The “Make The Case” Competition is brought to you by the following working team members, their organizations, reviewers and mentors!

Our Working Team

Rob Steir

Commitments Accelerator for Plastic Pollution

(CAPP) Co-Founder

Based in Florida, United States, Rob is a co-founder of CAPP. He is also a consultant for Ocean Recovery Alliance where he was the main author of a January 2020 United Nations-funded report Crafting High-Impact Voluntary Commitments to Prevent and Reduce Marine Litter.” Rob is also the co-founder of Frontline Waste, a waste-to-energy company, focused on developing countries and islands, featuring a 20-100 tons/day slow-pyrolysis solution.

Doug Woodring

Ocean Recovery Alliance Founder

CAPP Co-Founder

Based in Hong Kong, Doug is the Founder of Ocean Recovery Alliance, a non-profit organisation focused on bringing innovation solutions, technology, collaborations and policy together to impact positive improvements for the health of the ocean.  He was the winner of the prestigious 2018 Prince Albert Prize for Innovative Philanthropy for his work with the ocean.

Doug is also a co-founder of CAPP!

Dr. Divya Singhal

Goa Institute of Management

Professor and Chairperson, Centre For Social Sensitivity and Action

Dr. Singhal is currently working as Professor and Chairperson of the Centre For Social Sensitivity and Action at the Goa Institute of Management, Goa, India. She teaches subjects related to Social Responsibility, Research and Music & management. Her research interest are in the area of development, responsibility and education.

Twitter: @ajmerkidivya

Dr. Sreerupa Sengupta

Goa Institute of Management

Assistant Professor, Healthcare Management . Member, Centre For Social Sensitivity and Action

Dr. Sengupta is Assistant Professor in the Healthcare Management area at the Goa Institute of Management (GIM). She offers courses on community health, health communication, gender and development and ethics.  She is closely associated with the Centre for Social Sensitivity and Action, GIM and enjoys working on projects related to social action and sustainable development. Twitter: @SreerupaS

Keerthana P Girijan

Goa Institute of Management

Research Assistant, Centre for Social Sensitivity and Action

Keerthana is working as a Research Associate with the Centre for Social Sensitivity and Action at the Goa Institute of Management. She holds a Master’s Degree in Digital Society from the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore. She is interested in doing projects relatedto technology and public policy and corporate social responsibility

Sameer Joshi

Indian Plastics Institute


Sameer has completed his Phd in plastic waste management and has his own company making

plastic components. He is a Guinness World Record holder of the world’s largest T-shirt from plastic waste and travelled extensively. He is Hon

Secretary of the Governing Council of Indian Plastics Institute and advisor to start ups on plastic waste management.

Sriman Banerjee

Indian Plastics Institute

Chairman Publication Committee

Sriman is the Chairman & Editor of IPI Journal and professionally Head’s Packaging Development at Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Ltd, based out of Boston, USA and has over 22 years of extensive global experience. He has a distinguished career with 35+ awards for excellence in packaging on Innovation and Sustainability including 7 coveted WorldStar trophies. He was featured by Hindustan Times newspaper as emerging talent in packaging in 2009 and awarded the lifetime achievement award by Express Pharma in 2018. “

Atul H Kanuga

Indian Plastics Institute

Chairman Environment and Ecology Committee

Atul is the founder of Sudeep Industries, a leader in the PVC Compounding industry in India, and has 40 years of experience in the field of Plastics.   Over the years he has taken active participation and held numerous posts in Gujarat State Manufacturer’s Association and in Indian Plastic Institute where he recently served as President.  He believes in sharing the wealth of his experience in the field of Plastics and that it can be utilized to train younger minds.

Soham Mehta

Indian Plastics Institute

Member, Environment Committee

Soham is a seasoned professional having several years of experience in the field of Construction Chemicals, Petrochemicals, Paper and Textile, EPC Projects. Handled diverse roles in Commercials – Marketing & Sales, Finance. Operations (Including P&L), HR Generalist Activities including Recruitment / On boarding as well as Compensation Structure Designing/Reduction. Exposure to various functions like Plant Management Processes for Project Development(including Engineering).

Commitments Accelerator for Plastic Pollution

CAPP is a new non-profit organization, birthed in 2019 and operated through Ocean Recovery Alliance, one of the premier NGOs fighting to reduce and end plastic pollution from entering the ocean. CAPP’s mission is to take proven, successful projects and programs that prevent or reduce plastic pollution, identified through our “Make the Case” competitions, and then provide the infrastructure to empower the world’s stakeholders to adapt, replicate and scale these proven solutions in many other places. 

GOA Institute of Management

Goa Institute of Management began its journey in 1993. Today GIM is one of the leading B-schools in India and offers a rich learning environment through engagement with academia, industry and alumni. GIM seeks to nurture leaders with specialized knowledge of Healthcare, Big Data Analytics, Banking, Financial Services and Insurance. The B-school offers a rich bouquet of programs that meet the challenging business needs of India and the state of Goa.

GIM’s Commitment to Sustainability

The mission of Ocean Recovery Alliance is to reduce plastic pollution on land and water by creating strategic solutions for governments, industry and communities which lead to long-term, hands-on engaging business practices. Our mission is achieved through purposefully designed programs to educate, build awareness and provide solutions which inspire positive societal change at the community, national and international levels. Its founder, Doug Woodring, recently was awarded the coveted Prince’s Prize for Innovative Philanthropy from Prince Albert of Monaco for his work in this space

Indian Plastics Institute

Indian Plastic Institute based out of India is an premier professional organization having more than 5000 members and one of the founders of PlastIndia. The focus of IPI is Plastic education and training, through DIPI courses, seminars, endowment lectures, journals, books and connects individuals, corporates and educational institutes. In recent times one of the focus areas is Sustainability & Recycling and has partnered with several organizations in India to promote and create awareness on subject and also work for plastic waste management.

The Organizers would like to acknowledge and thank our esteemed reviewers and mentors for their contributions to the “Make the Case” Competition during Season One and Season Two

From the Commitments Accelerator for Plastic Pollution (and Ocean Recovery Alliance)

Joshua Wycliffe

Minister Wycliffe is the Permanent Secretary- Ministry of Waterways & Environment for the Government of Fiji.  

He brings with him several years of International Development, Public Service, Environment, Local Government, and Infrastructure expertise. He has spearheaded transformational programs across

government functionaries in multiple countries (in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, India and the Asia Pacific). A key success for him has been the modelling and implementation of environmentally and economically resilient community

solutions internationally.

Season 1

Fiji is one of the CAPP Flagship Nations

Vanessa Toré

Vanessa Toré is the Director of the Foreign Economic Cooperation Division of the Ministry of Economic Development of Curaçao. 

She has held various roles within the Curacao government, including the acting Secretary General of the Ministry of Economic Development, Policy Advisor to the Minister of Traffic, Transport and Urban Planning, and Acting Director of Policy at the Ministry of Traffic, Transport and Urban Planning.  Currently, she is actively involved in a number of organizations: Since 2019, she is the Navigator for the process to realize a National Export Strategy for Curaçao; chairs the Integrated Water Resources Management Committee in Curaçao; a member of the Steering Committee of Global Water Partnership for the Caribbean; a member of the Blue Ribbon Committee which deals with the implementation of our ocean policy and recently she joined the Interim Steering Committee of the UN Local2030 Island Network.

Season 1

Curaçao is one of the CAPP Flagship Nations

Anand P. Mahajani

Anand Mahajani currently heads Education and Philanthropy

for the Chellaram Group, with business interests in international shipping, and manufacturing. The Chellaram Group is involved with Philanthropic activities founded since 70 years. The Philanthropic direction includes Education, Environment and Health among others. Within the group, Anand has been supporting causes including education

and green energy.

Earlier Anand was head of Corporate Sustainability,

CSR and Health and Safety functions for a leading Indian company, that was part of a large renowned corporate group. Anand is an engineer from Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi and Masters in Marketing Management from Mumbai University. Social and Environmental work is close to his heart.

Season 1

The Chellaram Foundation was the sponsor of the Season 1 competition.

Dr. Justin Robertson

Dr. Justin Robertson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Asian and International Studies at the City University of Hong Kong. He is active in the community as the convenor of the CityU Sustainability Lecture Series, the CityU Sustainability

Debate Series and the Asian Sustainability Case Study Challenge. He also leads the university’s Green Roofs Over Walls (GROW) project, an urban farm with a social mission linked to Pei Ho Counterparts in Sham Shui Po. A teaching award winner, his pedagogical approach is centered on encouraging

students to conduct primary research, directing a lively classroom featuring interactive software and problem-solving exercises and connecting students with experts in the field and having students share their findings with practitioners. He is a scholar of the global political economy with two areas of particular current interest: sustainable finance and investment


Season 1. Co-Organizer CAPP East Asia Competition

Sumantra Sen

Sumantra Sen is a director of the Forum for Sustainable Enterprises in India. He is an investment professional with over 25 years of progressive experience in leading strategic transition of large investment programs. He has expertise in directing multi-asset portfolio management, harnessing innovation and partnerships for managing complex investment scenarios. A specialist in responsible finance, in recent assignments he has been engaging effectively with DFIs, government agencies, institutional investors and corporates, for advancing Environmental, Social and Governance

(ESG) and Impact Investing.

Earlier in his career, he led a large team of analysts at leading global financial organizations for managing Global Institutional & Private client portfolios. Sumantra is an MBA and a member of CISI, UK. He has co-authored “Evolutions in Sustainable Investing” (Wiley Finance) and “Thirsty Nation” (Penguin Random House). His expert comments and articles have been published in United Nations’ reports, The Economic Times, CFO Magazine, SRI- Connect, Ethical Markets, and Responsible Investor

Season 1, 2 (Judge)

From the Goa Institute of Management

Prof. Avik Sinha

Prof. Avik is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Goa Institute of Management, Goa, India and is also a member of Centre for Excellence in Sustainable Development. He has expertise in Environmental Economics, Sustainable Development and Applied Econometrics. He has published several papers related to environment and SDGs in top journals. .

Season 1

Prof. Kheya Melo Furtado

Prof. Kheya is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Goa Institute of Management, Goa, India. Prof. Kheya’s areas of interest are Health Systems and Public Health. Prior to GIM, she served at the Health Division of the NITI Aayog, Government of India. She has worked/working on funded projects by WHO

Alliance for Health Policy and Systems Research and conducted for the National Health Authority, Government of India

Season 1

Prof. Padhmanabhan V.

Prof. Padhmanabhan is working as an Associate Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource at Goa Institute of Management, Goa, India. His teaching and research interests are in the area of individual and group dynamics. His interests are in gathering organizational stories and writing case studies that explore the processes at the self and interpersonal level in organizations. Some of the cases authored by him have been published in Asian Business Case Center, Ivey Publishing and

have been listed in Harvard Business Publishing.

Seasons 1, 2

Prof. Manas Mayur

Prof. Manas is currently working as an Associate Professor of Finance and Accounting at Goa Institute of Management, Goa, India. He is also the Chairperson of Centre For Excellence in Research at the Goa Institute of Management. Prof. Manas’s

research interests are in the area of Corporate Governance and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs). He has published research papers in journals of international and national repute.

Season 1

Prof. P. Bala Subramanyam 

Prof. Bala is currently working as an Associate Professor of Big Data Analytics at Goa Institute of Management, Goa, India. Prof. Bala has 20 Years of experience in manufacturing and IT industry and 4 years in the academic field. His research and consulting area of interests are in manufacturing analytics and predictive modelling.

Season 1

Prof. Rajesh Pathak

Prof. Rajesh is currently working as an Associate Professor of Finance and Accounting at Goa Institute of Management, Goa, India. He holds master degrees in ‘Accounting and Business Statistics’ and ‘Business Administration’ and a Doctorate in Finance. His current research interests include market microstructure, functions of derivatives and contemporary corporate finance issues etc.

Season 1

Prof. Bhanu Pratap Singh

Prof. Bhanu is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Goa Institute of Management, Goa, India. His area of expertise is in risk Management, valuation and behavioural finance etc. He has

published in top international journals.

Season 1

Dr. Rohit Prabhudesai

Dr. Rohit Prabhudesai has published and presented research

papers in the fields of international business management, small business strategy, and data visualization in journals and conferences of international repute, while his work has also been acknowledged with the best paper award. He also writes and reviews on management as well as sports related topics for

reputed newspapers, websites, and journals. His specific research interest lies in the area of strategic alliances, international market entry modes, and cross-cultural dyanamic.

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Season 1

Dr. Prakash Singh

Dr. Prakash Singh holds a Ph.D. in Economics from University of

Delhi, India and specializes in Financial Development (with focus on Innovation, ICT, Access to Finance). He has undertaken many independent research assignments at key national academic institutions and has also collaborated with Senior Economists at the World Bank. He is actively involved in Social Entrepreneurship and Social Transformation and interest keen interest in

learning from history, sociology, political science, culture and science.

Seasons 1, 2

From the Indian Plastics Institute

Prof. Dr. Radhakrishnan

Prof. Dr. Radhakrishnan is 

listed in the Top 2% Scientist in World as per Stanford University USA published in November 2020. He has more than 40 years experience in the field of Polymer and Materials Science Engineering with 32 years at National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, 4 years in Chemical Industry and 8 years in the academia. He is currently Director Research Development & Innovation, at

Maharashtra Institute of Technology, Pune (MIT-WPU). He has published more than 180 technical papers and filed 43 patents with 6 US patents and 3 Euro patent being granted. His technical publications have received 91000 views, >6000 citations from all over the world.

Season 1, 2

Dr. R. Rangaprasad 

Dr. R. Rangaprasad is a polymer & packaging

professional with over 25 years’ experience. At present He is on an assignment as Head at Packaging 360, a comprehensive knowledge service provider platform., involved in Training, Consultancy & conferences. He has served as Consultant at Indian Institute of Packaging Mumbai & as Director at SIES School of Packaging / Packaging Technology Centre, Navi Mumbai. Dr. R. Rangaprasad. is a chemical technologist by training, from the prestigious UICT, Mumbai and holds B.Sc (Chemistry), B.Sc

(Tech.), M.Sc.(Tech) & Ph.D.(Tech). Degrees.

Season 1

Sumit Basu

Sumit Basu is the General Manager of the

Indian Oil Corporation Ltd and heads the Product Application Development Centre and also Technical services team of Petrochemical Division. He has completed Masters degree in Plastics Technology from ICT, Mumbai and has over 25 years of experience in Petrochemicals. Prior to joining Indian Oil, he has

worked in Reliance Industries across various functions. He is a active member of various Plastics Associations and Institutes like Indian Institute of Packaging, Indian Plastics Institute, Bureau of Indian Standards etc.’

Season 1, 2

Jayant Kamat

Jayant Kamat is a Postgraduate in Engineering with specialization in Plastics Engineering from the Bombay University Department of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, presently known as Institute of Chemical Technology. He has a working experience of over

46 years in the field of Petrochemicals. Since superannuation in the year 2009, he has been working as an Independent

Consultant in the area of Petrochemicals and Oil & Gas.

Season 1, 2

Hemant Minocha

Hemant Minocha brings over 22 years of experience in plastics processing, trouble shooting and sales. Since 2001, he is the Director and Owner at Rajiv Plastics Pvt. Limited, one of the leading manufacturers of masterbatches in India with plants in Pune and Silvassa. Serving all plastics applications – films, injection molding, blow molding and extrusion for household, automotive, electrical and electronic appliances, pipes and profiles, injection and extrusion foaming, bioplastics, recycling etc. He has presented technical papers in over 50 Conferences and Seminars in India and abroad in the last 18 years and has organized many conferences in India related to plastics. He also currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Plastics Export Promotion Council, and has been a serving management committee member of IPI since 2001.

Season 1

We would also like to recognize additional members of the Indian Plastics Institute and their contributions as reviewers and mentor:

Dr. M.A. Shenoy, Rakesh Shah and Ish Walia (Season 1)


Phone #: 91 22 66950347

Kind attn: Mr Sandeep Shinde


Indian Plastics Institute

30 Sarvodaya Industrial Area

Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri East

Mumbai 400093 India


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