Our Advisors

Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth

Padma Bhushan Awardee 2020, Dr. Jagdish N. Sheth is the Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing at the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. He was awarded by for his work in literature & education in United States.

Mr. Erik Solheim

Erik Solheim, Norwegian diplomat and former politician. He served in the Norwegian government from 2005 to 2012 as Minister of International Development and Minister of the Environment, and as Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations and Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme from 2016 to 2018.

Ms. Tensie Whelan

Ms. Tensie Whelan (NYU ‘80), Clinical Professor for Business and Society, is the Director of NYU Stern School of Business’s Center for Sustainable Business, where she is bringing her 25 years of experience working on local, national and international environmental and sustainability issues to engage businesses in proactive and innovative mainstreaming of sustainability.

Mr. Anirban Ghosh

Mr. Anirban Ghosh is the Chief Sustainability Officer at the Mahindra Group and has played an instrumental role with implementation of National Award winning shared value projects. Under his leadership, Mahindra Group has adopted a strategic approach towards social investments and have developed an award winning Sustainability framework, making them the founding members of the Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition and the first to commit to doubling energy productivity.

Mr. Mahesh Krishnamurti
Founding Advisor

Mr. Mahesh Krishnamurti is an Independent Director at India’s leading Green bank, YES BANK and holds a degree from LSE and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. Previously, he held leadership positions as a Managing Director India and was a part of the global team at RGP India, a leading NASDAQ-listed management consultancy.

Mr. Jayesh Ranjan

Mr. Jayesh Ranjan is a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) of the 1992 batch and working in the state of Telangana. He has undertaken international consultancy assignments for the World Bank, UN-ESCAP, Sedatu project of Mexico, and for international NGOs working for Youth Issues like YES, Inc of the USA and NMC from Italy.

Mr. Ramanan Ramanathan

Mr. Ramanan Ramanathan has served as the First Mission Director, of the Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) Additional Secretary at NITI Aayog ( National Institution for Transforming India) between June 2017 - May 2021 - a flagship national Innovation and entrepreneurship initiative launched by the PMO Govt of India.

Prof. V Ramgopal Rao

Prof. V Ramgopal Rao currently serving as the Director of IIT Delhi. Before joining IIT Delhi as the Director in April 2016, served as a P. K. Kelkar Chair Professor for Nanotechnology in the Department of Electrical Engineering, IIT Bombay.

Prof. Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi

Ajit Kumar Chaturvedi is an Indian professor and education administrator currently serving as director at IIT Roorkee. Previously, he has been the Dean (R&D), and currently Deputy Director at IIT Kanpur.

Prof. Deepa Mani

Professor Deepa Mani is a faculty in the Information Systems area, and Research Fellow at the Indian School of Business. She was the Executive Director of the Srini Raju Centre for Technology and The Networked Economy at ISB. Deepa’s research interests are at the intersection of technology, organization, and society.

Core Team

Gayatri Chauhan
Founder & CEO

Gayatri is a TEDx Speaker and a fellow of the Swedish Institute on Sustainability and Leadership. With her deep commitment and vision, she is forging a new path to mainstream Sustainability. Gayatri is an undergraduate from IIT Roorkee, and an MBA from ISB Hyderabad.

Maj. Gen. DA Chaturvedi
Advisor: Mission Prakriti

Major General Dev Arvind Chaturvedi, recipient of Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Sena Medal( Gallantry) , led the Territorial Army and through Eco Task Forces was able to substantially impact Indian Eco system by afforestation, and cleaning of river Ganga. He is driven by two issues: quality livelihood for farmers and clean environment for all Indians

Surendra Vijendrachar
Advisor & Guest Author

Management Consultant with 30+ years of experience in Manufacturing, Product Development and International Business with vast business development experience in global markets.

Sharda Singh
Director - Partnerships & Communications

A seasoned professional with 20+ years of experience in education, administration and institutional partnerships. Philanthropy and love for mother nature define her day-to-day life.

Shri Hari
Director - Operations

A naval officer with 30+ years of core operations experience. Beyond world politics, keenly interested in Yoga practice, poems and historical mysteries.

Sharon and Leonard Wojno
Content Contributors

Leonard and Sharon Wojno practice sustainability and wellness in their daily lives- Vegetarian and user of alternative nutritional therapies, and user of alternative house products.

Subhamoy das
Content Contributor

Subhamoy Das is an amateur photographer and writes on climate change and environmental issues.  He particularly loves bird photography and is an ornithology enthusiast passionate about wildlife conservation and eco-tourism. 

Shatakshi Tripathi
Content Manager

Shatakshi calls herself a Confused Genius and reads Gangster books with a Children’s book bookmark in them. Mostly, she can be found listening to people if not reading.

Dimple D
Partnership lead - Europe

Dimple is a writer, an award-winning experimental smartphone filmmaker, media journalist, and storyteller. She connects with all things sustainable and is driving innovative content and strategic partnerships from Europe.

Pawan Sharma
Creative designer

Specialising in bold, sharp lines and strong pops of colour, Pawan is a graphic designer that covers multiple facets of design, illustration and typography.

Ayush Shakya
Software & Web Developer

Ayush is a passionate software and web developer. Interested in every aspects of creative programming from game developments to app development.

Manya Kotian
Research Intern

Apart from being a project management professional, Manya is an upbeat explorer and loves to write in her leisure time.

Kaizin Sadri
Content & PR specialist

A disciple of the philosophy - change for better, just like her name, Kaizin is a Business Communications and Public Relations Professional who is known for her distinct way with words. Always bubbling with ideas whether inside or outside of work hours. 

Akshita Bhadauria
Lead - EarthGeeks

Akshita, a student ambassador for sustainability, pursues a unique combination of interests for biosciences and mathematics and believes that her generation can save planet earth.

Kittie Pie
Chief Curiosity Officer

Am the most qualified on the team for leaving no stone unturned because of my curiosity for learning. I believe in natural living and they call me a hygiene freak because of my insistence on cleanliness.