Board of Directors – India
Dr Allen Hammond, Executive Chairman
Dr Al has been a serial entrepreneur (5 prior startups in areas like public understanding of science, publishing, and rural internet access), one of the founders of the Base of the Pyramid concept alongwith Dr. CK Prahalad, author of the landmark analysis, The Next 4 Billion. Has spent past 10 years with scalable business models for low-income communities. Has been a Consultant and Advisor to several corporate and Public sector organizations. Dr. Hammond has published extensively in thought-leader publications and technical journals. Globally acclaimed speaker on Market-based Solutions for Developmental issues. Visiting faculty at various leading business schools; BS Engineering, Stanford; PhD Applied Math, Harvard. He is currently the director of the Health for All program and a member of the Leadership Group at Ashoka.
Amit Jain, Director & President
Amit believes that he got an early opportunity to invest more than 17 enlightening & enriching years in incubating and leading Social Marketing businesses serving the BOP communities in Health-care and Water & Sanitation , with leading organizations in the Corporate, Consultancy , Not-For-Profit and Financial Services sectors across India and Internationally , with specific domain experience in Social Marketing Behavior Change Communication, Innovative Public Private Partnership Models , Community-based Rural Networks and social business start-ups. Amit established a Health Products Social Marketing network across 50,000 villages at HLL Lifecare Limited and anchored Naandi Foundation’s Water business from inception to 500 units serving 3 million people in 2.5 years while working as President & COO. Prior to that, he worked with the Aditya Birla Group, AFC and UTI.
Amit’s work in the Water & Health sectors has become case studies at the Harvard Business School & at the Michigan University . He is a Mentor at the popular GSBI Program at the Santa Clara University ; a winner of the Changemakers & Robert F Johnson Foundation Award 2012 ; has been recently featured as “Young Turks” by CNBC TV18 , is winner of the Global Changemakers with Ashoka for Water Program (2008) ; Amit has been recognized by Action for India(AFI) as amongst the Top Young Social Entrepreneurs in India in 2012 & 2013 . Amit is also a Charter Member of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneur). Amit has led E HealthPoint to be recognized as : Amongst 50 Most Innovative Companies by MIT’s Technology Review , Winner of the Global Tech Nokia Health Award 2011 and also winner of the NASSCOM GENPACT Award 2012 ; Amit has acquired Masters in Resources Management, Advance General Management Program from IIMC, GSBI Program from Santa Clara University, California ; Amit continues to be a passionate social entrepreneur bringing innovative solutions for alleviating disenfranchisement for masses , is a nature-buff and loves reading and travelling across the Global Village. He is committed full-time to building E HealthPoint as a globally acclaimed , high social impact model !
Dr K K Nohria, Director
Dr K K Nohria has been associated with the Electrical Industry and has held senior management positions with a number of organizations including the Chairman & Managing Director of Crompton Greaves Limited. He is also the past president of AIMA, ASSOCHAM, IEEMA, Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry and CII (Western Region). Currently, he is the Chairman of the Board of Governors in the Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology, a deemed University as also a Member, Board of Governors, IIM, Udaipur. He is also the Chairman of Earth Water Group which comprises Aventura, Everything About Water (Publication & Exhibition), DCPL and Fontus Water Limited. He is also the Chairman of the School of Inspired Leadership (SOIL), Gurgaon.
Deepak Chandra, Independent Director
Deepak Chandra is an acknowledged Management Consultancy expert and an entrepreneur; has worked for more than 30 years across leading corporate like GEEP, NIIT, and NIS. He has worked with several firms in India and abroad, and helped them align capability development strategy to their strategic challenges. He has also created pioneering learning initiatives with reasonable returns on learning investments. To add to his experience in knowledge dissemination, Chandra also regularly teaches at leading business schools. A true entrepreneur in spirit and soul, challenge and change are his two favorite motivators. currently the Dy Dean of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Sunil Ghorawat, Director
Sunil is a graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and a management graduate from Case Western Reserve University, USA. Sunil was the Managing Director for Indian subcontinent of Pentair Corporation, one of the largest water-treatment and pump companies in the world. He has built strong relations with a number of industries and key water professionals globally. Travelling extensively across the world, Sunil is one of the most visible and respected figures in the water community. Sunil has played instrumental role in establishing the Earth Water Group, an organization consisting of several market leading companies addressing key issues on water and wastewater.