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Advisory Board

Ashutosh Dayal  Sharma

Mr Ashutosh Dayal Sharma is a tiger lover and a keen wildlife conservationist. He has been visiting Ranthambore National Park continuously over the last two decades.

He has provided financial and material help for Tiger conservation at Ranthambore by donating Jeeps, Motor cycles, Buses, GPRS Systems, Computers, Laptops, High resolution binoculars, Professional cameras, Night vision devices, LED Lights, Jackets, Shoes etc. to the forest guards, rangers and guides working at the Park to enable them to understand and serve the grand Tigers better.

Mr. Sharma is the Chairman of VGCF, a foundation that has contributed significantly to Wildlife Conservation and particularly the Bengal Tiger.

Mr. Sharma was instrumental in the construction of a large water reservoir for the animals inside the park and also for providing toilets for the visiting tourists and staff quarters for the Rangers/forest guards at the Ranthambore National Park.

Anoop Swarup

Mr. Anoop Swarup is Vice Chancellor Jagran Lakecity University; Chairman Center for Global Nonkilling, Hawaii; Founder Chairman Global Knowledge Alliance and GEO Reviewer with the IPCCUNEP. He has been Vice Chancellor Shobhit University; United Nations Representative with the UNSC.  Earlier, he was an officer of Indian Revenue Service and Commissioner at the Government of India.

Mr. Swarup has authored many books notably Regional Economics Engagement and the Free Trade Agreements – Analytical Insights and Policy Options (2010) and The World of Money Laundering Financial Crimes and Commercial Frauds (2006).

Mr. Swarup has been a visitor with Monash University, a speaker and resource person with Universities and Think Tanks in India and abroad.

Ramesh Dave

Mr. Ramesh Dave, former Madhya Pradesh Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, has Served the forests of Madhya Pradesh as a member of the Indian Forest Service for more than 36 years in various capacities.

Mr. Dave was closely involved in Trading and Development of Non Timber Forest Products through M.P. State Minor Forest Produce Cooperative Federation, for about 19 years – the longest by any officer.

Mr. Dave was involved in introduction of quality assured manufacture of herbal products (Under Vindhya Herbal brand) and ensured their availability to everyone through a robust marketing mechanism. It is now a nationally accepted and popular brand.

Mr. Dave Worked as a member of the Forest Advisory Committee of MOEF &CC, Govt of India for 2 years. He was also the Chairman of the Committee formed by the Government Of Chhattisgarh for drafting of their State NTFP Policy.


Animesh Parihar

Animesh Parihar is a qualified Chartered Accountant by profession. He brings a depth of proven leadership with over 36 years of industry experience.

Animesh is also a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Animesh is currently a strategic advisor to a number of organizations. He is
associated with PCB Partners, UK, as Consultant advising the Indian Pure Play
Companies in inorganic growth Internationally and Locally. He was the Head of Global Delivery at Finastra and was also responsible for the transformation program.
Prior to that Animesh was the Strategic Advisor to Bhopal Smart City – Government of Madhya Pradesh. He was the Executive Vice President at HCL Technologies, VP and Global head of Global Delivery at SAP and Senior VP Technology Services at Capgemini.

Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan

Maj Gen Rajiv Narayanan was commissioned in the Armoured Corps in Dec 1978 and retired after over 37 years of distinguished service in Feb 2016. An Alumnus of DSSC Wellington and DSCSC Mirpur, Dhaka, he is considered a cerebral General and an expert in mechanized and mountain warfare. He has seen service along India’s both Western and Northern Borders.
He has had the opportunity to serve as the Defence Attaché in the Embassy of India Dushanbe, Tajikistan during the turbulent period post 9/11 from Oct 2003 to Mar 2007. 
His areas of interest include China, South and Central Asia, Indo-Pacific Region, Force Structure & Modernisation, and Future World Order & Regional Multilateralism. He has a large number of articles and papers published in Indian Journals and magazines (including web editions). He has also edited three books. He has presented his views regularly at various seminars and round tables in India and abroad.

He has special interest in preservation of green cover and conservation of forests and wildlife.

Anjali Singh

Anjali Singh is a professional with over 20 years experience in Finance & Marketing as also academics. She carries with her an MBA in (F&M) and is a NET qualified scholar. Coming from a family background of Civil Services and therefore having grown up in the various Districts across Madhya Pradesh, Wildlife and Travel soon became a passion for her. In the year 2010, she decided to embark upon the journey, with her concept of The Ratapani Jungle Lodge, starting in the formative years, with a camping ground and thereafter gradually developing the infrastructure and the Lodge that we see today. Subsequently, Greendale, Pachmarhi came about, with now its second year of operations and Madhai Jungle Lodge, being in its conceptual stages.
Anjali was always passionate about the forest and wildlife conservation. It has always been her view that for any successful conservation to survive the test of time and implementation, the local communities need to be included in the plan and involved therein as also the conservation of the forest linking corridors.
An avid trekker, she also loves to write about her experiences in the forest, always encouraging youngsters and families to spend more time experiencing and enjoying the jungles. 


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