Bio Diversity Park,
A new community building initiative, where our supporters champion our cause with a Walk to #SaveLittleHearts. Mr Sanjay Kapoor, our long-time supporter assisted in organising our second walk at the Bio Diversity Park, Gurugram. With supporters such as his family, friends and the GF family, who all came together to walk for the little hearts in need. With the funds raised from this initiative, we were able to financially support the medical treatment for four critically-ill children suffering from CHD.
Biren is responsible for steering Technicolor India’s foray in the Visual Effects (VFX) and CG animation business. Besides winning the VFX Oscar for ‘Life of Pi’, the team has worked on blockbusters like Harry Potter Part 1&2; Spiderman 2, X-Men Days of Future Past; Godzilla; Pirates of the Caribbean and many more. 5 of the movies MPC worked on were shortlisted for 2015 VFX Oscar. During his career, Biren has built his reputation as a marketer and business strategist. He completed an AMP at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. His other passions include collecting art and music (predominantly jazz!), tennis, Formula 1 motor sport and photography.
Sanjay has 26 years of diverse and global experience at Infosys Limited and the Tata Group of Companies. This includes leadership roles in strategic planning, strategy implementation, digital transformation, software product startup, management consulting and leadership development. Now as an independent strategy consultant, in partnership with Nandan Nilekani, he is applying his learning and experience to develop and scale Societal Platforms in key areas such as education, financial inclusion, healthcare and urban development.
Sanjiv is the Managing Director and CEO of Tata Coffee ltd. He was the Regional President – South Asia of Tata Global Beverages, the Holding Company, for four years prior to this role and Country Director – Cadbury Philippines earlier . Sanjiv has extensive global experience with leading FMCG multinationals. He holds a management degree from the Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines, with a Distinction and a Masters Degree in Economics from Bombay University, where he graduated with a Gold Medal.
He is the Managing Trustee of the Coorg foundation and The Rural India Health Project Hospital.
He is also a Corporate Teacher with the Art of Living Foundation.
Harmoniously balancing diverse worlds & different philosophies, Suraj Mani is best described as a master 'Tattva Tripper'. A man of many contradictions, he often channels a mythical traveller - one with an immense passion for life and one unfettered by definitions.
His band SMATTT (short for Suraj Mani & The Tattva Trip) is known as a transformative experience that frees its audience for their own journeys.
As a mechanical engineer & founder CEO of Suraj Mani Engineers Pvt Ltd, Mani, Suraj has been responsible for creating a highly ethical organization of committed professionals and experts in the Heating Ventilation & Air Conditioning (HVAC) business, serving an illustrious clientele that swears by them.
Suraj also spearheads an artiste management firm and record label called “Aum-I-Artistes” which works with Independent musicians in India. With the Aum-I-Art foundation, he has further created a game changing prospect for Independent musicians of proven talent.
Poornima Matthan is a seasoned communicator with over twenty years of experience in Marketing & Corporate Communications in major PR consultancies and corporates. She just finished her tenth year At Lenovo India where she heads Corporate Communications.
Poornima grew up in Bombay and later moved to Bangalore
Poornima’s first love is music. She loves to sing Jazz and Pop music, loves to paint, read write poems and prose, travel the world and help animals in distress!
Dr. Sujata Kelkar Shetty is a US trained biological scientist with publications in peer-reviewed journals. She did her post- doctoral training from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD. While at the National Institute of health she was curious about the interaction between the mind and the body and studied the mechanisms of how mental stress negatively impacts our physical health. She has been focused on researching and writing on preventive health for the last decade. Sujata writes a regular preventive health column for Mint – the leading Business Newspaper of India.Her writing is unique in its emphasis on cutting edge medical research and age old Ayurvedic practices.
Dr. Shetty is an ICF Certified Life coach. She assists people in regaining their health and finding their bliss by combining her training Coaching with her expertise in wellness. Life Coaching is an experience of personal and professional development unlike any other.