Mr. Badri Mahapatra

Mr. Badri Mahapatra is a Management Graduate from Symbiosis Institute of Management, Pune. He has over twenty years of experience across private sector firms, public sector / government organizations, academic institutions and industry networks. During this period he has worked closely with policy makers, industry leaders, opinion makers and concerned stakeholders involved in implementation.

His last assignment as Assistant Vice President, Gujarat Venture Finance Limited, Ahmedabad an organization jointly promoted by Government of Gujarat and World Bank has given him exposure in the areas of venture finance, corporate affairs, HR, IT, ITES, Manufacturing sector, Financial Institutions, etc. Prior to this, Mr. Mahapatra was a senior team member of the Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board (GIDB), a Government of Gujarat statutory body for regulatory framework and single window clearance in the infrastructure sector including Power, Oil and Gas, Road, Port, water, urban infrastructure and IT. Prior to GIDB, he worked for a joint venture of Bharat Petroleum and British Gas for a period of 2.5 years. He has worked with Academy of Human Resource Development, a leading HR Research Institute in the country, under HR Guru and visionary Prof. (Dr.) T.V. Rao.

Mr. Mahapatra has been part of few institution building exercise and has played an instrumental role in successfully creating and bringing stability to few charitable institutional setups. He has good understanding on socio-economic, industry and business scenario in Gujarat. He served as the Executive Director of TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) Gujarat Chapter having the mandate to promote and facilitate the entrepreneurship aspects in the State of Gujarat. He has facilitated guidance and mentorship to various startup organizations.

Since 2006, Mr. Mahapatra has successfully created few business organizations in various areas such as Management Consultancy, Entry Advisory, Micro Finance, Natural Gas Consultancy and Trading and Manufacturing. He has excellent knowledge in Natural Gas trading, market dynamics, contract negotiation, bidding strategy, CGD project development and provides strategic advice in these domains.

By virtue of his involvement as an entry advisor he provided active support and guidance to various leading national and international organizations to setup their manufacturing business in the state of Gujarat. He has gained good experience in setting up green field projects