Mr. B.R. Prabhakara –Managing Trustee

Mr. B. R. Prabhakara is a retired IAS officer from the 1963 Batch (Karnataka cadre). He has held several key administrative positions at both state and central levels, such as Chairman and Managing Director of the Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation, Additional Secretary in the Department of Atomic Energy, Secretary of the Ministry of Non-Conventional Energy Sources, etc. He was also appointed as the Chief Secretary of Karnataka. After retiring from government service in 1997, Mr. Prabhakara continues to be on the board of several companies and foundations. Presently Mr. Prabhakara is the Chief Executive of the Gokula Education Foundation, Bangalore, a Private Educational Trust that runs 16 institutions including two hospitals.

Dr. K.S. Srinivas

Dr. K.S. Srinivas retired as Executive Director, BHEL, in charge of 3 manufacturing units of BHEL. He has a PhD from the Indian Institute of Science, specializing in electronic devices. He has a keen interest in renewable, particularly photovoltaic, energy and serves on numerous expert and advisory committees on renewable energy, such as ‘Research, Design & Development Sectoral Project Appraisal Committee for Solar Photovoltaics’ (RDSPAC-SPV)”- set up by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India (MNRE). Dr. Srinivas is the recipient of many awards in his chosen field, such as the PVSEC National Award by Solar Energy Society of India, for outstanding contributions to the development of Photovoltaic Technology, Systems and Applications.(2001).

Ms. Keya Acharya

Ms. Keya Acharya is an independent journalist and researcher, who has been writing exclusively on environment and development for many years and has various national and international publications to her credit. She also teaches development journalism and development issues to media students in Bangalore, where she is based and has conducted several media training workshops. Keya has travelled extensively in the course of her journalism assignments, reporting from various countries on subjects as diverse as solid and hazardous wastes,  human rights, corruption, forestry and wildlife, climate change, agri-biotech and others.