Our Mentorship Councils

Stewardship of the program rests in the hands of Mentorship Councils - a group of seasoned professionals and industry leaders who bring to the table decades of experience and expertise in their respective fields. Each of our three focus areas has a dedicated Mentorship Council mentoring start-ups with strategic as well as functional guidance.

Masood Mallick CEO, Re Sustainability
Shashvat Rai Managing Director, Aavishkaar Capital
Sourav Daspatnaik Managing Director, Swach Environment Pvt Ltd
Dr Surendra Agarwal Founder, Creative Group of Industries
Aruna Bhinge Independent Director, Leadership Coach
D Narain​ Partner, AgVaya LLP; Retired President, South Asia & Global Head of Smallholder Farming for Bayer
Emmanuel Murray ​ Investment Director, Caspian​ Equity
Hemendra Mathur Co-founder, ThinkAg; Venture Partner, Bharat Innovation Fund
Dr Kalpana S Regulagedda Managing Director, AgHub, PJTSAU
Kaushal Jaiswal​ Managng Director, Rivulis Irrigation India Pvt Ltd
Murli Dhar​ Director, Sustainable Agriculture Program, WWF India​
Sanjay Sacheti Country Manager & Executive Director, Olam Agro India Pvt Ltd
Sanjiv Kanwar Managing Director, South Asia, Yara International
Dr Vidya Gupta Emeritus Professor, Chairman & Chief Scientist Biochemical Sciences Division, CSIR- National Chemical Laboratory
Ashwin Bhadri​ Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Equinox Labs
Dr Ashwin Kashikar​ General Manager (R&D), Ankur Seeds
Avinash​ K R Chief Operating Officer, Vyoda Pvt Ltd
Dr Bharat Char ​ Chief Science Officer​, Mahyco Pvt Ltd
Joel Fernandes​ Head of Finance & Business Operations, RePurpose Global 
Koushik Chakraborty Chief Operating Officer, Sathva Bioactives Pvt Ltd
Madhav Nishtala ​ Senior Director, Asia Pacific Japan, Global Consumer Industries Business Unit, SAP
Mukesh Malik Chief Executive Officer​, ProjectGK
Nilesh Lele​ Partner, RampUp Advisory LLP
Rajeev Aiyappa​ Managing Director, Value Mark Pvt Ltd