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The SVP chapter in Hyderabad was launched in 2016. Still in its early stages, SVP Hyderabad is exploring grant and capacity building opportunities around three big themes: helping youth with disabilities; strengthening local, rural leadership to create livelihood opportunities in villages; and our most ambitious idea – to create our own, super Marrakesh in the 500 year Old City of Hyderabad, leveraging the old palaces and havelis and Hyderabad’s great reputation for food to create a large number of livelihoods in local tourism. SVP Hyderabad is chaired by Ajit Rangnekar, Director General, Research and Innovation Circle of Hyderabad (RICH).

Our Partners at SVP Hyderabad are:

Ajit Rangnekar: Chair, SVP Hyderabad and Director General, RICH, Telangana

Ram Kaundinya: Alumni President, IIM Ahmedabad and Independent Director, Axis Bank, and Former MD and CEO, Advanta Ltd.

Prof GN Rao: Founder and Director at LV Prasad Eye Institute

Savita and Vijay Mahajan: Former Deputy Dean, ISB Hyderabad and Lead Partner at Craftizen; Vijay is Founder BASIX and Member – Grants Committee

Narendra Paruchuri: Joint MD and Chairman at Pragati Offset Pvt Ltd; Chair – Grants Committee

Khalil Ahmed: Owner at restaurant Zaika-e-Hyderabad and Exec. Director at Shantha Biotech Ltd; Member – Grants Committee 

Mrinalini Shastry: CS, ISB Alumna and Lead Partner at Youth4Jobs

Suresh Challa: Board of Director at Hyderabad Angel Investors, Director at SSPDL

Suresh Rayadu Chitturi: CEO at Srinivasa Hatcheries

Salman Babukhan: Chairman at Babukhan Enterprises

Sunita Srivastava and Sharad Mathur: Former Software Architect at Microsoft (Sunita) and Partner Director, Software Engg at Microsoft (Sharad)

Srini Raju: Former CEO, Cognizant; Member Exec board ISB Hyd and IIIIT Hyd

Ravi and Preeti Khandelwal: Owner Frankie Franchise and Lead Partner at Craftizen (Ravi); Member Grants Committee at SVP Hyderabad

Anil Yamani: Managing Director, OSI Consulting Pvt Ltd

Pradeep Mittal: CEO, GreatFour Systems and Board of Governors IIIT Sricity

RVS Ramakrishna: Managing Director, ITW India Ltd.


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Craftizen Foundation is a social venture and a not for profit that implements market led craft based skill development programs to  provide livelihoods to marginalized sections of society.

SVP Hyderabad will be funding their Plastic up-cycling project. This pilot project is a unique attempt to convert waste into accessories in an eco friendly  manner while providing employment to women in Hyderabad city from low income and underprivileged backgrounds, largely unskilled and those who have not completed high school.


Since its launch in June 2017, SVP Hyderabad Partners are working closely with Million Jobs Partner –Youth4Jobs. This organization provides training and placement to youth with disabilities from very poor and rural backgrounds.

For more information on SVP Hyderabad, contact Swati Agarwal at swatiagarwal@svpindia.in