Advisory Board

Management Advisory

  • Anita Dongre
    Fashion Designer, FDCI Member,
    Creative Director, "AND Designs" Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai
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    Mumbai One of India's leading Fashion designers and founder of The House of Anita Dongre which is today, recognised as India's leading fashion house. She is widely known and respected in the Indian Fashion fraternity for her unrelenting passion and inexhaustible creativity. Her commitment to revive, sustain and empower the Indian crafts and textiles led her to launch Grassroot, a sustainable and eco-conscious luxury prĂȘt label.

  • Amitabh Shah
    Amitabh Shah
    Chief Inspiration Officer,
    YUVA Unstoppable
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    YUVA Unstoppable is a non-governmental organisation in India which works towards education of underprivileged children and involving them in various non-curricular activities. He is the former Chairman of the Youth Wing of the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industries (GCCI). He is also the former Executive President of the Times of India Foundation (Nov 2010 - Nov 2011). He holds an MBA in Leadership & Management from the Yale School of Management, New Haven, Connecticut

  • Dhirendra Jain
    Dhirendra Jain
    Sr. Journalist
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    Mr Dhirendra Jain is a renowned journalist with an experience of more than 45 years. He has been associated with PTI and leading newspapers like Nav Bharat Times, Nyaya & Samachar Bharti. He has served as a Bureau Chief at various places like Kolkata and Chandigarh and is currently serving as Bureau Chief, Rajasthatan for the Lokmat Group of Newspapers.

  • JC Toshniwal
    JC Toshniwal
    Director, Bestronix, Jaipur
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    A multi-faceted industrialist and a senior Rotarian, he is deeply involved in spiritualism and is the co-editor of a spiritual monthly magazine "Vanprasthi", published from Jaipur. He has published a book called "Atmasandhan" very recently.

  • Dr. K.L. Jain
    Dr. K.L. Jain
    Honorary Secretary General, Rajasthan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Jaipur
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    He has over 40 years of industrial experience in all types of industries and is a member of various advisory committees of the Central and State Government. He is also President of the Jaipur Management Association and is a Senior Active Member of Rotary Club of Jaipur East.

  • Kiran Gera
    Kiran Gera
    Managing Director at Network Turnkeys Pvt Ltd.
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    An alumni of Delhi School of Economics, Ms Gera is a former national president of FLO Women Wing of FICCI. She is the Vice Chairperson representing India at SAARC Chamber Women Entrepreneurs Council.

  • Rahul Rajamuthiah
    Rahul Rajamuthiah
    Former Chief at Future Value Retail
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    A retail professional with 20 years of experience in Merchandising & Buying, Operations, Business Development, Logistics, Process Design, ERP implementation, and Training, Rahul Rajmuthaiya has been involved in critical organisational functions like ERP implementation, store design and management. He is an alumnus of the University of Pune, with B.E. in Industrial Economics and M.B.A in Marketing, a certified trainer and has been involved in teaching as a passion.

  • Rajeev Surana
    Rajeev Surana
    Rajeev Surana & Associates, Advocate, Rajasthan High Court
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    A lawyer by profession and with over 23 years of experience in the field of litigation & strategy, he presently runs his own law firm in Jaipur. Advocate Rajeev enrolled with the Bar Council of Rajasthan in 1993 and is a member of the Rajasthan High Court Bar Association. He has led more than 300 matters annually, including service writs, constitutional matters and civil & criminal cases in the Rajasthan High Court, Jaipur Bench, Jaipur. Mr Surana is gold medalist from the University Law College, University Of Rajasthan and established the firm in 1993.

  • Sakshi Broota
    Sakshi Broota
    Disability Consultant/ Director, DEOC, New Delhi
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    Diversity and Equal Opportunity Centre (DEOC), provides Consulting, Research and Training services to corporates, educational institutions, industry bodies, development organizations and the Government in creating an inclusive environment. With a Masters in Disability Studies from University of Leeds, UK, Sakshi Broota has been working in the field of disability since 1994,working with the Spastics Society of Northern India, Deepalaya, and the National Centre for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People.

  • Uma Swamy
    Uma Swamy
    Joint Director, Head,
    Web Initiatives, FICCI, New Delhi
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    She heads a large number of Government website projects, across various sectors like
    technology, innovation, trade, education etc. She is also a part of the Corporate Communications Department, where she liaisons with the PR and Media Department of FICCI.

Academic Advisory

  • Alon Molay
    Alon Molay
    Israeli Furniture Designer, Owner Ninety One degrees
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    Founder and visionary of the well-known furniture design studio in Jaipur, Ninety One Degrees, Alan Molay is the driving force behind this design house.With over a decade of experience in furniture and interior objects, his entrepreneurial venture is aimed at bridging the gap between lifestyle and handicraft and to bring distinct designs for high end furniture and interior objects.

  • Anurag Singhal
    Anurag Singhal
    Visual Merchandiser, Group VM-Creative Lead, CPC at Madura Fashion & Lifestyle (Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Ltd.)
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    Born in Delhi and educated in various parts of the country, owing to his father's army background, Anuraag began his career with Shoppers' Stop as a Visual Merchandiser and later on worked with well-known names like Lifestyle Pvt. Ltd, Dubai and Future Axiom Telecom Ltd.He is the founder of think tank - an online newsletter on VM and creative thinking. He is the first author in India to write a book on Visual Merchandising. His passion for drawing cartoons & caricatures led him to release 'Kashmir Times'. Anuraag specialises in Visual Merchandising, Planning v/s Execution and Conducting exclusive workshops on developing Creative Intelligence.

  • Anshuman Sharma
    Anshuman Sharma
    B. ARCH. (Hons.), MCoA, AIIA,
    Hon. Secy. IIID-JRC
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    Anshuman was the founding director of Sanskriti Architects, Jaipur for 8 years post that he worked for 2 years with Vaughan Constructions, Melbourne, Australia. With extensive skills in project and people management he has been successfully running his own firm - Design Inc., for the last 7 years based in Jaipur.

  • Arun Kumar H G
    Arun Kumar H G
    Artist, Sculptor and Toy Designer, Gurgaon
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    A Masters in Sculpture,Faculty of Fine Arts, from MS University, Baroda, he is one of the renowned names in the art fraternity. His skills lie in the manipulation of ready-made objects such as Toys, Plastic, Ceramics, Cow Dung, Hay and TV monitors in varied contextual settings giving a glimpse of his inclination towards the Neo- Pop Movement.

  • Manish Jain
    Manish Jain
    Co-Founder & Coordinator of Shikshantar Swaraj University
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    Shikshantar is the Peoples' Institute for Rethinking Education and Development based in Udaipur, India. Swaraj University is India.s first self-designed learning university dedicated to the regeneration of local culture, the local economy and local ecology. He worked as one of the principal developers of the UNESCO Learning without Frontiers Global Initiative. He holds a Master,s degree in Education from Harvard University.

  • Mukesh Sharma
    Mukesh Sharma
    Mukul Arts, NOIDA
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    Although trained in fine arts, he has created a niche of his aown in Indian Fashion. His saris and fabrics lengths are inspired by Mughal motifs in Block Print. His high-profile clientele includes Sheila Dixit and Sharmila Tagore etc.

  • Pratima Pandey
    Pratima Pandey
    Fashion Designer Lable Prama
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    Pratima Pandey is a NIFT (New Delhi) postgraduate in Fashion design and specialises in fusion garb with Indian Sensibility. She won the Grazia Young Fashion Awards in the category of eco-friendly fashion in 2011. Her label -Prama, derives her sense of fashion from her belief that clothing should be classic, ageless, and should speak of the craftsmanship of each person involved. The emphasis of the label is on the use of natural fabric and dyeing techniques and also designing for a cause by encouraging craftsmanship and sustainability.

  • Rajeev Arora
    Rajeev Arora
    FDCI Member, Jeweller-Amrapali, Jaipur
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    Co-founder and designer at Amrapali, he has showcased India's rich Jewellery heritage to the world. His showrooms extend all over the Middle East, Europe and America. Mr Rajeev is a political, social and cultural activist and has held in and around Jaipur setting up 3 state-of-the-art manufacturing units that provided employment to over 2000 local craftsmen.He is also a member of the Censor Board many significant posts across a spectrum of organisations. He revived the ancient art of handcrafted jewellery making with the help of master craftsmen and goldsmiths of India.

  • Rajesh Jain
    Rajesh Jain
    Director- Economic Development & Government Affairs at Swades Foundation
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    He is a Geologist by training and a Development Professional with more than 20 years of Experience in managing Livelihoods projects, both as a Donor as well as an Implementer. He has worked on various Government Projects as Director of Jaipur Jewellery Artisans Development Project (JJADe) supported by The SEEP Network, USA. He has also been the Secretary and Project Coordinator at the IICD.

  • Reena Lath
    Reena Lath
    Director, Akar Prakar Art Gallery, Kolkata
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    Reena Lath, director of the well-known art gallery Akar Prakar in Kolkata,hails from a leading art collector family. The gallery is open to all medium of expression, without restricting itself to only paintings, therefore hosting sculpture shows, installations, photography & prints expositions too. It has supported fledging artists and has featured several seniors. In order to remain in sync with the trends in the Indian and international art market, the gallery has recently ascertained a foothold in New Delhi via an art advisory set up. The dual intent of the advisory is to bring a new focus on contemporary artists from all over the country, while simultaneously expanding viewership for the existing artists.

  • Sanjay Kothari
    Sanjay Kothari
    Principal Architect, Kaleido
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    Established in the year 1986 by Architect Sanjay Kothari, 'Kaleido' has been creating striking environmentally responsible and forward looking buildings that enhance lives and communities.

    He is the Former Chairperson, IIID (Institute of Indian Interior Designers) Jaipur Chapter. Widely awarded for his work, Mr Sanjay Kothari is the creator and designer of the Arch College of Design & Business Campus, Jaipur.

  • Vikram Joshi
    Vikram Joshi
    Textile Technologist Owner, Rangotri Exports, Jaipur.
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    Trained as a textile technologist, he started his career with the Handicraft Board to document
    the traditional hand block printing craft in India, particularly Rajasthan and around. His company Rangotri started in Sanganer in 1995, produces unique hand crafted textiles and home furnishings & exports to over 25 countries around the world. Rangotri has also been awarded a membership in the International Trade Council, Brussels membership in the International Trade Council, Brussels.

  • Vikram Joshi
    Raj Jani
    Development Practitioner & Social Entrepreneur.
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    He works with diverse social enterprises in Innovative Irrigation Technologies, Renewables/Durables (Rural Energy and Aspirational Goods) & Low-Cost Housing in India, with skill-sets that include formulating business plans and strategies; writing fundraising proposals; conducting action research; designing, monitoring, evaluation & appraisal of development projects; implementing public-private-community-partnership programs; and implementing pro-poor cluster development/value chain and CSR funded inclusive development programs.