Management –The Social EnterpriseInitiative .
Urvashi Nair
Trained in Hotel Administration from Cyprus, Urvashi has previously worked as Manager Sales & Marketing at East India Hotels (Oberoi Group) and The Indian Hotels Company (Taj Group). In addition she has acquired relevant experience in the field of education while working as a consultant with Pallavan – a well established pre-school in Gurgaon. Urvashi has an undergraduate degree in English Literature from the U.K. and a Diploma in French from Sorbonne University, Paris.Having chosen to give her time and full commitment to IIMPACT in a purely voluntary capacity, Urvashi has been with the organisation since 2007. Her special area of focus is resource mobilisation and communication, looking to create new opportunities with donors through media and public relations efforts.

Permanent Invitee to the Board

Anil Tandon
Managing Director, Tex Corp Ltd
President Zipper Association of India B. Tech (Electrical), IIT Kanpur & PGDM, IIM Ahmedabad.10 years in Marketing and Sales of Auto components. Started own Company in 1987 to manufacture zippers. Tex Corp today is India’s second largest manufacturer of zippers and its leading exporter. Founding President of IIMPACT.


Amal Jajodia

Former Chief of International Operations,
Pidilite Industries B Tech. (Mechanical), IIT Mumbai & PGDM,IIM Ahmedabad.Preview Changes Experience includes Blue Star, Blowplast, Ciba Geigy and Kodak, both in India and abroad. Was based in London for 6 years. Currently with Pidilite Industries. His multinational, muticultural and multifunctional experience spans over 32 years.

Biswajit Sen
Retired as Rural Development Specialist, World Bank, DelhiB.A.(Econ), Delhi University & PGDM, IIM Ahmedabad.Experience of over 25 years in the development field. Initiated and mentored several national level NGOs including PRADAN and GDS. Advisor to UNICEF in African and Central Asian countries, to the Government of Switzerland Aid in India and the McArthur Foundation.
                Abhaya Borwankar
Abhaya Borwankar
B.Com (Hons) from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi Univ., and PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad;Served in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) from 1981-91 in the Maharashtra Cadre; Entrepreneur since 1991, co-founded Algorhythm Tech P. Ltd, a Cloud Computing Products Company working in the areas of SMAC and DevOps, based at Pune, India. Currently Director & CEO of Algorhythm Tech P. Ltd., Pune
                   Krishan Dhawan
Krishan Dhawan
Former CEO of the Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF)
B.A.(Economics) St. Stephen’s College, Delhi & PGDM, IIM Ahmedabad.Worked at Bank of America for over 20 years in India, Asia and the United States. Managing Director, Oracle India from 2005 to 2010.President, IIMPACT 2010-2012.
Co-Founder, Dawn Consulting and Co-Founder & Director, Rural Shores Business Services Pvt. Ltd.
Commerce Graduate from Vivekananda College, Madras University and PGDM from IIM Ahmedabad.Over 20 years experience in Finance, Planning & Marketing in the Corporate Sector in Wimco, SRF and Wipro Finance, followed by over 10 years Consulting to Companies as strategic Financial Advisor including M &A, Private Equity transactions. Visiting Faculty in leading Business Management Schools, has interests in Renewable Energy and Rural BPOs.
Manish Gupta
Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Solidarity Advisors, an investment advisory firm.He previously served as Managing Director of Private Equity at RARE Enterprises and has also worked at Honeywell and at The Boston Consulting Group.  He is on the Board of Inventurus Knowledge Solutions, Pegasus Assets Reconstruction, Fullife Healthcare PvT Ltd, Geo Fin Comtrade and 3D Packaging.  He also serves on the Boards of the NGOs Agastya and Arpan.Manish is a Chemical Engineer from BITS Pilani and PGDM IIM A 1995 – 1997
Piroja Mehta
Piroja Mehta
Director,Pyramis Finance Pvt Ltd(a Corporate Finance & Management Accounting Advisory)
B.A.(Economics),St Xavier’s College,Mumbai
P.G.D.M., IIM Ahmedabad
Worked for a leading firm of Cost and Management Accountants, 1978-82
DSP Merrill Lynch – Manager-in-charge, Bangalore Office, 1989-94
Involved in assisting NGOs in the field of Education and Child Rehabilitation

Shivani Mehta

PGDM, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad,
Former Operations Director of Kherwadi Social Welfare Association currently looks after Industry Partnerships, Resource Mobilisation and Organisation Development & Trtaining.

Previously CEO of an Ink Printing company,after which she moved to teaching as part-time faculty in various business schools in Mumbai.

She thereafter joined ICICI Prudential Life in the HR function, from where she moved into the area of Corporate Social Responsibility, overseeing their CSR initiatives.

Sham Wagh
Director, Nyaasa KPO Private Limited M.Com, PGDM – IIM Ahmedabad, ACMA Specializes in strategic management consulting. Experience extends for more than 33 years. Has been actively involved in project financing/structuring activities for large manufacturing concerns such as Kirloskar Bros. Ltd, United Ink Limited and Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited.Actively involved in the academic domain in the following capacities:
1) Visiting faculty for management courses
2) Faculty Member, INDSEARCH Pune
Nandita Vohra
Worked as a senior consultant with Asian Development Bank, The World Bank, Water and Sanitation Program – South Asia and Larsen & Toubro Infrastructure Finance Limited. With over 20 years of experience in Policy, Financial Advisory and Investment Banking in the Indian infrastructure space, Nandita has also worked in Kotak Bank and Feedback Ventures. Driven by entrepreneurship, she worked on a start up in the digital e-commerce space that aggregated home entrepreneurs. A post-graduate from FMS, Delhi Nandita enjoys swimming, travel and yoga.