Your Instructors

Sudipta Ghosh, Executive Director - Lenovo

Sudipto Ghosh currently works as an Executive Director at Lenovo. His prior experience includes leadership roles at Acer, Compaq, PCL and Tata Steel. He is a member of the elite Start Up Council of CII. He is also an advisory board member of Service Council, USA (global community of service executives). His forte is countrywide service delivery, service transformation and service innovation. Amongst his recent accomplishments, he successfully transformed services from IBM Services to Lenovo Service Platform. Previously he had set up service delivery in India for Acer and PCL. Prior to that, he led service marketing for Compaq India.

Anil Kaushik – Independent Electronics Refurbishing Consultant & Advisor

Anil Kaushik seasoned Professional with over 35 years of enriched expertise across geographies in diverse sectors. Telecom, Office Automation, IT and Automobile. Engineering Graduate with master's in International Trade and lean Six Sigma Black Belt having managed SCM, Product Innovation and development, Sales, Distribution, Operations, After Sales Services, and man management. Anil pioneered the refurbished mobile phones in India. He started refurbished mobile phone business at Ingram Micro and Brightstar prior starting as consultant in this field. He has been a consultant for few startups in these segments. Over a period of 35+ years, he has worked with Brightstar, Ingram Micro, Reliance, Haier, Xerox, DCM and JCB.

Suneel Pandey, Director, Environment & Waste Management Division - TERI

Dr Suneel Pandey is Senior Fellow and Director, Environment & Waste Management Division, TERI. He also teaches at the TERI School of Advanced Studies. He is Ph. D. in hazardous waste characterization from Nagpur University and has more than 30 years of consultancy/ research experience in the areas of municipal, industrial and hospital waste management, waste-to-energy issues, impact assessment, air, water and soil quality monitoring, site assessments, performance evaluation of ETP and institutional strengthening and capacity building. He has obtained his Ph. D. degree in hazardous waste characterization from Nagpur University while working as Project Fellow at NEERI, Nagpur.

Dr. Ramesh, Former- Senior Environmental Officer - Karnataka State Pollution Control Board

He graduated BE MSc in environmental Engineering and PHD on the research Remediation of contaminated soil and ground water sites. He joined Karnataka State Pollution Control Board at age of 23 during 1984 and working since then Currently he is head of the waste management cell dealing with Hazardous, CAD. Solid E Waste, Biomedical waste, Battery rules, lakes, CETP etc Member of many expert/technical committee including Technical Advisory Committee on E-waste constituted by the Central Pollution Control Board. Dr. Ramesh has 7 international journal publications to his name.

Srinivas Murthy, Former Scientist, DRDO

Pursued higher education at IISc and completed ME in Electrical engineering and PhD in Engineering Management in the area of New Product Development from Department of Management Studies IISc. He was Heading various departments like IT group, Engine Control Systems group, Systems Engineering Group and Materials Management and finance Group and retired as Associate Director from GTRE. After retirement worked as professor at Presidency University. Presently working as Design consultant for M/s Dover’s International, Bangalore

Prabhat Khare- Automotive & Engineering Consultant Energy & Safety & Auditor and trainer

Mr. Prabhat is a Gold Medallist Electrical Engineer from IIT Roorkee with 39+ years of industry experience. He is the creator of energy-efficient greenfield facilities, with hands-on experience in plant O&M, planning & execution, and getting various statutory agencies (DISCOM, SEB, SIDC, PCB, BEE Etc.). ∙ Created three Green Field Automobile Manufacturing Facilities, · Tata Motors (CV) @ Lucknow, U.P. India [~INR 300 Cr - 1986 to 1996] · Honda Cars (Cars) @ Greater Noida, U.P. India [~INR 750 Cr - 1998 to 2006] · Ashok Leyland (CV) @ Pantnagar, Uttarakhand, India [~1200 Cr INR - 2007 to 2010] from land acquisition to SOP, starting from EIA and obtaining all statutory clearances, architect selection, contract negotiation & finalisation, site plan layout finalization, building, complete facilities planning, drawing approvals, site clearances, getting statutory approvals & handling state and central Govt. agencies

Priti Mahesh- Chief programme coordinator- Toxics Link

Priti Mahesh is an environmentalist and is a researcher on Waste Management issues. She has in-depth knowledge of the current practices, especially in the informal space, related to EoL battery management. She represents Toxics Link in the technical committee formed by the Ministry on battery waste rules formulation.

Prabhu D B, Mentor and Advisor to multiple recycling companies

DB Prabhu, is an electronics engineer and alumnus of IIM Bangalore. He has conducted extensive research on multiple areas of social impact such as environmental issues and poverty problems. He has published several papers in both Indian and International levels. Prabhu was the co-founder of Respose Waste Management and Research Pvt Ltd - a full stack recycling solutions company. Under his leadership, Respose have won various awards including a gold medal for innovative research by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Prabhu now offers his services as an advisor and mentor to multiple companies in the recycling industry. He has authored two books “Recycle and grow Rich!” focused on entrepreneurship in electronic waste recycling and  “Mining Green Gold” on environment centric entrepreneurial opportunities.

Venkatreddy Patil- Founder and CEO- Urdhva Management Pvt Ltd

Mr. Venkat Reddy Patil exhibits a profound comprehension of business and industry operations, rooted in a diverse spectrum of academic pursuits, and fueled by an unrelenting passion for learning. He possessed a clear understanding of the industrial sector, recognizing the imperative to unify both informal and formal sectors under a single, harmonious umbrella. Transparency within the system emerged as a pivotal element in ensuring the proper implementation of regulations. Mr. Patil, under Urdhva Management Pvt Ltd, spearheaded the creation of forward-thinking brand Recommerce. Its vision extends far beyond waste management; it envisions a world where waste is not perceived as a burden but as an opportunity. This vision is dedicated to transforming the way waste is perceived, managed, and utilized while promoting sustainable practices across industries, thus paving the way for a more equitable and sustainable future.

Mr. Animesh Ghosh , Doctoral Research Scholar (Circular economy) IIT Kharagpur.

Mr. Animesh Ghosh is associated with research and academic courses on Circular Business Model Innovations. He has an immense experience of more than a decade in the application of Sustainability theories into practice.