Board of Governors

Prof. T.A Gonsalves

Chairman, Board of Governors

Prof. Gonsalves is the Director of IIT Mandi. He is a founding member of TeNet group of IIT Madras where he has been actively involved in guiding the incubation of Technology companies from TeNet group: including Midas Communications, Banyan Networks. He is also a member of the Governing Board of Rural Technology and Business Incubator at IIT Madras. His area of specialization includes Computer Networks, Distributed systems, Telecom Software and Performance Evaluation..

Varun Rattan Singh

CEO, Development Logics

Varun is the CEO of Development Logics, which works with a mandate to use IT and management skills to solve developmental challenges faced by masses. It work with a mission to build one of the largest WIFI networks in Himachal Pradesh offering Internet service in remote rural areas. He is also founding curator-Dharamshala Hub for Global Shapers community - a network of city-based Hubs developed and led by young leaders between 20 and 30 years old who want to develop their leadership potential towards serving society. 

Mr. H. K. Mittal

Adviser, DST

Mr. Mittal has been instrumental in giving a new vibrancy to promoting innovation and entrepreneurial acumen among a wide section of Indian entrepreneurs. ranging from simple rural industries to high end technological enterprises. He is an alumnus of National Dairy Research Institute and IIM-A.

Hemendra Mathur

Venture Partner, Bharat Innovations Fund

Hemendra has over 20 years of experience in private equity, management consulting and investment banking industry in India, South Asia, Europe and USA. He is Venture Partner at Bharat Innovations Fund, a unique public-private-academia venture platform to catalyze transformational solutions for emerging sectors in India including agriculture, clean technology, healthcare and digital technology.

Lakshmi Vaidyanathan

Founder Director, Jivass Technologies

An alumni of IISc, Bangalore Lakshmi has years of experience in technology, social entrepreneurship and business incubation. After eight years of being an incubation manager with Rural Technology Business Incubator, IIT Madras and PayPal Incubation center, she decided to turn entrepreneur herself in 2016. She worked with Wipro for 14 years before joining RTBI in 2007. She is currently the Founder Director of Jivass Technologies which works in the area of Information Technology Services and Applications.

Saloni Malhotra

Reboot Solutions

Saloni is an entrepreneur and is currently working on Reboot, an ecosystem and integrated facility for de-addiction. She founded DesiCrew, an organization focused on creating knowledge-based livelihood opportunities in small towns and rural areas. She has also served as the Vice President at Paytm where she helped build ecosystem for Paytm in educational institutions. She is a mentor to Coco Moco Kids, a young start-up that creates edu-taiment toys for 2-12 years old and an Advisor to Start Up!, a social business incubator in Delhi.

Mr. Saurabh Mittal

Founder, QYON

Saurabh has extensive global experience over two decades of working with senior executives in defining strategy, providing thought leadership, creating new business solutions and leading large multicultural, cross functional teams to implement improved business processes in global businesses. He is co-founder of QYON (Question Your Own Notions) -an initiative for conscious change. He is Head of Leadership Development and coaching at Fractal Analytics. He is also Senior Advisor to Catalyst since 2016.


Dr. Prem Felix Siril

Dean (Sponsored Research), IIT Mandi

Dr. Siril is an Associate Professor at School of Basic Sciences at IIT Mandi. He is also Dean of Sponsored Research and Industrial Consultancy (SRIC) at IIT Mandi. His area of specialization includes Chemistry of nanomaterials.