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

Sameer Joshi

Indian Plastics Institute

Chairman Website Committee

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.

Commitments Accelerator for
Plastic Pollution

CAPP is a new non-profit organization that brings together transparency, community and action to reduce and eliminate plastic waste.    Members convene to discuss strategies, projects, outcomes, and research. They engage in formal training. They benchmark their performance and track their progress. They replicate and scale high-impact projects and programs with expert and peer mentoring ̶  moving their commitments into achieved milestones.

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.

Chellaram Foundation

The Chellaram Foundation was founded  in India on 20 June 2007 by Mr Lal Chellaram  as a  registered section 8 company. It is one of three charities in India, including the   Kishinchand Chellaram Education Trust that was founded in 1949  by the Late Mr. Kishinchand Chellaram  with the noble objective of supporting and assisting various Educational Institutions; and the    Lokumal Kishinchand Charity Trust, a charity founded in 1980 by the Late Mr. Lokumal Chellaram for support to a wide spectrum of causes.

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

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. .

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.’

Jayant Kamat

Jayant 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.

Hemant Minocha

Hemant 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.

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


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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