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Team

Team

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Managing Trustee

Sunil Savara

Sunil is the Managing Trustee, and a co-founder of Head Held High Foundation. He also envisioned and launched GAP - Global Action on Poverty, a platform which accelerates the journey of change-makers to eradicate poverty.

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Chief Mentor - MIC

Rajesh Bhat

Rajesh Bhat, co-founder of Head Held High, hails from a small village in Sirsi, Karnataka. After completing his engineering, he started working as a software engineer for an Infosys incubated Company called OnMobile.

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Chief Mentor - GAP

Madan Padaki

An engineer from NIE Mysore and an MBA from SPJIMR, Mumbai, Madan Padaki had worked with Wipro, Infosys and Mphasis (Japan) – before being bitten by the entrepreneurial bug in 2000 when he co-founded MeritTrac.

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Advisors & Ambassadors

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Ashutosh Vaidya

Ashutosh is the Global Delivery Officer of Dell Applications & BPO Business. Prior to joining Dell, he successfully navigated Wipro’s BPO business through the recent economic turmoil, posting strong growth in profits and revenues for the last three years.

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Arun Maira

Arun Maira has held leadership positions in the private as well as the public sector, and therefore has a unique perspective on how they can work together to build a better India. He has led three rounds of participative and comprehensive scenario building for the future of India.

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CV Prakash

An engineer for Mysore University, CV Prakash, has successfully overseen and launched 5 business ventures. When he was barely 31, CV Prakash founded TRR Software – a business that introduced the technology of Optical Mark Reading scanning solution for education testing in India.

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Indu Champati

Indu Champati owns and runs The Bodhi Tree, a company dealing in commercial and residential real estate. In the past she has set up and successfully run a trendy restaurant in Bangalore, called Civet, for 5 years.

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Mala Rihan

A multi-faceted career-oriented woman cum home maker, Mala Rihan has spent several years teaching Science, Maths and English at JN Petit, Welham Girls High School (Dehra Doon), St Peters School, RK Academy and G D Somani School (Mumbai).

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Sanjoy K Roy

Sanjoy Roy is the Managing Director of Teamwork Arts which he established in 1989, and has offices in several cities across the world. Teamwork Arts produces TV shows, Films and documentaries, and also designs and produces 23 annual Arts Festivals across 21 cities in 13 countries.

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Simon Newman

Simon graduated in Economics from the University of Warwick and then started working in the Financial Services Sector at Barclays Bank in the UK, spending 20 years with them building new distribution channels, and leading Group strategy projects.

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Sudip Banerjee

Sudip is an IT industry veteran with an experience of over 3 decades. Sudip started his career in the IT industry at HCL in 1979. Thereafter, he joined Wipro in 1983 as one of the founding members of its IT group. He quickly moved up the ladder to various V & C level positions.

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Sumir Hinduja

Sumir’s education (Bachelors in Economics and a Masters in Development Studies) prepared him for engagement with an activist organization in Rajasthan which was involved in making the government more responsive to its poorer citizens.

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Tushar Arun Gandhi

Tushar Arun Gandhi is the great-grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, and the son of journalist Arun Manilal Gandhi. Born on a train between Mumbai and Kolkata, he was raised in the Mumbai suburb of Santa Cruz.

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Trustees

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Arsh Maini

Arsh Maini is the Strategy Director for the Africa, Middle East, Asia and ANZ (AMEAA) region for Serco Group plc (a FTSE 100 company). He is an Executive Director on the Board of the Division, and a member of Serco’s Global Management Team (GMT).

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Prasad Menon

Prasad Menon serves as Director on a number of Tata Boards, including Tata Industries, Tata Chemicals, TRF Limited and Tata Foundation. He is the Chairman of the Board of Tata Consulting Engineers, Tata Projects and the Tata–Singapore Airlines Joint Venture.

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Anand Sudarshan

Anand Sudarshan is a front-runner, with experience in the information technology industry for almost two decades, followed by a tremendous stint in the field of education, that enabled him transform Manipal Global Education into a leading higher education, services and training entity out of India.

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Managing Trustee

Sunil Savara

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Chief Mentor - MIC

Rajesh Bhat

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Chief Mentor - GAP

Madan Padaki

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