Talk to Alumni – Public Policy Program for Executives

Talk to Alumni

Talk to Alumni program aims to help the selected candidates make an informed decision about the Public Policy Program for Executives (P3E), in which selected delegates can talk on alumni from the past P3E Camps over an email.

We believe our alums are the best fit to get the questions about the experiential nitty-gritty of the P3E answered. They can share information about their P3E experiences and give the delegates a firsthand account of the value addition of the program and how it prepared them for a career ahead. But their expertise isn’t limited to joining the P3E- delegates should feel free to ask them about anything from how to make the maximum from P3E Camp to knowing the organizing team better 😉

Dr. Shaileja Yadav

She is a first year post graduate student of MD Community Medicine at University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi University. After completing her MBBS from Lady Hardinge Medical College, she wanted to have a wholistic approach at healthcare and thus chose her speciality which is a combination of Family Medicine, Health Research and Public Health. Her primary area of interest are Healthcare, Education and Commerce. She enjoys a good debate, a good book and a good vacation every now and then.

Reach her at:

Dr. Shaileja YadavMD Community Medicine at University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi University | MBBS from Lady Hardinge Medical College
Ellina Rath

A marketing communications professional working as a corporate strategist, Ellina currently works with an advertising agency network – DDB Mudra Group in Mumbai. Her interest lies in the intersection of behaviour change communication,
development studies and social impact. She is an economics graduate from Miranda House, Delhi University who then pursued her masters in Strategic Marketing Communications from MICA, Ahmedabad after having spent four years working in the social sector. A theatre enthusiast, she loves to read, create and keep her learning mode always on.

Reach her at:

Ellina RathMarketing Communications Professional | DDB Mudra Group, Mumbai
Dr. Gajendra Singh

Medical Graduate and Public Health Specialist with Fourteen years of diverse experience in Health System Strengthening in Program Management (Immunization, Maternal & Child Health, Family Planning, Reproductive Health).
He is an innovative, visionary and influential thinker with strategic planning. He contributes in developing, implementing or coordinating the evidence-based, context-specific, low cost and sustainable health system strengthening models to contribute towards equitable and inclusive growth. Also, loves traveling and poetry writing.

Reach him at:

Dr. Gajendra SinghMedical Graduate and Public Health Specialist
Charles Dhinakaran Manivel Doss

Graduate in Economics with 15 plus years of experience in Development, Disaster Management, Capacity building and Communication. Extensively traveled in India and to key countries in South, South East and Western Asia, Central Europe and Eastern Africa. Have participated in Policy Dialogues in strategic and multi-stakeholder platforms such as NDMA, ISSME, Sphere India, Core Humanitarian Standards, etc

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Charles Dhinakaran Manivel Doss15+ yrs in Development, Disaster Management, Capacity building and Communication
Mandira Popat

She has an educational background in Marketing (MBA Marketing, NMIMS Mumbai), with sales and marketing experience in the FMCG sector for the likes of Unilever and Coca Cola, followed by entrepreneurial experience building an online retail business in Nigeria. She currently provides freelance digital marketing services to start-ups and small businesses. Her areas of passion are sustainable development, good governance, education and improving the lives of Indians from all echelons of society. She wants to be a part of a new generation of change agents and nation builders and believes that this course is the building block to achieve the same.

Reach her at:

Mandira PopatFreelance Digital Marketeer
Vinay Venkatraman

Vinay Venkatraman is a construction professional. He graduated with an MS in Construction Administration from Columbia University, New York. He has worked on the New York Subway and other infrastructure projects in the USA. He is currently working on Vertical Transport Advisory for high-rise building projects in India and the Middle East. He is also involved in pre-construction planning and project management for a convention center in Chennai. He is a National-Level silver medalist in rowing and is an official for State-Level indoor and outdoor rowing competitions.

Reach him at:

Vinay VenkatramanMS in Construction Administration | Vertical Transport Advisory for high-rise building projects in India and the Middle East
Viraj Gada

Viraj is the Engagement Lead for the India Climate Collaborative, a first-of-its-kind, India-focus collaborative that seeks to direct funding and visibility towards climate action in India. Before this he worked for the Z.S. Associates which is the world’s largest sales and marketing consulting firm. He has also worked for Greenlight Planet, which is a venture capital backed, US clean energy social start up, as well as Kisan Kraft and an agriculture-focused social business. He has also led his own social business – GramGati focused on rural distribution in India. He has managed the Indian Subcontinent for GOGLA – a global industry association of distributed solar companies.

Reach him at:

Viraj GadaEngagement Lead for the India Climate Collaborative
Amandeep Singh

A technology leader working with GIS products major building Geo AI solutions for industries, governments and nonprofit organizations. Backed with strong experience of 20 years working with large corporations, he has developed competencies to make technology an unfair advantage to social needs.
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Amandeep SinghTech Leader working with GIS products
Shivam Patel

A Former Consultant to Hon’ble Minister of Railway, Commerce and Industry; Founder and CEO, Makson Aviation. With 7+ years of experience Shivam is passionate about business, technology, aviation and policy and an enthusiastic change agent. As a founding president of the VIF Alumni committee, he nurtured a great team to manage operations and built processes to connect alumni in more meaningful ways.
Reach him at:

Shivam PatelFormer Consultant to Hon’ble Minister of Railway, Commerce and Industry | Founder and CEO, Makson Aviation
Jagannadh Mellacheruvu

Jagannadh is government affairs and policy consultant. He is an engineer turned policy zealot, having discovered his niche after traversing through varied domains like marketing, strategy and campaign management. He is now working as a policy consultant to a leading social messaging app and a tech policy think tank. Amid the Covid-19 Crisis, he acted as an advisor in charting lockdown modalities and exit strategies for his city’s municipal corporation.

Reach him at:

Jagannadh MellacheruvuGovernment Affairs and Policy Consultant