Sivaram Bandhakavi is the President and CEO of IKP Trust and also sits on the Board of Directors for ICAAP. Sivaram has 15 years of previous experience in management, consulting and program design. Sivaram has worked in both the public and private sector and both nationally and internationally. Prior to his position with the IKP trust, he was Director of Cambridge Policy Research, where he was responsible for a series of large scale transformation programs, including designing public programs, operations strategies and implementation models for high profile clientele.
The client basis varied from UID Authority of India (Aadhaar), to the Ministry of Home Affairs, as well as HRD Ministry and National Institute for Smart Government. Sivaram worked as a consultant with the World Bank’s Private Sector Development group after he finished his work with Cognizant for several years in USA and India. His positions and professional experience has been heavily focused on policy development and management. His education, similar to his professional experience is extensive. Sivaram has a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University’s Kennedy School, an MBA from Indian Institute of Management Lucknow and a B. Tech, from Indian Institute of Technology Madras. Sivaram is also a published author and adjunct faculty member at IIT Madras.
Dr Ritu Verma is another director for ICAAP whose contributions are unique and significant as a result of over a decade of experience at an operational and investment level across various sectors. Ritu is the co-founder and managing partner at Ankur Capital, a seed fund that focuses on investing in agriculture, health and education through investment in startups and entrepreneurs. Ritu also has experience as a director for Prior Truven, an advisory company with investments in India and Southeast Asia. Her strategic level experience combined with her vast functional experience make her an integral member of the board. Her education includes an MBA from INSEAD with a focus on entrepreneurship and venture capital and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr Suresh Babu is the third ICAAP director and offers insightful contributions to the success of the organization.