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 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.

Board of Executive Members 


R K Gautham. Co-Architect, EcoPro. Author, Architect, Project Mgt professional, India Director Sustainability at a transnational consulting firm.

Anup Naik. Co-Architect, EcoPro. India Director of a large architectural practice. Teacher. Member, Curriculum Studies for architecture programs.

Indrajit Shaw. An engineer with a Masters in environmental engineering, his work at Axis Bank Foundation, Tata Motors, XLRI, among others, has prepared him for this major initiative at the Foundation. At The Alt Tech Foundation he aligns strategy to operational plans along thematic focus areas.

Benedict Paramanand. Editor, SustainabilityNext.in.

Tuhin Ghosh. Among India’s top digi-market strategists, he is course designer and lead trainer for Google Digital Unlocked initiative for rallying 100K SMEs in India leverage the power of online media. Also expert and lead trainer for Manipal Prolearn in Digital Marketing. Leads the EcoPro initiative to turn 100K engineers & MBAs into eco professionals.

Niranjan Khatri, Ex-Head, Green Initiatives at ITC Hotels, twice Helen Keller Award winner for work with the differently abled, long-time CII enabler, among many other things. Currently heads EcoTeach.

Bhakti Devi. 20+ years in Australia with her work dedicated to water management and treatment. Has groomed ‘waterpreneurs’, mentoring start-up’s. Her return to India is driven by desire to build green business.   

India Advisory

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

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.

Sreedhar R,  Trustee, Environics Trust. A doyen of eco-movements in India for 50 years, he is now associated with many organisations impacted by mining and deforestation.

Daniel Albuquerque.  Author, Management thinker. See Daniel.

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. 

Board of Trustees

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

T. Pradeep. Founder, Samuha. See www.samuha.org.