Dr. Lakshmi Raghupathy

She was the Former Director of the Ministry of Environment & Forests, Govt. of India and is presently a visiting faculty in TERI School of Advanced Sciences in teaching solid waste management, waste utilisation and industrial ecology. She is a guide to Doctoral and Post Graduate students in TERI and Amity University. She is an advisor and consultant in areas of environment & waste management and also a resource person in the Swachh Bharat Mission Exposure Workshops.

Pradyumna Vyas

Prof. Pradyumna Vyas

Prof. Vyas was the former Director of NationalInstitute of Design (NID), India’s premierdesign institute. Currently, he is a Senior Advisor of Design Promotion and Innovation at Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and on the Board of Directors of World Design Organisation. He acquired his Masters in Industrial Design from IIT, Bombay and ‘Honorary Master of Arts’ degree from University for Creative Arts in Farnham, United Kingdom.


Dr. Anil Wali

He is the Managing Director at Foundation for Innovation and Technology Transfer (FITT) – an autonomous industry-interface organisation of IIT Delhi, since 2006. He has multifaceted experience with respect to R&D management, training, entrepreneurship, IPR policy and strategy, open innovation etc., including 19 years of experience in the chemical Industry. He is also a member of academic councils / Boards of Management of a few universities and several TBIs. He is overseeing technology transfer, enabling partnerships, capacity building, while driving innovations and incubation in the academia.


Mr. Safi Ullah Chowdhury

He is Managing Director of Kulsi Group, Bangladesh dealing with the manufacturing of packaging materials and accessories of readymade garments. He is Advisor to Bangladesh Garments Accessories & Packaging Manufacturers & Exporters Association and the Past President of the Asian Packaging Federation. He is having a 4-decade experience in manufacturing of corrugated fibreboard boxes


Mr. Dharma Tilak Ratnayake

He is considered to be most visionary person for the growth of Packaging Industry in SriLanka. Having more than 40 years of rich experiences in Flexible packaging and Printing. He was Past President of Sri Lanka Institute of Packaging. He is a leading trainer in flexible Packaging in Srilanka.

He has closely worked with Ministry of Industries, Government of SriLanka for Human Resource development for the growth of packaging entrepreneurship in Sri Lanka. Former consultant to the Business Advisory Services Section of the International Trade Centre,(ITC) Geneva and Former Senior Consultant , China Packaging Federation for World Student Star and Asia Star – Great China Region. He was past President, Asian Packaging Federation, past Vice President, World Packaging Organization. At present, he is the Advisor, packaging Development Centre, SriLanka.


Prof. Suprakash Sinha Roy

Professor Suprakas Sinha Ray is a Chief Researcher at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research with a PhD in Physical Chemistry from the University of Calcutta in 2001, Manager of the Centre for Nanostructures and Advanced Materials and Director of the DSI-CSIR Nanotechnology Innovation Centre. He is also associated with the University of Johannesburg as a Distinguished Visiting Professor of Chemical Sciences. Ray’s current research focuses on polymer-based advanced nanostructured materials and their applications.