A renowned officer of the Indian Administrative Services with 36 years of experience, Subir Hari Singh has been involved at various levels with leadership roles from policy formulation to implementation, forging partnerships with Non -Government bodies, Communities, and social groups. He has experience across various functions including heading large Co-operatives and Manufacturing units. He has led senior delegations of State and the Central Government to international forum.
An Economics Graduate from St Stephens Delhi, Subir Hari Singh has a Post- Graduation in Military Science and Business Administration course from the University of Hull UK.x
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (Advertising and Graphic Design) 1999 from the Columbus College of Art & Amp; Design
- Currently self-employed, working as a Graphic Designer
- Have worked in the field of advertising and design over the past 20 years both as a freelancer as well as
on as an employee of VMA (Visual Marketing Associates) Dayton, Ohio.
- While part of the VMA team, worked on destination branding for the country of Colombia, the National
Aviation Heritage Area in Dayton, Ohio, and extensively on materials for Aullwood Audubon Center and Farm
- As a independent designer, she has worked on branding for the VST Group, Kosta Marina and the Arts Village to name a few.x
Jacob comes with decades of experience with the TATA Group first with Tata Unisys where he set up the blue print for India’s Off shore IT services Business and was a pioneer in the server outsourcing practices which became a norm for the Industry. He Joined Titan Watch Company and served in various senior positions in Marketing as a part of the top management team. During his tenure Titan was ranked 1 on being top of mind brand. He was later moved to Tanishq as SVP, on its foray into organized and branded Jewelry space. Tanishq went on to become the model on the specialty retail space and gave a completely new standard to store designing and Jewelry retailing . Tanishq had stupendous growth under Jacob’s leadership
Jacob branched into other areas like effort to establish multi-disciplinary university to Silk Route which focuses on PE funding in the areas of Education, Telecom and Broadband. He has been involved with various NGO’s and social programs and has been associated with APD for the last 2 years.
Jacob is an Engineer from NIT Trichy, and an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur and an officer from the Prestigious Tata Administrative Services.x
Pradeep Kumar had a distinguished career with State Bank of India over 39 years of his tenure. Starting as a probationary officer he rose to the position of the Managing Director of the Bank. His exposure to banking is very comprehensive with stints in Corporate, International, Retail, Treasury and Information Technology. He has had many senior stints like MD of State Bank Travancore, Director Central Board of SBI, Chairman Risk Management Committee, Audit/I.T./Strategy committees. He was also Nominee Director of SBI NPCI ,CCIL,CDSL. He was involved with Government on Policies and he was a Member of the Kelkar Committee on “Revitalization of PPP for model of Infrastructure development”
Post Retirement he is an independent director in Companies L&T infrastructure and Finance LTD, India Bulls Asset Reconstruction LTD, Brigade Properties Ltd and many more.
He has done a Post-Graduation in Statistics from University of Madras and is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankersx
Mr.Mohan Rao is a Mechanical Engineer with Post Graduate qualifications in Industrial Engineering and Masters in Financial Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, all from Mumbai University.
Worked in corporate sector – Manufacturing and IT services industry for over 37 years. Worked in the Manufacturing sector at Voltas, Bharat Bijlee Ltd and Shriram Honda and services sector in Wipro’s IT Business. After retirement in 2011, worked in Azim Premji Foundation , a NGO /NPO, a Project Lead and Consultant and I am now a senior volunteer in APD (Association of People with Disability) since June, 2014 – guiding and coaching the Horticulture Department / program (HT)
He brings in a rich managerial experience, largely operations and quality (Master Black Belt in Six Sigma). He likes trekking in the Himalayas, play table tennis and now learning the Sanskrit language.
His work in Horticulture aligns with his interest in nature and his early days of work as a Rotoractor where he was a founder member of Phoenix Trust for the disabled – an organization that provided low cost physiotherapy to the under privileged. His values align with APD’s values of simplicity, integrity and equality for all. He is keen and intends to contribute in the areas of Process Improvement, Metrics and MIS and also in Team building.
He stays with his mother and his wife works as a Principal in a local school in Indiranagar and they have two daughters.x
Mr V P Mahendra was born in 1942 and studied in Bangalore (Bachelor of Engineering). He joined VST Tillers Tractors Ltd in 1968. He underwent training in Japan in 1968 for the manufacture of Agricultural machineries. He was appointed as Managing Director of VST Tillers Tractors Ltd in 1989.
His present designation is Vice Chairman & Managing Director of VST Tillers Tractors Ltd. He is on the Board of Directors of various companies as well as Trustee of Charitable Institutions.x
S.Renukaradhya, born 01-02-1956, affected by polio in his childhood, now a wheel chair bound person. Educational qualification - M.A. from Bangalore university in 1982. Joined Karnataka Govt. Secretarial service in 1983, worked in finance, law, public works, Revenue and various other departments for 33 years. Retired as Deputy Secretary to Govt. Served as President of Karnataka State Govt., Disabled employees’ Association for 15 years. Associated with A P D for more than 25 years and at present serving as a trustee member of A P D.x
Mohan Sundaram has over 34 years of corporate and entrepreneurial experience across multiple functions in technology- based businesses. After 11 years with HCL, he embarked on his entrepreneurship journey. He has promoted startups and has built businesses for other groups. His industry experience covers the complete gamut of the IT industry, consulting, venture capital investing, Mining & Metals and start up mentoring.
Mohan was invited in 2009 to be a mentor at NSRCEL/IIMB and continues to do so. His engagement with APD started in 2013 as a volunteer and then to the trusteeship in 2014. He was involved in building out a Federation of NGOs in the Disability sector called Disability NGOs Alliance of which APD is a founder member.
Mohan has been involved with technology innovations for Disability since 2015 and is currently building out an incubator for Assistive and Rehabilitation Technologies with accrediting and support from Dept of Science and Technology, Government of India.
Mohan has graduated from IIM Ahmedabad in 1984 after his BSc Physics from D G Vaishnav College, Chennai.x
An Occupational Therapist (OT) by profession and a Gold medallist in Bachelor's and Master's degree, with three decades experience working with big names like Spastics Spciety of India, Mallya Hospital, Vydehi Institute of Rehabilitation and Align Centre.
Vaishali has worked in child and adult rehabilitation in varied situations and facilities throughout her career. As a certified Early Interventionist, she is adept at handling infants and new-borns, even as young as 1 week old. Her area of specialties are Paediatric Rehabilitation and Sports Rehabilitation which require different techniques ranging from OT techniques, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), Pranic Healing to name a few. Being a certified NLP practitioner has helped her to master methodologies that are adjutant for remedial teaching, for children who have learning issues, as well as children who may be on the Autism spectrum, hyperactive or have attention deficit issues. Soon, she plans to use not-so-known technique of EMG Biofeedback – that can help children and adults with physical dysfunction due to brain damage.x
Dr Deepthi is a Medical doctor from Bangalore, India and finished her MBBS from KMC, Mangalore India and her MD in Community health from St. John’s Medical College Hospital, Bangalore where she joined as a Faculty after her MD in 2006 and has been working as Associate Professor. She has more than 14 yrs of teaching experience for both the medical undergraduates as well as postgraduates. She has been the Project Incharge of the Rural Community Based Rehabilitation Services from April, 2006 till date. The project’s main objective is to rehabilitate people with disability in all aspects of Health, Education, Livelihood, Empowerment and Social issues. The project is being funded by Christoffel Blinden Mission, Germany. The programme also lays special emphasis on rehabilitation of children with disability who are identified and assessed by a multidisciplinary team of specialists called “ Unit Of Hope” She has initiated the formation of 10 Self help groups of People with in the rural areas with more than 125 members with the main objective of social integration, equalization of opportunities, and rehabilitation by empowerment. She has also been instrumental in starting 2 Parent support groups have been newly started with a total of 25 members provides direct support to parents through shared group experiences and thereby giving emotional and psychological support to the caregivers in 2 rural areas with resource poor settings. She has also been principle investigator and co-investigators as well as guided many postgraduate and undergraduate research in public health as well as disability. She has attended many national and international conferences on disability and also has won best paper awards with several publications in scientific journals. She is a member of the Boards of 2 prestigious organisations dealing with disability in India. Most importantly she is the mother of a 19 yr old son with Cerebral Palsy and understands the nuisances of raising a child with special needs.x
PK Gopalakrishnan (also known as PKG from his early corporate days), is currently active in the Bangalore start up ecosystem being a member of multiple angel investor groups. He mentors few start- ups in Bangalore and Kerala across a spectrum of industries and is a jury member of some of the events organised by bodies like Nasscom, Govt of Karnataka, Kerala start up Mission, IIMK etc. He is also a mentor at Thubs, and Wadhwani Foundation. He is co-founder of Malabar Angel network and Malabar innovation zone, an incubator in Kerala.
He is an alumnus of IIM Bangalore and worked for more than three decades in organisations such as ITC, Wipro Infotech and Mindtree His early years were in supply chain and factory management. but later -on moved to front end sales, business development and strategy in Wipro. In Mindtree, he was in charge of India business and he exited from corporate scene, after serving as CEO and MD of Wep Solutions( a company which was formed after the Peripherals Business Division of Wipro was divested), in 2016.
He is also associated with CII Institute of Quality, since 2015, as a voluntary senior assessor for their Business Excellence and Customer obsession frameworks for adoption by large and medium corporates.