MEET THE TEAM

The who, what and why our company exists

Our Mission

Replace conventional non eco-friendly products with economically viable eco-friendly products. We are starting with replacing plastic bags with papers bags, we integrate advertisements on the paper bag to provide a competitive advantage in costing (and sometimes even beat) of a plastic bag. As a side effect we also provide advertisements a lasting, deep and wider impression. The last interaction of a vendor with their customer is the packaging. Providing a recycled, eco friendly packaging which was reused leaves them feeling really good.

Involving small scale industries, promotes the growth of the rural sector. Training hardworking labor and provide them with skills to manufacture high quality products is our way to ensure that good will spreads across to all the sections of the society.

Founders

Rohit Nayak

Rohit Nayak

 

Rohit is an engineering graduate with a major in Instrumentation-and-Control from VIT, Pune, 2011 batch and is a certificate holder in business management from SJMSOM , IIT Bombay.  He founded EcoAd, a Social Enterprise back in college with less than 10$ capital. An Echoing Green Fellowship semi-finalist, Rohit has been identified as one of the top 100 social innovators in India by AFI Forum (a government of india initiative) and has been awarded with various awards and scholarships for innovative work in the field of Environment Conservation, including Villgro Sankalp Scholarship. He is a Global Shaper at Pune hub and a level 2 investee at Unltd India.

While not working he can be found Trekking, Travelling or Cooking.

Founder EcoAd, Echoing Green semifinalist, a Global Shaper at Pune hub, a Climate Reality Leader, level 2 investee at Unltd India and Villgro Sankalp fellow’14.

Sudhir Deshpande

Work Experience:

Sudhir is a chemical engineer by education and carries corporate experience in marketing and engineering design. He has been involved in philanthropic activities since his early college days. Sudhir has over 4 years of experience in the non-profit sector, where he has worked in projects like Atmbodh: a computer literacy project for kids at government schools, SOLE: An international project by Sugata Mitra, TED annual award winner and NSS: National Service Scheme. Sudhir has also been involved in Event Management and College Politics. He is also a part of the Ecological Society of India.

When not working he can be found Exploring Nature and Meditating at the end of the world.

Sudhir Deshpande

Investors

Anshoo Gaur

President & Head of Amdocs India

Anshoo is the President and Head of Amdocs, India and a member of Global Amdocs Management since 2007. He’s also an active member at Social Venture Partner, mentor at Mentor Together and an Angel Investor at Indian Angel Network. Anshoo has over 22 years of cross cultural leadership experience in a wide variety of leadership roles and has been responsible for driving Amdocs’ India delivery and business growth since 2007.

Samana Tejani

Promoter and Director Gits Foods

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Samana director-production at gits foods and have years of experience in mass scale manufacturing and production. She manages relations with international machinery manufacturers and is responsible for the entire production of gits foods. She’s a food scientist by Education and entrepreneur at heart.

Upcoming leaders

Sandip Telang: Sales Head at EcoAd
8 years of corporate and start-up experience in Sales and Distribution with organisations like Parley, Himalaya and Kyocera.
Specilized: Organisational Sales, Corporate Sales and FMCG distribution

Vicky is our operations manager. He makes sure that all the products are delivered right on time to the best of our customer’s satisfaction. He’s also our prototype master and can give a tough fight to any engineer when it comes to fast prototyping. Who needs a graduate degree!

Start Volunteers

Pranav is a final year student at VIT, Pune and has been working with EcoAd for more than a year now. With his go-getter attitude he’s been behind the success of many of our awareness campaigns.

Shraddha is a highly motivated and driven for social change. She currently a final year engineering students at Cummins College of Engineering, Pune. She’s been working with EcoAd for more than 10 months now.

Mentor and advisors

Swapnil Chaturvedi

Founder and CEO Samagra Sanitation.

He’s an Ashoka and Acumen fellow and is supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation. With years of experience of running social enterprise in BoP space, he’s an ideal choice as advisor. He’s works very closely with the team on a by-weekly basis.

Anindya Chakraborty​

Anindya Chakraborty

He carries over 16 years of experience in logistics and supply chain. He’s helping us plan a strong pan India distribution network.

Technology Mentor

Siddharth Jagtiyani is a founding member at ServerNox & mCruiseOn, both technology companies working with cutting edge mobile and web technology to solve problems of the 21st century. Siddharth carries over 16 years of corporate experience with some of the biggest technology companies in the world.

Surendra Shroff

He is a retired businessmen and an active senior Rotarian in Pune. He’s the original promoter of paper bags and no-plastic movement in Pune. He is our initial motivation and a consistent support.

Strategy Advisor

Unltd India: Unltd India funds and supports exceptional individuals whose ideas, passion and entrepreneurial skills can bring about long-term solutions to India’s social problems. Unltd played a great role in capacity building and leadership building for EcoAd.