Think Tank

Think Tank

Mr. Panna Srimali

Director Communication & Media

Binod Kumar


Deobrat Rai

Executive Member, DNR Foundation

Mr. Shyam Kishore

National Advisor, DNR Foundation

Mr. Abhishek Ranjan

Sustainability Expert

Abhishek Ranjan is the global head of  an  IT company’s  sustainability programs and associated thought leadership and communications. He is the adjunct professor at B-School. He has more than  15 years of leadership experience in CSR and development domain.

Dr K K Upadhyay

Chairman DNR Foundation

Dr. K. K. Upadhyay is a widely respected and seasoned development professional, with over four decades of experience across government, not-for-profits, academia and corporate. He has pioneered several innovative and successful models that exist in the development sector today including — Mother Dairy’s ‘Safal’, ‘Aapni Yojana’ an integrated rural water supply & sanitation project for 1000 villages and 10 towns in Rajasthan. Bastar’s Integrated Development Project for the Royal Danish Embassy, and Health of the Urban Poor Program for USAID/PFI.

Mr. Abhishek Kumar

Senior Advisor

He has over 24 years of experience in Development Sector particularly in Corporate Social Responsibility, Corporate Governance, Project Management, Corporate Communication & External Affairs, Public Relation, NGOs Functioning, Strategic Alliances, Management System Review, Social Audit, Foundation Management etc. He has sound understanding of Public/Private sector management reforms & governance, public expenditure management, human resources development, public-private partnership etc in local, national & international context.

He is a graduate from BHU Varanasi, HRM from IIM Lucknow, strategic management from IIT Delhi, MBA from LNMI of Economic Development and Social Change. He has also done MSW & NGO management along with IPRs, trademarks, patents, copyright from Indian Law Institute Delhi.

He has worked in lead role of Cent for Dev, Daksh Group, Amity, Honda, A2Z Group, Samsung etc. for CSR.

Mr. Shantanu Kumar

Lawyer (High Court)

Mr. Shantanu Kumar, Lawyer (High Court), having more than 14 years of experience. Area of concern-Development, Adult Education, Organizational Function, Advocacy.

Dev Bhardwaj

Founder, FasCorp India

National Agriprenuer, Krishi Bhooshan, YoungMinds2018 & Himachal Achiever’s Award Winning Startup Entrepreneur , Public Speaker & Author with approx. 17 Years of work experience in handling large database for Analysis , Data Ware Housing, Data Mining & Database Architecture Designing for various Enterprise in Travel , Hospitality, Education, Health & Agriculture Sector in India & South East Asian Countries. Featured among India’s Top 100 Social Enterprises in Jan 2017 by Action for India Forum at India Habitat Center New Delhi & again featured among India’s Top 20 Social Enterprises in Jan 2018 under Facebook, Nascomm & CNBC TV ” Code for Next Billion Startup initiative at Diamond Distt.. Bangalore India.

He is Senior Advisor of DNR Foundation for Agro Projects.

Ramveer Tanwar

Senior Advisor, DNR Foundation

Founder of Say Tree. Experienced Environmentalist with a demonstrated history of working in Water body Restoration. Skilled in Sustainability, Social Media, Environmental Awareness, Research, and Management. Strong community and social services professional.

He is Senior Advisor of DNR Foundation for environmental issues.

Mr. Sajjan Singh Thakur

Senior Journalist (Print & TV)

Mr. Sajjan Singh Thakur, Senior Journalist (Print & TV), Having more than 20 years of experience. Area of concern- Reporting, Documentation, MIS, NGO Management and Beggars.

Mr. David Mutai

Founder, Refugee Aid

Mr. David Mutai , Law Masters (University of Manchester, UK) . Founder of Refugee Aid having more than 20 years  of experience in development sector. Area of concern- Humanitarian Work, International Refugee Protection and Law, Project and Program Development, Public Speaking. Arts and Culture, Children, Civil Rights and Social Action, Economic Empowerment, Education, Environment, Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation

Mr. Jorge Gabriel Conte Burrell

Director General, The Ecologic, Mexico

Mr. Jorge Gabriel Conte Burrell (University of ICESI, Nacional Autonoma University, Mexico). He is Founder and Director General  of  “The Ecologic”, South America. His area of concern- Corporate Social Responsibility, Marketing Strategy, Corporate Communications, Business Strategy, Project Management, Environmental Policy, Green Economy, Low Carbon Economy

Mr. Arindam Bose

Ex Commonwealth Expert

After distinguished service in the Government of India and Botswana from July 1972 till January 2007, Arindam is an Independent Consultant practicing in the areas of Strategy, Technology enabled Service Management, Cyber & Technology Security, M & E , Training and Resource mobilization. His experience is in delivering innovative Technology and ICT enabled management solutions to transform public services delivery, conception and implementation of E-Government Master Plans and National ICT Strategies, M & E of Programs. Most innovative out of the box solutions and keeping abreast with latest technologies and management practices in Transformation, is his passion (from the Morse Code &Telephony age to satellites cyberspace and now on to Block Chain Technology of today!!)

Ms. Priya Rai

Senior Finance Professional

Ms. Priya Rai, MBA, More than 30 years of experience in Social Sector and CSR. Area of Concern- Farmers Rehabilitation, Health, Policy for Development Organisation. She is financial advisor in a reputed bank.

With specialization in Marketing, Event management, Customer relations & Business Development. She has been a part of start up operations focusing on market entry strategies.  Strategic  penetration in the Indian market through focused marketing.

Mr. Indrabhushan Kumar

Senior Journalist

Mr. Indrabhushan Kumar, Senior Journalist (Print Media), having more than 25 years of experience in print media. Area of concern-Health, Education, Agriculture, Livelihood and NGO functioning

Ms. Manasa Kandarpa

Director at Aadaiman Enterprises, UAE

Manasa Kandarpa holds a MBA degree in HR & Marketing(Full time) and MA degree in Management of Corporate social responsibility (Full time) from the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India. Manasa holds about 7 years of HR work experience and currently working with one of the leading IT firm in Dubai.

Furthermore Manasa is a Certified Performance and Competency Developer, Certified Recruitment Analyst from Carlton Advance Management Institute, U.S.A. and also holds a Certification in Sustainable Development from United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR) , Switzerland. Manasa is a member of SHRM and an associate member of CIPD.

Manasa is currently based of Dubai, UAE.

Dr. Martin A. Blake

Strategic Advisor

Doctorate in MBA (Hull University, UK). Award-winning Top 100 Global Sustainability Leader and strategist, with over 25 years practical experience. Inspirational leader enabling large, complex organisations to articulate, deploy, embed and communicate their sustainability goals. Deployed one of the most successful sustainability programmes in the world.

Mr. Sergio Barbera

Founder & MD, Conexión Social

Masters (University of Suvilla, Spain). Having more than 18 years of experience in development sector specially in Strategic Management of CSR supply chain programs, design, implementation, and assessment of International Cooperation & EU projects etc. He is the Chief executive of Conexion Social SL, Spain. He has also trained social auditors worldwide and leaded projects for several top companies to develop their social compliance programs. He was a member of the Register of Experts to perform Equivalence Assessments for the Global Social Compliance Programme: review and validation of Self-Assessment against the GSCP Reference Tools.

Prof. Raj K Singh

Ex CEO (Technology Parks Group), Adjunct faculty to IIT Delhi, BITS Pilani.

Ex CEO (Technology Parks Group), Adjunct faculty to IIT Delhi, BITS Pilani and a former member of The Steering Committee of the Entrepreneurial Development Programme of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI). Area of concern Coaching, Performance Management, Education Management, Business Strategy, CSR, Management Consulting, Strategy Development, Business Development, Entrepreneurship etc

Dr. Ekta Saxena

VP, Delhi Management Association

Dr. Ekta Saxena, PHD (MGKV, Varanasi), specialist of corporate communication and associated with various inst.
She brings over 17 years of rich experience in corporate relations, academics, marketing and execution of
MDPs /executive education, online training programs, career guidance, placements and objective oriented event planning, execution, media management, public relation & overall 360 degree management.

Strong industry connect and successfully created the network of high-profile corporate leaders (Chairman, MD, CEO, COO, CFO, CHRO etc.) from various fields of industry.

She has also written several research papers published in various national/international journals and has been recipient of Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR) scholarship during her Doctorate work. She also works as a freelance anchor for event management and is enrolled with “Aakashwani” & “Doordarshan” and hosted various programmes.

Mr. Nilesh Verma

Head of Sales and Operations at GENESYSTEL

Over 19 years industry experience including 10 plus years sales management and business management experience.

Proven track record in developing and implementing successful incentive, motivation and performance improvement programmes for sales teams, channels and customers, which delivers towards growth in business revenue and profitability.

MBA (symbiosis), having 25 years of experience in Marketing and Media in Australia.  Area of concern- CSR, Corporate communication, NGO Management, Environment, R&R, Health, Policy Formulation etc.

Mr. Anupam Seshank

Senior Journalist (Chief Editor)

Mr. Anupam Seshank, Senior Journalist (Chief Editor), having more than 22  years of experience. Area of Concern- CSR, Education, Disability, Child Labour, Energy, Environment.

Mr. Manish Chandra

Senior Finance Professional

MBA (ISBM,Pune) having 15 years of experience. Area of concern-Skill Development, Livelihood, Fund raising, Cause Marketing, Social Audit, Project Formulation, Policy. He is an experienced Business Analyst with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Skilled in Analytical Skills, Asset Management, Investment Advisory, Risk Management, and Corporate Finance. Strong research professional with a MBA/PGDM focused in Finance from International School of Business and Media Pune.


Mr. Luigi Incatasciato

European Project Manager Senior, Rome

Luigi Incatasciato ( Sapienza University of Rome, Italy). Expert in design management coordination and evaluation of transnational projects: a direct financing from the European Commission. 40 years of experience & area of concern CSR, Networking, Fund Raising, Research, Community Development etc.

He is Senior trainer in the following fields: definition and application of innovative technologies (material and immaterial) in learning methodologies, with particular attention to the E-Learning, distance learning, web based training with the integration among different training methodologies (open, on line, self learning).

Mr. Amio Basak

Management Professional

Mr. Amio Basak, MBA (IMT GZB), More than 20  years of experience in policy making and CSR for corporate in US. Area of Concern- Farmers Rehabilitation, Health, Policy for development Market.

Dr. Nilesh

MD, World Brain Center Hospital

Ex RML, MD at World Brain Center Hospital, Delhi, having more than 17 years of experience. Area of Concern- CSR, Education, Disability, Child Labour, Energy, Environment

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