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India Vision Institute has set up the Advisory Committee to guide and assist IVI undertake activities.
The members of the Council are IVI's Honorary Advisers.
They will provide IVI pro bono help and on a voluntary basis.
The Advisory Council represents the diverse needs of IVI.
The members of the Council will bring with them a wealth of industry, government, corporate, and education and skill development experience. These will complement the rich experience and expertise that our Trustees are providing us to achieve IVI’s strategic goals and objectives.
The aim of the Advisory Council is to strengthen India Vision Institute’s links with industry, institutions and the broader eye care sector, using the members’ knowledge and network in the sector.
The Honorary Advisers' role within the organisation will be in an honorary capacity purely based on their interest in the social and NGO sectors, including in eye care, and to render services such as advice, recommendations on a voluntary basis.
Advice and recommendations by the Hon Adviser will be based on his/her interest and knowledge of the subject and issues.
Dilip Chenoy is Secretary General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). He leads the permanent secretariat of the industry chamber, which is the largest and oldest apex business organisation in India, and a potent voice for policy change. FICCI represents over 2,50,000 members through Member Bodies covering all the States of India. Before joining FICCI, Dilip served as Managing Director & CEO of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC). NSDC fosters private sector investment and initiatives in training and skill development. Mr Chenoy has also worked in several key industry organizations, including SIAM as its Director General. He was a member of the Harvard Business School project under Professor Michael Porter that worked on the competitiveness of Indian industry. With varied experiences of working in the private sector, he advices start-ups including organisations in the digital, education, skills and livelihood space. He has also served as Chairman of an Engineering Institute. A fellow of the World Academy of Productivity Science (WAPS), he was awarded the Indian Achievers Award in 2018, The Game Changer Award in 2015 and the Rashtriya Media Ratan Award in 2013.
Ramachandra Murthy Kondubhatla, born at Tallada village in Khammam district of Telangana, is a journalist and author, and has been active in social service, including in Dalit upliftment. A journalist since 1973, he is at present Adviser (Public Policy) to the Andhra Pradesh government. He holds a postgraduate (MA) degree in Political Science, PhD in management, and a postgraduate degree in Journalism from Osmania University. Versatile in both Telugu and English languages, Dr Murthy has the distinction of launching several newspapers and media houses. He has been Editor of four Telugu-language dailies - Udayam, Vartha, Andhra Jyothy and Sakshi. He was Managing Director of a media company, Hyderabad Media House, and the founder-CEO of HMTV, a Telugu news channel, and founder-Chief Editor of The Hans India, an English daily. He has played a catalytic role in getting the SC & ST Sub Plan Act passed by the AP Assembly in 2013, and organised a series of 26 town hall meetings under the banner 'Andhra Pradesh Dasa-Disa' on the issue of bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in all the districts of undivided Andhra Pradesh. He is author of books in Telugu and English and has received numerous awards for his work in journalism and social service.
Eyecare Sector Management Consultant since Jan 2020
One of the pioneers in the organized lens industry Mr. Ramachandran is an expert in the field, has been associated with Essilor India nearing two decades . He has held various positions in the organization as a Group Chief Operating Officer for South Asia( India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal) and last held the position of Special Advisor and Director in the Board of the company and relinquished the position in Essilor end of Dec 2019.
Having 34 years of corporate experience, he is a seasoned executive who has worked in several streams across the corporate sector and performed Sales , Marketing and Business development functions.
Ram entered the optical industry in the early part of the 1986 associated with Tata group Forbes Gokak Ltd – the company being the first in mass scale manufacturing of casting plastic spectacle lenses in India .
Dr R Krishna Kumar is IVI's Honorary Adviser. He is a freelance optometrist and a reputed educationist. Dr Krishna Kumar was formerly Principal (Head of Department) of the Elite School of Optometry (ESO), a unit of the Medical Research Foundation in Chennai. He holds graduate, postgraduate and doctoral degrees in Optometry from the Elite School of Optometry and had been associated with the institution since 1992, until 2020. He headed the Occupational Optometry Services Department at Sankara Nethralaya from 2010 to 2020, and has successfully supervised Masters and PhD student projects, and has produced 28 peer-reviewed publications. He also has two optometry books to his credit.From 2010, he has focused on a unique optometry speciality called occupational optometry services and has created vision standards for more than 20 different occupations in both organised and unorganised sectors. In addition to optometry qualifications, he also holds masters in psychology and a fellowship in British dispensing optics (FBDO).
Clive Miller is the CEO of Support Act, an Australian music charity that provides crisis relief and mental health and wellbeing support to artists, live production crew and musicians in need. Prior to this, he was Global CEO of Optometry Giving Sight, a vision care charity with offices in Australia, USA, Canada, and Italy. He has also worked for Youth Yindi Foundation (indigenous culture), Fred Hollows Foundation (global eyecare), AUSTCARE (international refugee aid) and AIDS Trust of Australia. He started his career as a broadcaster and artist manager.
Neville Roach AO is Chairman Emeritus of the Australia-India Business Council (AIBC) and Chairman of the Advisory Board for Australia and New Zealand of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). He worked for IBM from 1965 to 1980 and Fujitsu from 1980 to 2004, serving as CEO of Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand from 1989 to 2000 and later as its Chairman.
He was Chairman of AIBC from 2000 to 2006. He is a member of the Indian Prime Minister’s Global Advisory Council of Overseas Indians. He was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2000 for his contribution to business, especially the IT industry and for the development of Australian Multiculturalism. In 2008, he received the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, India’s highest honour for Overseas Indians from the President of India.