India can wait no more!

Transforming India by increasing farmers' income

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India can wait no more!

Transforming India by increasing farmers' income

As of
10th June 2024

5 Crore
fruit trees planted
since 2019
22,000
farmer
families impacted
10
times increase
in farmers' income
4,200
villages in MH, MP & GJ
400 Crore
litres water storage

Advisory Board

Empowered by wisdom, and guided by vision – our advisory board lights the path to success!

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Mayank Gandhi
Founder and Managing Trustee
Global Vikas Trust

Mayank Gandhi, an international urban planner and member of the advisory body of the Chicago-based Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH), made a paradigm shift in his professional pursuits in 2003. He shifted focus towards working on transformative reforms in public life with the aim of bringing justice to the common Indian. He was an integral part of the team that collaborated with Anna Hazare to draft and pass the Maharashtra RTI. As part of his zeal to transform the country, he initiated the India Against Corruption (IAC) movement along with Arvind Kejriwal and Anna Hazare. This movement then morphed into the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and he became a member of the National Executive. As his involvement in politics increased, he realized that the movement to transform the political narrative and culture, was changing into a power game, something he wasn’t interested in being a part of. Thus, in 2015 he quit politics completely. "There are more ways to serve the nation, politics is but a path", was his justification for such a radical decision. He took the leap of faith, sold his house In Mumbai, and started working in some of the worst-hit villages of the Marathwada (Maharashtra). From there commenced the journey of the Global Vikas Trust (GVT). He is inspired by Gandhiji's words, "The soul of India lives in its villages". And, he believes that the only way India could become a global power again is by empowering rural India. Pursuing his passion to holistically uplift the farmers of the country, Mayank Gandhi forges ahead with his motto and core mantra, “India can wait no more!”

Chairman of Advisory Board
Sushil Jiwarajka
Chairman
OMC power, Essjay Ericsson Pvt. Ltd & Artheon Group.

Sushil Jiwarajka is a Master Strategist. Currently Hon. Consul-General of Greece for western region of India, Sushil was the past president of ICC India, Chairman of FICCI (Western Region),Chairman of Indo Arab Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and past President of All India Organization of Employers.

Member of Advisory Board
Sandra Shroff
Vice-Chairperson
United Phosphorus Ltd.

Sandra Shroff is a Deep Thinker on Corporate Social Responsibility. She has been closely associated with ICMA (now known as ICC), FICCI, Assochem and CHEMEXCIL. She is also Instrumental in resolving the problems faced by the chemical industry throughout India. She also helms the Enviro Technology Limited and Bharuch Enviro Infrastructure Limited as Director

Member of Advisory Board
Raamdeo Agrawal
Chairman & Co-Founder
Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd

Raamdeo Agrawal is the Chairman of Motilal Oswal Financial Services Limited (MOFSL) and the driving force behind the company s approach to investing. MOFSL is a well-diversified financial services firm offering a range of products and services in securities, commodities, investment banking, asset management and venture capital.

Member of Advisory Board
Pradeep Kheruka
Chairman
Borosil Ltd. & Chairman of Borosil Renewables Ltd.

Pradeep Kheruka is skilled in Negotiation, Business Planning, Business Development, Strategic Planning, and International Business. Experienced Chairman with a demonstrated history of working in the glass industry. Strong business development professional with a B. Com (Hons.) focused in Commercial Studies including law and Economics from St. Xavier's Collegiate School, Kolkata, India.

Member of Advisory Board
Ravi Jhunjhunwala
Chairman
LNJ Bhilwara Group

Ravi Jhunjhunwala is a Businessperson who has been the head of 9 different companies. Presently, he holds the position of Chairman for AD Hydro Power Ltd., Chairman of LNJ Bhilwara Group, Chairman at Bhilwara Energy Ltd., Chairman & Managing Director at Malana Power Co. Ltd. (a subsidiary of Bhilwara Energy Ltd.) and Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & MD at HEG Ltd. He is also Member of World Presidents' Organization (India) and on the board of 14 other companies.

Member of Advisory Board
Vallabh Bhansali
Co founder
ENAM group

Vallabh Bhansali is a well-known Thought leader and Investment banker. He is the Co-founder of ENAM group, a reputed home grown investment banking. He has played a significant role in the development of leading business houses such as Infosys, Reliance, Sterlite, Zee, Thermax, etc. and even Govt. companies such as NTPC, PTC, PFC, etc.

Member of Advisory Board
Anand Rathi
Founder & Chaiman
Anand Rathi Group

A respected member of ICAI, Mr. Anand Rathi is a Gold Medalist Chartered Accountant with over 40 years of experience. As a veteran in the financial services industry, Mr. Rathi is not just a renowned face in the financial circuits, but is also among the most sought-after speakers on macroeconomic matters related to policies, manufacturing, and their socio-economic impact. He is also very popular socially, and is active in philanthropy and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives.

Member of Advisory Board
Shailesh Haribhakti
Chartered Accountant & Managing Partner
Haribhakti & Co.

Haribhakti is a well-known thought leader on the Indian Economy and Public Policy. He is a Chartered and Cost Accountant, an Internal Auditor and a Certified Financial Planner & Fraud Examiner. He is a Board Chairman, Audit Committee Chair and Independent Director at some of the country's most preeminent organizations. He is an ExTech (Exponential Technologies), ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) & IR (Integrated Reporting) Evangelist.

Member of Advisory Board
Ashok Goel
Founding Trustee
Rashtram School of Public Leadership & Chairman Essel World, Mumbai

Ashok Goel is a serial entrepreneur with various businesses. Currently he is investing in different businesses of finance, manufacturing and start-ups which have positive social and environmental impact.

Member of Advisory Board
Gopal Sutariya
Founder, Bansi Gir Gaushala

Gopalbhai is the founder of Bansi Gir Gaushala in Ahmedabad. He has dedicated his life to the revival of Bharat's ancient Gau-Sanskriti, where Gaumata (“Cow” as divine mother) is at the centre of all life activities. The gaushala works closely with various local and national level educational, social and religious organisations, and has achieved remarkable results in the fields of gopalan, agriculture, healthcare and education, blending modern scientific insight with ancient vedic wisdom.

Team
Asmita Bhatia
Member of The Association of Indians in America, NY Chapter
Member of Advisory Board
D. Sivanandhan
Ex - Mumbai Police Commissioner

Sivanandhan is an ex - Mumbai Police Commissioner devoted for nation building. He brings strategic planning and decision making in our development.

Member of Advisory Board
Madhusudan Agrawal
Vice Chairman
Ajanta Pharma

Madhusudan Agrawal is the Vice Chairman of Ajanta Pharma. He has the honour of being conferred and appointed as the Honorary Consul of the Republic of Uganda for the Western Zone of India. He has also received accolades for social work at the hands of then Honourable Home Minister of India, Mr. Lal Krishna Advani and also from the Honourable Mr. Ratan Tata.

Member of Advisory Board
Nandkishor Kagliwal
Chairman
Nath Group of Companies

Nandkishor Kagliwal's Nath Group of industries has strong presence in seeds & foods industries. He has pursued his MS in management from USA, & is a first generation entrepreneur. Nath Seeds is an intensely research oriented pioneering seed company in India.

Member of Advisory Board
D. P. Agarwal
Chairman & Managing Director
TCI

Mr. D. P. Agarwal is the Chairman and Managing Director of TCI. Mr. Agarwal has been associated with the transport industry for more than 52 years. He has been contributing towards developing the unorganized logistics sector into an organized one. Mr. Agarwal is also associated with various Chambers of Commerce including CII, FICCI, ASSOCHAM & PHDCCI. He also takes active participation in many social and philanthropic activities for common good.

Member of Advisory Board
Rajendra Agarwal
Industrialist

Rajendra Agarwal is the Director General Elect of Rotary Club 3141. He is amongst the charter members of Rotary Club of Bombay Queen City club. In 2005-06, he rose to become the club President. Rajendra Agarwal was associated with Suditi Sports Apparel Ltd. which was 2nd Biggest exporter of Knitted fabrics. He has held important positions as Trustee in Haryana Bhavan at Kandivali, Mumbai President of Akhil Bhartiya Agarwal Sammelan, Trustee of Vaish Mahavidyalaya in Bhiwani, and many more.

Member of Advisory Board
Sandeep Singh
Managing Director
Alkem laboratories ltd

Sandeep Singh joined the Alkem Board in the year 2013; currently, he is serving the organization as its Managing Director. Singh has over 17 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He spearheads the domestic as well as the international operations of the organization. In the year 2016, he was presented with the Emerging Pharma Leader of 2016 Award by the Pharma Leaders in association with the Ministry of Health & Family Affairs, Government of India.

Member of Advisory Board
Ramesh Tainwala
Former Executive Director
Samsonite International

Mr. Tainwala is a leading business personality with a philanthrophic approach towards social work for the benefit of farmers and the environment. Within business, he has led with roles of strategic planning and operations globally.

Member of Advisory Board
Rajendra Khaitan
Permanent Invitee

Mr. R.P Khaitan, is a progressive thinker, philanthropist and an industrialist, Founder & Chairman of RAL Consumer Products Ltd. company that has diverse interests ranging from solar solutions, LED products, baby care to personal grooming products. He was the mastermind behind the launch of Sony Ericsson in India and ensured it became one of the market leaders in mobile brands. He is on the management committee board of Chinmaya Mission, Ramakrishna Mission, and Ajay Kumar Garg Engineering College. He actively contributes towards the betterment of the underprivileged.

Team
Member of Advisory Board
Amal Parikh
Director, OHM Stock Broker pvt ltd
Member of Advisory Board
Samir Shah
Managing Partner
Peak Venture Partners

Samir has been involved in global public and private markets for the past twenty six years, at leading institutions including Goldman Sachs (Hong Kong), Deutsche Bank (New York) and Saloman Brothers (New York). He graduated with an MBA (with distinction) from Wharton, and holds a Law degree and Bachelor of Commerce degree from Bombay University. He is a certified Chartered Accountant.

Member of Advisory Board
Dr. Vivek Damle
Chairman
SAVIDA Agri- Com Pvt. Ltd.

Vivek Damle is an experienced Chairperson with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Business Intelligence, Business Development, Analytics, Business Strategy, and Business Analysis.

Team
Smiti Khanna
Member of The Association of Indians in America, NY Chapter
Member of Advisory Board
Ambrish Karvat
Managing Director
Yupaa Fresh Pvt Ltd

Ambrish is farmer and one of the largest importers of fruits in India & has pioneered in Californian Strawberry farming. He has also been a trail blazer in the business of fresh fruit import from across the world. He started his career in 1980 with export of fresh flowers to Middle East by contract farming, it was in 1989 that Ambrish Karvat decided to switch on to his own farming of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

Member of Advisory Board
Vivek Bharti
Economist

Vivek Bharati, an Economist and External affairs expert, was previously the Executive Director External Affairs, PepsiCo India. Bharati has been associated with FICCI as Advisor-National Policy & Programmes. He also worked with the World Bank as Advisor to the Country Director. Prior to his stint at the World Bank, Bharati has held various senior editorial roles in The Economic Times, The Times of India and Hindustan Times.

Member of Advisory Board
Ravindra Chamariya
Chairman & Managing Director
Infinity Group

Ravindra Chamaria is Chairman and Managing Director of Infinity Group which is known for sustainable and green real estate. He is also the Vice Chairman on the advisory board of Akshaya Patra and serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees in Akshaya Patra UK. He is also attached to several other social and philanthropic organizations and initiatives such as Institute of Neurosciences Kolkata, The Jaipur Foot, Udayan Care, Round Table India, etc.

Member of Advisory Board
Sompal Shastri
Ex - Minister for Agriculture, GOI, NITI Ayog Member

He has been the Minister for Agriculture for the government of India and a member of the Planning Commission. With a background with NITI Aayog, Sompal Shastri brings to us the wealth of planning, management and execution strategy.

Team
Member of Advisory Board
Dr. K G Karmakar
Ex-Managing Director & CEO NABARD
Member of Advisory Board
Dr. Sudhir Kumar Goel
Ex-Addl. Chief Secretary of Agriculture

Dr. Sudhir Kumar Goel has occupied various senior positions in the state of Maharashtra, mostly linked to the field of Agriculture & Cooperation, including 7 years as Agriculture Commissioner. He was deputed as Commissioner and Secretary, Cooperatives, Principal Secretary and then Additional Chief Secretary of Agriculture.

Team
Member of Advisory Board
Vishal Tulsyan
MD and CEO Motilal Oswal Private Equity
Member of Advisory Board
Dr. Parimal Merchant
Director
S P Jain School of Global Management, in-charge of the Global FMB

Professor Parimal Merchant is the Director of Global Family Managed Business (FMB) Program at S. P. Jain School of Global Management and has been involved in profit improvement consultancy projects for nearly 30 years with over 100 + companies. He has coordinated projects for Development of Corporate Citizenship (DOCC) guiding students to provide consultancy to over 300 + NGOs. He is also actively involved Humanist Movement.

Member of Advisory Board
Dr. Bhagyashree Patil
Founder-CMD
Rise n' Shine Biotech

Dr. Patil leads India s largest plant biotech organization and has reached the pinnacle of success in the field of Biotech, Floriculture and Horticulture. She is also Prochancellor of Dr. D Y Patil Vidyapeeth Pimpri Pune. She is an educationist, philanthropist and Agriculturist. She is professionally passionate about the women empowerment & upliftment of the grass root level farming community.

Member of Advisory Board
Adv. Siddharth Mehta
Managing Partner
Mehta & Padamsey Advocates

Siddharth Mehta is the Managing Partner of Mehta & Padamsey, one of the oldest Mumbai-based full-service law firms which, in addition to other conventional offerings across practice verticals, also focuses on policy and advocacy in India. Mental health legislation has been an area of great interest for him and he has represented various stakeholders in this field. Siddharth has lived and worked in Delhi, New York, San Francisco, London and Singapore before returning to Mumbai. He is also a director on the board of a number of public listed companies.

Team
Member of Advisory Board
Bharat Dabholkar
Brand & Advertising Guru
Member of Advisory Board
Puneet Raman
Indian Representative
PUM Netherlands & Senior Experts Casablanca.

Puneet is a Regional Representative at PUM Netherlands. He is also a director at Qualitech India Consultants (P) Ltd. PUM offers advice to SMEs in emerging markets or developing countries. Their experts share knowledge with local entrepreneurs in 45 sectors and 35 countries across the globe.

Member of Advisory Board
Alok Sinha
Chairman
Istakapaza & YourGreenCanvas

Alok is Technology solutions catalyst. He has held multiple CXO positions in global companies in the immediate past, including Chairman and CEO of a listed software company with entities around the globe. A hands-on leader in the Technology and Software industry with nearly 35 years of track record in driving successful outcomes in the areas of leadership, business management and strategy, he has profitably ramped and managed many end-to-end businesses. He is as an active investor and advisor to several start-ups.

Member of Advisory Board
Arun Hardikar
Agriculture expert

Arun Hardikar is an agriculture expert with mastery in international trade and commerce and experience in export import laws, consulting for ministry of commerce, industry, finance, ordnance factories etc. He has contributed as a consultant for chemical industries, banks, portfolio management firms and more.

Team
Member of Advisory Board
Govind Agrawal
Director at Alf Accurate Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
Team
Member of Advisory Board
Sachin Nanavati
Philanthropist
Member of Advisory Board
Subodh Kumar
Ex-Municipal Commissioner, Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation

Mr. Subodh Kumar (IAS-Retd) holds an M.Sc. in Physics and several diplomas and management certificates from IIM-A, IIM-B, IIM-C, Harvard Business School, IDS Sussex, and IMF amongst other Ivy League institutions. Mr. Kumar had one of the most illustrious careers in the Indian Administrative Service, spanning 35 years, heading various key government agencies with stellar integrity and transparency. He also served as Municipal Commissioner of Greater Mumbai Municipal Corporation.

Member of Advisory Board
Mukesh Mehta
Chairman, M M Project Consultants Private Ltd.
Architect, Visionary, Entrepreneur

Mukesh Mehta, the Chairman of M M Project Consultants Pvt. Ltd. (MMPCPL), stands as a distinguished architect and urban planning luminary with over 50 years of successful entrepreneurship. His noteworthy contribution includes spearheading the renowned Dharavi Redevelopment Project, a subject of study at prestigious institutions like the Harvard Business School. He holds copyrights on urban transformation, specialising in slum-free cities and sustainable redevelopment. His commitment extends to serving on boards for education and environmental causes.

Member of Advisory Board
Arun Kumar Purwar
Chairman and Independent Director of IIFL Finance
Ex-Chairman, State Bank of India

Mr. Arun Kumar Purwar is the Chairman and Independent Director of IIFL Finance, Jindal Panther Cement as well as ERoute Technologies Pvt. Ltd. He is an Independent Director in companies across diverse sectors like finance, pharma, media, engineering consultancy, investment banking, fintech sectors. He also acts as an advisor to Mizuho Securities, Japan. He was the Chairman of the State Bank of India (‘SBI’) from 2002 to 2006 and the Chairman of the Indian Bank Association from 2005 to 2006. He has previously held positions such as Managing Director of the State Bank of Patiala and was also associated with the setting up of SBI Life. Post his retirement from SBI, he was associated with a leading industry house in setting up the first healthcare-focused private equity fund as well as a non-banking finance company focused on funding real estate projects as well as educational institutions. He has won several awards, including the ‘CEO of the Year’ award from the Institute of Technology and Management (2004), ‘Outstanding Achiever of the Year’ award from the Indian Banks’ Association (2004), and ‘Finance Man of the Year’ award by the Bombay Management Association in 2006.

Team
Dilip Piramal
Chairman, VIP Industries
Member of Advisory Board
Bhavna Doshi
Chartered Accountant and Independent Director at KPIT Technologies

Bhavna Doshi, a founding partner of Bhavna Doshi Associates LLP, brings extensive experience to the table as a former partner of a KPMG member firm in India. Specializing in taxation and corporate restructuring, she has provided advisory services to national and multinational entities for over 30 years. Holding a master’s degree in commerce from the University of Mumbai, she currently serves as an independent director on the boards of several listed companies. Notably, she was elected to the Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) for four terms, each spanning three years. Additionally, she has contributed her expertise as a member of the Government Accounting Standards Advisory Board established by the Controller and Auditor General of India, and as a Member of the Compliance Advisory Panel of the International Federation of Accountants, headquartered in New York. Bhavna's leadership extends beyond corporate realms; she has served as President of the Indian Merchants’ Chamber and remains actively involved in its initiatives. Furthermore, she holds esteemed positions as a Board Member of the ICAI Accounting Research Foundation and the Atal Innovation Centre, NMIMS. Passionate about women and child empowerment, she dedicates time to various social activities supporting these causes.

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