Dr. Rajesh Tandon

Dr. Tandon is an internationally acclaimed leader and practitioner of participatory research and development. He founded the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), a voluntary organization providing support to grassroots initiatives in South Asia, and continues to be its Chief Functionary since 1982. Dr Tandon has authored more than 100 articles, a dozen books, and numerous training manuals. He is Co-Chair, UNESCO Chair on Community Based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education.

Prof. Shalini Bharat

Prof. Bharat is Ex Director/Vice Chancellor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. She is widely known for her work on social determinants of health. She is the current Program Director of The Global Fund supported Saksham Counselling Project and the Jan Urja project supported by Tata Power. She also serves on the Advisory Boards of PHFI and Alliance India.

Dr. Taral Nagada

Dr Nagda is one of the country’s top Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons with a special interest in the management of Cerebral Palsy, Hip Preservation in Children, and Deformity correction. He is a director of Jupiter Gait Analysis Lab and an active researcher with many national and international publications. He is in charge of the website designing and updating of the Indian Association of Cerebral Palsy.

Mr. V.N Garg

He worked as a civil servant in India for about 35 years. He worked in senior administrative positions in the state of UP, India. He worked as Principal Secretary (Welfare of the Disabled) and Commissioner for the Persons with Disabilities, Government of UP at Lucknow, India. He has also worked as Principal Secretary, Basic Education. He retired as Agriculture Production Commissioner of U.P. in 2015. As a retired civil servant, he has been working to contribute to society in the field of education.

Mr. Nixon Joseph

Mr. Nixon Joseph, former President & Chief Operating Officer, SBI Foundation, is a post graduate in English Language and Literature, joined SBI in 1985 as probationary officer. He has extensive experience in various facets of Banking like Corporate Credit, Retail Operations, International Banking etc, has worked all across India. He was also Manager (Operations), SBI Bahrain and Chief Executive Officer, SBI Tokyo branch (2008-2012). He is a Certified Credit Professional, Certified Banking Compliance Professional and Certified Information Systems Banker.

He was President of the Sakura Toastmasters Club, Tokyo and also started the Tokyo debating society. His interest in long distance running has led to his completion of 51 full marathons (42.195km), thus being the only official among the 1.1 million bank employees in India to have the achievement, making him popular as “SBI’s marathon legend”. He is the recipient of Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam award 2018 for excellence in public service and Dr Kalam Memorial Ignited Minds award.  His name figures in the “Be the Inspiration” Book released by Rotary Club, Mumbai where 45 inspiring Indians were listed. (Twitter)

Mr. Shankar Venkateswaran

Mr Shankar Venkateswaran is an Advisor of Sustainability, Business, Society and Operating Partner and Head ESG, ECube Investment Advisors. He is the Chairperson of Oxfam India and CSR Trust for SDGs in India. He is Director of CDP in India and The Better India. He is aso the India Advisor of Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Ambassador of Grantham Centre at University of Sheffield, New Delhi, India.