AFI Forum 2015

Leveraging Peers, Partners & Technology: Connect. Collaborate. Co-Create.


Our esteemed speakers include

AFI SVC 2014 Fellows

  • Sombodhi Ghosh

    Founder & Managing Director: An extremely passionate innovator & engineer, Sombodhi created Aakar Innovations to create sustainable change in rural India by promoting better adoption of grassroots innovations

  • Pavin Pankajan

    Executive Director, AquaSafi: Pavin has 8 years experience in rural water supply. He previously headed operations at Naandi Community Water Services, the largest base-of-the-pyramid water utility in India. Prior to this, he worked with Naandi Foundation and setup 250 community based RO water treatment plants on BOOT model. He holds an M.Tech (water resource) from IIT Bombay and MBA from XIM, Bhubaneswar.

  • Bikrant Tiwary

    CEO: Bikrant has over 12 years of experience in the insurance, media and social sectors. Has done Executive Programs at Harvard Business School and IIM Calcutta, and also holds a Masters in Commerce from Ranchi University. His personal interests include photography, poetry and traveling

  • Leo Mavely

    CEO & Managing Director: Leo is the CEO of Axio Biosolutions Pvt. Ltd. A bioengineer by qualification, Leo has been instrumental in creating Axio soon after college and is passionate about innovations for unmet healthcare needs of developing markets. Leo was the recipient of Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Award 2013, CNBC Samsung Social Innovation Award 2012 and was also an invited speaker at Indian Science Congress 2010.

  • Akanksha Hazari

    Founder & CEO: Akanksha is fortunate at different times in her life to have been a peace negotiator, sustainable energy consultant, professional athlete and non-profit leader. These adventures have taken her across the world from the boardrooms of blue-chip firms to the field, living and working in Palestine and rural India, and taught her six languages along the way.


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