Board of Directors – India
Dr K K Nohria, Chairman
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.
Amit Jain, Indian, Social Business Entrepreneur
Amit Jain has got the opportunity to invest more than 19 enriching years in incubating and leading projects and social business enterprises while remaining an avid practitioner in Social Business Enterprises. Amit Jain is the Founder and CEO of HealthPoint business model acclaimed internationally. He has worked, mentored and incubated various Social Marketing businesses serving the BOP communities in Health-care , Environment , Water & Sanitation, Livelihood & Skill-development , Organic Farming , Nutrition(Mid-day Meal), Education (Grade Competency Enhancement), Environment management , with leading organizations in the Private/Corporate, Public Sector, Consultancy, Not-For-Profit and Financial Services sectors across India and Internationally, with specific domain experience in Social Marketing Behavior Change , Innovative Public Private Partnership Models, Community-based Rural Networks , Supply-chain management , Social Impact and social business start-ups. He established a unique Health Products Social Marketing network across 50,000 villages at HLL Lifecare Limited and anchored Naandi Foundation’s Water business from inception to 400 units reaching-out to 3 million people in 2.5 years while working as President & COO, thereby establishing the popular Decentralized Water Kiosk Model which has been adopted by several state governments, Corporate CSR divisions and is getting adopted in other countries as well. Prior to that, he worked with the Aditya Birla Group , Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC), & Unit Trust of India Investor Services Ltd (UTI ISL). Amit has varied international travel experience which has vastly aided his work across various formats.
Amit’s work in the Water & Health sectors has become case studies at the Harvard Business School & at the Michigan University as also a specially-commissioned field-study on the venture has been aired at NPR (National Public Radio), USA ; winner of the Changemakers & Robert F Johnson Foundation Award 2012 ; has been featured as “Young Turk” by CNBC TV18 , is winner of the Global Changemakers with Ashoka for Water Program ; recently Outlook Business recognized him as a leading Social Entrepreneur; Amit has been recognized as one of the Top Young Social Entrepreneurs in India in 2012 & 2013 by Action For India (AFI) ; he has featured in several other media and communication platforms.
He is the Interim Chairman at Action For India (AFI) www.actionforindia.org and also a Charter Member of TiE. Amit is also the Chief Mentor & Advisor to Jaldoot www.jaldoot.org), an award winning Women-entrepreneurship & Livelihood generation project in Safe Drinking Water domain. Amit is the Founder & Board Member of Health4All Neerog Nidhee (H4ANN), a Not-for-Profit organization working in Primary Health , Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation areas. Amit has been regularly invited by various leading business schools to deliver lectures on Social Entrepreneurship/Social Marketing/Rural Marketing ;
Amit has got opportunity to interact and/or work with some of the leading business leaders, impact investors , social entrepreneurs and influencers
Amit has had numerous speaking assignments internationally and has also been jury-member at various competitions including at the – DBS- NUS Singapore, at the Annual Enterprise Challenge Competition at the IIM-C (with TATA group), International B Plan Contest of Rice University, Silicon Valley Challenge Competition (SVC) of AFI, Social Entrepreneurs Panel at Santa Clara University amongst others .
He 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 by leveraging technology , is a nature-buff and loves reading and travelling across the Global Village.