Meera Shenoy, Founder-CEO, is an acknowledged pioneer in market- linked skill trainings for rural, tribal and disabled youth and linking them to sustained livelihoods, at scale. She is one of the few in the country who work on policy, strategy and implementation of large projects, integrating technology and markets ,for supporting livelihoods of the vulnerable. Her most recent work was supporting the Advisor to the Prime Minister in his capacity as Chairman, NSDA. She was also Senior Advisor, UNDP, Youth Skilling where she focussed on integrating rural girls into government schemes. She worked as the World Banks specialist in their poverty alleviation projects . She has written several learning notes for the World Bank, which were circulated globally. Meera Shenoy began her work in skilling as Executive Director of EGMM, the countrys’ first job mission for rural and tribal youth, which she helped set up from scratch for the Andhra Pradesh government in 2004. She took it to scale, influencing policy.
She has spoken at TED events, at the UN, Stanford, MIT amongst others and won several prestigious awards, national and international, for her work. Her last book “You Can Be Smarter & Wiser”,a Bloomsbury publication, is a bestseller in its third edition. It captures inspirational stories of entrepreneurs with disabilities and Company leaders who integrate disability into their businesses. She is also founder of Not Just Art, which supports creative talent of photographers with disabilities.
Anila Mathur, Co-Founder, is a professional with around 25 years of cross cultural experience in Banking, Human Resources, Administration & Co-ordination of district & state level activities in the development sector. She has vast experience in the Banking sector. She is a B.Com graduate from Osmania University and holds a Masters degree in Human Resource Management and Finance.
Meera Shenoy, Founder-CEO, is recognised as a pioneer in market linked skill trainings for rural, tribal and disabled youth. She is one of the few in the country who work both on policy, strategy and implementation of large projects, with a focus on the vulnerable. Her most recent work was supporting the Advisor to the Prime Minister, Ramdorai, in his capacity as Chairman, NSDA. She was also Senior Advisor, UNDP, Youth Skilling where she focussed on integrating rural girls into the Aajeevika skilling scheme of NRLM. She has worked closely with MoRD, NSDC and Ministry of disability to develop skilling guidelines for youth with disability. She worked as the World Banks only specialist in youth and skilling in their poverty alleviation projects of Rajasthan, Orissa , Bihar and Chhattisgarh. She has written several learning notes on skilling youth for the World Bank, which was circulated globally. Meera Shenoy began her work in skilling as Executive Director of EGMM, the countrys first job mission for rural and tribal youth, which she helped set up from scratch for the Andhra Pradesh government in 2004. Today it is recognised as the countrys best market linked state government skilling mission. She has won several awards, national and international, for the work.
Vijay Kumar Wadhi
Vijay Wadhi is an Entrepreneur at heart, having worked on his own startups right after completing his graduation. He completed his post graduation in Management, post which he ventured into the then nascent IT industry as a partner of Wipro. Thus began the professional journey 35 years ago, with the first startup named Silicon Business Solutions Pvt Ltd.
IT industry is known to disrupt itself every few years; and that has been the challenge which kept Vijay on an ever learning path. He has seen the major IT technology waves right from Mainframe to Client Server to Central Data Centres and now moving to the Cloud. The first company - Silicon Business Solutions - was sold and he founded a new company in 2000 in the name of Locuz Enterprise Solutions Limited that is into the leading edge of IT infrastructure technology services, offering consultancy and services around Digital Transformation, Cyber Security, Hybrid Cloud and Super Computing serving global clients. Vijay has been serving as its MD and CEO since inception, conceptualising and driving its strategic initiatives and fiscal discipline.
Being an entrepreneur, he has vast experience in Strategy & Planning, Partnering, Sales, Support, Contracts & Agreements, Service Delivery, Finance, HR, Quality Management and Legal & Compliance. The qualities that would best describe him are Multidisciplinary, Honest, Candid, Frugal, People friendly and Apolitical, with reading and learning as his main hobby.
Mr. Jayesh Ranjan
Gopinath C. S.
Suchitra Shenoy has over a decade experience in social sector. She was the founding member of the Monitor Inclusive Markets team at the Monitor Group, where they examined market-based business models solutions to issues of poverty. She has co-authored a book Infinite Vision on the Arvind Eye Care System.
Sameer Nair, is a Senior Management professional with 20+ years of experience in various industries including IT, Training, Education, Facility Management, Retail and Wellness. He has worked 5+ Years in Wellness industry (O2 Spa Salon Pvt Limited) as Business Head handling Pan India business, 5+ years with Education industry (Euro Kids) as Operations Manager South, 5+ Years in IT (Wipro and Samsung) and 3+ years in Training (O2 Skills, VJ Info and ICFAI). He has worked in challenging industries in nascent stage and companies in the start-up mode at various hierarchy levels with successful contribution to organisational growth.