Board of Advisors

Vinita Deshmukh

Mrs. Vinita Deshmukh

Award winning journalist and author, Vinita Deshmukh has had a multi-faceted career in journalism for the last 30 years. Presently, Vinita Deshmukh is Consulting Editor of a popular Pan Indian business magazine, Corporate Citizen. She is also the Consulting Editor of MoneyLife wherein she has a weekly column every Wednesday on stories based on Right To Information, since 2011. She has won the Top Management Consortium (TMC) award for excellence in journalism in 2010 for her consistent performance as journalist since two decades. She has also won the 2014 'Laadli Media Award' for investigative journalism pertaining to a series of investigative articles in Moneylife on a woman cop who was assaulted by her male colleague because she used RTI Act.

Vinita has co-authored the best seller book 'To the last bullet' with Vinita Kamate on her husband Additional Commissioner Ashok Kamate who was killed in 26/11 Mumbai Terror Attack. Her Marathi version of her other book 'The Mighty Fall' based on RTI investigations won the Acharya Atre Award.

Sudha Santhanam

Mrs. Sudha Santhanam

Sudha Santhanam is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary with over 35 years of post qualification experience. She is an all India Rank holder and medalist in both these professional exams She has worked with major corporates in India, including Thermax Limited as Company Secretary as well as with the Kirloskar group of companies where she was their CFO and company Secretary. She has been a Director in joint ventures floated by the Kirloskar group of companies. One such joint venture is with the Emerson group of companies a Fortune 100 company. Sudha has in addition to these companies worked with multinationals in India, as well as in Hongkong and Singapore where she was the group CFO. Sudha is currently a director on the Boards of public listed companies where she continues to advise them on various issues of corporate management and governance.

Sudha has been associated with mentoring young entrepreneurs and has been associated with the Bharati Yuva Shakti Trust an initiative of CII to help small and micro entrepreneurs to be successful in starting small businesses, and has herself been a mentor to a few entrepreneurs. She is passionate about education and is committed to the cause of furthering education among all sections of society and firmly believes that this is the way to take the country forward.

Sulabha Karandikar

Dr. Sulabha Karandikar

Dr. Sulabha Karandikar had completed her BSc in Microbiology from Sophia College, Mumbai in 1976, MSc in Microbiology from MS University, Baroda 1978 and PhD in Microbiology from NCL, Pune 2006. She started working as a lecturer in KC college, Mumbai and later at Abasaheb Garware College, Pune. She retired as Associate Professor in July, 2016. Over her teaching career spanning 4 decades, she taught various subjects like Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry and Applied Microbiology.

At present, she is a referee for publication of articles in journals related to Ayurveda and Biochemistry.