Social Impact Advisory Board

ACE Social Foundation

J A Chowdary

Chairman - Talent Sprint Pvt. Limited

Mr. Jakkampudi Adiseshaiah Chowdary has been associated with Information Technology for well over two decades.
JA, as he is popularly known, is often considered one of the chief architects of the information technology industry in India. He is credited with developing the IT industry in the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu in his Capacity as the founding director Of STPI Bangalore, Hyderabad and Chennai. He was one of the key players in founding the IIIT at Hyderabad.
Mr Chowdary played a crucial role in the establishment of some of the key industry associations such as Hyderabad Software Exporters Association-HYSEA, TiE-Hyderabad (The Indus Entrepreneurs), and AMCHAM Hyderabad (Association Of American Companies). Currently he is Co-Chairman of FICCI AP Chapter.

Ramesh Loganathan

VP (Products) & Center Head, Progress Software- Hyderabad Labs

Presently, Center Head & Vice President- Products, Progress Software's, He has been responsible for leading the product development at the Hyderabad Development center.
An accomplished Technologist, having over 20 years of experience in product engineering and R&D leadership. A Regular speaker at tech workshops and seminars in India. Recently he has co-authored a book on 'SOA approach to Integration', published by Packt Publishers- (wrote the chapters on SOA, POA and ESB). Also adjunct faculty at IIIT-Hyderabad, teaching courses on middleware technologies and distributed systems.
Ramesh is the Chair of ACM Hyderabad chapter since Jan 2012. He is active in industry organizations - Regional council member at Nasscom & Managing committee member at ITsAP & TiE and also driving product & startup events/workshops. Part of the national program team for Nasscom products conclave. Currently he is also the President of HYSEA (Hyderabad Software Industry association) 2014-16.

Dr. A.G. Ravindranath Reddy

Presently acting as Corporate Lawyer on various Economic Laws

Is a fellow Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, He has been an advocate for 2 years in criminal courts and worked in senior level management positions in various companies for 6 years. Rich experience in corporate governance and compliances with ROC and BIFR and an expert in matters relating to amalgamations, drafting and reviewing of shareholders agreements civil and criminal proceedings. Over 15 years of experience as advisor to various companies. He has handled many public issues as an advisor under SEBI guide lines and coordinated entire merger & amalgamation proceedings for more than 15 corporates.

Sethu Vaidyanathan

Sethu Vaidyanathan a Serial Entrepreneur with over 3 decades of experience

An Alumni of IIM Ahmedabad. Sethu started working in his father's export business. From then on he has diversified and invested and founded over a 100 ventures in the field of Fashion, Retail, Hospitality, FMCG Manufacturing, Real Estate, F & B, Entertainment and Events, Tours n Travel, Software and Training, Skills Development. Sethu is a big supporter of many social causes and NGOs. In 1995 he founded People for Animals in Chennai. He has been a part of Round Table India for 19 years and a patron of Amnesty International. He also supports various NGO's supporting Women in n child rights. Sethu is an avid traveller, has travelled the across the world and India. He has authored a book based on his travels to pilgrim towns of India.

Shalini Khanna

Director/ Hony. Secy. National Association for the Blind India, Centre for Blind Women

Shalini is a Rehabilitation and Research professional in Gender and Disabilities with specialization for visual impairment.
She started the Centre for Blind Women in Delhi for NAB India the only such center in India and also contemporary, employment based vocational trainings for the adult blind girls in 2002. She was instrumental in setting up a research wing in the NAB India Centre for disabilities in 2009 and coordinated to bring in a new vocation in Medical Manual Therapy for the visually impaired from Japan to India, in association with University of Tsukuba, Japan.
She is also a consultant and panelist for sexual harassment prevention committees, workshops, investigations and policies- with corporates and the government. Shalini specializes as a job mapping analyst in the field of disabilities
She also oversees implementation and monitoring activities for the government for rehabilitation and vocational training center's for the disabled. She has monitored more than 100 schools for different disabilities across the country.
She has been an independent consultant for qualitative market research in the past, analyzing consumer behavior for companies like Technopak, Marks and Spencer, TNS, GFK etc.

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