SmartGaon President, Madhya Pradesh
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Experienced Chief Marketing Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the tools industry. Skilled in Marketing Management, Negotiation, Business Planning, Operations Management, and Sales. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor’s Degree focused in Economics, Marketing from Mithibai Motiram Kundnani College.
Mr. Navneet Nigam is a professional with over 17 years of rich, relevant, and varied experience in Software Programming and program management in India. He has worked on a wide canvas of issues including the issues of Farmers, Education in rural India, and health and sanitization in rural areas. He has looked at all issues within a rights-based framework. His own experiences of engaging with Private IT/Non-IT organizations, citizen groups as well with donors help bring fresh insights to SmartGaon India’s work with the poor and the marginalized sections of society.
Bio Sketch of Prof. Dr. Ram S. Upadhayaya
Pradeep is a Business Advisor and an Advisor to the Corporate Boards. He gives his services to the companies as an Independent Director on their Board. He is associated with Niti Aayog as a ‘Mentor of Change’ and with Start-up India as a Mentor of Start ups.
He has over 35 years of professional experience as an entrepreneur, an innovator and an investor. His experience spans different sectors which include business consulting, manufacturing of pharmaceutical and specialty chemicals, a B2B online chemicals exchange, eCommerce, B2B retail and businesses with social impact. He has been part of future focused businesses, for example -performing highly complex chemistry to manufacture beta blockers and ACE Inhibiters in 1996, setting up an ‘online chemical exchange’ platform in 1998, setting up drop-off stores in 2007, introducing ‘trading assistant’ model for eBay Inc. in 2009, making internet retail available for rural and non-urban India in 2012, and green mobility (bike share) project in 2018.
In 2014, he led the team who created a new concept of ‘internet retail’ – a low-cost zero-risk business model for small and micro-retailers. Thru this model, brands can access remote and rural areas of India in the shortest possible time – provide speed to market. It also has a huge social impact in many ways – it enhanced income for micro and small retailers with no new investment and no risk, and making available global products to remote consumers.
While continuing as a Non-Executive-Director and member of the Board of his businesses, he is now a Mentor for couple of startups in different areas like green mobility, retail, ecommerce, digitization tools etc.
During last 35 years, he served on Boards of several companies as an Independent/Non-Executive Director and also as a Chairman/Member of several Board Committees.
With such social impacting and innovative work, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India conferred ‘Business Leader of the year 2015’ award.
He loves speaking on subjects like Corporate Governance, Startups, and Entrepreneurship, with an idea to share his experience and knowledge with GenNext. In past, he has been a speaker/panel member at various forums like the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Indian Association of Internet & Mobile Industry, and so on.
He has been associated with social projects such as Teach India (a Times of India initiative), Tuberculosis Eradication pilot project and several more.
LinkedIn profile – https://www.linkedin.com/in/pradeepmalu/
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Hailing from Bhopal M.P. India, graduated from R.G.P.V university in 2002 and then did M-Tech from IIIT-Allahabad in 2004, after working in Malaysia, South Korea, Singapore and India, currently based in UK from last 9 years and holding nearly 16 years of IT experience. A technology enthusiast working in Smart energy sector from last 10 years, handled work across various profiles and worked with prominent energy suppliers and meter manufacturers. And in parallel continuously motivated to transform human lives in every possible way.
Nikhil Pant is Founder Member & Chief Development Officer of REACHA ,a Delhi head quartered NGO, is doing community work in the area of Sustainable Development and CSR across the country. REACHA specialises in bringing about catalytic social change in conflict, backward and difficult areas by synergising convergence between government, corporates, civil society and local communities. One of his flagship efforts is with ONGC and Indian Army in Baramulla, Kashmir. http://www.reacha.org/local–files/ongc-csr-project/kashmir271119.mp4.
Nikhil Pant is former Chief Programme Executive, National Foundation for CSR, IICA, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, GoI. From 2012-2017, he *played a key role from government side in formulation and nation-wide rollout of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)* as per Section 135, Companies Act and currently involved in “Compliance to Impact with Sustainability” advising to governments, corporates, NGOs and Academia on CSR and Sustainable Development.
Ami Mehta has been in Interior Design Industry over 18+ years now where she’s worked with esteemed personalities like Suzanne Khan and Zarine Khan.While Ami has been an interior designer, she has been associated with various Non Profits like Rescue Foundation, Access Life, Fathers Agnels Ashram, Anthony Old ages homes & much more.
Deepali Sinha is the Founder & President WMARS. The “Waste Management & Recycling Society (WMARS)”, a leading name in the field of Waste Management & Waste recycling. She is also North India’s First Kathakali Makeup Artist. An Official Hindi translator of Rationalist International organisation with its headquarters in Helsinki, Finland.
She has conducted more then 100 awareness session all around India about Plastic Waste Management. Designed various environment friendly items such as; fashion accessories, jute products and sustainable packaging etc. She has run many successfully campings such as ‘No to Single-Use-Plastic Campaign’, ‘Straw Campaign’, Chai Campaign, Drawing Competition, Plogging Activity Bartan Bank Project & Clean Society Project.
Shekhar Ji is President of International Center for Cultural Studies (ICCS) and Board of Trustee of Hindu University of America (hua.edu).
iccsglobal.org is an RSS affiliate organization active in about 30 countries.
In Professional world , Shekhar Ji is Senior Vice President and member of Board of Directors of USHydrations and also CEO and founding member of Ayvo Hydrations.
His experience and guidance will help in small scale business setup & employment generation in Rural Areas.