The Team

Dr. Prakriti Poddar

  • Managing Trustee

Dr. Prakriti Poddar has been working in the field of Mental Health since 1999. She started Mind Over Image Consulting in 2001, with the keynote 'it's not a make over; it's a mind over'. She has spent many years in providing therapy, soft skill development, life coaching and succession planning. She created the HIP Technique, which is a tool that identifies the holistic journey of health and wellness, in order to bridge the gaps to get individual's from where they are to where they need to be. Prakriti is a certified counselor, a clinical hypnotherapist, a regression therapist, a NLP practitioner and has runs her own practice since 2002.

She is now the Managing Trustee of the Poddar Foundation. Her passion is mental health and wellbeing. Prakriti has repurposed the foundation in order to focus on Mental Health and believes that mentally healthy people are the pillars of a happy nation. She strongly advocates the marrying of technology and ancient wisdom to deliver contemporary and effective solutions.

Prakriti graduated from York University in Toronto.

Rohitashwa Poddar

  • Trustee

Rohitashwa is the Group Managing Director of the Poddar Group in India. The Group are involved in education, healthcare and affordable housing development. Poddar Housing and Development LTD is a Public, listed entity that is currently developing over 15 million sq. feet of affordable housing in Mumbai and its suburbs.

Rohitashwa has a B.Sc. (Hons.) degree in Engineering and Business Management from Kings College, UK. He is also an Asia Society Young Leader, a fellow of the Aspen Institute of leadership, and an advisor to the Govt. on the Housing for all policy.

Rashmi Poddar

  • Trustee

Dr. Poddar is a PhD in Philosophy (Arts) from Bombay University in 1997 and wrote her doctoral dissertation on ‘Rasa and Ananda - A Visual Discovery’.
She is the founder and director of Jnanapravha "Think Critical"

Dr. Poddar is the Honorary Director of Indian Aesthetics in Bombay University’s Department of Philosophy, and Lecturer on Indian and Asian Art at The School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. She has delivered lectures on Indian aesthetics at prestigious universities and museums around the world and chairs or sits on a number of National and International cultural and academic boards and trusts.

Dipak Poddar

  • Trustee

EA leading Indian businessman with over 4 decades of experience in the fields of manufacturing of steel, textiles, automobile tyres and retail finance. He is the Chairman of the PODDAR Group.
Mr. Poddar was the founding partner and Managing Director of Bajaj Finance Ltd., for 22 years. He is also a Director of Bajaj Alliance Insurance LTD, VIP Industries and several other leading Companies.
Mr Poddar holds a BSc and Masters degree in Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA.

Mr. Kewal Kapoor

  • IEC & Media advisory

Mr. Kewal Kapoor has a diversified portfolio of being a well researcher, a proficient writer, investigator, journalist, producer, director, consultant, and a creative strategist.He had served as executive producer with utv, created first series on tax laws in country, created first human right show on indian television, did story on kargil martyer – one , contributed as journalist write up in Hindi dailies, researched, conceptualized and created couple of tv documentary show and series,co directed and co produced documentary Yah say desh ko dekho on Kashmir violence, in 2012 created, conceptualized work which deal for work and search within one self of values for ngo, and from last 2 year working on projects that focus on social communication and redefine spaces of how subaltern issue can be dealt in advertising and digital ecosyetm in different way.From 2015 other then Owning a company that is in business of creating happiness, he Conceived /created and manages largest brand in country under innovative module on Ageing known as Return of Million Smile. At Poddar Foundation he plays role of Free lance Director on Board and IEC advisor.