Chairman at Somani Family Office
Aditya Somani is an industrialist with experience and investments in textile and building products manufacturing, retail & distribution and real estate. He is an MBA from University of Pittsburgh USA and holds a masters from SPJIMR and Sydenham College, Mumbai.
Director A.T.E. Enterprises, Executive Committee and Trustee UDRI
Anuj Bhagwati heads the A.T.E. Group, which consists of technology-based businesses in diverse areas of textile engineering and environmental engineering. His other non-profit engagements are with the A.T.E. Chandra Foundation (grant-making), Urban Design Research Institute (urban planning), the Kalaghoda Association (arts, culture and neighbourhood improvements), the K J Somaiya Trust (education and health care), and some advisory groups of Cornell University, USA.
Director and CEO Steel1; Advisor, Praja Foundation
Dhruv Moondhra is the Director & Chief Executive Officer at Steel1 and has been associated with the company since its founding in 2008. His current priorities include building organizational capacity to meet increasing customer demand, as well as making Steel 1 a leading digital company in its field. Dhruv started his career at Bain and Company in Boston. Dhruv is an Economics Graduate from Cornell University.
Partner Madhavi Desai Consulting Pvt Ltd
Iris is Partner and Founding Director at Madhavi Desai Consulting Pvt. Ltd., an independent education counselling firm, advising both students and schools. Her experience spans across the PhD, MBA, MS, Undergraduate and High School verticals. Her personal passions have led her to serve on the board of several non-profits. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from St. Xavier's College, a Master’s Degree from the University of Mumbai and has completed the Harvard Business School’s Executive Program – Managing and Transforming Professional Service Firms.
Founder and Managing Trustee Praja Foundation, Director Adity Designs
Nitai is the Managing Trustee at Praja Foundation. He is also Director Adity Designs Pvt. Ltd, one of Mumbai’s oldest fashion houses started in 1968 and Director Forest of Chintz, an international accessories brand. He also founded “Association of Youth for a Better India” and is a trustee of Madhu Mehta Foundation. He completed his bachelor’s in commerce from Sydenham College, Mumbai.
Co Founder and Managing Director Nirvana Venture Advisors; Advisor, Praja Foundation
Rajan is a Co-founder and Managing Director of Nirvana Venture Advisors, an early-stage technology fund based in Mumbai. He has over 2 decades of investing and operating experience in which has managed and led several investments in consumer and enterprise technology in India. Prior to Nirvana, he was a venture partner at Clearstone Venture Partners and Country Manager for eBay in India. He serves on the advisory board of Muktangan Education Trust in Mumbai. He has an MBA from the Darden School of Business, Virginia and a B.Com from Sydenham College, Mumbai.
Former Chief Secretary of the Government of Maharashtra and Founder of Centre for Research in Schemes and Policies (CRISP)
Sitaram Kunte is a 1985-batch Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer. He has held prominent roles in the Government of Maharashtra. He brings rich expertise in formulation, implementation, and monitoring of Government policies spanning various sectors. His distinguished journey includes serving as Chief Secretary of the Government of Maharashtra in 2021, Additional Chief Secretary (ACS) (Home) in 2020, and ACS of Higher and Technical Education from 2016 to 2019. He played a significant role in improving citizen service delivery and urban development as Municipal Commissioner of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) from 2012 to 2015. He holds a Master in Social Sciences from the University of Birmingham, MA Economics from Delhi School of Economics, and an LLB from Mumbai University.
Founder Trustee Praja Foundation; Director Adity Designs
Sumangali manages business development and finance for Adity Designs, a company that works on design projects with luxury brands world over. In 2012, Sumangali started an independent design venture Forest of Chintz which makes fashion accessories for boutiques worldwide. Prior to this she was a consultant with the Business Consulting Practice at Arthur Andersen for three years. She graduated from Sydenham College, Mumbai and completed her masters in Management Studies from NMIMS, Mumbai.
Managing Director Kaymo Fastener Company
Vivek is the Managing Director of Kaymo Fastener Company, India. He graduated from St. Xavier’s College in Science and later went on to do his L.L.B. He is a teaching faculty at Moral Re-Armament (MRA) and Initiatives for Change International (IofC) and is regularly invited to present at business groups on topics related to Value Sustainability for Companies and Building Ethical and Competitive Organizations.