Niranjan Khatri,
General Manager, (retired) Welcomenviron Initiatives, ITC WelcomGroup

Mr. Khatri has a hotel management background and has had operational experience as the General Manager of several ITC Welcomgroup hotels.

Mr. Khatri is credited with pioneering the concept of eco designing in Welcomgroup Bay Island in Port Blair, Travel House and Landbase India Ltd. His hands on experience culminated in a paper to ILO/CORNELL UNIVERSITY on eco-designing. He was invited by CII to Head their Renewable Energy cell for one year. His eco rating for the Delhi Government has been distributed to 1200 schools and translated into Marathi & further distributed to 6000 schools.

He has been taking sessions for IIT Delhi & Mumbai, Delhi University, XLRI, S.P. Jain, MDI and also the CII, FICCI, PHD, Assocham on eco designing. He has been convener of the Water Committee of CII, Delhi council and is currently member of the Power & Water Committee of CII Northern region. He is also Member of Arunim, an arm of Ministry of Social Justice looking at issues of persons with multiple disabilities. He also served as a non executive director in Central Electronics Ltd for 5 years.

He is the recipient of the prestigious Helen Keller Award 2006.