CSR Committee

IFCCI CSR Committee

The Indo-French Chamber of Commerce and Industry (IFCCI) is pleased to launch its first ever CSR committee as part of the 40th year of its successful establishment in India.

The objective of this committee is to create a platform dedicated to CSR on a quarterly basis.


President - IFCCI CSR Committee

Anjali Patil
Head of Brand & Communications for India

Anjali is the Head of Brand & Communications at BNP Paribas India. She joined BNP Paribas in 2010 and is responsible for brand initiatives and corporate communications for the bank and its group companies in India. Additionally, as the India CSR Co-ordinator, she has responsibility for the Group’s CSR activities in the country. 

Anjali has over 25 years of work experience and specialises in communications for financial services. Prior to joining BNP Paribas, she was Head of Corporate Communications at Fidelity India and has also held a similar position with Morgan Stanley in India and in Singapore. She has also worked at Ogilvy PR, where she was a Senior Partner responsible for the Corporate and Financial Practice.

Anjali is a Member and Accredited Practitioner of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations in London. 

She also serves as a member of the Advisory Board of Aseema Charitable Trust and is a member of the CSR Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Vice-President - IFCCI CSR Committee

Ajay Davessar
‎VP and Global Head Corporate Communications

Ajay Davessar is the Global Head of Corporate Communications at HCL Technologies Ltd., a $7 billion global information technology services company. He started his career with HCL in 1992 where he was responsible for driving business in the North region of India. His second stint with HCL began in 2009 with Corporate Marketing and Ajay is now responsible for Corporate Communications and Corporate Affairs across 32 countries around the globe. In his 24 years of experience in IT he has worked in various leadership positions including Head Marketing and Corporate Communication at Capgemini India, as Vice-President International at Publicis-Digitas, India Head Business Development- Syntel India.


Kumar Anurag Pratap
Senior Director and CSR Leader

Kumar Anurag Pratap anchors CSR at Capgemini India. Over the past two decade, he has worked with grassroot agencies, Donor agencies, UN Agency and Corporate. In his present role, his focus is on designing an overarching strategy and charter for Capgemini CSR and crafting relevant goals, policies for all programs, develop and manage the annual budget for CSR programs and operations, communication with and manage relationship with a broad set of stakeholders including Board, Location CSR committees and leadership, NGOs, Partner communities, Industry bodies and Local/ national level government agencies. He is credited with initiating some of the innovative projects at Capgemini like Capgemini Girl Child Sponsorship Project, LEAP Skilling Academy, Capgemini School Adoption Projects Digital Resource Centre on Environment. Recipient of several awards, these initiatives reaches out to more than 0.7 million men and women, boys and girls across 10 cities.


His core competency lies in long term strategic planning & vision building among diverse stakeholder groups. He specializes in leading organisation towards change and transition management in social development space.



Debanshu Dutta
Sr. Manager - HR / CSR

Having more than 10 yrs of experience in the field of Talent Management; Organizational Development & Change Management; Performance Appraisals; Training & Development; International HRM and Compensation & Benefits. Have a wide exposure in SAP HR module / successfactors implementation & Organizational scaling.


Sunil Duggal
Vice-President Corporate Affairs and Sustainability

Sunil Duggal has a strong experience in Corporate Affairs and Sustainability. Both at Pernod Ricard and within Pepsico when he was Director Corporate Affairs.


Ridhima VERMA
Manager Communication

8 years of experience in Corporate Communication; Alumnus of French Business School - NEOMA Business School, Campus Rouen, France; Coordinator of NEOMA Alumni’s India chapter; Fluent in Business French; Currently managing corporate communication for Safran in India. 


Abhimanyu Sahu
Director - Business Development - Asia Pacific - Access to Energy, Schneider Electric

Mr. Sahu is a result-focused business leader with 20 years of experience in electrical industry with merging sound technical knowledge, entrepreneur spirit and management capabilities to lead strategic BOP initiatives, global CSR program, develop Bop market and manage large R&D teams. 

He created Schneider Electric India Foundation and built the CSR vision and strategy for Schneider Electric India. Schneider Electric India is now well known in Industry for its CSR program. He has proven experience in building and managing engineering team to develop products for Global Market and a proven track record in starting Access to Energy program of Schneider Electric as a start up in India and making it a global program implemented across 20 countries in Asia, Africa.

Ms. Sahu is a motivated self-starter who earned many best project awards and ma
naged to get many recognitions for the organization in Social Business initiatives and CSR program.


Seema Siddiqui
Head, Corporate Communication and PR

Seema is a Public Relations professional who is currently Head of Corporate Communication and Public Relations, for Schneider Electric in India. In her previous roles, she has lead the PR and Corporate Communication function at Dassault Systemes India prior to which she was part of Brand and Communications team at PwC India. She is also a visiting faculty at the Mass Communication Research Center (MCRC) at Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi.


Seema has a Master’s degree in Applied Communication from Coventry University UK. 


Pawandeep Kaur
Head of Communications – India

Responsible for internal & external communications for Thales in India


Gayatri Ojha
VP (Marketing & Corporate Communications)

Gayatri is a creative and business-savvy communications professional with 
over 14 years of expertise across Energy, Telecom and Advertising industry. She heads Communications & CSR for Total India; Total is the global integrated energy company with businesses spanning Oil, Gas and Solar in India. She has also led brand teams earlier for organizations such as Vodafone, Ogilvy & Mather and McCann Erikson.

She has worked on social cause related marketing and on core CSR projects for Vodafone Foundation under their World of Difference program. She brings with her a combination of strong brand and consumer insights and a deep understanding of the social sector in India. Under the CSR mandate for Total India she has crafted and led the implementation of skill building campaigns – key one being mechanic education program for the metric educated youth across India.

She is also a painter, a yoga & spiritual enthusiast and a blogger.


Firuze Shroff

Vice President - Office of Senior Country Officer - India

Firuze has been with the Credit Agricole group since 1991. 

Assistant to the Senior Country Officer for Crédit Agricole CIB India, she is also part of the CSR team, meeting NGOs with assessments of related projects/budgets. She writes and shares information on CSR activities to the Communication teams at Regional and Head Office levels and coordinates regulatory uploads on the CA-CIB India webpage. 


Jasmin Ignatius

Head - Communications

Jasmin has over 19 years of experience in the banking industry and has worked in multiple domains. During her 10 years at SG GSC, she has played various roles in Operations, Business Development, Risk and Management Support Unit. As the head of Communications, she spearheads SG Global Solution Centre's Corporate Social Responsibility, internal and External Communications divisions.

SG GSC's CSR wing has a special focus on causes related to women empowerment, the environment and education of children.


Sowmya Suryanarayanan

Manager - Corporate Social Responsibility

Sowmya leads Corporate Social Responsibility program at Societe Generale Global Solution Centre (SG GSC). She has over 10 years of strategic consulting and research experience in the social development sector in South Asia and East Africa. She has analyzed and recommended growth of inclusive business models across critical sectors such as clean energy, agribusiness, financial services and healthcare for global foundations and DFIs such as the McArthur Foundation and the Rockefeller foundation. 



Minutes of the 1st CSR & Communication Heads Committe at the Leela Palace, Chanakyapuri, on the 6th of July 2017

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