The Foundation has some of India’s and the world’s finest leaders, drawn from deep wells of expertise in building design, energy, water, waste, air management, lakes, afforestation and a host of other areas that can make for a better world. They earned their reputation with their hard focus on profitable innovations for energy and resource efficiency. The core group alone has driven over 500 sustainability projects with their work having impacted staggeringly large areas and regions — in public and private sector spaces — over the last 30 years.


Bhakti Devi. An engineer of the early 1990s from Bombay University, spent 25 years in Australia with her teaching and her work dedicated to water management. Has groomed ‘waterpreneurs’, mentoring start-up’s. Her return home is driven by her desire to build India green.

Board of Trustees

Hariharan Chandrashekar. Founder Trustee, AltTech Foundation. Founder-Chairman, Group BCIL. 

Padu Padmanaban. Strategy Advisor, USAID Energy, a long-time World Bank professional, currently advisor for AEEE and energy advisor for UAE and China.

Kolluru Krishan. Chairman, Skills Council for Green Jobs of the National Skills Development Mission, Govt of India.

Board of Executive Members 

Anup Naik. India Director of a large architectural practice. Visiting Faculty in Schools of Architecture for 20 years. Member, Curriculum Studies for architecture programs.

Tuhin Ghosh. Among India’s top digi-market strategists, he is courseware designer and lead trainer for Google. Also expert and lead trainer for Manipal Prolearn in Digital Marketing. Mentors the Watergy initiative to turn 100K engineers & MBAs into eco professionals.

Indrajit Shaw. An engineer with a Masters in environmental engineering. Worked at Axis Bank Foundation, Tata Motors, XLRI, among others.

Benedict Paramanand. Editor,

India Advisory

Ashwin Mahesh. CEO, Mapunity. See mapunity. Has been one of the world’s experts on new urbanism. One of the Foundation’s early Trustees, and now an advisory.

Global Advisory

Sean Foley. Search Sean at Samdhana, Jakarta. Shares time between Vientiane, Jakarta, Brisbane. On development interventions at global levels. 

Jean Grebert. Search Jean at Renault Consulting. Paris. Works in Brazil, China, Indonesia, India, Iran, Nigeria. On electric vehicles, and retrofitting regular cars with electric modules. 

Ludovic Jonard, Directeur Generale, Architecture & Developpmente, Paris. Works in Chad, Morocco, Algeria, Senegal, Nepal, India. On sustainable design.

Hugo Monteyne, UGent Univ, Belgium. Works in Europe and in Nigeria. On energy-free passive cooling options.

Stan Cox. Search Stan Cox, Kansas. Author. Works in the US and India. On water-efficient crops. 

Didier Prost. Search Didier Prost architecte. Works in France and India. On Bio-regional development models.