Mission: Creating and fostering sustainable solutions through development of community leaders

Vision: Educating the masses about the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations and achieving them by 2030

The Leadership 30 is a leadership development program, the first of its kind in India and only the second in the world aims at developing leaders who can shape the communities in a more inclusive and innovative manner. We, as a society, need leaders who can not only envision the problems as opportunities for growth but also create a sustainable future that we can be proud to be a part of.


Who we are looking for? 

The Leadership 30 is not your common leadership program which takes in individuals who are ready to lay aside their normal lives and work for a cause. We believe that leadership should be ingrained in everyday work that you do, the issues that you get involved with and the impact that you seek to create. 

We are looking for people with a strong desire to understand the problems that the nation faces and work diligently towards them, collaborating with several partners, people and resources along the way. We want people who are ready to challenge the status quo in terms of how we lead communities, in terms of how change is perceived in the society.

We are looking for change makers. And if you think you are one, you’re at the right spot. 


What is required of you?

The program will run for a total duration of 6 months, beginning from mid-July and ending in December. Inductees into the cohort will not be required to work with the program full-time, but will rather have to dedicate a minimum of an hour each day during the week, and will need to dedicate full weekends to the program work. This time commitment is designed such that working professionals are not inconvenienced during the week, and the on-ground and analysis work required for each week is completed on the weekends through interactions, brainstorming sessions and ideation spaces. 


What will you gain? 

The Leadership 30 program has been started to fulfill the gap between accountable action, community leadership and sustainable impact. We are partnering with some of the best NGOs and local action groups that are working on-ground in India, which gives the members of the leadership program a unique peek into the impactful work that is being done. All our partners have agreed to work with The Leadership 30 program on an ‘open-platform’ basis, meaning that any and all information that they share will be available to anyone who is a part of the program, and insights as well as analyses will be freely shared and communicated. This ‘open-platform’ model gives the members of the program a chance to challenge themselves and create business models that they can potentially plug back into the system and check for efficiency, flaws and impact. The members of the program will be required to pick out operational and developmental gaps in the social sector and work on them, which will enhance research skills, require team work and most importantly, include innovation at every step. The Leadership 30 program is an opportunity to stop talking and start doing everything that you have in your mind to improve the community and the society as a whole. 



Naved Shaikh


Founder & President of Humanity First Foundation which aims to teach youth nationwide about Human Rights and promoting social welfare, thus helping them to become valuable advocates for the promotion of Tolerance and Peace. It is one of the largest human rights organizations in the country with over 50,000 members.

 Dr.Satesh Nadela

Co-founder of DO Donate Organs, an organization which encourages donations through educating people about the real need and nobility of organ donation and explains its benefits through a comprehensive outreach plan and advertising

 Dr.Amarpreet Singh Ghura 

Post Doctoral Research Fellow at the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and the Co Founder of Indian DriversDatabase Incorporation,
Amarpreet was also the Case Writing Research Associate at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and was the recipient of the IIM A Best Case Writer Award 2017.

 Dr.Wishwas Julka

Vice President – Global Tata Groups.Four National awards winner including Business leader of the year.Wishwas is also the most admired leader in India for skill development.

 Dr. Jyoti Jhangiani

Bollywood celebrity tarot card reder, Jyoti has been awarded the world woman award and the Nirbhaya Ratna Award both in 2018 for her work.

        Pankaj Dixit

Co-founder and trustee -Liter of light.Pankaj is  also the author of “Essence Of A Fullfilling Relationship”.He is also a well respected leadership Coach.

  Dr. Rekha Gour

Member of the Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research ad Education in Cancer (ACTREC)

                   Jeet Singh

Judge on a Dance Reality Show called HONHAAR which was aired on E24. He has a vast experience of over 25 years in the bollywood industry and has worked with renowned choreographers such as Remo Dsouza.

 Rohit Mishra 


Rohit has an experience of 15 years in the education sector, and is one of the best known quantitative faculty in the country. He was previously the state head at Jammu and Kashmir for Career Launcher.


    Abdul Hamid Bhatt

Abdul is known as the “Tree Man Of Kashmir.” He has planted more than 1.2 lakh trees across Kasmir, and has been awarded several times for his work. He is  a visiting faculty at Harvard Business School, Boston, as well as a host of prominent asian institutes of higher studies.


Nivesh Raj


Nivesh has been a Delegate to The Youth Assembly at United Nations, and a Youth Delegate to The Global Festival of Action. Nivesh has also been heavily involved with youth development as the Vice President of Humanity first Foundation and the Co-founder and CEO of Step Up For Healthy India.

     Aditya Tarale


Aditya was an Indian Delegate to the Youth Assembly at United Nations. He is the current National Vice President elect for AIESEC in Denmark, and has been a Vice President at AIESEC in Navi Mumbai.

         Abhijeet Raj

Director, Research and Development 

 Abhijeet is currently an Analyst at Goldman Sachs. He is an alumnus of the prestigious IIT Kharagpur.

Shloka Dhanu

Director, Communicatons and Strategy

Shloka is the Co-Founder of Map My University, a free online portal that strives to provide students with the right guidance they need for higher education.

       Dr. Saadiyah M

Director, Partnerships and Healthcare Services

Saadiyah is a practicing dentist and has been working with Angels Dentists Network in the dental hygiene and awareness programs.

Ira Toraskar

Director, People Management

Ira was previously the Vice President for Talent Management for AIESEC in Navi Mumbai, and is currently working on structuring the people management strategies. 

Rashika Sharma

Director, Finance and Legal

Rashika is an alumnus of the Indian Law Society’s Law College in Pune, and is currently working with ICICI Bank as a Legal Manager in the Corporate Legal Group

Abhinav Ravi 

 Country Manager –  Finance 

 Abhinav is the Student Body President for Step Up For Healthy India where he is responsible for conceptualizing social media & student ambassadorship activities.He is an MBA candidate at the Indian School of Business through the Young Leaders Program.


Darshan Nandekar

Youth Outreach Head, India

Darshan was previously the president of Student Council at Manipal University, and  is a very popular figure in the local student circles

Navyatha Bhatt

Country Manager, Strategy

Navyatha is currently an MBA candidate at Kellogg School of Business, and is working with the Dow Chemical Company where she was the Asia Pacific Winner of the Global T2 award  to drive sustainability project to convert non-recyclable packaging to recyclable to address plastic waste problem of India.


Country Manager, Healthcare Services

Preshita is a practicing dentist. Preshita believes that healthcare should be provided to all and is associated with various NGOs working at grassroot levels. She is managing the healthcare services for the program.


Country Manager, Energy and Resources Division

Rajiv is currently a Petroleum Engineer with Raeon Energy Services LLP. He is also the General Secretary at Step Up For Healthy India that aids and spreads awareness of health, hygiene and sanitation across all communities in India.


We thank every single organization we had the honour of working with so far in creating “The Leadership 30”.

We’re changing the way leadership is known.


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In 2015, the nations of the world agreed on a plan to end extreme poverty by the year 2030. The plan is called the Sustainable Development Goals. The Leadership 30 is leading the charge, but we can’t do it alone.

Be a part of this historic effort.