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Co-Founder of WOTR

Mr. Crispino Lobo

Holds a Masters from Harvard (together with 4 other academic qualifications), is a rural development and watershed management expert and has 32+ years of experience in the development sector. He is co-founder and managing trustee of WOTR and SIED, Executive Director of Sampada Trust and Promoter Director of SELF. He has also been a member and consultant to several national and international agencies and advisory committees.


Ex-IAS Officer

Mr. Asoke Basak

A retired IAS officer who served as the Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Government of Maharashtra. He was chairman of the Maharashtra State Electricity Board, Chief Executive Officer of the Zilla Parishad, Collector of Nasik and Nanded, Dairy Development Commissioner, GoM. He has a Masters in Geology and Business Administration and a Diploma in Systems Management to his credit. He is Chairman and Trustee of WOTR and Sampada Trust.


Ex-Chief General Manager, NABARD

Mr. Sukhbir Singh Sanghra

Retired Chief General Manager, NABARD. A Postgraduate in Agriculture Economics, he started his career with the Union Bank of India. He then moved to the Reserve Bank of India and eventually to NABARD. An expert agriculture economist having a rich background in development finance and an experience of 39 years.


Entrepreneurship and Livelihoods expert

Mr. Anirudha Mirikar

A Masters in agriculture with 25 years’ experience in entrepreneurship development, rural finance and the livelihood sector. Worked with MITCON Ltd. in the International Fund for Agriculture Development (IFAD) assisted Maharashtra Rural Credit Project (MRCP). He is also member of the LAC of Financial Literacy Counselling Centre established under the directives of RBI.