Mr. Shridhar Venkat

Mr. Shridhar VenkatMr. Shridhar Venkat, Executive Director, The Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Shridhar has over 17 years of work experience with leading multinationals like Philips, ABB, Webex Communications (now CISCO), etc.

Prior to joining Akshaya Patra he was Vice President – Sales, Webex Communications (now owned by CISCO). He is with Akshaya Patra for the past 7 years .

Shridhar holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering and a Masters Degree in Marketing Management (NMIMS, Mumbai).

His search for ‘Existential Purpose’ in life made him quit a lucrative corporate career and join the Akshaya Patra Foundation, a not-for-profit organization with a vision that ‘No Child in India shall be deprived of Education because of Hunger’. Akshaya Patra is the World’s largest school meal program run by an NGO feeding over one million children in 19 locations in India.

In Akshaya Patra, Shridhar oversees all the executive functions like Resource Mobilization , Communication ,Finance , HRD , IT and Operations Excellence Initiative . He brings to the table strong people management and organization skills.

Shridhar believes that it is necessary to blend professionalism of a corporate with the innovativeness and missionary zeal of an NGO to make a not-for-profit deliver Value.

Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest NGO run school meal programme . Its feeds 1.3 million children every day in 19 locations and 9 states of India . The vision is “ No child in India will be deprived of education because of hunger “. Mission is to feed ‘ 5 million children daily by 2020 ‘ . It has been rated as one of the top 100 NGOs in the world ( ranking 23 ) by the Global Journal of Geneva .

Akshaya Patra has received ‘Gold Shield ‘ for 4th time in a row from the prestigious Institute of Chartered Accountants ( ICAI ) of India .

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