Meet Our Team
Pradip Shah, Co-Founder & Director
Pradip Shah is the founder of CRISIL, India's first and largest credit rating agency. Pradip also helped establish India's first retail housing finance company and the first India-dedicated foreign private equity fund. He currently heads IndAsia Fund Advisors Private Ltd. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a qualified chartered and cost accountant. He is passionate about wildlife protection.
Karan Shah, Co-Founder & Director
Karan Shah holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics and Political Science from Haverford College, USA. In college, he had co-founded an advertising business that won the first prize at the London School of Economics Business Plan competition and cash prizes at the Arts and Technology Group Business Plan competition, Ball State University Business Plan competition, and Brown University Elevator Pitch competition. His interests include nature, cricket, and politics.
Bikrant Tiwary, Chief Executive Officer
Bikrant Tiwary, an alumnus of IIM Calcutta and a master's in commerce from Ranchi University, has over 17 years of diverse experience in insurance, media, and social sector. His exposure to the certificate program of Harvard Business School gave him a new vision to the business. He has been a winner of Silicon Valley Fellowship organized by AFI has also been nominated by U.S. Consulate General Mumbai for their EcoHeroes campaign. Bikrant is the first CEO of Grow-Trees and the former national head of GiveIndia, the largest philanthropic online platform, had left his corporate career in 2010 with a passion to bring positive social changes to society.
Supriya Patil, Head- Partnerships & Projects
Supriya holds a master’s in Environment Science from the University of Mumbai and also has a post-graduate diploma in ‘Urban Environmental Management’ from WWF-National Law University, Delhi. She is passionate about current issues of environmental governance and aims to achieve sustainable solutions to the numerous social challenges. At Grow-Trees she is helping corporates to mobilize the resources for adopting the triple bottom line in the businesses by developing various social impact driven projects. In her free time, she likes to visit various sanctuaries in India, travel to unexplored places and spend time with her pets.
Ronak Jariwala, Assistant Manager Accounts & Administration
Ronak holds a master’s in commerce from the University of Mumbai. He oversees the financial operations of Grow-Trees. He has around 6 years of experience in managing accounts in trading, shipping, and the social sector. A go-getter by nature, his interests include traveling to various plantation sites, movies, watching cricket and writing poems.
Basant Kumar Sharma: Project Coordinator
Basant completed school education from Kalimpong, situated in extremely Bio-diversity rich areas of the Eastern-Himalayas. Nature has always fascinated and motivated him since his childhood. His qualifications include B.Sc. (Bio) from North Bengal University and Masters in Ecotourism (SMU) & English Literature (IGNOU). His expertise is on Climate Change Science, Biodiversity Conservation, Project Design & Management; Natural Resource Management, Sustainable Tourism Planning & Management; Community Mobilization, Convergence, and Program Coordination.