CSIM Bangalore has an Advisory Board of 9 eminent personalities with varied backgrounds bringing in their wealth of experience and knowledge to guide our organization to great heights:

Mr.P.N.Devarajan, Founder and Mentor : His engineering background and his varied work experience ranging from the manufacturing sector, technology transfer, and finance and management makes him the ideal person to trigger social entrepreneurship initiatives. As chief executive and then group president of Reliance Industries he became skilled at managing large enterprises and achieving long-term goals. His simultaneous association with the government as director in the Central Board of the Reserve bank of India gave him sufficient exposure to the role of government in business, research, development and technology.

Mr.C.S.Pani is the former Executive Director of IDBI. He is a Trustee in Manava Seva Samvardhani Trust, CSIM’s parent organization which every year gives Satguru Gnanananda awards to women social entrepreneurs in India. A philanthropist and an ardent Sai devotee, he has donated his independent Bungalow in Rajarajeshwari Nagar to Shiv Sakthi Trust which cares for mentally retarded children. He is the Chief Patron of CSIM, Bangalore and is also a Governing Council member of our branch in Chennai.

Mr. S. Deenadayalan is a HR professional doing pioneering work in the field of High Performance Work System. He is the Founder & Management Director of CEO(Centre for Excellence in Organizations Pvt. Ltd.). Deen’s academic profile includes graduation in sociology and postgraduate in social work. He has over 30 years of experience in the field of HR and strategic business processes.

Dr.Meena Jain, Founder Director of Sambhav Foundation is a remediation expert, diagnostician for children with specific language disabilities, psychologist, trainer and child and family counselor, visiting faculty for various training institutions in India, consultant advisor for educational institutions and member, technical advisory board for Karnataka Parents Association for Mentally Retarded Citizens(KPAMRC). She is the recipient of the Sadguru Gnanananda Award from MSDS and has also received the National Rajiv Gandhi Award for Social Service.

Mr.Vishal Talreja is the Co-Founder and Director of Dream A Dream. Dream A Dream currently works with over 500 children from vulnerable backgrounds such as the streets / slum commodities, runaway children, orphans and HIV positive children. Vishal is an Ashoka / AIF Fellow (www.ashoka.org) and also a trainer on fundraising strategies, NGO management, Governance, Board Engagement and managing conflict of interest.

Mr.A.R.Rajesh is currently a consultant with LabourNet. His previous assignment was with Manipal Education’s Employment Service (iRize). Prior to joining Manipal Education, Rajesh was one of the founder members of TeamLease and had driven the Employment Generation (temporary and permanent) & manpower sourcing activities across the country. Rajesh holds a B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering from Mahatma Gandhi University & an MBA from the Goa Institute of Management. His assignments in the Non- profit sector are mostly related to Social Entrepreneurship, NGO capacity building, disability sector, and livelihood for differently abled.

Mr. Viju Parameshwar is the CEO of Kluber Lubricants and Vice President of Chemtrend Chemicals. He is on the Board of Global Steering Committee of the Freudenberg group of companies. The Tsunami Victims Rehabilitation Foundation, a Freudenberg Initiative, took shape under his aegis.

Mr. Hari Parameswaran is the founder of Dynam Designs, a company that designs science kits for children of all ages. Mr.Parameswaran has designed and manufactured over a hundred different types of science kits for students ranging from pre-primary to college. He holds over 26 patents, designs, copyrights. To this day, Mr.Parameswaran interacts personally with over a hundred schools across the country, opening children’s minds to creative science.

Ms. Aruna Subramanian helped start up the Bangalore chapter of the Centre for Social Initiative and Management (CSIM), in 2007, and currently serves as its Director. She holds Masters degree in English and in Education and has taught for over 20 years in India and abroad. She has also been trained and accredited as a Social Auditor by Social Audit Network, UK, and facilitates social audit for development organizations. Through the Vidyanjali Education Trust founded by her and two alumni of IIT, Mumbai, she aims to further pursue her passion – to introduce innovative pedagogical methods into mainstream education, particularly school education.