LEADERSHIP

C-SCAPES is advised, guided, and led by specialists from allied fields.

Dr. B.C. Choudhary

Dr. B.C. Choudhary

Advisory Council Member and Chairperson

Dr. Choudhury is a coastal, marine, and inland wetland habitat ecology and resource management specialist, with over 30 years of experience. He served as a senior scientist, professor, and Head of the Endangered Species Management Department at WII (Wildlife Institute of India) and is now a member of several advisory committees of the Indian government and various conservation organisations.

Dr. Erach Bharucha

Advisory Council Member

A surgeon by profession, Dr. Bharucha has been engaged in environment conservation for over 50 years, as a nature educator and wildlife photographer. In 1993 he developed BVIEER (Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Environment Education and Research), for which he currently serves as Director. He is also a member of several advisory committees of various conservation organizations.

Dr. Earch Barucha
Dr. Nandhita Krishna

Dr. Nandhita Krishna

Advisory Council Member

An environmental, historian and writer, Dr. Krishna is a Professor at the University of Madras. From 1981, she served as Honorary Director of the C.P. Ramaswami Aiyar Foundation and was elected President in 2013. She subsequently founded its constituents, including the C.P Art Centre, C.P.R Institute of Indological Research, Saraswathi Kendra Learning Center for Children, The Groove School and C.P.R. Environmental Education Center (with the MoEFCC, Government of India). She is President of the Conjeevaram Hindu Educational Society (SSKV Schools and Women’s College) and member of the governing body of Blue Cross – India, and editorial board of the Indian Historical Review, Indian Council of Historical Research.

Dr. Yashwant Thorat

Advisory Council Member

Starting his career with the Reserve Bank of India, Dr. Thorat went on to serve as Executive Chairman of the Dryland Farming Commission, Chairman of the Agriculture Universities Recruitment Board (Government of Maharashtra), Director of Tata Chemicals Pvt. Ltd and as Chief Executive of the Rajiv Gandhi Trust. His current appointments include Adjunct Professor at the Yashwantrao Chavan School of Rural Development (Shivaji University, Kolhapur) and Secretary General for the Pravara Rural Education Society, amongst others.

Dr. Yashwant Thorat
vivek talwar

Mr. Vivek Talwar

Advisory Council Member and Director General

Having superannuated from the Tata Group in 2018, where he drove Business excellence organizational culture and sustainability in Tata Power and Tata Chemicals, Mr. Talwar is the Founder Director of Chrysalis, a Goa-based consulting organization that works in the space of Organizational Transformation, Organizational Culture building, Business Excellence, Sustainability and Envisioning. He is also the Co-Founder of Sensible Earth, a Goa based Centre for Sustainability. He is Advisor to Tata Business Excellence Group in the areas of Business Excellence and Affirmative Action. Vivek is also a Trustee on the Boards of Antarang Foundation, Head Held High and Yara India Trust, organizations involved in career focus for the underprivileged children, livelihood opportunities for youth from deprived backgrounds and overall socio- economic development of rural communities respectively.

Mr. R.  Mukundan

Governance and Leadership Advisor

Mr. Mukundan is the Managing Director and CEO of Tata Chemicals. An engineer from IIT Roorkee and alumnus of the Harvard Business School, he joined the Tata Administrative Services in 1990. Spanning a 26-year career with the Tata group, he has held various roles and responsibilities within the chemical, automotive and hospitality sectors. He serves on the executive committees of various industry forums including CII (Confederation of Indian Industries), Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Employers Federation of India and All Indian Management Association.

Dr-r-mukundan