Key Speakers

Mr. Ajay Shankar, Former Member Secretary, National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council (NMCC)
Mr. Ajay Shankar has rich experience in industrial promotion, the energy sector and urban management and development. He played a critical role in putting together various stimulus packages and took a number of policy decisions to improve the competitiveness of the Indian industrial sector. As Principal Adviser in the Planning Commission he had looked after the water, sanitation and environment and forest sectors.

Saurabh Srivastava, Co-Founder, NASSCOM
Saurabh Srivastava is one of India’s leading IT entrepreneurs, angel investors and venture capitalists. He founded and chaired IIS Infotech and has since founded/invested in over 50 startup ventures. He serves /has served on the National Executive Committees of the two apex industry chambers in India, CII and FICCI. He has co-founded the Indian Angel Network, India's first and largest business angel group with over 180 investor members comprising the who's who of successful Indian entrepreneurs and CEOs.

K.C. Mehra, Former Chairman, SKF India
K C Mehra, a veteran corporate executive, is currently the Chair of the National Board of Quality Promotion under the Quality Council of India. KC, as he is popularly known, has held several leadership roles within the Tata Group, including Chairman of Tata Robbins Frazer, Vice Chairman of Forbes Gokak, Joint Managing Director of Tata Steel etc. He has served as Chairman of SKF Bearings and has also been the Honorary Consul General of Sweden in Mumbai.

George Hamilton, President, Institute for Sustainable Communities
George Hamilton has headed the Institute for Sustainable Communities since its creation in 1999 and ISC has developed and carried out 99 projects strengthening communities in 30 countries since then. He has been a member of a variety of boards, commissions, and delegations designed to advance climate solutions, sustainable development, citizen participation, community development and/or environmental protection. From 1989 to 1991, George was planning director for the State of Vermont, and chief policy advisor to Governor Madeleine M. Kunin.

Ms. Sminu Jindal, Managing Director, Jindal SAW Limited
Sminu Jindal is the Managing Director of Jindal SAW Limited which is one of the very first companies to be awarded all environmental clearances (ISO 9002,14001,18001) due to her continued commitment to the welfare, safety and security of her employees as well as the custodian of best business practices. She initiated environment protection steps like affluent treatment plants and environment friendly processes much before the government regulatory authorities drive.

Sachit Jain, Executive Director, Vardhman Group
Sachit Jain has helped shape up Vardhman's investment in Baddi, Himachal Pradesh, India right from the beginning. Starting with an initial investment of Rs 32 crores he has led the team which put up 9 factories with a cumulative investment of approximately Rs. 1500 crores and a direct employment of over 7000 people. Before joining Vardhman Group in 1990 as Executive Director, he started his management career with Hindustan Lever in 1989.

Dr. M. Madhusudan, Scientist, Central Pollution Control Board, Bengaluru
Dr. M. Madhusudan works with Central Pollution Control Board, India. Some of his responsibilities include, Development of Calibration laboratory for Zonal Office, Coordinator for State of Tamilnadu, Inspection of Industries under Environmental Surveillance Squad, Monitoring of CETPs,STPs, CBWTFs in South, Coordination for DOD project, Quality Manager as per NABL requirements & Other routine pollution control activities.

Mr. Rampraveen Swaminathan, President, International Paper (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Rampraveen Swaminathan has been the President of International Paper (India) Private Limited since November 1, 2014. Mr. Swaminathan is responsible for International Paper's business interests in India. He has been the Chairman of the Board of International Paper APPM Limited (International APPM Limited) since November 1, 2014 and as its the Managing Director since March 2, 2012. He has been President of IP India at International Paper Company since November 1, 2014.

Mr. Manoj Kumar, CEO and Managing Director, RICOH India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Manoj Kumar is Managing Director at RICOH India Ltd. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and was a rank holder from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Mr. Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar, VP - Digital Enterprise Services, Tech Mahindra
Dr. Rishi Mohan Bhatnagar is globally spearheading the Digital Enterprise Services (DES) division at Tech Mahindra. Dr. Bhatnagar is an established thought leader and a well-recognized ‘Think Tank’ in IoT space. He has co-authored a book on “Enterprise IoT”.

Mr. Srinivas Rao, Regional Supply Chain Director, Southeast Asia, Reckitt Beckiser
Mr. Srinivas Rao is Regional Supply Chain Director, Southeast Asia at Reckitt Beckiser. He is r esponsible for End to End Supply chain for 4 countries in South Asia for RB, India, Indonesia, bangladesh and Sri Lanka

Mr. K.N. Rao, Director (Energy & Environment), ACC Limited.
Mr. K N Rao has more than 30 years of rich experience in the fields of energy and environment. Currently, he is working on behalf of ACC as co-chair for the WBCSD – CSI India for the low carbon technology roadmap 2050 for the Indian cement industry, sec¬toral expert for BEE for the cement sector for PAT methodology development and implementation, co-chair for CII Green Cement¬ech, member of CII Green Council, member of Sustainability Com¬mittee of FICCI, IMC and Bombay Chamber of Commerce.

Dr. Satish Kumar, Chairman, AEEE
Dr. Satish Kumar is the Energy Efficiency Ambassador at Schneider Electric India Pvt. Ltd, and his career has focused on making a business case for energy efficiency and sustainability through business and thought leadership. He has served on steering and technical committees of organizations such as IEA, ISO, IEEMA, IEEE, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, Bureau of Indian Standards, FICCI etc. Dr. Satish Kumar is the Founder Member of AEEE.

Dr. GC Datta Roy, Chairman DESL
After spending over 40 years in energy intensive industries such as power, chemicals, fertilisers, edible oil and sugar, Dr. Datta Roy started the energy consulting business as member of the DSCL group in 1999. The Energy service company has since been acquired by Veolia group of France and currently named ‘Development Environergy Services Limited’ in short DESL. The company has executed over 500 energy efficiency and renewable energy projects globally saving over 3 MnT/year of GHG emission.

Dr. Sandeep Garg, Chief Technical Specialist, SIDBI
Dr. Garg is mobilizing the WB-SIDBI initiative on PRSF. Earlier, he has worked as Senior Technical Specialist in the Indo German Energy Program and supporting Bureau of Energy Efficiency in the implementation of Energy Conservation Act 2001. He has been instrumental in defining the Steetlighting program for market acceleration of LEDs as well as Demand Side Efficient Lighting program (DELP) for distribution of Bulbs to the residential consumers.

Mr. K.M.Tandon, Business Head of Fertilizer and Senior Vice President,DCM Shriram Limited
Mr. K. M. Tandon serves as Business Head of Fertilizer, Senior Vice President and Member of Corporate Management Board of DCM Shriram Limited. He is also on the PAT subcommittee for the Fertilizer sector.

Mr. Shekhar Sanyal, Director & Country Head- India, IET
Mr. Shekhar Sanyal enjoys a rich experience in varied and senior roles across leading organisations. Before joining the IET, he worked with Nortel where he was Sales Training Head for Asia Pacific. Previously, Shekhar worked with AchieveGlobal, in the role of a regional business development Director, special projects manager and a trainer /facilitator. Shekhar has also worked with the ABP group as Head of Region (South) for Business World and with Tata Infomedia where he started his career as a management trainee and grew to the position of Head of Sales (Directories) for Chennai.

Mr. Manash Ghosh, EVP, Strategy & Sustainability, Pratibha Syntex
Mr. Manash Ghosh Heads Strategy & Sustainability at Pratibha Syntax. He has more than 20 years of experience. His areas of expertise include, Operations Management & Streamlining, Strategic Planning & Implementation Process, Business Excellence, and Performance Management. Before joining pratibha syntax, he was working with TATA International Limited for almost 21 years.

Mr. Anil Raj, Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, OMC
Mr. Anil Raj is a veteran of the telecom industry with roots tracing back to the earliest days of mobile telecom. Anil was the start-up CEO of Hutchison in India and launched the country’s very first mobile network. He started his career at Ericsson where he held a number of senior management positions in Sweden and in Asia Pacific.

Mr. A. V. Rao, Vice President, ITC PSPD
A.V. Rao is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering with varied experience of 33 years in Shipping, Textile and Paper Industries.
He has passion for new technologies and energy conservation initiatives. He has spearheaded many projects worth Rs.2000 Crore at ITC PSPD which could make Bhadrachalam mill as one of the best run mills in terms of world class energy efficient technologies.

Mr. Sandeep R. Patel, Head – Environment, Arvind
Mr. Sandeep Patel Heads Environment department at Arvind. He is responsible for Implement Sustainable water strategies and environmental Solution across the Arvind Group. He is an eminent speaker in Environment Field in International Conferences.

Mr. Rami Abdelrahman, Programme Manager, SIWI
Mr. Rami Abdelrahman is responsible for developing and managing sustainable business programmes. Among other areas, he has the overall management responsibility for the Sweden Textile Water Initiative’s (STWI) global projects, spread over Asia and East Africa. He has an extensive experience working with water issues in the Middle East, Asia and Africa covering: water and climate change risk mitigation, municipal and industrial water governance, capacity building and policy development, and transboundary water politics.

Mr. Karun Tyagi, Head Business Development and Mill Marketing (India) Huntsman International
Mr. Karun Tyagi Head Business Development at Huntsman. He is responsible for strategy development and related marketing studies for Textile Effect Business (South Asia & Middle East). This will include developing a thorough understanding of Global Buyers/Retailers ,several application areas, competing technologies and related markets

Dr. Anupam Agnihotri, Director JNARDDC, Nagpur
Dr. Anupam Agnihotri possesses Graduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering from IIT Kanpur and Post Graduate Degree in Metallurgical Engineering i.e. M. Tech (Metallurgy) from the Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology, Nagpur. He started his career in JNARDDC as a Scientist and has vast R&D experience in the field of aluminium technology, smelting and downstream areas related to energy and material problems for Indian Aluminium Industry.

Prof. R K Sharma Coordinator, Green Chemistry Network Centre, Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi
Dr. Sharma has played instrumental role in promoting & popularizing Green Chemistry within the Academic Circle in India by organizing various workshops & symposiums. He has recently written a monograph of Green Chemistry Experiments. He worked on Metal-Bimolecular interactions on JSPS Post Doctoral Fellowship at University of Tokyo and Kumamoto University. He has published more than 100 research papers in international journals and supervised the research work of 22 Ph.D. and M.Phil. students.