Our Leadership

PARUL SONI

GLOBAL MANAGING PARTNER

With over 24 years of experience, Mr. Parul has been instrumental in providing strategic leadership to large development programs at country and regional levels with international and national organizations. He has driven major programs in areas of cross-sectoral partnerships and institutional networks, inclusive community participation, social accountability, and social justice, using his rich and extensive experience in Social Development and CSR. He was previously a Partner and the Global Co-leader for The not-for-profit organisation at Ernst & Young India LLP (EY) and during his career he lent his expertise and leadership to various organizations and associations in India and across the Globe.

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DIPANKAR GHOSH

Sustainability, Climate Change & ESG

Mr. Dipankar is Partner and Leader Sustainability & Climate Change. He is a seasoned sustainability professional, has over 34 years of multi-disciplinary and multi-sectoral experience in the domains of environmental services, sustainability and human development, climate change, carbon markets, environment, health and safety (EHS), resource efficiency, sustainable technology and renewable energy. One of the key areas of his work has been managing sustainability and climate change risks and leveraging opportunities in changing times.

Dipankar has led large projects, in India as well as Internationally, which consisted of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team from the consultant’s end, as well as diverse stakeholders from client’s end.

He has worked closely with diverse industry sectors, such as oil & gas, power utility, automotive, iron and steel, biofuel, transportation, construction, communication, etc., and also Government and Multi-lateral Funded Institutions.

Previously, he was a Partner at EY, leading the Climate Change and Sustainability services of Ernst & Young India LLP (EY) in Northern Region of India. He was also part of the advisory team responsible for developing the Climate Change & Sustainability Services in India. Later, he served as the Leader of EY’s sustainability services in the MENA region, strategizing the growth of the practice in the region.

Dipankar is a B.E. and M.Tech in Chemical Engineering and a Chartered Engineer from the Institute of Engineers India. He also has a Diploma in Sustainability from the Maastricht School of Management, and participated in Leadership Development Programme at Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

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VIJAY GANAPATHY

Development Sector Advisory

Mr. Vijay Ganapathy Securing an experience of 20 years in thematic areas such as Child Rights, Natural Management, Micro Finance, Livelihood, Corporate and Skill Development. Formerly, leading M&E and CSR consulting, EY, India LLP & KPMG. Specialises in managing development programs, involving monitoring and evaluation systems with Financial & Program Modules. He is also a managing Trustee at ARANYA, a Social Organization providing shelter to girl child from denotified tribes.
He has authored a book, ‘Study of KAP’, affected Gond Tribal’s of Madhya Pradesh and published papers on diversified topics such as, CSR, Inter-cultural Communication Competence, Informal Labour etc.
He holds a PG Diploma in Forest Management from Indian Institute of Forest Management, Bhopal.

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AJAY PANDEY

Partner and Leader CSR, Strategy and Performance Improvement

He has vast experience in driving strategy and streamlining operations across sectors including Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Livelihoods, Social Entrepreneurship, Organisation Transformation and capacity building. Mr. Ajay has been working with a diversified range of multilateral, government, corporate clients, not-for-profit entities, globally, to deliver, action oriented, enduring and replicable results with holding an experience of over 19 years.

With a unique blend of expertise in working with grassroots organisation and development sector consultancy, professional with a hands-on approach, impacting socially, engaging stakeholders and sustainability.
Previously, Leader and Instrument in customised solutions for development advisory.
He holds a PG Diploma, Rural Development from XISS, Ranchi.

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AMIT PHULL

Partner and Leader Governance & Risk Advisory Member

Mr. Amit Phull is directed towards the Development oriented sector supported by diversified Global Agencies, Government and Corporate Foundations, with over 19 years of experience in Financial Management, setting up new organisations, government structure, budgeting, compliances, financial reporting, procurement processes and systems.
Also, he has conducted various training workshops in his areas of expertise such as project appraisal, financial modelling, system designing (audit & accounting), taxation.
He was previously a Senior Manager at Ernst & Young LLP (EY). Prior to which, he was an Associate Vice President at Grant Thornton.
Mr. Amit is a Chartered Accountant, ICAI, and has a Diploma in Financial Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies.

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Rajiv Nagpal

Partner and Leader Research & Documentation

Mr. Rajiv is Partner and Leader Research & Documentation. He specialises in strategic planning, policy development, project management, capacity building, social research, impact assessment, monitoring and evaluation, and market landscaping. Rajiv has worked extensively in the development sector on education, child protection, community health, WASH and social protection.

In his career spanning over 25 years, Rajiv has worked with International and National NGOs, bilateral organizations, UN agencies, government departments, corporates, etc. to deliver sustainable solutions through stakeholder engagement and community participation. He is extremely rooted and carries a profound understanding of social development, which he has leveraged beautifully in the social sector consulting arena.
He has also managed finance & admin and IT related assignments at the senior level in the social development initiatives.

Prior to TTC, Rajiv worked with Plan International, Save the Children (India, Finland, and the UK) and Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, where he led Child Rights programs across multiple levels.

Rajiv is a Postgraduate from Meerut University.

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Komal Malhotra

Partner and Leader HR Advisory

Ms. Komal is Partner and Leader HR Advisory. She has over 20 years of experience in Human Resource Consulting with a focus on the HR system development and has successfully led and executed recruitment assignments from middle to CXO levels across various functions for both multinational corporates as well as I-NGOs and has also conducted workshops on psychosocial issues. She has also conducted HR evaluations, HR Policy Benchmarking Surveys and specialises in Trainings on Prevention of Sexual Harassment at Workplace.
Having worked for both Profit and Not-For-Profit organizations, she brings cross-learning between both sectors which helps in successfully executing recruitment assignments from the middle to senior levels across various functions. She has also led training as mandated by Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

Komal’s qualifications along with her in-depth experience in dealing with a diverse range of populations among the corporate and development sector gives her an edge over others in the field.

Earlier, ran her own HR Consultancy, Scope International, catering exclusively to the not-for-profit organizations. Also, worked with GE Capital International Services and Omam Consultants.
Komal has a Masters in Counselling Psychology and PGD in Personnel Management from IMT Ghaziabad, besides a PGDBM in Marketing

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Devashish Banerji

Partner and Leader Health Supply Chain & Procurement

Mr. Devashish has over 22 years of experience in providing consulting services in addition to his experience of 12 years in the Automobile/Engineering Industry. His key areas of expertise have been the programme management of multi-stakeholder large projects, fund management, programme design and review, institutional assessment, strategic business planning and institutional development, capacity building and training.

As the Country Head in Crown Agents and Principal Consultant in PwC, he has managed multiple projects in the Government/Development Sector. He has been involved in projects, in the Health and Family Planning, Urban and Industrial Infrastructure and Social Development, funded by WB, ADB, DFID, USAID and UN agencies.

His responsibilities in all these projects include Stakeholder Relationship Management, Delivery Management and Quality Assurance. Over and above he has significant experience of leading teams comprising multi-disciplinary professionals internationally.

Prior to joining TTC, he has led many assignments and recently he completed the highly successful DFID funded Joint Donor Technical Assistance Fund (JDTAF) programme in MOHFW Bangladesh as the Team Leader.

Devashish is a Post Graduate Mechanical Engineer from IIT Kanpur.

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Indra Guha

Partner Sustainability, Climate Change & ESG

Mr. Indra is Partner Sustainability & Climate Change. He has more than 22 years of experience in the domain of sustainability, EHS and climate change. He has worked extensively in advisory and implementation of sustainability and climate change strategy, building roadmaps with targets aligned to business goals, indexing sustainability performance and impact assessment, sustainable sourcing, sustainability reporting, and assurance, carbon footprint mapping/GHG accounting, monitoring and verification, due-diligence, carbon transaction, risk mapping, low carbon transformation. He is an expert in EHS studies involving compliance management, due diligence, risk assessments, policy framing, and review of governance structure.

Indra has worked across diverse industry sectors, such as metal and mining, oil & gas, chemical, pharma, power utility, automotive, fertilizer, etc. He has also worked extensively with the government, funding agencies like ClimateWorks/Shakti Foundation, DFID, GIZ and with NGOs like WWF on climate policy related assignments.

Before TTC, Indra spent a major part of his professional a career with Ernst & Young LLP (EY) for 14 years where he led the north team as Executive Director prior to his stint with Jubilant as Chief Sustainability Officer.

Indra is a graduate in Civil Engineering from BE College, with a masters from IIT Kharagpur and has completed Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from IIM Kolkata.

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Foyzul Bari Himel

Country Director - Bangladesh

Mr. Himel is the Resident Coordinator of Thinkthrough Consulting in Bangladesh and the Director of Thinkthrough Consulting Bangladesh, having more than 16 years of experience in strategy development, project management, impact evaluation and sustainability planning for government, development partners, UN agencies and private businesses. His areas of interest include systems thinking, market system development, supply chain development and blue ocean strategy. Apart from Bangladesh, Himel has experience in working in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Myanmar. Himel is leading the operation and expansion of TTC in Bangladesh.

Himel has been supporting the Government of Bangladesh in sustainability strategy development, sector-wide planning and capacity development of the relevant officials. Now, involved in supporting Bangladesh National Nutrition Council (BNNC), the highest multi sectoral coordination body in nutrition for Bangladesh, headed by the Prime Minister of the Government of Bangladesh. He helped the government in the 4th HPNSP 2017-22; Strategy for Public Private Partnership for Health, Population and Nutrition Sector; and incorporation of population and emerging planning dynamics into the planning process of Bangladesh Planning Commission.

He is an experienced Programme Manager who brings extensive understanding of Women Economic Empowerment (WEE) issues across a variety of market sectors. He has practical experience increasing visibility and agency of women and girls across markets. Himel has gained a unique understanding of the technicalities required to make a value chain work efficiently for WEE, a skill that he has applied to improve the inclusiveness of the sectors in which he worked as market specialist.

Industrial Engineer with specialisation in Supply Chain Management and MBA in Marketing. He has got professional level training on market systems development from Springfield Centre, UK; systems thinking from Haines Centre for Strategic Management, USA; social analytics from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow; and Statistical Package and Tools from Institute of Statistical Research and Training, University of Dhaka.

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Suman Majumdar

Country Lead - Singapore

Mr. Suman is Partner and Leader – Sustainability & Climate Change, and head of the South East Asia operations at Singapore. He has over 28 years of diverse and rich experience in thought leadership, consulting, capacity building and policy advocacy in sustainability, environmental-social-governance (ESG), voluntary disclosures, business excellence, environment management, climate change, CSR, etc. He is a widely recognised Member of several international and national Expert Groups, Advisory Bodies and Technical Committees, as also visiting faculty at IITs, IIM-A, etc.

He was the architect and leader for the initial 7 years of the pioneering CII-ITC Sustainability Awards and later led the JSW – Times of India Earth Care Awards. He also championed India’s first environment product declaration (EPD) for steel sector based on the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodology. Further, he was the Principal Investigator in the preparation of National Inventory of Greenhouse Gases for the Industrial Production & Product Use sector, for Government of India for India’s 2nd & 3rd National Communications to the UNFCCC.
He not only created awareness in the Boardroom on topics such as climate change and environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspects for a business, he helped in the creation of the world’s first ESG Index for the emerging markets when S&P engaged him as an expert in the field of non-financial disclosures. He also engaged extensively with FIIs and credit rating agencies in order to create access to capital for growing businesses.

Previously, he was the Chief Sustainability Officer in the JSW Group, one of India’s largest diversified conglomerates including businesses in steel, energy, cement and infrastructure. Earlier, Suman was a Manager – Technical External Relations at Procter & Gamble in India, with responsibility in R&D and regulatory affairs for several leading global brands.

Holds a Ph. D. in Environmental Engineering and M. Tech. in Environmental Science & Engineering – both from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Earlier, he has a M. Sc. In Environmental Sciences from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
Also, holds a certificate in Strategic Leadership Management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

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Shantanu Srivastava

Public Affairs & Advocacy

Mr. Shantanu is an experienced business management professional with over twenty years of experience in business development, management consultancy, branding, strategic planning, project management, capacity building, entrepreneurship, & fundraising.

He has a strong track record of engagement and extensive domain expertise in telecom, financial services, Not-for-profits, waste management and, Greenfield solutions. He has been instrumental in providing breakthrough leadership to achieve corporate strategies, build a coalition to support business growth and implement and manage change to drive organizational performance.

Shantanu holds an MBA in Marketing Management, Post-Graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication and an Honours Diploma in Systems Management. He is an advisor to a number of domestic and overseas companies and is a visiting faculty at a couple of premier business schools.

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Dr. Dhrubaa Ghosh

Senior Advisor Health Sector

Dr. Dhrubaa specializes in public health issues with more than 25 years of research experience – both nationally and internationally – especially in the field of infectious diseases (molecular epidemiology & pathogenesis) and molecular diagnostics, and was a recipient of several International awards for her research work and publications.

As a scientist, she has worked on a wide range of diseases from malaria to various viral outbreaks (encephalitis, hepatitis, HIV/TB, dengue and Viral Diarrhoea) at the national level. She also developed diagnostic strategies on high-throughput platforms with her International collaborators for the detection of bacterial and viral infections.

Prior to joining TTC, Dhrubaa was a Senior Scientist at the International Centre for Genetic engineering & Biotechnology (a UN facility), and led the pathogen detection and discovery team. She was also a faculty and Head of the Department at the core facility at the National Institute of Virology, Pune, MoHFW, Govt of India.

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Sanjay Ranbir Bali

Senior Advisor-HR Advisory Services

Mr. Sanjay is Senior HR Advisor at TTC. He is a seasoned HR professional, with over 32+ years of multi-sectorial experience, including 10+ years as Senior VP & Head HR for South West Asia Regional HQ for Samsung Electronics.

His experience is diverse & varies across industries e.g. Eicher Motors, Matsushita Electric (Panasonic), Indian Hotels Co Ltd (Taj Group of Hotels) & Samsung Electronics.

Prior to TTC, he was working as Director & Group HR Head for RJ Corp, a 2 billion US$ turnover company with diversified biz interest in Beverages, QSR, frozen dairy & dairy Products. RJ Corp is globally one of the largest Pepsi bottling/sales & distribution Partner Company with franchise rights to operate Global brands QSR like Pizza Hut, KFC & Costa Coffee in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka & Africa.

During his decade long career in Samsung, he established 2 state of the art Global R&D centres in Noida & a manufacturing facility in Chennai including establishing the Sales Companies in Bangladesh, Nepal & Sri-Lanka.
He also managed the seamless transition of the Samsung Sales Company from less than 1 billion US$ to approx. 8 Billion US$ Sales turnover by restructuring of Consumer Electronics biz, setting up the Mobile biz, Network Biz & Enterprise Sales Divisions in India. In 2009 under his leadership, the South West Asia Regional HQ HR team was awarded the coveted “Samsung Global Best HR Award”.

His areas of expertise are Workforce Planning & HR Strategy, Sustainable HR Transformation, Leadership Development, Organizational Development & Capability Building, Talent Management & Succession Planning, Compensation & Rewards strategy, Merger/Acquisition Integration & Change Management.

Sanjay is Life member of National HRD Network & has Masters in PM & IR from SIBM Pune University. He has participated in various Global HR Seminars & has attended Senior Management development programmes at Global Learning Centres of Matsushita & Samsung in Japan & South Korea respectively.

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Gaurav Bhargava

Senior Vice President Advisory Services

Mr. Gaurav is Senior Vice President in Advisory Services. He has more than 14 years of experience in designing, deploying, monitoring and evaluating social sector initiatives in the domains of public health, gender, education, child and adolescent rights and livelihood. Through his work, Gaurav has enabled UN agencies, international financial intuitions and corporate foundations in realizing the objectives of their program operations. His works ranges from supporting micro-pilots to structuring and assessing the institution’s long term strategy and country partnership frameworks.

Having worked across more than 20 countries, covering conflict affected areas, he has delivered on sensitive engagements centered on aspects such as violence against women in South Asia, Middle East & North Africa and South East Asia, human trafficking in India, women’s economic empowerment in Afghanistan, HIV/AIDS in Bangladesh and India, multiple vulnerable groups in Bhutan, child rights in Cambodia and adolescent health in India.

He was previously a Senior Manager in Ernst & Young LLP (EY), responsible for managing projects with UN agencies and international financial intuitions.

Gaurav holds Post Graduate in Public Health from Indian Institute of Health Management and Research, Jaipur.

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Surpal Singh Deora

Leader Government Relations

Mr. Surpal Singh Deora is Leader Government Relations. He’s an expert in public policy process, as well as a business strategist with a history of achievement at leading companies in diverse Industries through ever-increasing maze of legislative & regulatory challenges. He has been recognized for his expertise in developing and implementing effective offensive and defensive strategies for Government affairs.

Previously he was a founder at Tourism & Hospitality Services Business which was awarded twice by the Ministry of Tourism with National Tourism Awards for years 2011 & 2015. He has also worked with UTransMash (India Chapter) as Chief Representative for coordination with Indian government.
In the past, he has successfully launched a Leadership Development program with few reputed International Business Management schools to study Indian business practices and its future market development.

Some of his key clients include Indian Railways, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Ministry of Renewable Energy, many state Governments, Trade Division Russian Federation, Business Chambers FIICI, CII, PHD & CCIRF.

Surpal is a Graduate in BA (Hons) Economics and has completed PGDTM from IITTM (Gwalior).

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