Gautam Sawang, Director General of Police, Andhra Pradesh: Gautam belongs to the 1986 batch IPS. Prior to his current position he served as Director General of Vigilance and Enforcement Department, Commissioner of Police Vijawada and Additional Director General of Police, Andhra Pradesh. He also took a break from his service in AP, to join the United Nations Missions in Liberia as Commissioner, UN Police between 2009 and 2012. In 2015 he received President’s Police Medal for distinguished service.
AR Anuradha, Principal Secretary, Department of Women and Child Development, Government of Andhra Pradesh: Anuradha joined the Indian Police Services in 1987. Prior to her current position she served as the Principal Secretary, Home Department and headed the State Intelligence Department after the State’s bifurcation. She has been in senior positions such as Superintendent of Police and Deputy Commissioner of Police and Additional Commissioner of Police, Hyderabad. She is the recipient of President’s Police Medal for distinguished service and also received Antharik Seva Medal & Utkrisht Seva Medal for work done in Left Wing extremist areas.
Tinni Sawhney, CEO, Aga Khan India: Tinni Sawhney has over 25 years of experience on sustainable livelihood development in rural India and has worked extensively on issues of agriculture and livestock development for smallholder farmers. She is currently the Director Programmes at the Aga Khan Foundation (India), and has previously worked with the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation, South Asia Pro Poor Livestock Policy Programme, the Danish International Development Assistance (DANIDA) and the World Wide Fund for Nature.
Jaydeep Biswas, Chief, Policy and Partnerships, UNFPA: Jaydeep is the Chief of Policy, Advocacy and Partnerships, UNFPA India, which includes leading policy work, population dynamics and research, communications and media, innovation and technology and strategic partnerships. Previously, he was Senior Governance Advisor and Acting Team Leader (DFID India Global Programme) for the FCDO/DFID India. As Governance Adviser in UK DFID he led programme and policy work in multiple sectors (health and nutrition, urban development, governance and institutions, public financial management and anti-corruption, civil service reforms and civil society) and countries (India, Nepal, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Sierra Leone, Myanmar and the UK).
Anandi Shankar, GM HR Talent Organisation & Integration, HUL: Anandi Shankar is a psychologist by academic qualification and then made a career switch to join the corporate world. In her 17 year career with Hindustan Unilever Limited, she has worked across the value chain on partnering and expertise. Until recently, she led the Merger of GSK consumer Health with Hindustan Unilever Limited, the largest M&A deal in India bringing in Horlicks and Boost into the Unilever stable. She currently heads Talent and Organisation for Unilever South Asia.
Leslee Udwin, Founder and Executive Chair, Think Equal. Think Equal is both a movement and a programme, and its vision is to create a safe, free, and equal world through implementing its holistic and comprehensive Social and Emotional Learning Programme for social justice in early years settings around the world. A former filmmaker, Leslee has won upward of 80 awards including the BAFTA for East is East (“Best British film), and the Peabody award for India’s Daughter”. She has been awarded the prestigious Swedish Anna Lindh Human Rights Prize (previously won by Madeleine Albright), and received the UN Women for Peace Activist Award at the United Nations. She was also voted the second most impactful woman of 2016 by the New York Times (after Hilary Clinton).
Dr. Sunil Babu is the Chief of Party, Bihar Technical Support Program, CARE India. He is a medical graduate with management education. He has worked through the ranks within CARE starting as a Field Officer in Andhra Pradesh in 1999. He has gained public health program management experience in multiple states and national level and has worked as a consultant with several organizations including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the World Bank. He is currently working as Chief of Party for the Bihar Technical Support Program, CARE India.