Pavithra Y S
Board of Directors
In June 2006, at the age of 22, she decided to start a new venture which would redefine the way philanthropy is perceived. She started Vindhya, a BPO organization in Bangalore with a mission of bringing “Business & Philanthropy” together for a successful cause.
Vindhya a socio-economic venture started by her is the India’s first & only and arguably world’s first & only for profit organization whose employee base majorly consists of people with disabilities (PWD’s) as of its production staff. Its production staff comprises mainly of physically challenged, Hearing Impaired, Visually Impaired, socially disadvantaged women & Border cases of Autistic, it also focuses on women from BPL families to complement the rest of the workforce.
Starting as a first generation entrepreneur she has been able to grow the company from 5 PWD’s to close to 1400 employees. Her vision is to employ 5000 PWD’s by 2020. Vindhya serves customers who are one of the top 3 in their respective domains.
Amongst many, Some of the recognitions received by Pavithra are TATA-TiE Stree Shakti Award 2009”. “Young Achiever Award 2010” from Brigade Group & Rotary. NDTV Profit business leader of the year. Special recognition by NASSCOM for Gender Inclusivity successfully for 2 years in a row. She is recipient of Loreal- Femina Business Woman of the Year Award for 2014. Bangalorean of the Year 2013 by Namma Bengaluru Foundation. Karnataka State Award from the Disability Dept. of Govt. of Karnataka
Indira Gandhi Sadbhavana Award for her outstanding achievements by the Indian Solidarity Council
She has also been selected as “one of the 25 leaders of tomorrow” by Times of India a leading National Daily in India.
Also She has been the winner of “100 women achievers Award” under the initiative of the Ministry of women and child department and Facebook and was invited to the Rashtrapati Bhavan for the Lunch with the President of India.
She is a commerce graduate from Bangalore University and was pursuing her Chartered Accountancy at the time of founding Vindhya. She has done her Executive General Management Program from IIM-Bangalore.
Ashok has been inducted into world economic forum’s “Young Global Leader” community for the year 2009-2010. As the Young Global Leader from India, he will be involved in development programs across the world including leadership program at the Harvard University.
He has been on the regular guest lecture list of various management institutions in India for promoting the social-economic ventures and has been advising various large organization on inclusion of PWD’s on a larger scale for providing better dignity of life through equal employment opportunity.
Prior to starting Vindhya, Ashok was in senior positions (Director) at R2K Inc, and Network Solutions (an IBM company) & Trivium Inc (an Intel funded company) responsible for their operations in Asia region. He has demonstrated result oriented leadership capabilities taking the organizations to the next level.
Ashok Giri D
CEO & Director
T K Shekha
An early stage investor with vast experience in the finance sector. Shekha brings in experience in the handling of financial operations to the company.
Highly regarded veteran in the business process outsourcing industry, Served as head of “Wividus” , Shared Services Division of Wipro Ltd.
Was involved with Wividus right from the setting up of the division. It services the various business units within Wipro namely, Wipro technologies, Wipro Info-tech, Wipro Corporate, and Wipro BPO.He also served as the Chief Information Officer for Wipro Info-tech
Qualified Black belt in Six Sigma process.
Worked as Manager of R&D and Engineering at Bells controls and as Design engineer at Keltron.
Balasubramanya N L
Country Director, Accion India
Abhishek Agrawal joined Accion in July 2009 and is currently heading Accion in India as Country Director. As Accion representative, Abhishek serves on the board of Vindhya E-Infomedia, Swadhaar FinServe, Saija Finance. He comes with extensive experience financial management, strategy &business planning, and microfinance operations.
Abhishek had worked as CFO for more than 10 years across the countries and in his last assignment was seconded by Accion to Swadhaar Microfinance as CFO in 2010; which he turned around and transformed in Business Correspondent (BC) service company model.
In earlier role, Abhishek acted as an advisor to the Institute of Chartered Accountants (ICAI), where he worked on number of projects in Municipal reforms & financial management for Local Municipal bodies. He is a Ph.D. in Municipal financial reforms and Chartered Accountant (FCA) from ICAI. He did his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) with a specialization in finance at Rai International University.
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No.3, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, 4th Stage,
Rajajinagar Industrial Town Bangalore
Karnataka 560044 India
Phone: +91-80-4127 9201
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