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 Laxman P Joshi

Laxman P Joshi is a Social and  Business Leader with  three decades of experience in Social Sector, HCL Technologies and Indian Air Force. In 2019, driven by his passion for making a meaningful impact, he transitioned from his corporate role to work full-time in the social sector. He was CTO and Central Program Unit member  with an  NGO ,Lend A Hand India,  supporting vocational education in 12000+ schools in  24 States in India. As a Co-founder of a  Social Enterprise Ekyam Impact Foundation  he is responsible for Strategy and Platform Development.

In India Air Force he  contributed to a prestigious Tri Services Strategic Project and indigenous projects like Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) and Advanced Light Helicopters (LCH) at DRDO. He also administered  a school for Special Children.

In  HCL Technologies, he managed Global Delivery Teams in Aerospace and Automotive Engineering R&D Services and successfully managed projects in areas like Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Car, Infotainment, Telematics, and Functional Safety.

As  CTO and Senior Leader in Lend A Hand India, he was responsible for  the development of two technology platforms  that enable large-scale implementation of Skilling, Internship and livelihood programs,  now being used by  13 state governments and expected to impact  over 5 million students from marginalized sections. He has done Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology Hamirpur, Aeronautical Engineering from AFTC, and a Business Management course from MDI Gurgaon. He has also published articles on social issues and disability. 


Monalisa Bandyopadhyay

During the pandemic, she joined the social sector as a volunteer, and continued her social sector work with full-time roles in Missing Link Trust, and VigyanShaala International, helping these organizations raise funds and forge partnerships. She has been part of the social sector for the last 3 years working full-time and volunteering with various organizations in fundraising and strategy. As Co-founder of Ekyam Impact Foundation. she is handling partnerships and relationships.

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