Mr. P. V. Maiya


Mr. P.V. Maiya served in the State Bank of India for 32 years in various capacities. He took early retirement to start the ICICI Bank in 1994, of which he was the first executive chairman till retirement in 1998. During his tenure, the Bank set standards for its service, innovativeness, customer-friendliness, and leading-edge technology, creating in the process an energetic competitive environment in banking; the Bank was the first to introduce internet banking in India. Soon on retirement from the Bank, he was invited to establish Central Depository Services Ltd. [CDSL] as the first Managing Director. Post- retirement, he was nominated by the Government of India to serve as a Director for three years on the Board of Indian Bank, rated then as a ‘weak’ bank. Later between 2007 and 2013 when he was elected as shareholder Director on the Board of Canara Bank. At present, Mr. Iyer is a director of Brigade Enterprises Ltd, Neuland Laboratories Ltd and Ocean Sparkles Ltd.
He is a Trustee of Brigade Foundation, which among others, runs three schools. He is also a Trustee of the Indian Musical Experience centre. He is the President of Yogakshema Trust, involved in a number of socially relevant activities.

Mr. S. R. Iyer


Mr. S.R. Iyer was a former Managing Director of State Bank of India, one of India’s premier banking institutions. After retiring from SBI, Mr. Iyer was appointed as the First Executive Chairman of the Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited (CIBIL), a joint venture promoted by State Bank of India (SBI) and Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited (HDFC). Mr. Iyer presently serves on the Boards of several companies as an Independent and Non-Executive Director. He is also a Member of the Investment Committee of National Dairy Development Board and Chairman of the Infrastructure Finance Credit Committee of Aditya Birla Finance Ltd. He has made important contributions to policy making in the Indian financial services sector through Working Groups and Committees appointed by RBI and the Govt. of India.

Mr Iyer had also been the Managing Director of State Bank of Mysore and Chairman of Canfin Homes Ltd.

Mr. Elangovan K.

Mr. Elangovan has been with the IT services industry for over 28 years, having worked with Infosys and was a Senior Vice President at iGate, managing North America, Global Banking and Financial Services, Advanced Technology Groups and Tech Training.

Elan was twice the recipient of Infosys Chairman’s award for excellence and iGate CEO award. He balances his professional career with volunteering for causes like those championed by YogaKshema, Lake rejuvenation (Whitefield Rising/Varthur lake) by bringing together citizens, scientists, govt agencies, corporates, media and all stakeholders, mental health (Banyan/Association for the mentally challenged) etc. Elan is an Alumnus of National Institute of Technology, Trichy.

Mr. Ramesh Sundaresan

Mr Ramesh Sundaresan has a Bachelors Degree in Engineering from REC Trichy and a MBA from IIM Lucknow. He joined Olam in 1995 as part of the Coffee division and went on to set up the Commodity Financial Services, Invenio, under the Olam  group. He rapidly expanded the company into Singapore, Dubai, Brazil and Geneva. After retiring from his position as CEO, he is now involved with the trading side of Olam Learning Academy, and teaches at IIM Bangalore and Singapore Management University. He is also a partner at Quantient, an algorithmic equity trading firm. He is an Investor/ Advisor/ Board member at several companies such as Chaitanya Micro Finance and Geist Craft Beer. Today, he volunteers with NIVASA and YogaKshema. 


YogaKshema Rehabilitation & Wellness Center

YogaKshema is a registered not-for-profit organization run by a group of committed volunteers dedicated towards the improvement of the Quality of Living of people in general and specifically those who are survivors of Chronic illnesses as well as their caregivers. They worked with us on Education, Health & Community work at Thimmaiyanadoddi.

Canara Bank

Canara Bank’s Priority sector wing has worked on skill development and access to finance for the villagers at Thimmaiyanadoddi. They were our donors for the infrastructure works at Thimmaiyanadoddi.

RMZ Foundation

RMZ Foundation was established to promote the well-being of humanity throughout the country, working at the intersection of three focus areas – Sustainable Development, Resilient Communities and Urban Innovations.

Association for Promoting Social Action (APSA)

The Association for Promoting Social Action or APSA is a rights-based, child-centred, community development organization working in Bangalore and Hyderabad since 1981 towards empowerment of the urban poor, especially with children in distress.

The Banyan

Since 1993,  The Banyan has developed a variety of holistic mental health solutions that address multifaceted components of distress. Enabling access to health and mental health care for persons living in poverty and homelessness through comprehensive and creative clinical and social care approaches embedded in a well-being paradigm.

WeRise Foundation

WeRise, is a social enterprise committed to effectively integrating efforts into generating sustainable, inclusive futures. Central to WeRise’s ethos is the synergy of social and environmental sustainability. Founded on a three-pronged approach of “Build-Inspire-Educate”, WeRise is engaged in catalysing sustainable social change in housing, women empowerment, youth empowerment, education and green technology.


Gramaantara Trust is a rural development organisation currently functioning in the district of Chikballapur, 50 km from Bengaluru. The purpose of Gramaantara is building sustainable, self - reliant villages by linking all stakeholders, to provide an improved quality of rural life.