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Curriculum Vitae


A Chemical Engineer with 35+ years experience. More than 20 years of these have been leading and managing the India business of one of the world’s leading sustainability consulting firms engaged in providing Environmental, Social, Health & Safety, Risk and Climate Change Services  

Completed over 500 projects, including ESDDs, EDDs, EHS Performance Assessments, EHS Compliance Assessments, Risk Assessments and Environmental & Social Impact Assessments. Led numerous projects on ESG Assessments, Site Investigation, Hazardous and Solid Waste Management, EIAs, Climate Change, and, CDM verification projects as Sector Expert.

Influential strategist and thought leader who contributed to developing industry policies for the government, advises corporates on sustainable development issues and engages with the relevant stakeholders to arrive at practical solutions

Enables long-term profitability and competitive edge by building capabilities and deriving business value from focusing on sustainability issues that significantly improve environmental, health and safety performance across industry sectors.

Professional Experience


As a part of a leading global provider of environmental, health & safety, risk and social consulting services, ERM in India delivers advice and assistance to understand liability exposure associated with transactions, improve EHS performance in operations, and mitigate social, community and reputational risks. It also helps frame regulatory policies for environmental and sustainable development.

Senior Advisor- (Oct2016-Present (Part- Time))

Provide guidance to senior leaders on market strategy, client relationship building, new initiatives; provide oversight on projects in specific sectors; senior review of project deliverables; market access.

Chief Executive- India (Strategic Advisory Role), 2010 – Sept2016

Devise and direct national and international business strategies as a member of the APAC regional leadership team, with emphasis on building the brand, establishing and developing sustainable relationships with new clients, and driving the leadership development program for potential partners. Oversee execution of complex and high-risk projects in addition to directing a new sector initiative for the region.

Developed frameworks and strategies to build leadership pipelines, especially in emerging markets, evaluate recruitment, and provide coaching and guidance to senior personnel in India and APAC

Managing Director – India Operations/ Partner- Director, 1995 – 2010

Came on board at the start-up stage in 1995 as a Partner- Director in India; helped to develop the organizational strategy, infrastructure, operations framework and teams, scale up the customer base, win new projects, and oversee execution of projects. Was head of operations in India from 2000- 2010.

SEET CECOBA ROCHE, India (Apr 95 – Dec 95)  

Chief of Operations

Country Operations Start-up: key role for setting- up operations in India, assessing feasibility and managing set-up of plants to convert solid waste to energy

TATA RISK MANAGEMENT SERVICES (Division of Tata Sons), India (Jan 90 – Mar 95) 

Deputy General Manager

Risk management consultancy services for health, safety and environment for companies in the manufacturing and chemicals sectors; acquired several new clients and secured growth of 250% in 5+ years

Prior Experience

Jul 80 – Dec 89, Deputy Manager – Technology and Development Department, Shriram Foods and Fertiliser Industries, India

Worked in the Projects and Technology Development divisions

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