Steering Committee

President President
Mr Bhaskar Bhat
Bhaskar Bhat began his career in 1978 as a Management Trainee at Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company. After spending five years with Godrej, he joined Tata Watch Project. After that, he was associated with Titan Company Limited. He retired on 30 th September 2019, after serving as Managing Director of the Company from April 2002 to September 2019.
Titan Company Limited, under Bhaskar’s leadership, enlarged its portfolio and extended its market to Eyewear, Accessories, Fragrances and Sarees. The market cap of Titan Company grew to 13 Billion USD in 2019 and is now the second largest in the Tata Group.
Bhaskar is the Chairperson of the Board of Governors of the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirappali. He is a Board Member of IITM Pravartak Technologies Foundation.
Bhaskar graduated in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras and completed his PGDBM from IIM Ahmedabad. He has been conferred the Distinguished Alumnus Award at IIT Madras and IIM Ahmedabad.
Bhaskar is also a Director in Tata Sons Private Limited , Titan Company , Trent and CaratLane Trading Private Limited and Chairman of the Board of Rallis India and Tata SIA (Vistara). He is also the Independent Director in Bosch India Ltd and Kansai Nerolac Paints Limited.
G. Srinivasan
G. Srinivasan
Co-Founder & Director, RuralShores Business Services, a socio-economic enterprise with a Mission of skilling and employing rural youth in their villages; Co-Founder & Director, Dawn Consulting Advisors, a strategic financial advisory firm; Partner, CDI Global Inc, a mid-market M & A Network with presence in more than 30 countries.
45 years of experience, including 20 years in the Corporate sector in Finance, Planning and Marketing in Wimco, SRF and Wipro Finance; and 25 years in Strategic Financial Consulting and Investment Bankin Advisory apart from social entrepreneurship. Occasionally teaches in prestigious Management Institutes in the field of Finance and has interests in Renewable Energy.
He has a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, after B.Com from Vivekananda College, Madras University.
                 Sham Wagh
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



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.


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.
                   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 .


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.


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.

                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
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.
                   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.
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
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).