Doug Vaughn - STRATEGIC ADVISOR Doug Vaughn serves as Strategic Advisor to our company. He brings significant operational, financial and strategic experience to our team. He currently serves as Senior Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer for Triangle Capital Corporation, a NYSE listed company focused on debt and equity investing in middle market companies. He is also the founder and managing member of Tricolor Cleantech Capital, LLC, an investor in JanaJal. Additionally, Mr. Vaughn serves as Founder and managing member of Piedmont Market Products, LLC, a designer and distributor of branded products sold primarily through grocery and e-commerce channels.
Mr. Vaughn has served in various senior management positions in the United States, Europe and Asia for publicly traded multinational companies as well as smaller, privately held businesses. He has served on numerous for-profit and not for profit boards with current positions on the Salvation Army Regional Board of Advisors and as Chairman of the Board of Recovery Logistics, Inc and Site Resources, Inc, major service providers for large utility and telecommunication companies.
PARAG AGARWAL - FOUNDER & CMD
For over 2 decades, Parag has worked with cutting edge technologies and worked across sectors and geographies to enable their implementation in India. His biggest strength being his ability to work with the private sector and state, federal and government agencies, both within India and overseas, Parag has successfully delivered some landmark projects in the past. His global exposure across various industries and sectors, focuses on technology-based solutions in Integrated Water and Waste Management, AgriLogistics & Post Harvest Infrastructure, Drinking Water & Sanitation, and Homeland Security. Parag identified the role of safe drinking water in the life of every human being along with the need to make it available and accessible to all in an efficient, robust and sustainable manner.
LT. GEN SUDHIR SHARMA - Head - Global Strategy During his 35 years of illustrious military service, Gen. Sudhir Sharma has handled staff, instructional and diplomatic assignments, including the command of the world’s largest operational force, Head of logistics and Defence Attaché in United Kingdom, with distinguished leadership. A graduate of Staff College, Camberley, he is an acknowledged thought leader and expert on logistics, defence, homeland and corporate security. He speaks at international forums like Global Economic Summit, Global Arab Summit, Global India Summit, Asia Economic Forum, and Ideas on India. He brings with him a deep understanding of different states and regions in India, along with invaluable knowledge of managing field logistics that are vital for the installation, commissioning and operation of ATMs across the country.
ANURAG AGARWAL - CO-FOUNDER
He has over 22 years of diverse experience in operating, advisory and investing roles as an Entrepreneur, Investment Banker, Private Equity Investor, Board Member, and Academic Professor. With a strong understanding of structured finance, capital raising and advisory services, Anurag has spent over 10 years collectively at J.P. Morgan, Credit Suisse, and Regent Private Capital. His expertise is social entrepreneurship, corporate strategy, finance, and business development; all of which he practices in his current role at JanaJal. Anurag is based in New York and plays an instrumental role in overseeing the overall financial management of the company.
PRAVEEN KUMAR - JT. MANAGING DIRECTOR
With 35 years of rich & versatile experience in Telecommunications, Pharma, Academics, AgriLogistics and Water Management at senior management positions, Praveen is an MBA graduate from IMT. He was actively engaged with the Ministry of Telecommunications in development and implementation of Billing & MIS System for more than 1000 exchanges all over India in the early 90s. His deep understanding of water treatment and purification technologies, along with his project execution capability, is the keystone of JanaJal’s success. Praveen’s inclusive approach to execution backed by an astute understanding of various regions in India is critical and helps in mitigating all operational challenges, thereby ensuring adherence to project timelines.
Piyali Dasgupta - Media Advisor
A thorough professional, Piyali has gained invaluable experience in the field of journalism for over two decades. She was special correspondent (lifestyle and entertainment) at Delhi Times – Times of India. She holds a post graduate course in Journalism and mass communication from Mumbai University. Her forte has been celebrity profiling, breaking news, nightlife parties and sports. Piyali is an integral part of the JanaJal think tank and advises the company on its press and media strategy based on her rich experience. She is a trained classical dancer, fitness freak and loves travelling.
Tina Agarwal Dua - Corporate Development With a Masters in English Literature and certified Educator from The Harvard School, USA, Tina is responsible for Corporate Development at JanaJal.
Over 20 years, she has gained valuable experience across production and execution of events, conducting creative and artistic workshops for children, teaching under-privileged children at Akanksha Foundation and also training teachers at various government schools in Pune. She has worked extensively in educating the masses on Diabetes awareness besides advocating nature, environment and wildlife conservation through educational gaming and science programmes for Junior Explorers, a US based corporation.
Tina works closely with various CSR partners and in-house CSR and media teams to ensure implementation of the programs on the ground.
Thenny Mejia - Head - CSR
With over 2 decades of diverse experience ranging from setting up medical centers in the US, to
building BPOs and KPOs in India, Thenny has been instrumental in linking application with
technology very effectively. Since the past decade she has been associated with various non-
profit organizations, such WWF and Kushii, to raise social awareness of various charitable and
social causes and work inclusively with various stakeholders to ensure value driven programs.
Thenny has an illustrious track record in leadership, management, and operational experience
that has helped several mid-size companies scale up. She brings invaluable CSR expertise and
knowledge that has been built over years of having worked on ground. An ardent believer in the
need for conservation and preservation of water, she is deeply committed to working with
corporates, charitable foundations and global companies to roll out effective and innovative CSR
programs at JanaJal.
Amit V Awasthi - Head - Legal
Amit V Awasthi is a lawyer by profession and has an expertise in rendering corporate advisory in negotiating, and structuring commercial transactions, including inter-alia collaborations, licenses, agency, distributorship and marketing arrangements, procurement and manufacturing contracts, franchise arrangements, etc and preparing diverse documentation including inter-alia joint venture agreements, shareholders agreements, share subscription/share purchase agreements, technology transfer/license agreements, trademark license agreements, non-compete arrangements, voting trusts, escrow arrangements, etc.
Anju Karki – Head - Admin
Anju Karki heads the Administrative and HR functions, closely interacting with Banks, Chartered Accountants, Company Secretary and Service Tax/ Sales Tax Professionals to ensure regulatory compliances besides looking after day to day operations. She is a graduate with 5 years of experience in customer relations and has served in the banking and real estate sector. She has had the unique distinction of being a part of the Audit Team on the behalf of HARDICON Ltd and conducted a CSR audit for projects done by Gas Authority of India Ltd (GAIL).
Anuradha Agarwal – Head - Social Media
Anuradha specializes in tactical and strategic communication solutions across verticals and platforms. A graduate in English Literature from Delhi University, she has completed her M.Sc. in Communications and Entrepreneurship from The University of Nottingham and is currently promoting JanaJal across all social media channels. Having had a strong exposure to international and national markets, she loves to challenge boundaries and help create value within the team.
Dr. Rachna Dave - Head - Quality Control
Dr. Rachna Dave Is Head - Quality Control and is responsible for monitoring quality control parameters at all JanaJal Water ATMs across India and implement remedial measures. She is trained microbiologist by profession having vast experience in developing R&D based solutions for microbial control. After completing her doctoral studies at NYU, She joined as a staff scientist at the prestigious Bhabha Atomic Research Centre and worked there for 6 years. She has successfully developed "Bacto “ which is a solution to control bacteria in the water.
YASHVIR SINGH – Sr. Manager-Tech
Yashvir Singh has been associated with Supremus Group since its inception. Having served in the Indian Navy, he enjoys facing challenges head on and confronting problems with grace and confidence. Having supervised more than 100 installations across India with UF based systems, he is currently involved in execution of water ATM projects. His strength lies in ground clearance and dealing with various government departments.
Anjani Kumar - Sr. Service Engineer
Anjani Kumar is a qualified Technician and has earned command over monitoring and functioning of PCBs installed in Water ATMs. He is working as a Site Engineer and is actively involved in the installation, Testing and Commissioning of Water ATMs on Railway Platforms in Mumbai.
Arun Kale - Manager - Support Service
Arun Kale is the Manager for Projects. He has 17 years of vast experience in Administration of companies in diverse sectors from Mining, Data Centres to Security and Surveillance. He looks after procurements and day to day operations of the projects.
Suvendu Biswas – Service Engineer
Suvendu Biswas is an Electrical Engineer. Associated with JanaJal for 3 years, he has travelled extensively and worked in hostile and challenging environments to deliver the project within the allotted time frames. He has gained experience on different water technologies and earned accolades from seniors and colleagues for handling site specific challenges.