Advisory Board


Mr Alok Chaturvedi, a career bureaucrat, is an IAS officer of 1986 batch, Bihar Cadre. He retired as Director General of Foreign Trade under Ministry of Commerce and Industry on 30.09.2019.

In the State Government of Bihar, Shri Chaturvedi served as Secretary, Expenditure, Finance Department, MD Bihar State Industrial Development Authority and Bihar State Electronics Development Corporation (BELTRON), Resident Commissioner at Delhi, District Magistrate Sahibganj and Deputy Development Commissioner. Jehanabad.  In Tripura, he served as Sub Divisional Magistrates, Additional District Magistrate cum Project Director, District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) and MD, Tripura Tea Development Corporation.

Shri Chaturvedi has taken various IT and policy initiatives such as IT revamp of DGFT system, Comprehensive Treasury Management Information System, implementation of State Wide Area Network ,  State Data Centre and Common Services Centres (Vasudha) schemes.


Mr. R. N. Bagdalkar is a highly experienced technocrat and electrical engineer with 35 years of experience in BEL. He joined BEL as a trainee and retired from the positions of Director of Human Resources in Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and also the Director of BEL OPTRONICS.

He has rich experience in the fields of Defense, Aerospace and Homeland Security sectors in multiple technical disciplines covering Electronic Warfare, Avionics, Network Centric Systems, Missiles Systems and various Management disciplines viz Succession planning, Leadership Development, Talent Management, Performance Management, Employee Engagement, Training & Development, Reward and Recognition plan.

He is a Fellow of Institute of Engineers (IE), Institute of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers (IETE) and a member of Association of Old Crows (AOC).


Chetan is a highly-experienced strategy and policy professional who works as an advisor to the Prime Minister’s Office in UAE. He is also a Venture Capitalist and has experience working as senior leadership in Advisory Services and Management Consulting at KPMG. In addition, Chetan had founded and ran ‘the Spark Group’, a for-profit social enterprise dedicated at improving the quality of education at the grass roots level in India. He has also worked with federal and state governments in the US, Canada and UAE in the areas of innovation, digitization, technology integration, and public service design and delivery.
He has about fifteen years of experience in strategy, technology, public policy, finance, social enterprise in USA, Canada, UAE and India. Chetan’s educational qualifications include MS and MBA from Arizona State University and has also completed his MA and CA.”


Pawan is a progressive Human Resources professional, Angel Investor, Advisor and Mentor with a flair of understanding the dynamics and setting up of start-up businesses. He has extensive experience in Aviation / High Technology (Software products & Semiconductors), Banking and Financial Services and Advertising. Starting as an HR Executive in the Advertising Industry, Pawan moved to the Banking and Financial Services, helping set up operations of Chinatrust Commercial Bank’s in India and then on to join the start-up team at Citicorp Maruti Finance. He then moved on to join the then-nascent Internet product space, joining yet another start-up – Pramati Technologies which was one of the first cutting edge software product companies in India. In his constant zeal to re-invent himself, Pawan then graduated to the Semiconductor industry where he helped set up the development centres of Cypress Semiconductor and Conexant Systems in India.

He moved base to Dubai in 2006 – joining the start-up team of Dunia Finance -which is a Joint Venture between Fullerton Financial Holdings (A Temasek company) and Mubadala in the UAE. In 2008 – Pawan joined the start-up team of Flydubai to set up this global airline from scratch where he is currently the Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

At a personal level -Pawan truly and passionately believes in the idea of sustainability and many of his ideas and suggestions have shaped the way Maithri Aquatech has developed into one of the world’s most active AWG companies.


He is an Enterprising General Management professional with 37 Years of diverse and dedicated experience with the Indian Army. Tenanted important appointments of Additional Director General of Weapons and Equipment Directorate, Chief of Staff of a Corps and Director in Military Operations Directorate. Had multiple tenures in defence procurement organisation. Notable achievements are in Strategic Planning, Implementation of Perspective Plans and Leadership Development domains.

Attained distinguished grading in Young Officer’s Course, Best student in Advance Gunnery, awarded trophy in Helicopter Pilot Training, awarded trophy in Long Gunnery Instructor course, attained distinguished grading in Defence Services Staff College, selected to be the instructor in Senior Command and Higher Command Courses. Graduated from National Defence College in the year 2010 excelling in Strategic studies.


Dr. S. Sridhar is a Chemical Engineer from University College of Technology, Osmania University, Hyderabad. He has been working as a Scientist in the area of Membrane Separation Processes at the CSIR- IICT, Hyderabad for the past 20 years during which he has developed several technologies for chemical industries besides contributing immensely to rural welfare through water purification projects and academic development via extensive HRD and laboratory development in several schools and colleges.

Major highlights of his career include: (i) Commissioning of several membrane pilot plants based on Electrodialysis, Nanofiltration and Gas Permeation of capacities varying from 500–5000 L/h to facilitate solvent recovery, effluent treatment and gas purification in pharmaceutical, steel, textile and petrochemical industries, and (ii) Design and installation of 15 model defluoridation plants of 6004000 L/h capacity and 25 highly compact low cost systems of 100-200 L/h capacity for purification of ground water for more than 2 Million population affected by fluorosis, gastroenteritis, jaundice, typhoid and other water borne diseases in villages of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu, which is widely appreciated by the press, masses and His Excellency, The governor of TS and AP, besides union ministers of science & technology.

A free water camp based on compact system design was established by Dr. Sridhar on Uppal Road in Hyderabad city and has been providing healthy water to urban population including pedestrians, drivers of buses, autos, cars and two wheelers, totally free of cost, since April 2016. Similar camps at All India Industrial Exhibition in Jan-Feb, 2017 & 2018 and CSIR Science Exhibition have provided free drinking water to a population of 3 Lakh people including school children.

Dr. Sridhar is a recipient of 30 Prestigious Science Awards including 15 National Awards and 3 State Awards such as IIChE Amar Dye-Chem Award 2003, CSIR Young Scientist Award 2007, Engineer of The Year Award from A.P. State Govt. in 2009, Scopus Young Scientist Award 2011, NASIReliance Industries Platinum Jubilee Award 2013, VNMM award from IIT-Roorkee 2015, CIPET national awards for 2016 and 2017 and Nina Saxena Excellence in Technology Award from IIT-Kharagpur in 2017.