Mrs. Nirmala Kandalgaonkar
Founded Vivam Agrotech in 2001. Now founded Pvt. Ltd Company named Vivam SWM Pvt. Ltd. in 2011. The company works in the field of solid waste management by providing consultancy along with technology solutions such as vermicompost, biogas and mechanical & bacterial composting, and power generation from biodegradable waste. The scope of work includes human relation, marketing, personal relations and generating awareness about solid waste management in the social as well as governmental sector. She is having ability to motivate people and delegate work. She combines strategic thinking with strong execution skills. Actively associated with various industrial and academic associations. Being an active social worker since young age, it has been her policy to give jobs to social help groups (SHGs), whenever possible and well suited, in Vivam Solid Waste Management Pvt. Ltd.’s (Vivam SWM Pvt.Ltd.). The social activities of the company are also looked over along with the operations of an NGO chaired by her.
Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Environment Science, 2001-2002. Bachelor of Science, 1971-1974
Awards: Mrs. Nirmala’s work has been appreciated by many social institutes as well as corporates by giving her various awards. Most prestigious among them is “TATA TiE STREE SHAKTI Award as National Woman Entrepreneur 2009”. “Udyogbodh Award” by Saturday Club, Maxell Award 2014 Great Businesswomen Award “PUNYRATNA 2013”, Innovative Leadership “CHANAKYA 2014” by PARCI, Mumbai.
Mr. Girish Kandalgaonkar
Founder Director, Vivam SWM Pvt. Ltd.
Vivam Solid Waste Management Pvt. Ltd. Company is in the field of Municipal Waste Management since last 15 years. This Company is Consultant to 125 Municipal Councils of Maharashtra.
Mr. Kandalgaonkar looks after for day to day working of the company as well as financial, strategic, business development decisions. Raising project finance, Government as well as private tendering for the company comes under his scope of work. He takes care of operations of company’s 10 electricity generating biogas plants as well as various vermicomposting and composting plants.
EFFECTIVE AND ACCOUNTABLE IN HIGH PROFILE EXECUTIVE ROLES
Overcome complex business challenges of this entrepreneurial venture and make high stake decisions using experience backed judgment and irreproachable integrity. Heavy transaction background including start-up financing, developing and sale of company.
STRONG ORIENTATIONS IN OPERATIONAL AND FINANCE
Participate in high-level operational initiatives, including infrastructure design, process re-engineering, project appraisal, and reorganization. Financial expertise is utilized while reducing project cost, working under thin profit margins & completing projects in time to save cost.
Post Graduate Diploma in Environment Science
Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
Technical Director, Bemco Sleepers Pvt. Ltd. (1 9 7 9 – 2 0 0 4)
Served as Technical Director of the company manufacturing ‘pre-stressed concrete sleepers’, who had Indian Railways as a client. Erected 2 similar factories of manufacturing ‘pre-stressed concrete sleepers’, Commissioned first manufacturing facility in the country for manufacturing of ‘pre-stressed concrete turnout sleepers’ and 2 facilities of ‘pre-stressed concrete poles’.
Director, Vedant Hotels Ltd. (1 9 9 5 – 2 0 0 4)
He was controlling technical aspects of this 5 star hotel. He was actively involved in the IPO of the company at Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE).
Director, VIVAM Solid Waste Management Pvt. Ltd. The company works in the field of solid waste management by providing consultancy along with technology solutions such as vermicompost, biogas and mechanical & bacterial composting, and power generation from biodegradable waste. She takes care of business development, public relations and generating awareness about solid waste management in the social as well as governmental sector. Under her guidance, the company has enhanced its customer base and earned recognition.
She is actively associated with various industrial houses and Government offices. She is an inspirational and strong-willed women entrepreneur. She became the ideal of Waste Management in India by joining the sector in 2010’s when the feminine presence was rare in the industry. She is a women who believe in short-cuts but at the same time there is no dearth of women who are confident, believe in themselves and have enormous fire in their bellies to take on the best in the business and beat them at their own game. She works hard to achieve it, no matter if it requires one to choose the odds for this option. She works towards it with full focus and determination.
Her idea is dreams should be trusted and continuously followed until one manages to achieve it. Her success story clearly portrays her determination and passion towards work. She has the risk capacity to identify visionary ideas at an early stage, and is deeply committed to the success of entrepreneurs in Vivam portfolio.
She successfully made agreements with South Korea and Afghanistan based companies for international business. She made business tie ups with 4/5 companies to expand the business and for all solutions under one roof. Services from collection, transportation, mechanized road sweeping to processing of waste, supply of special purpose vehicles for transportation, design, supply, erection, commissioning and operation of processing plants, supply of road sweeping machines etc. are given by Vivam
Services for water treatment are also offered by Vivam and Vivam is doing treatment on Kund (lacks) in Varansi city. A new wing Skill development courses in waste management are also run by Vivam which are looked after by her.
Experience and relations developed while working in Deutche and Yes bank as marketing executive helped in business development of Vivam. She was member of ABVP in college days.
Education: Completed MBA from ISB Hydrabad with the scholarship from Goldman Sachs and MASTERS IN COMMERCE from Marathwada University.