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B S Shantharaju - SVP India

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B S Shantharaju

Grants Review Committee Chair

About the partner

B S Shantharaju retired in 2016 after serving as CEO of a few large companies for 17 years. He is the Chairman of the Board of RE Sustainability Ltd and Director on the Board of Apraava Energy Pvt Ltd. He is also an advisor to CDPQ, one of Canada’s most significant pension funds, for their infrastructure investment in India and an Advisor to Space Tele Infra, owned by Brookfield Invit. He spends time on his family Trust, which sponsors poor but deserving students who want to pursue Engineering or Medicine. Currently, 119 beneficiaries are studying in well-known colleges in Karnataka, and 39 have already graduated with excellent jobs. He is an avid golfer. On the personal side, he is married to Sudha, who are parents to two well-settled sons.

My Journey at SVP

Partner since 2016

I have gained more from SVP than what I gave. I liked the intention and energy of many Partners who bring a substantial intellectual depth. I enjoy interacting with them. Nudge Foundation was a very stimulating and impactful experience since it was in its nascent stage. My previous Lead Partner had done a great job helping Nudge take off. I could advise them on scaling up the process with Team Building and Process Improvement. In my current role, sitting on the Grant and Grant Review Committee, I like the passion backed by the good intention of our Lead Partners in nurturing and supporting some early-stage NGOs and some matured NGOs who could not scale up.

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