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India is constantly talking about sustainability in its different forms. One of major reason of us talking about sustainability is to prevent the mother Earth from environmental damage. The Earth is over crowed and has to bear a lot for pressure than it can, adding to it the human cause so much pollution and global warming. The livestock is a major source of poisonous gases and harmful pathogens. 

This makes this issue a health and environmental concern. Its proper management is an essential task that needs to be undertaken. According to a research conducted , 40% of global methane is produced by agriculture and livestock by-products.   

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To find a solution and to contribute in India SDG (Sustainable Development Goals such as decent work and economic growth and no poverty), along with providing means of earning to the Katkari tribe, CEI has come up with this program.  

  1. Under this program the tribe will be creating cow dung agarbattis and cow dung logs. Both of the products are eco-friendly and sustainable.     
  2. Cow dung is a rich source of energy and has some nutrients that can be used as fertilizer. 

This program will help in holistic development of the tribes as it will provide them with sustained income and will guarantee them a safe environment.

Abhijeet Khanna

Award-Winning Design Expert | Fashion Design Council for India  Design Head, RISA (RCKC) 

Abhijeet Khanna ji is an Award-Winning Design Expert with over 18 years of experience in the industry. He masters in providing on dot design service & solution to the requirement and need of the client.

He is also a member of Fashion Design Council of India, the Premier Council for Fashion in India and is also the Head of Design with Indian Wedding Wear Label RISA, retailing through all specialty stores across India.

He has also been coaching and training design students from different Design Colleges with subjects like Creative Thinking & Design Thinking.

He conducts sessions on Design Thinking in the Sunday Masterclass of the CEI Internship Programme.


Achyut Dani

Globally Renowned Recruiter (HR GURU) & Management Consultant Governing Council – Asian-African Chamber of Commerce & Industry Board Member – Confederation of International Accreditation Commission  Member – Gujarat Chamber of Commerce

Achyut Dani ji is a globally renowned HR Guru and Management consultant along with multiple businesses in real estate, recruitment solutions, security services, project finance etc.

He has also been a part of many Government and Non-Government bodies in different positions like Chairman, Co-Chairman, President, Secretary and many others. He was awarded the most prestigious international award Bharat Jyoti Award at India International Centre, New Delhi.

He has also been awarded with the national Bharat Gaurav Award for contribution in the field of education at young age.

He also takes sessions on Strategic Communication in CEI Live Projects.


Advocate Akshay Gosavi

Lawyer, Bombay High Court and NCLT

Advocate Akshay Gosavi ji is a legal expert with profound experience of 12 years and specialises in corporate law, constitutional law, international trade law and criminal law.

He is also a legal expert on the panels of several prominent organisations including Mumbai university and multiple government and corporate organisations.

At CEI, he offers pro-bono support to the under privileged in all kinds of cases including land, property, criminal and the likes.


Akshay Sharma

Consultant, Ernst and Young Services Pvt. Ltd. 

Akshay Sharma ji holds an MBA in Strategy  from IIM, Kozhikode. He is an Ex-Senior Strategy Consultant at Larsen & Toubro and a corporate Tech Platform Transformation Specialist.

He is also the Co-Founder & Managing Director of Sri Auro Aditi Institute of Child Development.

He is the Founder & CEO of Mylndia2morrow for rural career guidance and an international delegate of Zurich Enterprise Competition.

He has been instrumental in curating the CEI Internship Programme. He conducts sessions for CEI Inters and Team Leaders on Career Development.

He has mentored several CEI Interns right from preparing for entrance exams to landing jobs in good companies.


Amit Rastogi

CEI Leader and Strategic Advisor CEO & Owner – RCKC Chain of Stores (UK & India)

Amit Rastogi ji is a renowned textile industrialist and has over 120 years old legacy in textile and other industries. He is the owner of RCKC retail brand and an International Entrepreneur with RCKC retail shops in Delhi and London.

He is also involved in varied fields such as Investment Banking, Textile, Business Consultancy and Entrepreneurship Development. He has mentored many entrepreneurs and designers in the textile & apparel industry.

At CEI, he has been instrumental in several of CEI’s international collaborations. He has been an integral part of CEI’s grassroots work across many states in India. He also plays a key role in mentoring CEI interns as well as in the CEI Incubation Project.


Maj Gen Balraj Mehta, SM ​

Chief of Staff at Orion Security Solutions Pvt Ltd Ex-Indian Army Officer

Major General Balraj Mehta ji comes with a rich experience of 35 years with the Indian Army, where he was an Elite Parachute Commando Unit Officer. He has won over 10 awards in his illustrious army service time.

He did his Master Of Philosophy from Osmania University, Hyderabad and is highly trained in Personnel Management, Security, Leadership, Command, Management, Change Management, Crisis Management, Defense, Training, Military.

He shares his profound knowledge on these subjects and trains students who are part of the CEI ecology.


Dr. Dattatray Dumbre ​

Professor, Head of Department - Marathi Vivekanand College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra

Dr. Dattatray Dumbre ji is currently professor and head of the department of Marathi at Vivekanand College, Aurangabad, Maharashtra. He has authored research guides for M. Phil & Ph.D. & has published 33 research papers in reputed journals.

He has done his doctoral studies in the Warkari Tradition and Culture, which has been the defining factor of the Bhakti Movement in Maharashtra and has crores of followers even today.

He has authored several books on the Warkari Tradition. Apart from this Dr. Dumbre is also an Agro-Entrepreneur.


Madan Gosavi ​

Judicial Member, National Company Law Tribunal – NCLT, Ahmedabad

Madan Gosavi ji is one of the most prominent judges of India. He has been a District Judge, a CBI Special Court Judge,  Legal Advisor to previous Chief Minister of Maharashtra and is presently the Judicial Member on the Ahmedabad bench of the National Company Law Tribunal of India.

He has been an integral part of CEI since its inception and has provided mentorship to CEI Interns.


Justice Dilip Ghumare ​

President, Maharashtra Judges Association

Justice Dilip Ghumare ji is one of the most prominent Judges of Maharashtra.

He is Presently a District Judge at Sangamner (Ahmednagar) and is also the President of the Maharashtra Judges Association


Gaurav Singh ​

Co-founder of JPIN (2010) Involved in multi-billion M&A and works closely with Top 100 family offices Strong global network of PE, VC, uHNWIs, angel investors & financial institutions Uplifted 2 million+ small businesses, 43000+ micro-entrepreneurs, etc.

Gaurav Singh ji co-founded JPIN, along with Nayan Gala in 2010 and has built a strong credibility in the investment banking and growth space.

He has been involved in multi-billion mergers and acquisitions and works closely with Top 100 family offices. He has experience in high-growth strategies for a wide range of clients - from startups to Fortune 500 companies.

He has also played leadership roles at Refinitiv, building a billion-dollar ecosystem for financial markets to use globally. He is building an investor network that is gaining great global recognition. With 5000 investors in the network, his target is to grow this to 100,000 investors over the next 5 years.

JPIN is also a strategic partner with CEI in facilitating Entrepreneurship and Incubation Support for rural and tribal entrepreneurs. He also provides internship and placement opportunities for CEI Interns.


Harshita Chopra ​

Founder & CEO, TechnoRadiant

Harshita Chopra ji is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Digital Marketing Agency, TechnoRadiant.

Her Specialisations include Growth Marketing, Digital Marketing, Demand Generation, Brand Marketing, Marketing Director, Product Marketing, Brand Storytelling, Growth Strategy  An International Recruiter, she is also a former Content Specialist at Mindvibz, and Marketing Lead at Loginno.

She is at the helm of NaturallyPure as Chief Executive Officer and has been Sr. Branding & Marketing Analyst at Bigrox Media (Leader & Innovator in Digital Signage Media)

She conducts CEI Masterclass on Digital Marketing and has been instrumental in facilitating placements for our interns.


Jas Sohl

Chief Strategy Officer, Confederation of Empowerment Initiatives (CEI) Angel Investor, UK

Jas Sohl ji is an Angel Investor Based in U.K. with active investments in diverse portfolios and holds chairman posts in numerous ventures both within the UK and internationally.

He has expertise in strategic investment and leading challenging businesses successfully in the Post-Covid Economy. He has single-handedly led several high value international collaborations and inclusive engagement and has been driving Resiliency Solutions in Urban, Rural and Business landscapes including cyber, digital and artificial intelligence.

He has been at the core of all of CEI’s International Engagements across several countries. He also takes sessions on International Finance in the CEI Masterclass for CEI Interns.


Kartavya Sharma ​​

Top Global Tech Architect with extensive experience of working with FAANG

Kartavya Sharma ji provides overall Technological Architecture for implementation of Sustainable Programmes of  CEI.

He is proficient in Artificial Intelligence, masters over 13 Programming Languages and expertises in International Financial Markets, International Economics, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, End-to-end Product & Project Management. His areas of  experience include project planning, defining value proposition and developing requirement specifications.

He is a star alumnus of some of the world’s biggest educational institutes like IIT-BHU, Columbia University and Johns Hopkins University. Previously an intern with CEI, he has been instrumental in developing several ICT technologies for rural and tribal development. He has extensive experience in leading high-value projects for industry titans like Amazon and Microsoft to name a few.

He also takes sessions on Digital Finance and Product Management in CEI Masterclass.


Milind Shauche ​

CEI Leader and Strategic Advisor Senior Technology Leader, IBM 

Milind Shauche ji has over 30 years of IT experience in IT Service delivery and has been working with IBM for the last 15 years. His ideas have gone on to win patents.

He is a certified Project Manager, Auditor and ITIL Practitioner. He has worked with companies like PCS, Digital Equipments Corporation, Compaq, P&O Ports & Sun Microsystems.

He holds an advanced diploma in Business Administration and has varied experience of delivering end-to-end projects and IT Solutions in Cloud Computing, Port Management, IT Consultancy to Fortune 500 Companies, Automation, etc.

He takes sessions on Digital Resiliency in CEI Masterclass in CEI Live Projects and mentors student interns and CEI Incubatees on various topics related to personal & professional development. He is also leading the grassroots entrepreneurial initiatives of CEI in rural and tribal areas.


Dr. Neena Chakraborty ​

Specialist Dermatologist, Cosmetologist, Venerologist  Practitioner & Trainer of Cognitive NeuroScience Techniques

Dr. Neena Chakraborty ji is a Nationally as well as Internationally Acclaimed Dermatologist & Cosmetologist with over 33 years of experience.

She is certified in Aesthetic Medicine from the American Institute of Aesthetic Medicine as well.  An Internationally-Acclaimed Speaker and a HealthTech Leader, Dr. Neena ji has also published several Research Papers in Reputed Journals.

She is also a Wellness & Holistic Well-Being Expert and has pioneered several niche Dermatological Procedures in her career.

She mentors CEI Interns and students regularly, helping them to excel in both their personal and professional lives.


Prateek Hak​

Co-Owner and VP – Servify International Corporate Strategy Leader 

Prateek Hak ji is a senior global technology leader and a stalwart of Indian IT Sector. He is a business and technology leader with cross domain experience in strategy, consulting, and business development.

He has had massive experience of providing leadership to many prestigious international IT projects. He possesses deep domain expertise in telecom, information technology, distribution and government and is the current Business Leader at Servify.

He was one of the founding members of Cloud-Based AI startup Singolar. He has also been the Ex-Global Solutions Leader and AVP at iGATE Global Solutions and Patni Americas.

He has provided leadership to prestigious projects in Virgin Mobile USA, Ernst & Young, Wipro and many more.

He regularly conducts sessions on various topics related to Corporate Strategy, Career Progression in the CEI Masterclass.


Puneet Kaaul​

Director & CEO – BRAND Connect India Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Chief Solutions Officer, GoVIRTUAL Events and Expositions

Puneet Kaaul ji is a digital event and expo enthusiast. He is the Director & CEO at Brand Connect India Entertainment Pvt. Ltd., Chief Solutions Officer at GoVIRTUAL Events and Expositions and Chief Creative Officer at Brand connect motion pictures.

He is an upcoming digital media Guru, Puneet ji has led the organization of many top national and international Corporate Events, Seminars as well. He is also into Brand Consultancy and takes sessions on Leadership and Strategic Communication in CEI Masterclass.

He has been mentoring CEI interns for the past several years, helping them excel in their lives.


Rajiv Kapahi

Director & Co-Founder BOMA India, Angel Investor  Advisory Board Member & Mentor – JPIN

Rajiv Kapahi ji is the Director & CEO of BOMA India (Building Transformational Leadership). He is a Chartered Accountant by qualification and a seasoned business leader. He is also an Advisory Board Member & Mentor at JPIN.

He is a start-up evangelist with over 3 decades of rich cross-functional and cross-industry experience in India & overseas, across industries. He has progressively held various CXO & Board level positions in both MNC’s and at Indian business houses such as Consulting (E&Y), Office Automation (Ricoh), FMCG (Gillette), Manufacturing (Owens), Healthcare (Max), IT/ITES (Dell), Life Insurance (DLF Pramerica) & Medical Devices (Boston Scientific).

He is a well-respected & sought-after problem solver for the entire organization and an architect of risk mitigation plans. He is also the Ex-Governing Council member of NATHEALTH (an Apex body of Indian Healthcare).

He is at the core of CEI Incubation Programme and provides critical inputs for the same. He conducts Masterclass sessions on Entrepreneurship related topics for the CEI Interns.


Riya Rastogi​

Consultant & CEI Leader, Confederation of Empowerment Initiatives Chief Executive Officer, Narmadeshwari | Legal Professional 

Riya Rastogi ji is the Chief Executive Officer of Narmadeshwari – a Collaborative Initiative with CEI. She is also a Consultant with and Leader at the Confederation of Empowerment Initiatives (CEI).

She is a Legal Professional Specialising in Business Law. She has earlier practiced in the UK and dealt with legalities related to compliance to manage various commercial disputes and liaise with solicitors, counsel, senior management of the company, property management agents and contractors for property and construction legal matters.

She is an Integral part of CEI’s endeavors in India as well as UK and has done a lot of pro bono legal work for the poor communities.


Shivaam Sharma

Founder & CEO - Trans Neuron Technologies | Multi-Industry Leader   Ed Tech, Skill Tech, Healthcare, Pharma 

Shivaam Sharma ji is the Founder & CEO of leading Ed Tech & Skill Tech Company: Trans Neuron Technologies. His 2 Ed Tech Products - iTrack Global and E-Kaushal - have become globally renowned with scale and impact.  E-Kaushal is powering the world’s largest Skill Ecosystem – The Skill India Portal along with IBM for NSDC, under Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, GOI.

A well-respected & sought-after problem solver for the entire organization & an architect of Company Growth strategies, Shivaam ji conducts Masterclasses on Ed Tech and AI for CEI Interns.


Dr. Shubra Chakraborty ​

Founder & CEO - POSHAN Branding & Marketing Consultant - Keynote Speaker Winner of over 22 Business Competitions Marketing Manager - Philips Healthcare

Dr. Shubra Chakraborty ji leads the Business Marketing Vertical of CEI. She is an Entrepreneur – Founder and CEO of POSHAN; a master at research and marketing and a winner of over 24 national and international Business school competitions. Currently she is the marketing manager at Philips Healthcare.

As a medical practitioner, she has led several health and nutrition initiatives for children and women. She has also developed a nutri-product for children in Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh in CEl’s initiative to fight malnutrition.

She has been at the core of starting the CEI Internship Programme. She trains and mentors interns in Personal Branding, Career Progression, Communication and also conducts Masterclasses on the same.


Dr. Subir Chakraborty

M.B.B.S., M.D., D.M., DNB Medical Director, Consultant-A Nephrologist and Quality Director – Multi Specialty Health Care Co. L.L.C (MSHC)  

Dr. Subir Chakraborty ji is a Nationally & Internationally Acclaimed Medical Director, Consultant-A Nephrologist & Physician with over 40 years of experience. He has authored & published several Research Papers in reputed Medical Journals. He has been a guide to Post-Graduate students in their theses.

Dr. Subir ji has taught Undergraduate (MBBS) as well as Post-Graduate (M.D.) Medicine Students in Major Medical Institutions of India like the MGM Medical College, M.Y Hospital (Indore, M.P.) and IKDRC, Ahmedabad (India’s Most Reputed Kidney Research Centre).

A pioneer in the field of Medicine & Nephrology, he has pioneered Haemodialysis units/wards in Hospitals that have helped save thousands. Practioner & Instructor of Cognitive NeuroScience Technique – Navcharan Gayatri MahaSadhana.

He mentors CEI Interns and conducts sessions on Biotechnology, Bioplatforms and AI in the CEI Masterclass.


Sujay Kumar ​

Global AI & Data Leader, Accion Labs 

Sujay Kumar ji is a Tech Leader & International Recruiter in Tech & Business Development Sector. He is a Global Leader in Big Data, Cloud Engineering, M&A, Artificial Intelligence, Business Strategy et al.

He holds a B.Tech and M.Tech degree from IIT Kharagpur and has been the Senior Software Scientist at the Center for Artificial Intelligence & Robotics (CAIR), a premiere defense lab in India.

He has also previously been the Head of Business Development of ITC InfoTech and Head, Client Relations, Nous Infosystems (USA). Sujay co-founded InfoQuark Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in 2000 and served as Chief Marketing / Sales Officer.  Sujay ji conducts Masterclasses on High Performance Computing for CEI Interns


Suman Kalyan

Global AI & Data Leader, Accion Labs; Head, AI Strategy Consulting

Suman Kalyan ji is a Globally Renowned Artificial Intelligence and Technology Leader from Silicon Valley with significant experience in conceptualizing and incubating end to end Data Science, AI, Customer dynamics & intelligence products and has vast experience and knowledge in Business Intelligence, Business analytics and Machine Learning.

He has led transformational AI and data science initiatives in multiple domains including Telecom, Healthcare, Higher Education, Industrial automation etc.  Suman Kalyan is currently the global practice Leader for AI and Machine Learning for a multinational product engineering firm - Ness Digital Engineering. 

He is also the CEO of an AI startup, a Product Owner, a Management Consultant, a Business Delivery Owner, a Telecom Presales and Solutions Lead, and a Solution Architect.

He also leads AI and Machine Learning initiatives for multiple locations that include Canada, North America, Europe, India and the Middle East.   Suman ji conducts Masterclasses on Artificial Intelligence.

He is a mentor to many CEI interns and has personally guided several students in the field of AI.


Dr. Suvarna Rawal​

Renowned Academician & Research Scholar Chairperson, Bhatke Vimukt Vikas Parishad | Authority on Nomadic Tribes Board Member, SNDT Women’s University Ex-Maharashtra State Commission for Backward Classes

Dr. Suvarna Rawal ji is a Renowned Academician and Research Scholar. An Authority on Nomadic Tribes, she has worked amongst the most vulnerable sections of our society, the nomadic tribes, for over 25 years.

She is currently the Chairperson of Bhatke Vimukt Vikas Parishad working to Holistically Empower the marginalized. She is also a Management Board Member of the SNDT Women’s University.

She has in the past also been an eminent member of the Maharashtra State Commission for Backward Classes.  She conducts Masterclass sessions on the nitty-gritties of working with the nomadic tribal communities.


Tarun Kumar Sinha​

Senior Technology Leader, IBM 

Tarun Kumar Sinha ji has 35 years of Service Delivery experience and has led service delivery for very large projects within IBM.

He is a management graduate from XIMB and his areas of interest and experience include project management, procurement management, contract management, team management and career counselling.


Veera Brahma Rao ​

Technical Member, National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), Hyderabad

Veera Brahma Rao ji is a seasoned banking & finance professional with 4 decades of experience in India & Abroad (SBI). He is currently a Technical Member at the National Company Law Tribunal (Hyderabad) and has been part of Central Board Secretariat of SBI in the past. He has also worked as a nominee Director in Utkal Gramya Bank (Regional Rural Bank-RRB), Orissa  He has varied experience in Risk Management and Compliance areas as Head of Zonal Office Inspection and Audit Department, Pune. He is an expert on Stressed Asset Management & Resolution.  He conducts CEI Masterclass sessions on Banking and Finance, helping students to develop their careers in this stream.


Yogesh Saigal

Headhunter, Investment Banker, Career Coach & Recruitment Expert  Sales Director, Korn Ferry | Ex-VP & Head of Talent Acquisition ZEE Media

Yogesh Saigal ji is B.E. in Computer Science and Masters in Finance from the Dept. of Financial Studies, Delhi University. He has worked in Investment Banking, Media and now works as a career coach and recruitment expert. His core expertise are in Sales and Client solutioning.

He has worked with Organizations like ABC Consultants, CEB (now Gartner), Randstad, Zee Entertainment and now works with Korn Ferry.

He has placed over 100 top managers (CXOs) in his career and has interviewed and assessed over 2000 senior professionals. He is an expert in campus hiring and has hired from many leading B-schools and technical institutions in India. Besides this he also has an Extensive Network amongst top corporate professionals and industry veterans.

Yogesh ji mentors CEI Interns and conducts Masterclasses on Strategic Sales and Career Development.