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40 participants taking part in Dishaa are announced

28 January 2011

The forty successful applicants for the Dishaa leadership initiative - first launched by British Prime Minister, David Cameron - were announced today.

From 30 January to 3 February 2011, the 40 talents from the private, public and not-for-profit sector in the UK and India will participate in the UK-India leadership development initiative, which will enhance bilateral relations between the two countries. Participants in the first Dishaa initiative will develop models for innovation under the guidance of Martin Kalungu-Banda in Pune, India. The individuals in question have been set the challenge by Dr. Devi Shetty to determine what systemic change would be required to make heart surgery at $1,000 USD a possibility.

The 40 leaders who will take part in the first Dishaa initiative are:

From India:

  • Richard Alderson, Co-Founder, UnLtd India
  • Ramnath Ballala, Senior Partnerships Manager, Karuna Trust
  • Pekham Basu, Senior Social Worker, Resource Centre on Interventions on Violence Against Women, Tata Institute Of Social Sciences
  • Rakesh Bhutoria, Managing Director & Head - Local Corporates, India, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Raj Gilda, Co-Founder, Lend-A-Hand India
  • Meera G. Harish, Head, Retail L&D, Innovation Council Steering Committee, Titan Industries Ltd
  • Rupa Jha, Desk Editor, BBC World Service
  • Sanjeev Khaira, Managing Director, UBM India Pvt. Ltd
  • Ruchi Khemka, Vice-President, SevaYatra Edutrips India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Amit Kothari, Head Treasury Mid Office, Barclays Bank Plc
  • Rishi Pathania, Manager - Community Development, Tata Chemicals Ltd.
  • Manivannan Ponniah, Managing Director, Bangalore Electricity Supply Company (BESCOM)
  • Vandana Saxena Poria, CEO, Get Through Guides Pvt. Ltd
  • Tripti Singh, Senior Practice Consultant, Tata Management Training Centre
  • Harit Soni, Founder/Director, Ecolibrium Energy
  • Vishal Talreja, Co-founder and Executive Director, Dream-A-Dream
  • Sreeja V N, Lead Entrepreneur, Mayflower Media House
  • Prem Yadav, Founding Director, Sanchar InfoTech Pvt. Ltd

From the United Kingdom:

  • Heather Barrett, Senior Partnerships Manager, The Open University
  • Soma Bhowmick, Development Consultant, Freelance
  • Katherine Bryant, Support Manager (Governance), Groundwork UK
  • Andre Campbell, Director, Enfuse Youth Ltd
  • Alison Dixey, Operations Director, British Red Cross
  • Susie Hargreaves, Chief Executive, Society of Dyers & Colourists (SDC)
  • Lynn Henni, Head of International Strategy, Senior Principal, The Scottish Government
  • Parmod Kumar Garg, Director, Trade Sales Origination, Cash and Trade, Barclays Corporate, Barclays Bank Plc
  • Vanessa Jardine, Superintendent, Greater Manchester Police
  • Daniel Knight, Managing Director, International Treasury, Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Seema Malhotra, Management Consultant, Self Employed
  • Harry Miskin, Consultant, Bell Pottinger Sans Frontieres
  • Nitin Premchandani, Assistant Director, PwC
  • Louise Quy, Senior Manager Assurance, PwC
  • Ganesh Ram, Manager, PwC
  • Balraj Singh Rai, Chair, Institute of Healthcare Management, W.Mids Regional Council
  • David Spencer, Staff Officer to the President, Association of Chief Police Officers
  • Claire Tulloch, Managing Director, UBM Conferences Europe
  • Rosie Walford, Owner and Director, Big Stretch Ltd
  • Louise Warde Hunter, Strategic Director Children's Services, Scotland and Northern Ireland, Action for Children
  • Oli Wilkinson, Strategy Consultant, PwC
  • William Wong, Chief Executive, 3become1

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