HSE Strategy Summit India 2018


Abhijit Rajput

Principal Consultant and Safety Specialist

ERM in India

Amit Kumar



Amit Kumar is BE in electrical engineering from IIT, Roorkee. In his 27 years with ONGC, he has a varied experience of handling operations in offshore and onshore areas, engineering, R&D, ERP implementation and HSE. In 2014 he completed his executive management from IIM, Lucknow. Presently he is posted in Corporate Health Safety and Environment department as Deputy General Manager (Electrical) where he has initiated various policy initiatives as part of team to draft Oil Mines regulation 2017, Revisions in CEA Regulations (Safety in Electrical Supply) 2010, Asset integrity management, Process safety management. He has presented papers on varied subject ranging from ERP implementation, control systems for deep water, electrical safety, power generation and asset integrity management. He is also President of ONGC’s officer’s association Delhi unit.

Arjun Phukan

Product and Marketing manager

Waldner India Pvt Ltd

Arjun has a total experience of 9 years with a mix of Business development, marketing and product management PAN India. Working in a leading company like Thermofisher Scientific India Pvt ltd for Life science solution for seven year. During his initial years he was located in all major metropolitan cities like Pune, Bangalore, Guwahati, Kolkata and Mumbai for Business Development and later part of his career in Product Management Arjun is responsible for marketing ,brand promotion, for Waldner products and simultaneously product management of ASECOS fire safety cabinet, Waldner Laboratory furniture, AKKURAT balance enclosure. His academic career involves MBA from Pune, and a one year diploma course from IIM Calcutta. His keen interest also lies in world cinema, music and sports.

Arvind Kumar Jayaraman

General Manager EHS

Pfizer Ltd

Arvind is a post graduate in Environmental Chemistry, a qualified Safety Professional from Regional Labor Institute (Government of India approved Safety Officer course in India), and OHSAS 18001 & ISO 14001 Lead Auditor with 19+ years of experience in the Environment, Health and Safety, most of the experience with major multinationals. Arvind held both Corporate and Site EHS lead roles in previous assignments, currently working as Site EHS Lead for Sterile Injectable Manufacturing Plant of Pfizer Inc.

Bharat Dighe

Corporate Head Environment, Safety & Health

Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd

Bharat holds gradation in Chemistry from Mumbai University, M.tech in Environment from North Maharashtra University, Post-Graduation in Environmental Law from National Law College Bangalore. In the current role with Emcure, he is leading Emcure Group Companies in the journey towards Safety Excellence. He is passionate about safety. He is toper in Advance diploma in industrial safety and Occupational Health conducted by MSBTE. Directorate of industrial Health and Safety Kalyan Thane industrial clusters-Maharashtra nominated him as Conveyer of Mutual Aid response Group. He is well versed about “Responsible care” and TPM initiate

Bharat Londhe

Head Environment Health & Safety

Piramal Pharma Solutions

Bharat has a total Experience of over 24 years and is responsible for Global EHS functions. He has experience in EHS functions, Pharma manufacturing API & Formulations, Specialty chemicals manufacturing & Formulations, establishing and implementing related standards and handling inspection of various authorities. Bharat has expertise in leading & driving environment health & safety compliance for varied regulatory standards. He has worked in para military organization as Fire & Safety Instructor & Advisor/Expert for Disaster Prevention & Management Center, National Level. Over the years Bharat has worked for various multinational companies i.e. UPL Ltd, Gulbrandsen Chemicals Pvt ltd., Styrolution-BASF Pvt Ltd., Dorf Ketal Chemicals Pvt Ltd and presently is with Piramal Enterprises Ltd. Bharat has been awarder by DISH for his EHS performance as well as received the Safety man of the year award from Director DISH.

Binaya Kumar Debata

Head, EHS

Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd.

Binaya Debata with more than 25 years of experience is currently Vice President – (SHE) with Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd, (International Business) coordinating SHE for all locations. Prior to this he worked with Gujarat Fluro Chemicals, Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd & Tata Chemicals. A strategic planner with competency in devising solutions for sound safety and environmental conditions, Mr Binaya is an expert in Behavior based safety, Process Safety, Emergency Planning, Mock Drills, Risk Analysis, EHS Audits, Staff Training and Regulatory Compliance. He has rich experience in best safety practices of BSC Five Star rating, DuPont & Chilworth Process Safety Management process which are known to be world best safety systems. He has done more than 100 external audits of various Industries and is an expert in managing emergency situations.

Debi Prasad Acharya

GM HSE and Compliance

Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Limited

Results-proven, team –oriented HSE management executive with 27+ years of hands-on experience in managing EHS management functions across integrated steel plant, coal based Thermal Power Plant, Construction sectors, explosives manufacturing and mines applications, Ferro Alloys production and Chrome mining. Proven ability in smoothening operational procedures through implementation of effective HSE and safety management procedures. Knowledge and background in developing and implementing safety initiatives and training for employee programs. Extensive knowledge of safety related processes and regulations. Proficient in implementing Hazard control assessments and Accident Investigation procedures. Combines flair for implementing successful safety and health management initiatives with key knowledge in project management, quality management systems and SAP implementation. Trained first-aider certified by St. John Ambulance Centre. Superior inter-personal skills facilitating ability to work in a multi-cultural environment. Key speaker delegate in the SH&E seminar organized by Greentech foundation at Goa, India.

Dr. Aniruddha Agnihotri

Head Health, Safety & Environmental Sustainability

Tata Consultancy Services Ltd

Dr. Aniruddha Agnihotri has a Ph. D and M. Tech. in Environmental Science and Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai and also a M.S. in Environmental Engineering from The Johns Hopkins University, U.S.A. He has around 25 years of research and professional experience in Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) and sustainability management. Key areas of expertise / interest include strategic approach to sustainability and climate change, EHS management systems design and deployment, EHS audits / reviews, due diligence, Environmental Impact Assessments and EHS training. Aniruddha has worked on several consulting assignments in related areas across a broad cross-section of industrial sectors in manufacturing and services with a brief stint in internal EHS profile. His past work experience includes the state environmental regulatory agency, Jacobs Engineering, Ernst & Young, Tata AIG Risk Management, Cholamandalam MS Risk Services and Standard Chartered Bank. Currently, Aniruddha leads EHS globally at Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. and is responsible for developing strategy and objectives on sustainability, climate change, and health & safety. He is responsible for driving the objectives & targets, road map and initiatives in coordination with internal stakeholders and monitoring performance across the organization. He plays a key role in external reporting like Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), Corporate Sustainability Report (CSR) as per GRI reporting guidelines, Corporate Responsibility (CR) Index by BitC (Business in the Community), UK, Business Responsibility Report (BRR) as per SEBI regulations India, etc. He has been instrumental in deployment of related processes and certifications in diverse geographies including LATAM, UK, US, Europe, APAC, etc, in addition to the Indian operations. A key member of TCS’ Sustainability Council, he is involved in reporting sustainability, climate change and H&S performance to the Board level Committee on Health, Safety and Sustainability and incorporating their feedback into strategy and initiatives. Aniruddha has attended the Cambridge University’s (UK) Sustainability Leadership Program organized for the Tata Group in 2013. He has also successfully completed a fully funded Leadership Program in Sustainability at the Swedish Institute of Management, Sweden in 2014. Aniruddha is serving as Chairman of the CII (WR)’s jury committee for ‘SHE Excellence Awards’ instituted to evaluate and recognize organizations for exemplary performance in health, safety, climate change and sustainability areas. He has been awarded the "Distinguished Chief Sustainability Officers" award by Sustainability Outlook in 2016, the “India Sustainable Leadership Award” by the World CSR Congress and “50 Most Impactful EHS Professionals” Award by the National EHS Congress in 2017.

Dr. Rajan Sharma

Head Corporate EHS

Glenmark Ltd

Jaiarti Rai

Application Engineer

Protego India Pvt. Ltd.

Krishnanand Mavinkurve

Vice President and Head - Occupational Safety and Health

Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone Limited

Krishnanand Mavinkurve is working as the Corporate Vice President and Head Safety & Health with Adani ports and SEZ Limited. He is a Mechanical Engineer and a qualified Safety professional. He has worked in large Indian conglomerates and leading multinational corporations which include Greaves Cotton, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Kuwait National Petroleum Company, and Dodsal Oman. He has worked overseas in the Middle East and Singapore and presented papers, imparted Safety training, led / conducted Safety audits in the companies that he has worked for. Prior to working with Adani Ports he was associated with Essar Projects Limited, as Vice President and Head HSE for Indian and global operations. In the current role with Adani Ports he is steering & leading efforts across all Adani Ports (currently 10 in Nos) and Adani Logistics Limited in the journey of Safety Excellence. This is presently being achieved through the creation of common policies and systems on Safety & Health and developing positive Safety Culture through strategic & alignment initiatives. Krishnanand is a seasoned Safety and CII Certified Sustainability professional who has been assessing various organizations for the CII-ITC Awards. He is also on the Jury Panel for CII SHE Excellence Award for Western Region. He is a frequent speaker and member / moderator of panel discussions at National & International Conferences on Safety & Health. He is also on the Board of Governors of National Safety Council of India for more than 4 years.

Mahesh Chandak

Head EHS & Human Rights

Monsanto India Limited

Mahesh Chandak has completed B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from IIT Bombay (1992) with MS degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, USA (1996). He has 22-years work-experience in consulting and industry roles and has worked for reputed organizations like NOCIL and MNC companies like MWH and Monsanto. His expertise is in the areas of chemical process engineering, environmental, safety, health and human rights. He joined Monsanto in 2011 and is currently the environmental, safety, health and Human Rights Lead for India and eight Africa countries. He is also part of Monsanto’s Asia- Africa Supply Chain Leadership team. Under his leadership Monsanto has made breakthrough improvement in its ESH and Human Rights performance and won several global and Indian reputed awards and recognition. He has been appointed as external honorary jury member by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for their annual ESH Excellence award. He is active in Indian and International industry forums and considered a thought leader in various aspects of people and plant safety. He has delivered dozens of presentations in various industry forums and to several company board of directors to inculcate a Safety Leadership culture. Prior to Monsanto, he has 14 years of consulting experience providing services to hundreds of large multinational corporations and has project experience in over 15 countries located in Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. Apart from technical and functional expertise, he has demonstrated leadership to led large teams across multiple countries and with diverse cultures. He has also coached and guided several students and young professionals in areas of higher education and professional career.

Naveen G.V

Managing Director & Global BD Executive

Gensuite LLC

Naveen G.V is an Environmental, Health & Safety (EHS) and Management professional with over 18 years of experience spanning across Government, Consulting and Industry sectors. He is currently the Managing Director & Executive, Business Development for Gensuite, a US based company offering software solutions to global customers in managing their EHS, Sustainability and Risk management programs. In his earlier role, Naveen was the EHS Leader at the GE Global Research Centre at Bangalore. Naveen has a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering and is a Lead Auditor for ISO 14001: Environmental Management System and RC 14001: Responsible Care Management System covering environmental, health, safety, security, product stewardship and outreach activities.

Neeraj Agrawal

Vice President Operations

Technip India Ltd

Ninadh Chikhlikar

Director HSE

Sodexo India

Ninadh is is An internationally certified Health & safety professional with core skills in Food Safety, Sustainability, CSR, regulatory & HSE with over 21 yrs. of proven track record and diverse experience in the area of Facilities Management, Hard FM -Technical Services & Hospitality Industry, Retail Industry, Food/FMCG/Pharma industry. Also efficiently lead functions like Marketing, Operations, Manufacturing, Quality, Safety Audits, Business excellence, Corporate Governance, Business Continuity Management, Risk Management & Sales. A lead Assessor for ISO 22000,OHSAS 18001 & ISO 9001:2015. A certified Green belt for Six Sigma having global & local strategic understanding & exposure to international best practices. Experienced in system improving the capacities of various facilities by ensuring adherence to audit compliance, SOP, Kaizen, 5S ,HSE policies, QMS, TQM; led the successful implementation of Centralize Control module (Web Based) of business documentation He specialized in implementation and maintenance of Quality/ Safety Management Systems such as ISO & HACCP, contributed in attaining ISO certifications as required both at Country and Reginal level; managed complete and accurate documentation as per statutory requirements. He has undertaken behavioral safety programme for the country driving safety awareness and culture change, to instill a ‘zero accident’ mindset across teams Ninadh is innovative and results-driven professional focused on achieving exceptional results with expertise in business continuity plan, business transformation, business process reengineering, continuous process improvement and implementing best practices across processes. Ninadh has spearheaded CSR and Sustainability Initiatives (2011-2016) which included STOP Hunger Program and Trust Activities. He has hands-on experience in taking stringent quality measures and spearheading process standardization across the premises to maintain uniform Quality requirements and reporting the same to the management

Ramesh Kumar

General Manager-EHS India Region

John Deere India Private Limited

Ramesh is Post Graduate in Environmental Sciences and post Graduate diploma in Industrial Safety, NEBOSH Certified, ISO 14001 & OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor, qualified auditor for CII Sustainability Framework. He has a total of 21 years of work experience in conceptualization, Design, deployment of EHS framework, implementation of Health & Safety, Environmental management systems for manufacturing, commercial operations, offices, R& D etc. in many multinational companies, His experience ranges across various manufacturing sectors including Electronics, Healthcare, Heavy Engineering Automotive, Sales & Services, Paper etc. He has a great ability in Conducting Audits which meets various International standards, systems & Mentoring EHS managers, Leadership, factory managers.

Sam Cherian Kumbukattu

Founder & Managing Director

Schevaran Laboratories Pvt Ltd

Sam Cherian with a Masters in Economics & Business Studies founded Schevaran Laboratories at Mysuru in 1988, which has progressed over the years into a leading manufacturer of quality cleaning and hygiene products in Indian market serving varied sectors that includes catering, hospitality, corporate houses, facility management, hospitals and related. Mr. Sam Cherian with his innovative business approach and skills emphasized the need of a scientific approach to the company’s growth that lead to establishing of the “Schevaran Innovation Centre – SIC” with a scientific Advisory team comprising persons of long standing experience in subjects of individual specialization. Mr. Sam Cherian is also involved in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), knowledge sharing through seminars and environmental friendly related programmes. To name few CSRs are (i) Save a child project, (ii) School Health Campaign, (iii) Recognition of institutions / organizations contributing to society, (iv) Palliative care and related. On the social front, Mr. Sam Cherian is an active member of Rotary Mysore West and he also served as the President for one term. He was awarded the highest community service award from Rotary International known as the “The Significant Achievement in Community Service”. Besides, Mr Sam Cherian has been a member of Confederation of Indian Industries, Mysuru Chapter, a Trustee of Mysuru Literary Forum Charitable Trust and Correspondent, Marthoma Education Society with 2500 students in Mysuru.

Satyanarayan Nayak

Head Environment Protection Health Management and Safety

Siemens Building Technologies Limited

Satyanarayan is an Environmental, Health and Safety Professional with more than 20 years of experience in experience in an industrial settings, projects, services and technology. He has the proficiency in developing, implementing and monitoring incident prevention programs policies and procedures to ensure continuous safe working conditions at the work place. He has diligently worked over years with key personnel within industries to develop an in-depth understanding of risk management and loss control strategies in order to assist organisations in evaluating and assessing workers’ compensation losses. With a strong ability to analyze EHS management principles and tactics for purposes of reducing direct and indirect impact of EHS risks to the working personnel, he has involved in EHS improvement projects that helped in risk mitigation, process improvement and productivity. His areas of experience are system safety, behavior safety, ergonomics, life safety and industrial hygiene. Satyanarayan is currently an EHS Team Leader with Siemens in their Building Technologies Division and responsible for EHS operations across plants, offices, projects and services.

Sanjay Marne

Deputy General Manager - HSEQ Corporate

Alfa Laval India Ltd

Sanjay Marne is Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Environment Science and a HSE professional. He has varied experience of over 17 years in the field of HSE and Sustainability in chemical, engineering, manufacturing, service sector and project safety management in companies’ viz. Owens Corning, Thermax, Cummins and presently is with Alfa Laval India since 2011. He has expertise in leading incident prevention program to achieve HSE excellence. He has worked on deploying combination of good working standards, management systems and inculcating safety culture. He is also a certified lead auditor for ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. He is a certified trainer for Behavioural Based Safety by Ryder Marsh, UK. He has conducted several BBS training programs and is experienced in implementing behavioural based safety in various manufacturing and service organisation as well.

Seema Hassanandani Kanal

Sr. Engineer - Sales & Marketing

Protego India Pvt. Ltd.

Shekhar Tamhane

Managing Director

ULTRA-TECH Environmental Consultancy & Laboratory

Shekhar Tamhane is M.D. of ‘ULTRA-TECH’ who is engaged in the field of environmental engineering and consultancy. He has studied Chemical Engineering and had initially worked in the chemical process industries and also in process equipment design for about 12 years. For his love for environment he initiated his own company to work in environmental filed and also started environmental laboratory. He is in this filed for last 32 years and his company has now pan India presence with many branches. He is associated with many federations as Environment Consultant. He is an accredited Air and Water pollution consultant by NABET (QCI). He is also accredited EIA co-ordinator by NABET (QCI). He is well known play writer and was honored by state award for literature by Govt. of Maharashtra.

Stephen Storey

Corporate EHS Head

Larson & Toubro Ltd

Stephen is a chartered member of the Institute of Occupational Safety & Health (IOSH) and has over 25 year’s experience working as an EHS Professional in senior corporate roles as well as technical experience working in Strategic EHS Policy Making, Planning & Programming, EHS Tendering & Supply Chain Management, Management EHS Systems & Standards, Construction Feasibility Studies & Safety in Design, Business Resumption & Disaster Recovery Planning, Rail/Bridges/Tunnels/Marine/Water/ Power/ Dam/Road/City Development Infrastructure, High Rise Construction, Building Services/Facilities Management, Renewable/Future Energy & Sustainable Technologies Stephen has extensive experience working within multi-cultural blue chip organizations in Europe, North Africa, Middle East and Asia Pacific which has enabled him in successfully implementing, influencing & communicating EHS policy to various stake holders such as company boards, all levels of management, employee’s, governmental departments, regulatory bodies, developers/clients, designers, consultants, contractors, JV partners, suppliers, NGO’s, & other international agencies. Stephen has worked in client, developer, consultant and contractor roles and is currently working for Larson & Toubro Ltd based in India as Corporate EHS Head but has also worked for other recognized & well-established blue chip organizations such as Samsung – South Korea/Global, Nakheel, Mubadala & Parsons Brinkerhoff - Middle East/ North Africa, Black & Vetch, ABB, Brookfield Multiplex - UK/Europe.

Swaroop Banerjee

Principal Consultant and Safety Specialist

ERM in India

Vinayak Marathe

Sr. Vice President - Reliance Technology Group

Reliance Industries

Vinayak Marathe is currently working as Sr. Vice President in 45b$ company Reliance Industries Limited. Heading the “Planning and Strategy” function of Reliance Corporate Technology group and R&D function, also heading the R&D large scale projects and operation at JN for break-through technology Algea to Oil. Total 36 years of experience in Petrochemical Industry in the areas of plant operation, new grass root projects, operation excellence, product development, plant economics, technology selection & development, industrial relation, planning & strategy and business transformation. He has completed his B. Tech in Chemical Engineering. Delivered talk in several national and international conferences on Operation Excellence, Innovation, HSE, Aromatic Technology & Business.

Viren Dhulla

Vice President & Head – Health, Safety & Wellbeing

Vodafone India Ltd

Viren is a Chemical Engineer, Graduate Fire Engineer from IFE, New Delhi and completed his Advance Diploma in Industrial Safety from TBIA, Navi Mumbai. He has done NEBOSH International Diploma and PGDBA in General Management from Welingkars Institute, Mumbai. He is also a certified lead auditor for OHSAS 18001. A dynamic and astute professional with more than 16 years working experience in the field of occupational health, safety, environment and well-being. Worked across a wide spectrum of consulting, manufacturing and service sectors in various roles to help and support organisational goal of preventing injuries and saving lives. Has worked in varied types of industries like Bulk Drugs & Pharma - Cipla, Engineering - Godrej & Boyce, Insurance & Risk Consulting - Cholamandalam MS Risk Services and Telecom - Vodafone. Worked as a consultant for 5 years and has experience of giving services to varied variety of industries on health and safety projects. In the consulting stint he has experience of partnering with more than 250 organisations.