Chief Executive Officer, TAPF
Shridhar has over 23 years of work experience and has been associated with leading multinationals like Philips, ABB, Webex Communications (now CISCO), etc. Prior to joining Akshaya Patra he was Vice President – Sales, Webex Communications. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering and a Master’s Degree in Management. Shridhar is an Eisenhower Fellow 2014 and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program from Wharton Business School 2014 . In Akshaya Patra, Shridhar oversees all the executive functions such as Resource Mobilization, Communication, Finance, HRD, IT and Operations Excellence Initiative. He brings to the table strong people management and organization skills.
Saanil K Bhaskaran
Head - Individual Giving and Donor Care, TAPF
Saanil has over 10 years of experience in General Management, Investment banking and Business consulting across various geographies. He started his career with Reuters (Fixed Income Division), later worked with Capco (Business Consulting Team), Tata Consultancy services (Investment Banking Practice) and First American Corp (Program Management Office). At The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Saanil is heading Individual Giving and Donor care. His responsibilities include growing donations from individuals by scaling up to various Indian & international locations. He is also responsible for entire operations of donations processing, donor analytics and donor helpdesk.
Head - Communications, TAPF
Ajay has more than a decade of rich experience in Process & Product Engineering, Program Management and Organizational Excellence. Ajay has worked in Technology companies like Tejas Networks, American Power Conversion (now Schneider Electric), Hical Technologies. He has led Technology Innovation & Transition projects in the fields of Telecom, Automotive, Electronics, Space and other applications providing turnkey solutions to clients across the globe Ajay has extensively used concepts of Six Sigma, Shainin DOE, DFM, DFA & Reliability Engineering to achieve outstanding results in his field of work. He has also been instrumental in implementation of Quality Systems and certification to International Standards such as TS 16949, ISO 9001, ISO14001 & OHSAS 18001. At Akshaya Patra and its Sister organizations, Ajay has successfully handled various Organizational Transformation projects and Sustainability initiatives. Currently, Ajay is heading the Communications activities of the organisation. Ajay has completed his Management Studies with specialization in the areas of Operations & Marketing.
Chief Marketing Officer, TAPF
Sundeep Talwar has a Post Graduate in Management from Duke and IIM-Ahmedabad, and is also a certified Black-Belt in Six Sigma. He has over 20 years of work experience in marketing and communications with leading corporates, especially from the Telecom sector. Previous to joining Akshaya Patra he was the National Business Head (Mobility Operations) with Aircel, prior to that he has worked in Senior Leadership Roles with brands like Airtel, Motorola, Escotel and Essar, across India and in Africa. He has also received international accreditation from BID Spain for developing the first anti-virus application. He has won several accolades like Excellence Award in Sales Motorola, Deployment of Airtel University with Bharti, Standardisation of customer experience (Project Bhartiyam) in Airtel, Best Circle Operations Head with Aircel and many more. At Akshaya Patra he leads the Corporate Fund Raising, Government Relations, Innovation and Volunteering teams, collaborates with the Leadership team to strategise and execute plans for sustainability and growth, strategises and executes fund raising initiatives that help in the sustainability of existing kitchens and ensures the availability of funds for upcoming kitchen projects, and strengthens the relationship with corporates who are partnering with Akshaya Patra and reaches out to other corporates to build a partnering relationship.
Vinay N Kumar
Head – Operations (Bengaluru, Ballari, Lucknow & Vrindavan), TAPF
Vinay Kumar, a Chartered Accountant by qualification has over 10 years of work experience in various industries. Vinay is also a Certified Information Systems Auditor. Vinay started his career in the field of accounts and finance with one of the FMCG companies in India; he then made a career shift to business process consulting and ERP implementation for small and medium enterprises in the bottom of the pyramid. Vinay has spearheaded over 15 projects in various industries like FMCG, Electronics, Telecommunications, Manufacturing and Distribution in his career with a couple of international stints. As Head of ERP, at The Akshaya Patra Foundation, he is responsible for adopting and implementing the ERP to help improve operational efficiency and manage growth. As Head – Operations, Vinay is also responsible for leading and managing the day-to-day Operations of Units located in Bengaluru and Ballari including strategic planning, food safety & quality, production, distribution, logistics, and people management and development.