ChairpersonMs. Mridula Ramesh
Ms. Mridula Ramesh is the Chairperson of the Board of Governors(BoGs) of National Institute of Technology, Andhra Pradesh. Mridula Ramesh is the author of critically acclaimed, ‘The Climate Solution – India’s Climate Change Crisis and What We Can Do About It’. She is founder of the Sundaram Climate Institute(SCI), which focuses on waste and water solutions and education. SCI conducts extensive field research on waste and water realities to drive impactful solutioning. She is an active angel investor in cleantech start-ups, with a portfolio of over a fifteen start-ups. Mridula sits on several angel management groups, including the Indian Angels and the Chennai Angels, and is involved in several initiatives to spur entrepreneurship to build climate resilience. A graduate with distinction of Cornell University (with majors in Chemistry and Microbiology), with an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, Mridula worked at McKinsey in Silicon Valley before returning to India. She writes regularly on climate change, with her columns appearing in Firstpost and earlier in the Hindu, Live Mint, Bloomberg Quint and Conde Nast. She is the Executive Director of Sundaram Textiles, who was one of the earliest textile companies globally to win the JIPM TPM Excellence award. She is an elected management committee member, CITI, the apex textile association of India, Texprocil, the export promotion council for the cotton value chain, and SIMA, the single largest employer’s organization in India. She is a member of Advisory Committee, UNDP India National Circular Economy Project.