EXECUTIVE BOARD

Ms. Payal Chawla

She is the Managing Partner of JusContractus a full service lawfirm based out of New Delhi. She was previously a Partner with HSA Advocates. Ms Chawla began her career with Coca-Cola India as In-house Counsel, where she worked for nine years. Thereafter she served as Head of Legal – South Asia for Reckitt Benckiser. In 2007, she entered private practice in the capacity of a Partner with The Chambers of Law (“TCL”). She is a Rotary Scholar, a Russell Baker Fellow and the recipient of the International House of Chicago Grant. She has an LL.M. from the University of Chicago.

Ms. Rubina Dewan

She is a Communications Strategist with a passion for New Media. She holds a Master’s degree in Multimedia Journalism from the reputed Media School of Bournemouth University. Ms Dewan has worked as a journalist during the tumultuous “People’s War” of Nepal reporting on various political and socio-economic issues such as the Maoist conflict, food security, conservation, environment and development. She has worked as a News Anchor and Producer. She is the founding Chairperson of Media Accountability Foundation (MAF), which aims to promote media literacy and ethics in journalism. She is the Secretary General of India Center Foundation.

Mr. Mohammad Mansoor

A career entrepreneur with experience of raising ventures through his holding company ICP Holding Pvt. Ltd. across waste to energy, CBD Oil, Tea processing, Global commodity trade, Electric Vehicles and food logistics
Currently he also sits in the board of A2Z Infrastructure Ltd. (waste to energy company)

Mr. Mudit Dawar

Mudit Dawar is the Managing Director of Access Ventures, a cross-border investment platform specializing in growth equity and venture capital. He’s also a venture partner at M12 Global, a London based credit platform set up to fill the global credit gap. Prior to Access Ventures, Mudit was a founding member of a San Francisco based consumer tech company leading growth and strategy where he grew the company from 0-1mm+ users within 24 months. Previously, he handled client portfolio management services at BlackRock where he worked with pensions, endowments and other asset managers as clients. He also advised on Global Linker’s (India and SE Asia’s largest online SME platform) international expansion through partnerships with government agencies and Fortune 500s across India and ASEAN.
High growth markets and technology are domains of special interest to Mudit as he enables cross-pollination of capital, technology, and talent across borders aimed at generating positive socio-economic change. He is also an avid volunteer for California based charities and nonprofits solving for homelessness and illiteracy. Mudit earned his Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering from Drexel University.

Mr. Shantanu Jha

Shantanu Jha is a co-founder at Edufront, a company harnessing artificial intelligence to transform education for the world's most underprivileged children. He began his career by founding Beaconsfield Capital Management, a quantitative hedge fund based in Boston, London, and Monaco, where he serves as Chief Investment Officer and developed the underlying engineering and investment frameworks.

Dr. Goverdhan K. Goud

He is a Social Worker by training with 15 years of work experience in program design, management, monitoring, and evaluation of healthcare programs. He has extensive experience in policy advocacy, stakeholder management, developing information systems, strengthen routine program data quality and reporting, and establish M&E systems for large scale projects in India and in Asia Pacific Region.

Mr. Himanshu-Gulati

Deputy Chairman of Watec Solutions, Norway Himanshu Gulati is a Member of Parliament in Norway. Aged 30, he is one of the youngest MPs in Norway. For the past three years he served as a deputy minister in the Prime Minister`s Office. He has also served as deputy law minister of prior to this. Gulati has directed a feature film which was shot in India, yet to be released. He is also involved in several other initiatives besides his political career. He joined the Watec Solutions team in December 2017.