Siddharth was appointed as the Group
Chief Sustainability Officer at Tata Sons
in June 2019. Prior to that, he was a civil
servant for more than two decades,
starting his career with the Government
of India (GOI) on 12th October 1992.
He has handled important assignments in key ministries of the GOI such as the President's Secretariat, Finance, Urban Development & External Affairs. After serving as the Internal Financial Advisor to the 13th and 14th Presidents of India for
almost six years, he took voluntary retirement from the Government of India in February 2018 and subsequently transitioned to the Tata group in 2019. Siddharth possesses a deep insight and knowledge of the Indian Financial System, having worked in the Ministry of Finance in different stints. He was a key member of the top management team of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority of India (PFRDA), the pensions regulator, during 2007-09, and in that capacity oversaw the expansion of the National Pension System (NPS) to the unorganised sector, insurance & banking
sectors and the State Governments.
He spearheaded a pilot project for transitioning Government of India from cash to accruals, while in the Ministry of Urban Development (2006), extensively researching the financial systems of the UK and Canada for this purpose.
An avid public speaker and debater, he was Secretary of the Debating Society at Shri Ram College of Commerce (87-88), from where he graduated with an Honours degree in Commerce in 1989. He has also co-authored along with Dr. Urjit Patel, a seminal document on GOI's Pensionary Liabilities, which laid the framework for the movement from a defined benefit to a defined contribution pension system and led to the eventual introduction of the National Pension System.
Assistant Vice President, Community Services
Ajit heads the community services
team within TSG, and drives the
subjects of CSR, Disaster Response,
Volunteering and Business and Human
Rights. He has earlier worked in the
He started working with an NGO in western Rajasthan, and then with donor agencies and consulting organisations. He has also set up a disaster response unit at the India Today group, where he worked on relief and rehabilitation in the aftermath of the Kargil War, the Gujarat and Kashmir earthquakes, the Orissa super-cyclone, the Bihar floods, inter alia. His main
interests are in the delivery of basic services to communities who are most difficult to reach - the poorest, the most marginalised, the peripatetic, and those in remote locations.
He has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the Shriram College of Commerce and a Master's in Rural Management from
the Institute of Rural Management (IRMA). He was awarded the Chevening Gurukul Scholarship by the British Government in 2001, wherein he spent a semester at the London School of Economics studying leadership and development.
Alka heads the Sustainability and
Environment Services Team and is
responsible for promoting sustainability
and environmental stewardship across the Tata group of companies.
She drives multiple subjects, including sustainability governance and disclosures, climate strategy, water stewardship, circular economy, biodiversity and supply chain sustainability. Her work essentially involves providing advisory to Tata
companies which entails seeking out and meeting C-suite executives, identifying and developing improvement plans and
securing senior-level commitment for their implementation.
She is a metallurgist by discipline and has spent over 14 years in the steel industry. She has been responsible for
conceptualisation and facilitation of technological improvements in the area of iron making in Tata Steel. She has been felicitated with the Young Metallurgist award in 2005 in ferrous category by the Ministry of Steel. Alka is also a Harvard Business School alumna.
She has over 7 years of experience in the field of Climate Change and Sustainability. Before joining the Tata Sustainability Group, she was a part of the Climate Change and Sustainability cluster at Tata Quality Management Services.
She enjoys reading biographies, fiction, and running half marathons.
General Manager, Community Services & Administration & Accounts
Shrirang's responsibilities in TSG include
disaster response and social development
programme management - planning,
deployment and impact assessment, as
well as driving the Business and Human
Rights agenda at the Tata group. He also heads the Administration and Accounts function at TSG.
Prior to joining TSG, Shrirang has worked with Tata Motors to strengthen CSR, sustainability agenda and Affirmative
Action. He also has experience of working on human rights, bringing in a community perspective in corporate processes, as well as CSR strategy development.
He has held the post of Secretary for the Sumant Moolgaokar Development Foundation, Tata Motors Employees'
Education Trust and Tata Motors Kalasagar. Shrirang has also held the position of the Chair (2013 - 2015), CSR and
Affirmative Action Panel, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Pune. He has worked for over eleven years with
ActionAid International - in Orissa, Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh; and on disaster response - Tsunami
(Andaman and Nicobar), Earthquake (Gujarat), Floods (Maharashtra) and drought (Rajasthan). He is a member of the
National Committee on Affirmative Action (CII).
Shrirang holds an MA (Urban and Rural Community Development) from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and has participated in Leadership Development Program by Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA)
His hobbies are badminton, long distance driving and listening to music.
General Manager, Environment Services
Abhishek is a part of the Environment
Services team at TSG. He has a Master's
degree in Environment Economics and
Management from University of York,
UK, and a Master's degree in Business
Administration from Indore University.
Prior to joining TSG, Abhishek was with McKinsey & Company as an Analytics Specialist in their Sustainability and Resource Productivity practice. He has significant experience in the area of greenhouse gas (GHG) abatement cost
curves for countries, cities and corporations. He has also worked with Ernst & Young's Climate Change and
Sustainability Services, where he was working on developing carbon reducing projects under the Clean Development
Mechanism (CDM) of the Kyoto Protocol. Abhishek has also worked on multiple projects related to sustainability
reporting advisory, assurance, training and capacity building programmes across varied industry sectors.
General Manager, Sustainability & Communications
Manjula leads the Sustainability and Communications portfolio at Tata Sustainability Group. Her key responsibilities include crafting sustainability strategies for Tata companies, leading the thrust areas of sustainability governance and disclosures and supply chain sustainability.
She has also been instrumental in setting up the Tata Group volunteering program, Tata Engage. She believes that Sustainability is an integral part of business strategy.
Prior to joining TSG, she worked as a strategy consultant with Tata Strategic Management Group, addressing top-of-themind concerns of CXOs. She has diverse experience across strategy formulation, portfolio diversification & review,
organisation redesign, strategic sourcing and supply chain optimisation. While at Tata Strategic, Manjula helped develop a
collective CSR agenda for the Tata Group and helped dimension the Tata skill development initiative - Tata STRIVE.
Manjula holds a B.Tech. Degree in Information Technology from SNDT University and an MBA from Indian Institute of
She enjoys travelling and reading.
Deputy General Manager, Community Services
Gauri leads the Volunteering portfolio at the Tata Sustainability Group. Her key responsibilities include driving the Tata volunteering strategy across the Tata Group, capacity building of Tata Group of companies in the area of volunteering and managing Tata Engage, the flagship volunteering programme of the Tata Group. Additionally, she actively supports the community services team in it's CSR and Disaster Response function.
Gauri has 17 years of diverse work experience in strategic positions with both Non-Government Organizations and Corporate Foundations. Prior to joining TSG, Gauri was the Dy. General Manager, CSR at Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. where she spent over a decade steering programs in the education and livelihoods verticals, along with being responsible for statutory compliance, building synergy across Mahindra Group companies and reporting on CSR to internal and external stakeholders. Gauri has also worked with Save The Children, India as a Program Officer for the USAID and SARIQ supported ‘Prevention of human trafficking programme’ and ‘Livelihood training & rehabilitation programme for survivors of sex trafficking’.
Gauri holds a Master’s degree in Social Work from the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and a Diploma in Social Entrepreneurship from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.
Gauri is a music enthusiast, a passionate cook and baker and an avid traveller interested in exploring different cultures.
Dr Anurag Priyadarshi
Deputy General Manager, Community Services
Dr Anurag Priyadarshi is a part of the Community Services team and leads the Corporate Social Responsibility, Business and Human Rights (BHR) and Nature Based Solutions areas at Tata Sustainability Group.
Anurag has more than 20 years of experience in sustainable agriculture and sustainability in industries such as food & beverages, textiles and electronics. He has been on the Boards of Rainforest Alliance USA, Ethical Tea Partnership UK, and India Plastics Pact, and is a founding member of Trustea – the India sustainable tea program.
He is the winner of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) Award for Chemical Leasing in 2010 and the Tata Innovista in 2016. Before joining the Tata Sustainability Group, Anurag was the Director - Sustainability at Tata Consumer Products. His areas of work are sustainable sourcing, managing ESG and human rights risks, climate leadership and resilient supply chain, product stewardship and carbon neutral products, circular economy of plastics and creating shared values for the tea communities.
Anurag holds Master’s degrees in Chemistry and International Relations, and a doctorate degree in Sustainable Development and Environmental Management from Jawaharlal Nehru University.
Senior Manager, Sustainability Services
Dhanesh is part of the Environment & Sustainability Services team at TSG.
His work involves creating sustainability strategies for Tata companies, supporting the thrust areas of sustainability governance and disclosures and supply chain sustainability.
A sustainability professional with more than 7 years of experience in corporate sustainability strategy, supply chain sustainability, ESG policy and standard development across diverse sectors such as Energy, Power & Utilities, Oil & Gas, Chemicals, Automotive and others. He brings with him a diverse experience in Electric Vehicles, Clean Energy Transition, Life Cycle Analysis and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Prior to TSG, he worked with EY and led projects on developing corporate sustainability strategies, sustainability reporting, GHG Accounting and independent assurance of non-financial disclosures across diverse sectors. He was also associated with Bharat Electronics Limited, where he contributed significantly in the areas of EHS compliances, Due Diligence and Supply Chain Sustainability.
Dhanesh holds a post-graduate from IIM, Lucknow in Sustainable Management and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Communication from BIT MESRA.
Senior Manager, Community Services
Ipsita is a part of the Disaster Response team at TSG. Her work involves liaising with Tata group companies to devise and implement the disaster response initiatives. Her key responsibilities include building and strengthening capacities within the Tata group to respond to adversities, developing multi and bilateral partnerships and executing / coordinating disaster response programmes as per the Tata Disaster Response Guidelines.
With over 18 years of experience in the social development sector, Ipsita strongly advocates the promotion of rights of adolescents and youth. Prior to TSG, she has worked on various disaster relief projects across different states in India. Ipsita has also been instrumental in leading the humanitarian response work during Covid-19 in Maharashtra. She has been associated with Seva Mandir, Rajasthan and Save the Children and has briefly worked with the Tata Steel Family Initiatives Foundation in Jharkhand and has participated at the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) 2004 as a youth delegate in London. Additionally, she played a significant role in developing the guidelines on Adolescent Friendly Youth Services together with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.
Ipsita holds a Master’s degree from Delhi School of Social Work and specializes in urban and rural community development. She has been a fellow of the Visionary Leadership in Reproductive Health supported by the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, a professional exchange program that recognizes emerging leaders.
She is a trained classical dancer and loves travelling.
Manager, Community Services
Sumedh is a part of the Disaster Response team at TSG. His work involves preparedness and coordination of disaster response initiatives of Tata group companies as per the Tata Disaster Response Guidelines.
He assists the team in enhancing capacities of Program Managers, Procurement Managers and Volunteers to facilitate disaster response programmes.
Prior to joining TSG, Sumedh has worked for over eight years in the field of Disaster Management with government and inter-governmental agencies such as SAARC Disaster Management Centre (IU), Gujarat Institute of Disaster Management, Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority and Haryana Institute of Public Administration. He is a certified regional instructor of Hospital Preparedness for Emergencies (HOPE) by Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre and is experienced in capacity development of varied stakeholders including senior officers from ministries of SAARC member states, government departments, NGOs, community workers and volunteers.
He holds a master’s degree in Disaster Management with specialization in Governance, Public Health and Conflict from Tata Institute of Social Science.
Manager, Sustainability Services
Aruna is part of the Sustainability Services
Team at TSG and leads the subject of
sustainability disclosures and supports in
sustainability advisory services for Tata
companies. She brings with her strong
research & analytical proficiencies.
Prior to joining TSG, she worked as a Senior Economist in the Economics and Statistics division of Tata Services. She has diverse experience in supporting company operations in the areas of strategy, corporate planning and competitor
analysis. Prior to that, she was a journalist for five years with The Economic Times.
She possesses a post graduate degree in Economics and an Advanced Diploma in French. Her hobbies include reading
Ritu is a communications professional
with an experience in both internal and
external communications. She develops
sustainability communication products
at the group level, such as corporate sustainability films and brochures.
Her role is to devise the communication strategy for the Tata Sustainability Group including internal and external communication campaigns for TSG's programmes like Tata Engage, Tata Sustainability Month and managing TSG's digital platforms.
Prior to TSG, Ritu has worked with Siemens in the Marketing Communications team. She has significant experience in
content development, branding, planning and executing thought leadership events, campaign management, digital and
internal communications. She was also part of the core team to deliver strategic corporate communications projects
like Employer Value Proposition Programme, Brand to Business Impact Programme and various IP events driven by
CxO's of the company.
Ritu holds a Bachelor's degree in Mass Media from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai and is a post graduate in business
administration from Indo-German training Centre, Mumbai.
Her hobbies are sketching, dancing and reading.
Deputy Manager, Community Services
Aahna is a member of the Disaster
Response team at Tata Sustainability
Group. Her roles and responsibilities
include coordinating response
programmes and building company
capabilities to respond to disasters.
Aahna holds a BA (Hons) degree in Geography from Delhi University and has completed her MA in Disaster
Management from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. She has worked in the field of disaster risk reduction for over five
years. Prior to working at TSG, she has worked with RedR India and has disaster response experience in Uttarakhand,
Jammu & Kashmir and Bihar.
Aahna loves to crochet and paint. She also likes the company of a good book.
Deputy Manager, Community Services
Kinjal drives implementation of the group
level volunteering programme - Tata
Engage, and provides support to TSG's
community services vertical in undertaking
research for CSR strategy development for
group companies who seek support.
A development sector professional, Kinjal has over five years of experience and expertise in business development, strategy development, project management, volunteer management and stakeholder engagement. Kinjal provided consulting services to many education non-profits, particularly in forming long-term strategies and implementation plans to execute them.
Kinjal holds a Bachelors of Commerce in Banking and Insurance from KC College, Diploma in Advertising and Public
relations from Welingkar Institute of Management Studies and a Masters in Commerce from University of Mumbai.
Her hobbies are reading fiction, swimming and traveling.
Manager, Community Services
Supriya is part of the Community Services team at Tata Sustainability Group. Her key responsibilities include providing support to companies to implement their company specific volunteering strategy, knowledge management for the volunteering function and managing Tata Engage, the flagship volunteering programme of the Tata Group.
She has over 8 years of diverse domain experience in Product Development, Scrum & Agile Technologies, Program Management, Impact Measurement and Strategic Initiatives. Prior to joining TSG, Supriya worked as a Senior Program Associate at Tata Trusts, where she spent over 6 years managing development and execution of long-term portfolio strategy, efficiency improvement initiatives and building strategic partnerships. She was also responsible for anchoring design, implementation and monitoring of several skill-development programs in collaboration with NGOs across geographies.
Supriya holds Master’s degree in Business Administration from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Gayatri Vidya Parishad College of Engineering, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. She is currently undergoing her Executive management program with London Business School as part of the Tata Blue mint program.
She is a yoga and music enthusiast and is also an avid traveller, who loves to explore new locations, culture and meet new people.
Assistant Manager, Community Services
Bindu is from Andaman & Nicobar Islands
and settled in Mumbai. Her love for
volunteering started at a young age. Studying
in boarding school, she spent most of her
time volunteering for activities like reading
to kids and other community service work.
Prior to TSG, Bindu was with Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL). She joined IHCL as a part of their Hotelier Development Programme, wherein she specialized in CSR as a part of the Corporate CSR team handling volunteering for IHCL.
Bindu holds a Bachelor's degree in Management Studies from St. Xavier's College and completed the Hotelier
Development Programme with Indian Hotels Company Limited.
Her hobbies include reading and painting. She loves to run marathons and has been participating in Mumbai Marathon
since the age of 11.
Deputy Manager, Accounts & Administration
As a Senior Officer, Khushroo coordinates and administers all accounts and finance-related tasks for TSG including annual budgeting, price negotiation, reviewing and reconciling accounts, maintaining updated records and development of accounting and administrative systems, policies, and procedures.
He operates as the financial point person for all Disaster Response (DR) initiatives undertaken by TSG and provides logistical support for the deployment and travel schedule bookings for DR team members, reviewers, auditors.
Prior to TSG, Khushroo worked as an Accounts Assistant with Tata Trust and an Officer and Senior Officer in the accounts and finance at Tata Sons Private Limited.
Khushroo holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Finance Management from S. P. Mandal's Welingkar Institute of Management and Research, Certification on Capital Markets from BSE Training Institute jointly with Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, certification from Arena Animation for the Arena Animation Academy Specialist Program (AAASP), and Certificate of introduction to Oracle 9I-SQL and programming using C++ from Oracle & NIIT. He has been awarded the International Presidents Certificate of Appreciation by Lions Clubs International.
He is a cinephile, swimmer, shutterbug and gamer and is always seeking to broaden his horizons.
Vijayalaxmi Amin (Viji)
Executive Secretary to Group CSO
Viji is Executive Secretary to the Group Chief Sustainability Officer, Mr. Siddharth Sharma.
Her key responsibilities include providing administrative support to the Group CSO.
Viji holds a BA (Hons) degree in Economics & Commerce. She has a Diploma in Business Management (D.B.M) from NMIMS College and a Master of Business Administration degree from Sikkim Manipal University, with specialization in HR.
Prior to TSG, she was part of the Tata Sons Group Corporate Communications and Ethics Departments. Over her career, she has worked at Tata Industries Limited, Rallis India Limited and Morgan Stanley.
Viji's interests include cooking different cuisines, music and singing, dancing classical & semi-classical fusion of Bharatanatyam & Kathak. She is also a Governing Council member of the Indian Association of Secretaries & Administrative Professionals (IASAP)
Senior Officer, Community Services
Sonia is part of the Community Services team at TSG. Her responsibilities include providing support to plan and execute the group level volunteering programme - Tata Engage and leveraging the digital platforms to scale up volunteering.
Prior to TSG, she worked as a CSR intern at Tata Power Limited, Mumbai, for a period of three months. As part of her Master’s coursework, she has worked on-field with 7 informal settlements in Salvador, Brazil exploring their mobilisation experiences for more equitable city making.
Sonia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with a major in Sociology from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, and a Master of Science degree in Social Development Practice from University College London (UCL).
Sonia enjoys singing, gardening and road trips. Her love for volunteering led her to build an informal community in her neighbourhood in Pune which encourages residents to engage in volunteering activities with other NGOs.
Ayesha manages the Communications portfolio at Tata Sustainability Group. Her key responsibilities include developing and executing communication campaigns, managing TSG’s digital platforms, creating leadership messaging, and handling all communications related to TSG.
A communication professional, Ayesha has over 10 years of experience in both internal and external communications. Her area of expertise includes strategic communication, content development, brand building, campaign management, digital and social media and designing. Prior to TSG she has worked with organizations such as Blue Dart Ltd, Tata International Limited, SBI General Insurance and Cipla Foundation. She has been a key contributor in developing communication strategies and relevant collaterals for the organizations.
Ayesha holds a Master’s degree in Advertising & Marketing Communication from Xavier Institute of Communication (XIC) Mumbai.
She loves to doodle, paint and create pieces of art.
Deputy General Manager, Sustainability Services
Naimish is part of the Sustainability Services team at TSG. He is an experienced sustainability professional and has helped companies on various aspects of their sustainability strategies and disclosures. He leads the environmental sustainability themes of resource use efficiency and circular economy.
Prior to joining TSG, Naimish has worked for over ten years with Ernst & Young, where he led projects on developing corporate sustainability strategies, sustainability and integrated reporting, and independent assurance of non-financial disclosures for several leading Indian companies across industry sectors. He has expertise in helping corporates align their sustainability disclosures with various national and global reporting frameworks as well as investor driven ESG metrics. Naimish has also conducted capacity-building workshops, participated in public forums and contributed to publications on sustainability. In addition to consulting, he also has a background in academic research and teaching.
Naimish holds a Master’s degree in Environmental Science & Policy from the University of South Florida, USA and a Bachelor’s degree in Biotechnology from Saurashtra University.