KG Mohan is an information technology professional working as a Managing Partner with ASIMA Consultants LLP, and serving as an Independent Director with Karur Vysya Bank.
Prior to his retirement in 2014, he played multiple roles in Unilever as VP, IT for Hindustan Unilever, CIO for Asia Africa Region of Unilever, Global VP, IT for Telecommunication and Network services.
He has a wife, Shyamala, and three children – Bareth, Nimisha and Neeraja, and also their beloved Maltese pet daughter Angel.
KG Mohan enjoys travelling, trekking, reading, learning Sanskrit, listening to Vedanta & Gita lectures and gardening. He is a dog lover and cares deeply about the environment.
“I joined SVP in 2015 primarily to get to know the social sector, explore what and how I can give something back to society and network with like-minded professionals, with a common cause and social objectives.
In the last 6 years I have enjoyed my association with SVP which has made tremendous impact on me – in terms of varied exposures and experiences. I have learnt a lot about the social sector. Got exposed to organic farming, setting up of cafes, nurturing a tailoring unit, setting up of self help groups, aspirations of the tribal community, struggles of differently-abled youth, etc. It has been a very satisfying experience to touch many such people and make some difference to their lives – not as a charity but by building capabilities and providing training inputs where they can help themselves.
I have learnt to lead and work with zero authority, unlearnt and relearnt new skill sets, and am amazed by what can be achieved in the social sector by bringing in the rigour and discipline of the corporate sector. I have sharpened my environmental consciousness, had many interesting field trips to observe how a concept lands and grows by collective work, listened to amazing lectures by eminent speakers in the social sector, been humbled by the sheer dedication and passion of young NGO leaders and have been exposed to a large number of NGOs who I would have never imagined existed before.
Without this SVP stint, I would have missed out an essential dimension of my life – to try to be socially relevant and contributing.”