Sunil Tandon is a firm believer in spiritual evolution of one’s self, through selfless “giving”. This faith inspired Sunil to get together with some friends to start Koshika. Sunil was President & Managing Director of Apollo International, a part of Apollo Tyres group in India. Having worked in different commercial roles at Apollo for about 19 years, Sunil gained experience in International business development, corporate development, new start-up ventures, technology transfer, managing companies and overseeing diverse businesses at the Board level. In 2004, Sunil’s successful career was interrupted by his wife’s illness when he decided to leave Apollo. Thereafter, he started an entrepreneurial venture, which allowed him to devote more time to the family. After graduating as a Mechanical Engineer from Delhi College of Engineering (1975 batch), Sunil went on to acquire an MBA with top honours & a gold medal from FMS (1977 batch), University of Delhi.
Anil Sachdev’s burning desire to serve the country propelled him into the Indian Army. The same code of rendering service to others brought him to become one of the founding Trustees of Koshika. Anil brings his special abilities of connecting, communicating and collaborating to build enduring relationships. Joining the Army, in 1976, in the Corps of Electrical & Mechanical Engineers, Anil held various Staff , Command and instructional appointments including as Director of Technical Studies ( Officers Technical Staff course) at the prestigious Institute of Armament Technology at Pune. Opting to take premature retirement, as a Lt. Colonel, from the Army, Anil started in his new avtar of an entrepreneur in 1997. He established Astra Consultants, a HR Placement and Consulting services organisation, specialising in Head-hunting senior IT and Software professionals in corporations in India and abroad. Anil is a Mechanical Engineer from the Delhi College of Engineering (1975 batch). While in the Army, Anil successfully attended sponsored courses leading to M.Tech in Thermodynamics & Heat Engines and Post Graduate Diploma in Management.
Somesh Sehgal’s determination and devoted hard work have helped him carve a niche for himself, in India’s Power sector. After climbing to the top rungs of the corporate ladder, Somesh’s desire to give back to the Society, has been ever growing. Somesh has successfully taken on many techno-commercial roles, during the last four decades, in one of the leading Indian MNCs in the Global Power Industry. As Head of the T & D (Transmission & Distribution) segment, Somesh leads his Company’s business globally. He specializes in TQC, TQM, International operations, mergers & acquisitions, technology transfer and project management. Somesh has represented the Country and his Industry in various overseas delegations and is a member of various Inter-Ministerial Committees of Government of India on Skill Building and Power Sector reforms. He is currently the member of Executive Council of IEEMA and Chairman of T&D sector of IEEMA. Somesh is an Electrical Engineer from the Delhi College of Engineering (1975 batch), with specialization in Power Systems. He has also undergone many executive post graduation Management Programs from elite institutes like IIM Ahmedabad & JUICE Japan.
Harish Agarwal is the anchor for Koshika’s charitable Eye care programme in Kolkata. Driven by his empathy for the needy, and a sincere desire to give something back to the society, Harish was instrumental in bringing Koshika to Kolkata. Determined to make a difference for the underprivileged, Harish finds time to lend his support to the philanthropic cause, while successfully handling a large business and leading the Industry in various fora. He is CEO of Supreme & Co. Pvt. Ltd. (involved in providing a range of products, services and solutions for Electrical Transmission & Distribution and Telecom industry) and also Director of Web Spiders (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Harish represents the Industry as:
· Chairman, T&D and Project division, IEEMA
· Member, Executive Council, IEEMA
· IEEMA Vice President Elect
· Member, Executive Committee, CBIP
· Member, Project Steering Committee of 1200 kV National Test Station, Bina.
· Member, Project steering committee of smart city pilot project, Pondicherry, India
· Member, Governing Council of National Power Training Institute (NPTI)
· Member - CIGRE
· Member - IEEE
· Member - ASM International Materials Engineering Institute
Harish has written many technical articles in various industry journals like: IEEMA journal, CIGRE India Journal, The Society of Power Engineers (India), Electrical India, Electrical Monitor, The news letter of Tamil Nadu Electrical Installation Engineers Associations, Electrical Mirror, Engineering Review etc.
Vipin Raheja is an entrepneur and philanthropist, deeply committed to serving the society. He brings to Koshika, rich experience of a successful engineer/entrepreneur, coupled with his role in many social organisations. Vipin has been heading Napino Auto & Electronics Ltd. since its incorporation in 1991. Under his leadership, the company manufactures Electronic and Electrical Products for the Automotive Industry, with activities ranging from design and development to manufacturing and on time delivery of auto components to prestigious customers like Hero MotoCorp, Honda Motorcycle and Scooter India, India Yamaha and Suzuki Motors India, as well as exporting electrical products for global car manufacturers, Vipin has shaped Napino as per world-class standards and won many top awards of the country. Napino is a joint venture company with Shindengen Electric Manufacturing Co., Japan who are the world leaders in the field of Power Electronics. Vipin is also a director having active role in other companies namely, OVN Trading Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Ingenious Appliances & Packaging Pvt. Ltd, Vishnu Vaibhav Industries Pvt. Ltd and Tessellate Tech Ventures Pvt. Ltd. Hailing from a business family, Vipin was actively involved in the family business (Trading Engineers International Pvt. Ltd.) set-up by his father. He was engaged in engineering design and manufacture of electrical control panels and execution of large turnkey projects for city water supply and diesel power plants in many countries, after completing his electrical engineering degree from Delhi College of Engineering in 1975. Vipin is also associated with Yoga Niketan Trust, an institution for higher Yoga, and other charitable institutions like Rotary Club of Delhi, Southend, Genesis Foundation and Yogiraj Swami Sitaramdasji Maharaj Hospital & Research Centre, where he continues to make donations towards treatment of underpriveleged people.
An astute professional from Delhi University, Mr. Tarun Seth brings with him 34+ years of experience in the Indian IT industry. He has worked with business corporations such as Modi Xerox, Raychem Engineering and Computer Point prior to promoting Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic. Being a first generation entrepreneur, Mr. Seth through his hard work and commitment, has built Hitachi Systems Clinic into one of India’s leading IT Solutions & Services Company. His impeccable business sense, belief in customer relationship and satisfaction has paved way to achieving an exponential business growth. At the time of its inception in 1991, Micro Clinic had a growth of INR 14.6 lakhs per annum, and today the annual revenue of Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic stands at approx. INR 910 Crores, with an employee base of 1800+ across 18 branches and 180+ service locations in India, and zero liabilities. As the Managing Director of Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic, Mr. Seth shoulders the responsibility of steering the business growth strategy with a forward vision. A philanthropist at heart, Mr Seth was one of the people who got associated with the idea of Koshika, from inception. Mr Seth's keen interest in giving back to the society through selfless service, is the driving force, which has prompted him to take on the responsibility of helping steer forward, Koshika's cause.