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Our Leadership

Radhanath Swami

FOUNDER GOVARDHAN ECOVILLAGE

In 1970, at a mere nineteen years of age, Radhanath Swami left his home in America seeking adventure and spiritual knowledge. After trekking across Europe for months, he reached his long hoped for destination: India.

Hrishikesh Mafatlal

BOARD MEMBER

Mr. Hrishikesh Mafatlal is the Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive of the Arvind Mafatlal Group of Companies (AMG). Mr. Mafatlal has an Honors Degree in Commerce (1975) from the Sydenham College, Mumbai.

Kushal Desai

BOARD MEMBER

Kushal Desai is currently Managing Director of Apar Industries Ltd., a leading manufacturer of Specialty Lubricants, Power Transmission Lines and Cables. Under his leadership, Apar has grown to be the 4th largest Transformer oil manufacturer.

Gauranga Das

DIRECTOR, STRATEGY & COMMUNICATIONS

With a Graduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the reputed IIT Mumbai, Gauranga Das leads the Govardhan Ecovillage Facilities, Nursery and the Green Buildings Construction(CSEB).

Krishnan M Iyer

BOARD MEMBER & CFO

Krishnan M Iyer is a Chartered Accountant and law graduate with over twenty-five years of experience in Finance. He retired as the CFO of a multinational corporation in the year 2000 and is now serving full time in ISKCON Chowpatty.

Sanat Kumar Das

DIRECTOR, RURAL DEVELOPMENT & LEGAL

Mr Sanat Kumar Das holds degrees in B.Com, L.L.B from Bombay University. With a vast knowledge of natural living, he is currently leading the Organic Farming, Gurukul and Rural Development Program.

Sanjiv Maheshwari

GENERAL PARTNER & CFO

In his capacity as a Partner and CFO of BGC, Sanjiv is responsible for taking care of the Finances of various funds launched by Basil Partners. Basil Funds are registered in Mauritius and focus on investments in Niche Technology Services.

Rajeev Shrivastava

BOARD MEMBER

Mr Rajiv Srivastava has twenty years of global operations and investment experience across the U.S., Europe and Asia. He has been a venture capitalist and private equity investor since 2006. He has been an investor.

Adikeshav Das

DIRECTOR, COMMUNITY HEALTH & WELFARE

With a Post-Graduate degree in MD (Skin) from the reputed Grant Medical College, Sir JJ Group of Hospitals. He is a Consultant Dermatologist and former Deputy Director (Medical services) at Bhaktivedanta Hospital. Adikeshav Das is a Spiritual Counselor and currently oversees Community Welfare, School Education at Govardhan Eco Village

Radhakunda Das

DIRECTOR, WELLNESS & HOSPITALITY

With a graduate degree in B.Sc. (physics) from Mumbai university and 18 years of experience in Petrochemical Industry, Radhakunda Das currently leads the Wellness, Hospitality and International Marketing at Govardhan Eco Village.

Vasudev Das

DIRECTOR, ADMINISTRATION AND SUSTAINABILITY

With a Post Graduate degree in Aerospace Engineering from IIT Mumbai, Vasudeva Das leads the Administration and Sustainability operations at Govardhan Eco Village

Yachneet Pushkarna

CEO, GEV SOCIAL INITIATIVES

Having over 13 Yrs of International Experience in domains over Agri commodities, International Product marketing, Quality operational control, sales experience, P & L in the FMCG sector, Yachneet Pushkarna is leading the social initiatives of Govardhan Ecovillage

Our Team

Govardhan Ayurveda

Dr. Sasikumar

B.A.M.S, M.D [Ay.]

Dr. Sasikumar Nechiyil. B.A.M.S, M.D [Ay.] has played a key role for leading all the institutions of Nechiyil. After taking degree B.A.M.S from Kottakkal Ayurveda College. He completed post-graduation M.D [Ay.] from Jamnagar Ayurved University in Rasasastra.

Dr. Sreejith Ayyappath

B.A.M.S, M.D [Ay.]

Renowned Ayurveda expert Dr. Sreejith Ayyappath B.A.M.S, M.D [Ay.] is a holistic health practitioner specialized in all types of Ayurveda treatments. Born into a traditional Hindu family in Palakkad district of Kerala, Dr. Ayyappath had a special inclination towards this holistic system after.

Dr Srikanth Chakrala

Ayurvedic Doctor

Dr Srikanth Chakrala (Srivallabha Das) has been an Ayurvedic practitioner for over 16 years now. Nurturing a desire for serving the society through holistic health care right from his childhood, Dr Chakrala pursued his BAMS & MD (Ayur) from Dr NTR University of Health Sciences.

Dr. Sudheesh Krishnan

Ayurvedic Doctor

Dr. Sudheesh Krishnan studied Ayurvedic science from Nangelil Ayurveda Medical College, Ernakulam, Kerala. After completing studies, he did Internship Training in National Research Institute for Panchakarma from where he studied all Panchakarma Therapies.

Dr. Rajshree

B.A.M.S

Dr. Rajshree completed BAMS in Ayurveda from Seva Sangh’s Ayurved college, Ganeshwadi, Panchavati, Nasik, Maharashtra. After that she did PGDHHM (hospital and healthcare management) at Symbiosis, Pune. After completing her education, she worked as a Medical officer.

Govardhan School Of Yoga

Aarti

YOGA COACH

Aarti is an eternal student, a preacher of traditional yoga who holds a Master’s Degree in ‘Yog-Shastra’. She is also a QCI certified Level II Yoga Teacher under Government of India-AYUSH Ministry.

Anmol

YOGA COACH

Anmol believes that yoga is all about challenging your limits and reaching new stages of physical and mental strength. He has a unique dynamic way of teaching yogic practices with a big smile & positive attitude. It is more to be experienced than explained!

Mr. Nimai Lila Das

DEAN, GOVARDHAN SCHOOL OF YOGA

Mr. Nimai Lila Das, Dean, Govardhan School of Yoga, ISKCON Govardhan Ecovillage graduated from the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2007.

Govardhan School of Sustainability

Rakesh Panda

PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Rakesh Panda is a graduate from IIT Kharagpur – one of the top engineering institution in India. He joined as a senior scientist at the same institute in the field of molecular biology. He has been a faculty for college graduates across India for the last 5 years

Mr. Nimai Lila Das

CHIEF SUSTAINIBILITY OFFICER

Mr. Nimai Lila Das, Chief Sustainability Officer, ISKCON Govardhan Ecovillage graduated from the prestigious Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore with a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering in 2007.

Diego Franca

FACULTY MEMBER

Diego França has graduated in Biological Sciences from Integrated Regional University in Brazil. He is specialized in restoration of degraded areas through Agroflorestry Systems (food forest), waste management, wastewater treatment, bioconstruction, low impact technologies and rescue of ancestral knowledge.

Monika Rudzinskaite

LIFE SKILLS COACH

Monika Rudzinskaite is a graduate from the University of Edinburgh, one of the top 20 universities in the world, having been awarded MA degree in Humanities with distinction. She is an Overseas Sustainability Officer and Program Coordinator at Govardhan Eco Village.

Iris Kühnlein

SUSTAINABILITY SPECIALIST& PROJECT MANAGER

Iris Kühnlein has a BA of honors in Liberal Arts and Sciences from Maastricht University (Netherlands) and was awarded with distinction a MA in Environment and Sustainable Development from University College London (UK). She is a Sustainability Specialist and Faculty Member of the Govardhan School of Sustainability.

Govardhan Rural Development

Anand Gosavi

Anand Gosavi has experience of 21 years in the field of technical education for rural youth. He has been the principal of Vigyan Ashram at Pabal for 5 years and now he shares his experience in giving the same knowledge to the youth

Vikas Shrivastava

A marine engineer by profession has served the Indian Navy. But his heart was for the welfare of the rural youths. So thus he joined the Bhaktivedanta Kaushal Vikas Kendra since its inception in 2016.

Pushpa Hoshangadi

Pushpa Hoshangadi is B.Sc. tech in Polymer technology, but a teacher at heart, and teaches in Gopals Garden High School. She has been instrumental in setting up the educational programme in Aanganwadi's.

Mukund Dhanawade

Mukund Dhanawade is a pharmacist by profession, but after a short stint with pharmacy sector, he dedicated his life for the welfare of the rural community. He heads the operations of the Govardhan Rural Development Program.

Dr. Sandhya Subramanian

Qualified Dental surgeon with a degree from Nair Dental hospital. Working as a consultant dentist in Bhaktivedanta hospital. Also holds a degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling. Has been serving as a Counsellor since past 20 years.