Akbar Khan | India CSR Summit & Awards

Akbar Khan

Actor, Director, Producer, Writer
Chairman, Abraiz Group

The journey of Akbar Khan Films is a legendary and inspirational journey that started with the dream of one man to create movies that touch lives, inspire and entertain. It is a story of inspiration and passion.

Akbar Khan started his film journey at the age of 15, working with renowned film maker Mr. Mohan Bijlanani as his junior most assistant director. He started as a young boy who would dust the sets. His perseverance, dedication and passion has today brought him to such great heights.

Since then, he has created blockbusters like “Haadsaa”, epic series like “The Sword of Tipu Sultan” and “Akbar The Great” and National Award Winners that have been admired by Royalty, World Leaders, Presidents, Business Tycoons like the Mangum Opus – “Taj Mahal… an eternal love story”.

Yeh Bombay Sheher Haadaso Ka Sheher Hai…. continues to remain a cult favorite which all of us just heard and enjoyed. With this please give a standing ovation and welcome Mr. Akbar Khan on stage.


Akbar Khan | India CSR Summit & Awards

Roberto Taiariol

Roberto Taiariol
CSR Head and Chief Audit Executive
Benetton Group 

Roberto Taiariol – CSR Head and Chief Audit Executive of Benetton Group will deliver a keynote talk India CSR Leadership Summit & Awards being organized by India CSR Network on May 26, 2016 at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai, India.

He will share his experiences and practices in building sustainable organization as well as his vision and values of Benetton Group towards global leadership. The day long India CSR Leadership Summit & Awards will witness vibrant political leaders, CSR think tanks, thinkers, social reformers and Govt. officials. It would be one of the biggest CSR knowledge and idea sharing forum in the year 2017.

Roberto Taiariol is the CSR Head and Chief Audit Executive of Benetton Group. As CSR Head – a role he has taken on at the beginning of 2017 – he works in coordination with the company management and its Sustainability Committee to define and implement the company’s sustainability strategy, to coordinate sustainability projects and activities, to assess, prevent and manage the risks associated with sustainability issues and to ensure the diffusion of a corporate culture on sustainability.

Taiariol has also had the role of Chief Audit Executive of Benetton Group since 2003. In this capacity, he has lead the “Detox Programme” launched by Benetton Group in 2013 and he has been the CSR Audit Responsible, implementing a CSR audit program to ensure the compliance of Benetton Group’s supply chain with the environmental, social and ethical principles set out in the Group Code of Conduct. As Chief Audit Executive his main activities and responsibility also include the building of the Internal Audit function and the deployment of the relevant methodologies; the risk assessment, the risk and control matrix of the processes, and the assessment of the adequacy of the internal control over financial reporting.

Benetton_GroupBenetton Group is one of the best-known fashion companies in the world, present in the most important markets with a network of about 5,000 stores; a responsible group that plans for the future and lives in the present, with a watchful eye to the environment, to human dignity, and to a society in transformation. The Group has a consolidated identity comprised of colour, authentic fashion, quality at democratic prices and passion for its work: these values are reflected in the strong, dynamic personality of the brands United Colors of Benetton and Sisley.


Akbar Khan | India CSR Summit & Awards

Skilled Visa

SkilledVisa has setup state of the art infrastructure to provide quality education and skills. The  company owned centres of SkilledVisa across different states of India provide consistently KYC verified, trained, reliable and productive workforce to meet specific Industry needs. The core speciality areas include scanning, Digitization, CKYC, Customer care, Field support, IT technicians etc. Within the next 12 months the deployment of over 20 centres across India will be completed.

SkilledVisa has consistent and robust processes for enrolling, profiling, skilling, assessment, interviews and onboarding. SkilledVisa faculty and counsellors are fully aligned with industry needs and are equipped to provide customized training and orientation for small and large urgencies.

Corporates should ensure that their source of manpower consist of certified and trustworthy resources especially when critical projects needs urgent resource ramp-up. SkilledVisa provides fraud-proof record of assessment online.

As a gesture of giving back to the society, SkilledVisa provides free training for children of farmers, soldiers, coolies and dabbawalas.

Large corporates also have an opportunity to meet their CSR compliance through sponsorship of deserving but economically challenged students. HNI donors can also claim income tax benefits under section 80(G).

Visit for full detail: http://skilledvisa.co.in

Akbar Khan | India CSR Summit & Awards

Vikas Sharma

Vikas Sharma
CEO & Director
Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd (BALCO)

Vikas Sharma, CEO & Director, Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd (BALCO) will deliver a special talk at India CSR Leadership Summit & Awards being organized by India CSR Network on May 26, 2016 at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai, India. Vikas Sharma will speak on wider spectrum of innovation, CSR, and community relations at BALCO in Chhattisgarh.

Sharma is known as a result-driven individual in the industry with experience of over 28 years in various national and multi-national companies. He holds the experience of serving HMT, Praxair, JSW and AMP in various key positions.

He is a mechanical engineer graduate from Kota Engineering College, Sharma took over as Location Head of Chanderiya Unit of Hindustan Zinc Limited in 2012 and was gradually elevated to the position COO Smelters. During his tenure, he played integral role in the growth of the company and made significant contribution in smelter production besides building harmonious relations with stakeholders.

Sharma also holds MBA (Marketing) degree from Sikkim Manipal University.

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Dr. CS Kedar

Dr C.S Kedar,
Retired Additional Chief Secretary,
CEO, CSR wing of JSW, Ballari

Dr C.S Kedar, retired Additional Chief Secretary, belongs to IAS 1979 batch, Karnataka Cadre, is currently working as CEO of CSR wing of JSW at Ballari will deliver special talk at India CSR Leadership Summit & Awards being organized by India CSR Network on May 26, 2016 at Hotel Sahara Star, Mumbai, India. Dr Kedar will speak on wider spectrum of Innovation and CSR.

Dr Kedar, having PhD from the University of Mysore, he has a unique capability of blending research, advocacy and public administration for conceptualising and executing sustainable developmental initiatives.

He has had 34 years’ of rich work experience in public administration before joining JSW in 2013. He started his career as Assistant Commissioner of Ramanagaram in 1981 and served in various capacities both in GOK and GOI including Deputy Commissioners of Bengaluru and Ballari, Director of Watershed Development Programme, both at GOK & NABARD,   and many more positions at Commissioner, Principal Secretary and Additional Chief Secretary levels.

He has a tradition of leaving behind legacy. As Secretary, Finance, he rolled out the biggest IT project ‘KHAJANA’ digitising the financial transactions of Government treasuries; Yeshasvini, the health insurance was digitised benefitting 20 lakh members of rural cooperatives while working as Principal Secretary, Co-operation; Working as Joint Secretary at Cabinet Secretariat Rastrapathy Bhavan, handled policy issues at highest level. As Director General, ESI Corporation, handled health insurance and health service provision to 62 million Indians through its own chain of 150 hospitals and 1500 dispensaries. Started post graduate courses in Medical education at 6 locations and initiated 8 medical colleges. Set up 8 new modern hospitals and modernised 22 existing hospitals. Rolled out one of the world’s biggest IT project with an out lay of Rs 12,000 million involving business process reengineering and training 65,000 officials. Issued smart cards to more than 15 million insured persons and creating Clinical Data Records of 62 million Indians.

As honorary member in the past he was on Board of Governors of IIM-Ranchi, and presently on the Boards of Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwaraa Dharmothana Trust, a revered and respected NGO in Karnataka and advisor to Ramaseva Mandali, Bengaluru, one of the highly reputed cultural organisation. As JSW Foundation, he conceptualised the Mission Against Malnutrition and is leading the Mission team from the front.

Akbar Khan | India CSR Summit & Awards

Ramdas Athawale

Hon’ble Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment
Govt. of India

Ramdas Bandu Athawale (1959) is an Indian politician from Maharashtra. A Dalit Buddhist, he is the founder–leader of the Republican Party of India (A), an Ambedkarite party. Currently, he is Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment in the PM Narendra Modi led government, and represents Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of India’s Parliament. Previously he was the Lok Sabha MP from Pandharpur.



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Amar Shankar Sable

Amar Shankar Sable
Member of Parliament – Rajya Sabha, Govt. of India

Amar Shankar Sable is a powerful parliamentarian in present Modi led Govt. He belongs to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is a Member of Parliament (MP), representing Maharashtra in the Rajya Sabha the upper house of Indian Parliament. He is from Pimpri, Pune.


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Prof. V. Reddappa Reddy

Renowned Author
Ph.D. in Rural Development

Prof. V. Reddappa Reddy had his Masters in Economics from Sri Venkateswara University and Ph.D. in Rural Development from Sri Krishnadevaraya University. After a five-year stint in Government service he joined the University in 1989 and was elevated as Professor of Rural Development in 1997 and has served in the same position till his retirement in June 2016.

While in University he also served in different administrative positions including Head of the Department, Chairman, Board of Studies, Director, Distance Education, Convener, SVURPGCET, Convener, PECET and Coordinator, Special Assistance Program supported by University Grants Commission, New Delhi.

His books include Social Satisfaction Survey: A Practical Help line in Techniques and Methods, Toolkit for Conducting Base Line Survey, Six Essential Steps in Implementing CSR, Participatory Forest Management: Theory and Practice-A Field Level Assessment and Rural Glory. His 35 papers appeared in National and International journals.

Government of Andhra Pradesh has conferred on him the Best Teacher award during 2013. His areas of interest include Corporate Social Responsibility, Natural Resources Management and Monitoring and Evaluation. He served as Consultant to National and International Agencies like FHI, CARE, SOCHURSOD, UltraTech, CAPART and SERP.

He currently lives at Anantapuramu, Andhra Pradesh often moving outside depending on offers of consultancy and fieldwork.

Akbar Khan | India CSR Summit & Awards

Wildlfe SOS

Wildlife SOS was established in 1995 by a small group of individuals inspired to start a movement and make lasting change to protect and conserve India’s natural heritage, forest and wildlife wealth. Today, the organisation has evolved to actively work towards protecting Indian wildlife, conserving habitat, studying biodiversity, conducting research and creating alternative and sustainable livelihoods for erstwhile poacher communities or those communities that depend on wildlife for sustenance.

India’s wildlife is under severe threat – every animal from the majestic elephant and the tiger, to the shy sloth bear and rare pangolins have fast become “the hunted”. While time is running out for these creatures, it’s not too late to help. Wildlife SOS consistently makes a difference to give back to the planet, to give back to nature and help protect the environment and wildlife.

Kartick Satyanarayan and Geeta Seshamani with their shared enthusiasm, dedicated themselves to the mission of eradicating the abusive practice of ‘dancing’ bears in India completely.The initial days were very difficult due to lack of support and funding. Geeta’s foresight in creating Wildlife SOS as an arm of her existing rescue operation, Friendicoes, allowed the two organizations to share knowledge and resources as the team learned and made its way through the initial challenges of addressing the needs of urban wildlife suffering from habitat encroachment a result of the surging population growth in India.

Today it is an organisation responsible for taking action against animal cruelty, rescuing wildlife in distress, working to resolve man-animal conflicts while promoting and educating the public about the need for habitat protection.

Visit for full detail: http://wildlifesos.org

Akbar Khan | India CSR Summit & Awards

Studera Press

Studera Press is an emerging independent publishing house in the Indian subcontinent, started its operation in 2014. Taking publishing as a mission to spread knowledge and learning for furtherance, acquisition, betterment and dissemination of knowledge Studera Press, initiates publishing books focusing on general, academic and reference books in the field of Humanities and Social Science, Science and Technology, and Management. After completing post-graduation in Economics from one of the eminent institute Madras School of Economics Akshay Jain started the firm with the mission of strengthening the horizon of higher education through fulfilling the requirements and gaps between a book and its readers. It endeavour to bring out the best work and have equally concentrated ourselves on worldwide promotion, sales and distribution network to reach out to a wide range of academic and professional readers. STUDERA PRESS looks forward to discuss new projects with potential authors and welcome suggestions on published works.

Visit for more detail: www.studerapress.com