Team

Our team is our greatest strength.

Our list of leaders and advisors is made up of representatives from world-renowned experts from the food, healthcare, civil society, media and more. The breadth of the group illustrates our vision of cross-sectoral collaboration.

Ajay Bohora

Co-founder, HDFC Credila Financial Services


Mr Bohora started his career with Tata Exports Ltd. has worked in the field of Finance at various positions for six years at MetLife in its New York offices. He then started a healthcare-focused BPO, a joint venture in partnership with the USA company, which was later acquired by the global BPO giant WNS Global Services. He then founded Credila, which provided Education Loans to students for their higher studies in India and abroad.

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Dr. Chandrakant S Pandav

President, Indian Coalition for Control of Iodine Deficiency Disorders & Former Head and Professor, AIIMS, New Delhi


Dr Pandav completed his MBBS (1976) and MD (1980) focusing on Community Medicine from AIIMS, New Delhi. He chose to do his Doctor of Medicine (MD) in Community Medicine over Neurosurgery because of his guru Prof V. Ramalingaswami’s advice. As a UNICEF fellow, he also studied at the Department of Human Nutrition at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1988.

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Dr. Ishi Khosla

Practicing clinical nutritionist, columnist, author, an entrepreneur, researcher and welfare worker


She is actively involved in clinical practice at the Centre For Dietary Counseling in Delhi where she deals with a wide range of nutrition related health problems including obesity, diabetes, cardio-vascular disease, food allergies, digestive, immune system, neuro psychiatric and endocrine disorders in adults and children.

Megha H Johnson

Co-Founder, EGC Limited, India’s leading Marketing Strategy Consulting Company


Mrs Megha Handa Johnson, Founder of the First and only Mascot Making company in India , Global Mascot Makers Pvt. Ltd which is a leading Business in the world of start ups . Global Mascot Makers have revolutionized Branding & Marketing strategies by giving Life to Brand’s mascots & helping clients make a Concept to a walking Reality.

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Suparna Banerjee

Co-founder, Woodapple Interactive & Founder, Shyft Studio - Transformation from Inside-out


An entrepreneur turned leadership and life coach for organizations and executives aspiring to unlock their full potential, Suparna has a rich and diverse start-up experience in transformational initiatives. As an ICF certified coach she practices the Fulfilment Coaching Model, helping people unlock their true potential and master the art of living meaningful and purposeful lives. Suparna is a Psychology major from Lady Shri Ram College, University of Delhi, and an MBA. She is the co-founder of Gurgaon based digital branding and technology firm, Woodapple.

Dr. Saswati Bora

Head of Food Systems Innovation, World Economic Forum


Saswati is the Head of Food Systems Innovation at the World Economic Forum (WEF) where she heads WEF’s global initiative on leveraging technology and innovations to address food systems challenges as well as the agriculture work in India. As part of this work, she is responsible for content development, partnership facilitation and program development on food systems transformation.

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Dr. Chandrika Bahadur

Director, UN SDG Academy


Chandrika Bahadur is the Director of the SDG Academy. Till March 2020, she was President of the SDSN Association. Previously she was Director of Education Initiatives at the UNSDSN. From 2008-2011, she was advisor to the Chairman and Managing Director at Reliance Industries, where she helped set up Reliance Foundation, a non-profit philanthropic foundation focusing on areas of education, health, rural development, and urban renewal.

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Mayank Jalan

Chairman and Managing Director, Keventer Agro Limited


Mr. Mayank Jalan, Chairman and Managing Director, Keventer Agro Ltd (KAL) is a first-class degree holder in Mechanical Engineering from University College of London. Mayank also has a degree in Business Finance from the prestigious London School of Economics.

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Priya Paul

Chairperson, Apeejay Surrendra Park Hotels Ltd


A prominent business woman, Priya Paul is the creative powerhouse behind India’s leading collection of contemporary luxury boutique hotels – THE Park Hotels and the new social catalyst brand – Zone by The Park. Under her direction, THE Park Hotels have emerged as stylish, edgy, warm and fun –a true reflection of her personality and her passion for modern art and design.

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Dr. Rajan Sankar

Director, The India Nutrition Initiative – Tata Trusts


Dr Sankar is a physician with specialization in Internal Medicine. He served in Indian Armed Forces Medical Services for 24 years and retired in the rank of Colonel. At the time of retirement, he was Senior Advisor in Medicine and Head of department of Endocrinology at the Institute of Nuclear Medicine and Allied Sciences (INMAS), at New Delhi.

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Dr Shikha Sharma

Founder & Managing Director, Nutriwel Health (India) Pvt Ltd


Dr Shikha Sharma, is the founder of the Organisation Nutri-Health, which works in the preventive healthcare sector . She is a medical doctor by training from Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi. It was in her days of practice as a Junior Doctor in the Department of Cardiology when she realised most of the patients had no idea about the cause of their problem or were unaware that this all could be prevented with right eating habits and lifestyle. This shaped the desire to work for the preventive healthcare with the scientific approach and NutriHealth was set up.

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Dinika Bhatia

Founder & CEO - Nutty Gritties, DRB Foods Pvt. Ltd.


Dinika Bhatia founded Nutty Gritties, a range of healthy trail mixes and flavoured nuts, in 2009. Her inclination towards a healthy lifestyle coupled with the search for the perfect guilt free snack led to the birth of Nutty Gritties. This was amidst the emergence of retail in India, when she led the transformation of the over 100 year old family business from wholesale trading to a household consumer brand growing 50% year on year.

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Komal Hora

Editor In Chief at Hospitality Lexis Magazine and CEO HospiEmpire


She has an experience of working in the IT and hospitality industry. Skilled in Market Research, Management, Start-up Ventures, Lean Startup, and Business Development. Komal is a strong entrepreneurship professional with a Master Of International Business focused in International Business from Hult International Business School.