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Our leadership comes with extensive experience and in-depth knowledge of sustainable development initiatives globally. Their cumulative experience covers the broad spectrum of the social and development sphere, sustainability and climate change issues, and ethical business imperatives. They are further supported by a select team of professionals with expertise in different aspects of sustainable development, such as strategic management, social research, need and impact assessments, EHS and social regulations, resource conservation, supply chain dynamics, etc., thereby, creating a win-win solution for the triple bottom line of business.

Anjani Agrawal

Executive Chairman 

Anjani Agrawal is Chairman of TTC. Anjani has over 40+ years of professional experience, including 26 years as Partner at global consulting firm EY, setting up their consulting practice and working across multiple business sectors over the years.  He has worked closely with Central Government, NITI Aayog on Policymaking, Strategy, and Governance and has published more than 25 Thought Leadership reports in various sectors.

His areas of expertise include Strategic Risk Management, GRC transformation, Performance Improvement, Corporate Governance, Responsible Investment; Advising Boards, Social Entrepreneurs, and NGOs. Anjani’s clients include several Indian and Global Multi-national Corporations who are leaders in their respective businesses as well as positive change-makers for communities and the economy they operate in.  He has led programs in North America, Latin America, Europe, CIS, Middle East, Central, South and Southeast Asia.

He has been a national committee member and a regular speaker at National Industry Associations like CII, FICCI, FIMI, ICC, IIA, IMC, etc. He is also a guest faculty at International and Indian business schools and Institute of Directors.

Before joining TTC, Anjani retired from EY as Senior Partner, Global Metals sector leader and Global Client Servicer Partner.

Anjani is Chartered Accountant (1980 – National Rank Holder), CIA (IIA USA) and has studied Advanced Business Strategy from INSEAD.

"Sustainable development is perhaps the greatest and most complicated challenge humanity is facing. Economic development, social inclusion and environmental sustainability underpinned by good governance will take the world into a successful trajectory towards this shared goal."

Parul Soni

Global Managing Partner 

Parul is the Founder and Global Managing Partner for TTC. With over 22 years of experience, he has been instrumental in providing strategic leadership to large development programs at country and regional levels with international and national organizations.

He has driven major programs in areas of cross-sectoral partnerships and institutional networks, inclusive community participation, social accountability, and social justice, using his rich and extensive experience in Social Development and CSR. His contribution to the cause of enhancing and enriching the quality of key human development indicators such as child rights and gender equality has been anchored in the core principles of sustainable development strategies and programmes undertaken by him.

Throughout his career, he has been an ardent advocate of women’s rights and has undertaken seminal work in re-scripting the narrative on women’s empowerment through various initiatives. As a member of the Global Advisory Board of WeConnect International, he actively encouraged and supported women entrepreneurs by connecting them to market opportunities. One of his most significant achievements was to bring 109 women’s business associations under one platform of Think Big Asia.

Parul values the role of the government as a major stakeholder in the development process and has successfully created sustainable tri-stakeholder partnerships and networks, with the government, private sector and not-for-profit organisations, collaborating together to achieve common goals.

Parul is on board of many reputed national and global organisations. As an Advisor and Promoter Director in India for The Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN), he has a key contribution in building the ecosystem for philanthropists and social investors within the country. As a Founding Board Member of Save the Children-Bal Raksha, the Indian Evolution of Save the Children International Network, he has made substantive contributions in the sector of child development and rights. He is also a Board Member of SafeLIFE Foundation and a Senior Advisor on the Advisory Board of Biz Divas, a CSR initiative by Altavis Private Limited.

He was previously a Partner and the Global Co-leader for The not-for-profit organisation at Ernst & Young India LLP (EY) and during his career he lent his expertise and leadership to various organizations and associations in India and across the Globe.

Parul is a Doctoral Fellow from the Department of Commerce, University of Rajasthan.

“Sustainable development today is a central topic of discussion in organizations, academic institutions, offices and in boardrooms across the world, since it has come to define almost every aspect of human endeavour. Given the complex and often unpredictable nature of the risks involved, organizations must use innovative approach to mitigate them. We at TTC, through our cross-cutting solutions and multidisciplinary expertise, are ideally equipped to be a key partner in our clients’ sustainable development journey.”

Dipankar Ghosh

Partner and Leader Sustainability & Climate Change 

Dipankar is Partner and Leader Sustainability & Climate Change. He is a seasoned sustainability professional, has over 34 years of multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral experience in the domains of environmental services, sustainability and human development, climate change, carbon markets, environment, health and safety (EHS), resource efficiency, sustainable technology and renewable energy. One of the key areas of his work has been managing sustainability and climate change risks and leveraging opportunities in changing times.

Dipankar has led large projects, in India as well as Internationally, which consisted of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team from the consultant’s end, as well as diverse stakeholders from client’s end.

He has worked closely with diverse industry sectors, such as oil & gas, power utility, automotive, iron and steel, biofuel, transportation, construction, communication, etc., and also Government and Multi-lateral Funded Institutions.

Previously, he was a Partner at EY, leading the Climate Change and Sustainability services of Ernst & Young India LLP (EY) in Northern Region of India. He was also part of the advisory team responsible for developing the Climate Change & Sustainability Services in India. Later, he served as the Leader of EY’s sustainability services in the MENA region, strategizing the growth of the practice in the region.

Dipankar is a B.E. and M.Tech in Chemical Engineering and a Chartered Engineer from the Institute of Engineers India. He also has a Diploma in Sustainability from the Maastricht School of Management, and participated in Leadership Development Programme at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

“Resource efficiency and sustainability have become drivers of cost reduction and risk management for organizations. With the cost of the natural resources projected to increase, and availability being scarce, companies which manage their impact responsibly and internalize them effectively through a solid sustainability strategy, stand a better chance of sustaining in the long term. The emphasis on the Sustainable Development Goals in the coming years is expected to necessitate fostering the synergy between corporates, government, academia and civil society like never before. Our dedicated and experienced sustainability and climate change professionals help clients derive maximum value from our focused solutions in the domains of strategy, resource efficiency, energy and climate change.”

Gurvinder PS Arora

Partner and Leader Advisory Services 

Gurvinder PS Arora is Partner and Leader Advisory Services.

Gurvinder has over 27 years of experience across sectors, including airport, power, education, health, urban local bodies, not-for-profit, central & state governments and public sector entities.  He has an extensive experience with Big 4 advising private and public sector clients in the areas of governance, risk management, regulatory compliances, program management, performance improvement, transition management and capacity building. He has also worked on several projects funded by International Funding Institutions and donors like, World Bank, DFID, ADB, UN, JICA, and USAID.

Gurvinder has been a Thought leader in the public finance domain and instrumental in development of EY Global Public Financial Management (PFM) framework and solutions. PFM solutions comprised of strengthening fiscal policy, treasury operation, accounting reforms, internal controls, audit, monitoring evaluation, learning and enhanced use of technology such as blockchain for delivery of public services. More than 100 countries EY offices use these solutions for clients as well as learning & development of its employees.  

He has wide-spread geographic coverage of experience and understanding of cultures, economies and human behaviors. Geographic coverage of his experience includes India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Maldives, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Kenya and Canada.

Previously, he was an Executive Director EY India and Kenya, leading several key regional and global roles. Leadership roles include EY Global PFM Director, East Africa Business Development Leader and Africa PFM Leader. 

Gurvinder is Chartered Accountant, US CPA, and Canadian CGA. 

"World’s ecosystem is changing at phenomenal pace and so are advisors’ roles and responsibilities. At TTC, we keep ourselves up to date with local, national and global developments; and strive to provide distinctive client service."

Vijay Ganapathy

Partner and Leader M&E and Impact Assessment 

Vijay is Partner and Leader M&E and Impact Assessment. He has 20 years of experience in thematic areas like Child Rights, Natural management, Micro-finance, Livelihood, Corporate and Skill Development. He Led the M&E and CSR consulting divisions in Ernst & Young India LLP (EY) & KPMG, supporting corporates in developing scalable and sustainable CSR strategies & programmes.

Vijay holds Robust Grassroots experience of managing development programs and was also involved in developing monitoring and evaluations systems involving both financial and programmatic components.

He has authored a book on the study of KAP of the leprosy affected Gond Tribal's of Madhya Pradesh and published papers on a diverse range of topics including CSR, Inter-Cultural Communication Competence, Informal Labour, etc.

He was previously a Senior Manager at EY, responsible for driving the CSR and Social Development Consulting vertical. He’s also the Managing Trustee of ARANYA, a social organization providing shelter to girl child belonging to de-notified tribes.

Vijay is a Fellow from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Forest Management from the Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal.

“A Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) framework provides an understanding of the strengths, weaknesses and bottle-necks of a project. Impact assessments help measure the true impact of sustainable development projects and programs. Taken together, these two aspects are critical to get a well-rounded picture of the actual achievements of programs. At TTC, our experienced team specializes in developing robust M&E frameworks and carrying out thorough impact assessments”

Ajay Pandey

Partner and Leader CSR, Strategy and Performance Improvement 

Ajay leads the CSR, Strategy and Performance Improvement function at TTC. He has vast experience in driving strategy and streamlining operations across domains including natural resource management, sustainable livelihoods, skill development, social entrepreneurship, organisation transformation and capacity building. With over 19 years of experience in sustainable development and corporate responsibility, Ajay has been working with a wide range of multilateral, government, corporate clients and not-for-profit entities across the Middle East and South Asia to deliver action-oriented, enduring and replicable results.

He holds a unique blend of expertise in working with grassroots organisations, donor organisations and development sector consulting firms. He’s a Seasoned professional with a hands-on approach to working with clients on the social impact of operations, stakeholder engagement, and sustainability. 

He Previously worked with Ernst & Young LLP (EY) and was instrumental in developing and leading customized solutions for development advisory. 

Ajay is a Post Graduate in Rural Development from XISS, Ranchi.

“With enforcement of Section135 of the Companies Act 2013, companies are looking to optimize resource efficiency and enhance social impact through strategic CSR initiatives. Organizations worldwide continue to grapple with strategic management choices, approaches and practice for creating sustainable impact. We assist organizations in accelerating organizational growth through visualizing and planning the growth road map.”

Amit Phull

Partner and Leader Governance & Risk Advisory 

Amit is Partner and Leader Governance & Risk Advisory at TTC. He has more than 19 years of experience in financial management with a focus on the development sector supported by various international donor agencies, Government and Corporate Foundations.

He’s a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with extensive experience in setting up new organizations, governance structure, budgeting, compliances, financial reporting, procurement processes and systems. He also holds experience in finance strategy, auditing and compliance, financial process development, procurement and bid process management, and development of standard operating procedures.

He’s involved in undertaking numerous Procurement Audits/Reviews, development of guidelines and manuals on the procurement procedure and practices.

In addition, Amit has conducted several workshops and training programmes on procurement, financial management and control, inventory management, budgeting, taxation, audit and accounting. Seasoned Chartered Accountant with exceptional skills on Project Appraisal, Financial Modelling, System Designing (audit & accounting), Taxation. 

He was previously a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP (EY). Prior to which, he was an Associate Vice President at Grant Thornton.

Amit is a Chartered Accountant, ICAI, and has a Diploma in Financial Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.

“Donor agencies face several challenges in ensuring that funds are used for intended purposes, as they often find it difficult to partner with credible organizations who share their vision. Community Based Organizations need the requisite expertise as well as robust systems to improve transparency and credibility. We at TTC offer a range of services aimed at finding innovative solutions for these concerns.”

Rajiv Nagpal

Partner and Leader Research & Documentation 

Rajiv is Partner and Leader Research & Documentation.
He specialises in strategic planning, policy development, project management, capacity building, social research, impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation, and market landscaping. Rajiv has worked extensively in the development sector on education, child protection, community health, WASH and social protection.

In his career spanning over 25 years, Rajiv has worked with International and National NGOs, bilateral organizations, UN agencies, government departments, corporates, etc. to deliver sustainable solutions through stakeholder engagement and community participation. He is extremely rooted and carries a profound understanding of social development, which he has leveraged beautifully in the social sector consulting arena.
He has also managed finance & admin and IT related assignments at the senior level in the social development initiatives.

Prior to TTC, Rajiv worked with Plan International, Save the Children (India, Finland, and the UK) and Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, where he led Child Rights programs across multiple levels.

Rajiv is a Post Graduate from Meerut University.

"There is a greater need to identify gaps in accessing development programs and understanding people’s perspective. We at Thinkthrough aim to create a feasible environment for progressive social development programs through social research, market assessment, market landscaping, program documentation, process mapping and scoping/feasibility studies."

Komal Malhotra

Partner and Leader HR Advisory 

Komal is Partner and Leader HR Advisory. She has over 20 years of experience in Human Resource Consulting with a focus on the HR system development and has successfully led and executed recruitment assignments from middle to CXO levels across various functions for both multinational corporates as well as I-NGOs and has also conducted workshops on psychosocial issues. She has also conducted HR evaluations, HR Policy Benchmarking Surveys and specialises in Trainings on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace.

Having worked for both Profit and Not-For-Profit organizations, she brings cross-learning between both sectors which helps in successfully executing recruitment assignments from the middle to senior levels across various functions. She has also led training as mandated by Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.
Komal’s qualifications along with her in-depth experience in dealing with a diverse range of populations among the corporate and development sector gives her an edge over others in the field.

Previously, she was running her own HR Consultancy, Scope International, catering exclusively to the not-for-profit organizations. She has also worked with GE Capital International Services and Omam Consultants.
Komal has a Masters in Counselling Psychology and PGD in Personnel Management from IMT Ghaziabad, besides a PGDBM in Marketing

“Human Capital is the backbone of every organization. Sourcing, retaining, assessing, training and motivating workforce is a key challenge to progress in today’s dynamic business environment. Establishing and maintaining effective and efficient HR systems and processes is critical to organizational sustainability. We support development sector organizations in meeting these critical requirements.”

Devashish Banerji

Partner and Leader Health Supply Chain & Procurement 

Devashish has over 22 years of experience in providing consulting services in addition to his experience of 12 years in the Automobile/Engineering Industry. His key areas of expertise have been the programme management of multi-stakeholder large projects, fund management, programme design and review, institutional assessment, strategic business planning and institutional development, capacity building and training.

As the Country Head in Crown Agents and Principal Consultant in PwC, he has managed multiple projects in the Government/Development Sector. He has been involved in projects, in the Health and Family Planning, Urban and Industrial Infrastructure and Social Development, funded by WB, ADB, DFID, USAID and UN agencies.

His responsibilities in all these projects include Stakeholder Relationship Management, Delivery Management and Quality Assurance. Over and above he has significant experience of leading teams comprising multi-disciplinary professionals internationally.

Prior to joining TTC, he has led many assignments and recently he completed the highly successful DFID funded Joint Donor Technical Assistance Fund (JDTAF) programme in MOHFW Bangladesh as the Team Leader.

Devashish is a Post Graduate Mechanical Engineer from IIT Kanpur.

“The healthcare sector is a one of the building blocks of any nation’s development, but it is especially central to India’s development given the widespread socio-economic disparity present in the country. To ensure the sustainable growth of the economy it is not only critical to create jobs but to also create a workforce unencumbered by nagging illnesses and injuries which can be prevented by providing basic healthcare. The healthcare sector in India has challenges across its value chain, and at TTC we have experts with functional experience and scientific expertise in this sector and who can deliver insights and solutions to critical stakeholders such as the government, not-for-profits, companies and donor agencies.”

Indra Guha

Partner Sustainability & Climate Change 

Indra is Partner Sustainability & Climate Change. He has more than 22 years of experience in the domain of sustainability, EHS and climate change. 

He has worked extensively in advisory and implementation of sustainability and climate change strategy, building roadmaps with targets aligned to business goals, indexing sustainability performance and impact assessment, sustainable sourcing, sustainability reporting, and assurance, carbon footprint mapping/GHG accounting, monitoring and verification, due-diligence, carbon transaction, risk mapping, low carbon transformation. He is an expert in EHS studies involving compliance management, due diligence, risk assessments, policy framing, and review of governance structure. 

Indra has worked across diverse industry sectors, such as metal and mining, oil & gas, chemical, pharma, power utility, automotive, fertilizer, etc. He has also worked extensively with the government, funding agencies like ClimateWorks/Shakti Foundation, DFID, GIZ and with NGOs like WWF on climate policy related assignments.

Before TTC, Indra spent a major part of his professional a career with Ernst & Young LLP (EY) for 14 years where he led the north team as Executive Director prior to his stint with Jubilant as Chief Sustainability Officer.

Indra is a graduate in Civil Engineering from BE College, with a masters from IIT Kharagpur and has completed Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from IIM Kolkata.

"Sustainability has become the tool for future readiness. An assessment of the baseline scenario of material sustainability aspects, a look into the potential future scenarios from risk and opportunity point of view, and identifying the interventions that ensures sustainability in a longer time horizon is the key. Our outlook at TTC is aligned to the same with our expert professionals equipped with the vision, the psyche and the tools for delivering the same to our clients."

Khalid Omran Al-Omran

Chief Executive Officer, TTC Qatar 

Mr. Khalid Omran is the CEO of TTC, Qatar.  He has more than 22+ years of extensive experience in strategic and human resources advisory, Accomplished professional offering impressive track record in public and private sector consultancy. Acknowledged as a top-performer in key client relationship management and a driving force in organisation. Highly skilled in needs assessment, strategic planning, establishing priorities and delegating tasks, motivating teams to reach for their best, and following through to ensure success. Passionate about maximizing growth and increasing market penetration through executing strategic methodologies.

Adept at analysing the competitive landscape, conducting research and attaining continual profits through focused, strategic workflow, staffing and business process analysis. Exemplary change agent with the ability to analyse issues, devise continuous process improvement and incorporate business process initiatives to increase efficiencies and streamlines operations.

Previously to this, Mr. Khalid was Chief Executive Officer, Hemaya Security Services Company. He is known all over the country as one of the finest strategist and business planner person. Expertise in providing consultancy advice to clients across a range of sectors including government, infrastructure and private agencies.

Proven track record of increasing revenue and growing bottom-line while spearheading operational improvements to drive productivity and reduce cost. Ability to excel in dynamic, high-pressure, demanding environments while remaining firm, pragmatic and focused. Areas of expertise include Leading & Managing Change, Aligning Business Processes, Growing Revenue & Profit,  Strategic Alliances, Leading & Developing Strategic Teams,  Mentoring & Leadership, Building Organizational Capacity,  Increasing Business Segments,  Relationship building at Government Levels and Negotiations & Coordination

Khalid is MBA from the elite Manchester University , Great Britain and bachelor's degree in Business Administration. Along with this he has couple of  exclusive Human Resources, Executive Leadership ,Supervisory Management and Strategic Planning certifications. 

Suman Majumdar

Country Lead - Singapore 

Suman is Partner and Leader - Sustainability & Climate Change, and head of the South East Asia operations at Singapore. He has over 28 years of diverse and rich experience in thought leadership, consulting, capacity building and policy advocacy in sustainability, environmental-social-governance (ESG), voluntary disclosures, business excellence, environment management, climate change, CSR, etc. He is a widely recognised Member of several international and national Expert Groups, Advisory Bodies and Technical Committees, as also visiting faculty at IITs, IIM-A, etc.

He was the architect and leader for the initial 7 years of the pioneering CII-ITC Sustainability Awards and later led the JSW - Times of India Earth Care Awards. He also championed India’s first environment product declaration (EPD) for steel sector based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology. Further, he was the Principal Investigator in the preparation of National Inventory of Greenhouse Gases for the Industrial Production & Product Use sector, for Government of India for India’s 2nd & 3rd National Communications to the UNFCCC.

He not only created awareness in the Boardroom on topics such as climate change and environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects for a business, he helped in the creation of the world’s first ESG Index for the emerging markets when S&P engaged him as an expert in the field of non-financial disclosures. He also engaged extensively with FIIs and credit rating agencies in order to create access to capital for growing businesses.

Suman was successful in fostering partnerships with government organisations, development sector organisations and businesses. This is exemplified in the creation of the blueprint for the India Business & Biodiversity Initiative (IBBI) in partnership with the Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India, and ensured the support of GIZ. He was also instrumental in launching and enhancing the visibility of Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in India since 2007 and led the release of annual India Reports in partnership with CDP and World-Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Previously, he was the Chief Sustainability Officer in the JSW Group, one of India’s largest diversified conglomerates including businesses in steel, energy, cement and infrastructure. Prior to that he was a Principal Counsellor in India’s largest and oldest apex industry body – the Confederation of Indian Industry – in its pioneering Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development. Earlier, Suman was a Manager – Technical External Relations at Procter & Gamble in India, with responsibility in R&D and regulatory affairs for several leading global brands, as well as environmental management and sustainability for the overall business

Suman holds a Ph. D. in Environmental Engineering and M. Tech. in Environmental Science & Engineering - both from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Earlier, he has a M. Sc. In Environmental Sciences from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. He also is a certificate holder in Strategic Leadership Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

“Sustainability means differently for various stakeholders; the challenge is to make all of them understand the common goal is to create solutions instead of problems. Government policy and business imperatives can work together with the engagement with civil society and communities in order to achieve a better quality of life for everyone without causing irreversible damage to the environment or inequities in society. Disclosures and strategic initiatives that are innovatively led by the Sustainable Development Goals is no longer a choice; rather it is the only way forward. The sooner business understands and adopts the inclusive approach the better it is - for everyone. Our role is to serve as the binding agent and a catalyst.”

Shantanu Srivastava

National Business Development Leader 

Shantanu is an experienced business management professional with over twenty years of experience in business development, management consultancy, branding, strategic planning, project management, capacity building, entrepreneurship, & fundraising.

He has a strong track record of engagement and extensive domain expertise in telecom, financial services, Not-for-profits, waste management and, Greenfield solutions. He has been instrumental in providing breakthrough leadership to achieve corporate strategies, build a coalition to support business growth and implement and manage change to drive organizational performance.

Shantanu holds an MBA in Marketing Management, Post-Graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication and an Honours Diploma in Systems Management. He is an advisor to a number of domestic and overseas companies and is a visiting faculty at a couple of premier business schools.

Dhrubaa Ghosh

Senior Advisor Health Sector 

Dhrubaa specializes in public health issues with more than 25 years of research experience - both nationally and internationally - especially in the field of infectious diseases (molecular epidemiology & pathogenesis) and molecular diagnostics, and was a recipient of several International awards for her research work and publications.

As a scientist, she has worked on a wide range of diseases from malaria to various viral outbreaks (encephalitis, hepatitis, HIV/TB, dengue and Viral Diarrhoea) at the national level. She also developed diagnostic strategies on high-throughput platforms with her International collaborators for the detection of bacterial and viral infections.

Prior to joining TTC, Dhrubaa was a Senior Scientist at the International Centre for Genetic engineering & Biotechnology (a UN facility), and led the pathogen detection and discovery team. She was also a faculty and Head of the Department at the core facility at the National Institute of Virology, Pune, MoHFW, Govt of India.

“Health plays a cross-cutting role across the three elements of sustainable development which are economic, social and environmental. The disease burden, for both communicable and non-communicable diseases, still remains high in countries like India. Adequate attention is required towards healthcare and poverty alleviation, which would address the issues of malnutrition; health risks and determinants beyond communicable diseases; impact of strategies, policies and practices on health. An in depth understanding of the public health issues allows us to think through on innovative approaches and solutions.”

Sanjay Ranbir Bali

Senior Advisor-HR Advisory Services 

Sanjay is Senior HR Advisor at TTC.  He is a seasoned HR professional, with over 32+ years of multi-sectorial experience, including 10+ years as Senior VP & Head HR for South West Asia Regional HQ for Samsung Electronics.

His experience is diverse & varies across industries e.g. Eicher Motors, Matsushita Electric (Panasonic), Indian Hotels Co Ltd (Taj Group of Hotels) & Samsung Electronics.

Prior to TTC, he was working as Director & Group HR Head for RJ Corp, a 2 billion US$ turnover company with diversified biz interest in Beverages, QSR, frozen dairy & dairy Products. RJ Corp is globally one of the largest Pepsi bottling/sales & distribution Partner Company with franchise rights to operate Global brands QSR like Pizza Hut, KFC & Costa Coffee in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka & Africa. 

During his decade long career in Samsung, he established 2 state of the art Global R&D centres in Noida & a manufacturing facility in Chennai including establishing the Sales Companies in Bangladesh, Nepal & Sri-Lanka.
He also managed the seamless transition of the Samsung Sales Company from less than 1 billion US$ to approx. 8 Billion US$ Sales turnover by restructuring of Consumer Electronics biz, setting up the Mobile biz, Network Biz & Enterprise Sales Divisions in India. In 2009 under his leadership, the South West Asia Regional HQ HR team was awarded the coveted “Samsung Global Best HR Award”.

His areas of expertise are Workforce Planning & HR Strategy, Sustainable HR Transformation, Leadership Development, Organizational Development & Capability Building, Talent Management & Succession Planning, Compensation & Rewards strategy, Merger/Acquisition Integration & Change Management.

Sanjay is Life member of National HRD Network & has Masters in PM & IR from SIBM Pune University. He has participated in various Global HR Seminars & has attended Senior Management development programmes at Global Learning Centres of Matsushita & Samsung in Japan & South Korea respectively.  

"Sustainable HRM is the utilization of HR tools to help embed a sustainable strategy in the organization & the creation of an HR system that contributes to the sustainable performance of the business. Sustainable HR will no longer be a “good-to-do”, but a “must-to-do” for organizations."

Gaurav Bhargava

Senior Vice President Advisory Services 

Gaurav is Senior Vice President in Advisory Services. He has more than 14 years of experience in designing, deploying, monitoring and evaluating social sector initiatives in the domains of public health, gender, education, child and adolescent rights and livelihood. Through his work, Gaurav has enabled UN agencies, international financial intuitions and corporate foundations in realizing the objectives of their program operations. His works ranges from supporting micro-pilots to structuring and assessing the institution’s long term strategy and country partnership frameworks.

Having worked across more than 20 countries, covering conflict affected areas, he has delivered on sensitive engagements centered on aspects such as violence against women in South Asia, Middle East & North Africa and South East Asia, human trafficking in India, women’s economic empowerment in Afghanistan, HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh and India, multiple vulnerable groups in Bhutan, child rights in Cambodia and adolescent health in India.

He was previously a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young LLP (EY), responsible for managing projects with UN agencies and international financial intuitions.

Gaurav holds Post Graduate in Public Health from Indian Institute of Health Management and Research, Jaipur. 

"Social research has three distinct facets to it. ‘Research for a Program’ that can critically inform the design of an initiative; ‘Research on a Program’ that analyzes an initiative’s performance and provides necessary course correction and/or inputs for future endeavors; and ‘Research as a Program’ where the research piece is an initiative directed at identifying new approaches to policy formulation and program design and implementation. At TTC, we understand these facets to social research and are geared up to strategically align our advisory to the clients’ needs."

Surpal Singh Deora

Leader Government Relations 

Surpal Singh Deora is Leader Government Relations.

He’s an expert in public policy process, as well as a business strategist with a history of achievement at leading companies in diverse Industries through ever-increasing maze of legislative & regulatory challenges. He has been recognized for his expertise in developing and implementing effective offensive and defensive strategies for Government affairs.

Previously he was a founder at Tourism & Hospitality Services Business which was awarded twice by the Ministry of Tourism with National Tourism Awards for years 2011 & 2015. He has also worked with UTransMash (India Chapter) as Chief Representative for coordination with Indian government.
In the past, he has successfully launched a Leadership Development program with few reputed International Business Management schools to study Indian business practices and its future market development.

Some of his key clients include Indian Railways, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ministry of Renewable Energy, many state Governments, Trade Division Russian Federation, Business Chambers FIICI, CII, PHD & CCIRF.

Surpal is a Graduate in BA (Hons) Economics and has completed PGDTM from IITTM (Gwalior).

"The value at stake from government and regulatory intervention is huge. Companies that approach external engagement in a disciplined way capture most of it"

Foyzul Bari Himel

Resident Coordinator Bangladesh 

Himel is a sustainable development enthusiast, a strategic planner and a systems thinker. He has got more than twelve years of experience in delivering consultancy to government, development agencies and private sector entities in Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. His areas of interest include health system strengthening, entrepreneurship development, value chain enhancement and making market work for poor. His clients include DFID, USAID, SDC, WFP and World Bank. He was the consultant for Planning Wing of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare in Bangladesh and was involved in the development of Government of Bangladesh’s fourth five year Health, Nutrition and Population Sector Program. He is also a development training master trainer for government planning cadre officials in Bangladesh. 

Himel has got his Masters in Business Administration degree from University of Dhaka and Bachelor in Industrial and Production Engineering from Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet.   

“In this dynamic world of changing funding mechanism, the only way to achieve sustainable development while addressing the resource scarcity is systems thinking. In TTC, we provide sustainable solutions so that your vision is not truncated for shortage of resources.”

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