Mr. Rajiv Mehrishi
Rajiv Mehrishi MBA, Strathclyde Business School, Glasgow, UK, MA & BA (History) from St. Stephen’s College joined the Indian Administrative Service, IAS, in 1978. He was the 13th Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) till he demitted office in August 2020. Before that he served as the Chief Secretary, Government of Rajasthan, the Home Secretary, Government of India, GOI, and the Finance Secretary, GOI. He believes in Entrepreneurship as an important avenue of mainstreaming the Dalits and encourages Supplier Diversity.
Ms. Ira Parmar
Ira Parmar is Masters in Biotechnology from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She works to promote inclusion and Supply-Chain diversity. The platform she founded, https://inclusivity.in/, caters to the requirements of diverse micro and small Entrepreneurs/MSMEs/Artisans, including the SC ST, by providing pertinent and meaningful research to deal with the issues of business opportunities, product development, and market-access, etc.
Mr. Arun Khobragade
Arun Khobragade, BE, PGDM, IIM Kolkata. His three decades of varied professional experience in industrial sectors including Banking and Agro and Food Processing, has given him a holistic understanding of business and risk assessment. As Chairman, Babasaheb Ambedkar Social Innovation Council (BASIC), a not for profit body, he now experiments with social innovation to help create an Inclusive and equitable society. He promotes, for instance, Community Entrepreneurship amongst the slum women in Nagpur and advocates policy changes regarding Inclusion of the disadvantaged section within Corporate India.
Mr. Pravin Bhalesain
Pravin Bhalesain, M.Tech. (IT), IIT Roorkee; Co-Founder and CEO of India’s First Private Incubation Centre with focus on the underprivileged, the SC and ST. It mentors Start Up companies founded by Scheduled Castes, for example, Solar Xpress women driven hyper-local Solar e-Rickshaw Based Logistics”. He is Director SCSTStartUps.com, a Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) White Lotus Ventures Pvt. Ltd.; CO-Founder of ZatpatPay.com a digital payment solutions startup with a strong Cooperative Bank client base for GPRS POS /Swipe Machine solution.