Leadership

Shri. Rohit Pawar

Shri. Rohit Pawar was born in the beautiful town ‘Baramati’ which is located on the western ghats of Maharashtra, on the banks on river Kharha on 29th September 1985. He was brought up in Baramati and completed his schooling from Vidya Pratishthan there. He went on to complete his “Bachelor’s in Management” from Mumbai University. As he was raised in a family with a political background, constructive politics always fascinated him since childhood. Along with political guidance from family and a strong will to work for the welfare of the society, Rohit Pawar decided to be a part of the active politics in Maharashtra to become a contributing member of the society.

He contested and won Zilla Parishad elections from Shirsufal in Baramati taluka, Pune in 2017. With the support from the people in Karjat – Jamkhed, he became the MLA from that constituency in October 2019. He holds the position of CEO in Baramati Agro. He has also successfully held the position of President of Indian Sugar mills association during 2018 - 19.

Mrs. Sunanda Pawar

Smt. Sunanda Rajendra Pawar is a noted social activist who is involved in social welfare since 1971. She works for the enhancement and empowerment of rural women and people from an ordinary background. She is actively involved in various social welfare programs which include Agricultural development, women empowerment through self-help groups, health sector, environment conservation, education, culture and sports. She has several accolades under her belt for her sincere dedication in social development and also held responsible positions in noted councils and institutions which work for overall well - being of the society.

She organizes several schemes and events to provide various types of support in different fields. Bhimthadi Jatra is one such brainchild of Smt. Sunanda Pawar, which is one of Pune’s biggest cultural events. It is a four and half day cultural carnival that aims at bridging the gap between rural and urban India. It has a variety of Domains like Cultural exhibitions, Food market, Flea Market, Live Shows, Packaged/Homemade food products, Handicrafts, Handloom and more. It has a footfall of lakhs of visitors every year.

This event was initially started with a vision to empower rural women financially and socially. Now it has been a successful event for the past 14 years, and more than 3000 women savings groups participate in this every year. This has provided business opportunities for more than 100 different women’s businesses.

Sunanda Pawar always strives for the betterment of the society in every possible way, and she is involved in many major welfare programs taking place across Maharashtra.

Advisory Team

Shri. Satish Magar

Shri. Satish Magar is an Architect by profession and founder of the famous 'Magarpatta City Township. He is President of CREDAI and also a Chairman and Managing Director of Magarpatta City Township.

Shri. Mahesh Zagade

Shri. Mahesh Zagade is Former IAS officer of Maharashtra Cadre (1993). He was retired as Principal Secretary to Government of Maharashtra. He is also recipient World No Tobacco Day 2014 Award conferred by World Health Organisation. Also National Gold Award for e-Governance 2012-13 and President’s Silver Medal for Census 2011.

Shri. Pradeep Bhargava

Shri. Pradeep Bhargava is alumni of the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has long experience in both state and private enterprises in fields ranging from consumer, industrial and energy sectors. He has worked with the Atomic Energy Commission, BHEL, Bharat Forge Group, and General Electric before joining Cummins in 2000. He steered the power generation business of Cummins in India. He is on the Board of several companies including Cummins India, Torrent Pharmaceuticals and Rajkumar Forge. He has been active on industry forums and was Chairman (Western Region) of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). He is also a Trustee of Persistent Foundation formed by Persistent Systems.

Shri. Pradeep Lokhande

The Postcard Man of India, Shri Pradeep Lokhande hails from Wai in Satara district of Maharashtra.A commerce graduate from Ness Wadia College. Over 15 years, Mr. Pradeep Lokhande is making efforts to make the Indian villages computer literate. With this novel approach, he is not only helping students in the schools of villages but also generated a database explaining the diversity and understanding of the complexity in these villages which will be helpful to several stakeholders for understanding the behavior pattern of consumers at the bottom level. His efforts of providing 20000 computers school have brought excitement among its students and have also helped them learn the complexity of the market.

Rural Relations is playing a distinct role to help kids with computer education, bringing awareness about the complex state of the villages and a unique approach to offer valuable data on consumer insights of around 70% Indians.

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