Board Members

Anirban Bhattacharyya

Board / Industry 4.0 Lead
Anirban has over 18 years of strategy, research and development, and implementation experience in physical and digital operations manufacturing, supply chain process improvement, and process automation services. He is the founding member of Amplo Global Inc., an AI-led Industry 4.0 risk management product company that powers AmploFly4.0 (DIVA™), a platform that enables organizations to measure, assess and define 3 to 5 years of Industry 4.0 execution readiness. He earned his engineering degree from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, India, in Electrical and Electronics, and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he specialized in strategy and marketing.
Industry Specialization:
MFG/Hi-Tech/Semi-Con/Auto, Med Devices, Consumer Services Functional Expertise: Digital Reinvention Strategy, Transformation, Next Gen Supply Chain/MFG
Anirban Bhattacharyya

Michael McLaughlin

Board Member
Mike McLaughlin is executive vice president of food supply at Clif Bar & Company, a leading maker of nutritious and organic foods and drinks. He is responsible for leading the end-to-end operations, supply chain, and food safety teams, including the company’s bakeries in Twin Falls and Indianapolis. Prior to joining Clif Bar, Mike held executive and supply chain leadership positions at Driscoll’s, Bell-Carter Foods, and the Quaker Oats Company. His experience in the food and beverage industry includes general management, mergers and acquisitions, procurement, and manufacturing plant operations. Throughout his career, he has made significant contributions to building efficient and sustainable processes around capacity, supply chain management, innovation, and waste reduction.Mike holds a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University and he earned his master’s degree in business administration at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

James H. Spann

Board Member
James has over 20 years of experience as a leader in global healthcare companies including Baxter Healthcare, Roche Diagnostics, Medline, AmerisourceBergen and Aramark, and IBM Watson Health, where he has consistently transformed industries and companies using technology, processes and people. James has multi-brand expertise in biotech, medical devices, lab diagnostics, surgical products, dental, pharmaceutical distribution, pharmacy automation, diagnostics imaging, hospital supply chain, and lean/six sigma operational transformation. As an operations and growth executive, James has unlocked over $400M+ in new business development, product commercialization, geographic market expansion, and M&A transactions. James serves as the Vice Board Chair of the University of Oklahoma School of Biomedical Engineering, and a Board Member for the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME).James began his career in the USMC, serving as an Artillery Officer. He holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Oklahoma, an MBA from Indiana Wesleyan University, and an executive management certification in mergers and acquisitions from Kellogg.Functional Expertise: Digital Strategy, Digital Marketing, Digital Enterprise Systems, Digital Market Places, eCommerce, Cloud Sales/Service/Marketing, SAP Cloud for Customer, Customer Experience, Design Thinking, Human-Centered Design, Innovation Labs, and Sales Force.com.

Ani Bhattacharya

Chief Commercial Officer
Ani is an action-oriented commercial insights and strategy professional, with over 18 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry. He has held several positions in commercial product portfolio strategy, business development, marketing, and operations. As a problem solver, he is specifically skilled at identifying and addressing specific business issues in the commercial space. Ani has developed end-to end business valuation platforms for new product opportunity analysis and built innovative platforms that offer strategic choices for portfolio planning and decision making for several pharma and biotech companies. Throughout his career, he has operated as a strategic business consultant across various cross-functional teams, while communicating meaningful and actionable recommendations for market entry and life cycle management.Ani has a PhD in Molecular Biology from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, and an MBA in marketing and supply chain management from Rutgers Business School.
Industry Specialization:
Commercial Insights, Product Opportunity Analysis, Financial Modeling, Product Portfolio Planning, Go-to-market Strategy

Samir Sathe

Board Member

Samir Sathe, is a disruptive thought leader and practitioner of management science, to bring about systemic change in entrepreneurial leadership with a deep global experience of 30 years.

He currently leads the Wadhwani Advantage program in India and provides global mentorship, focused on empowering small businesses with management capabilities and accelerating small business revenue and job growth. Since 2019, the program has helped ~600 SMEs adding over 5,000 employees in India, with a Net Promoter Score of 73. In addition, he leads the effort of Academy in building over 50+ AI Enabled ‘Do-it-Yourself’ consulting tools. He also leads Talent Acquisition function at the Foundation.

Samir is deeply conversant with the contexts in India, Asia, Middle East, Hong Kong, Singapore, the UK, and the US.

Samir has authored over 40+ articles in reputed Indian and International publications; he is a speaker at several recognized fora and platforms. Currently, he is authoring a book on the role of emotions in organizational health and longevity. He is a recipient of 3 awards, ‘Brand Impact Award’ by Indian Achievers’ Forum in 2020-21 and ‘Public Service Award’ by National Achiever’s Recognition Forum for contribution to society, in solving large scale society problems in 2021 and is mostly recently recognized by Film and TV Trade Preview as one of the ‘High Flyers’ in its second volume of distinguished personalities.

Samir has earned his master’s in ‘Consulting and Coaching for Change’ from INSEAD, France, studying psychodynamic principles that drive the decisions of the entrepreneurs, owners, leaders; he has attended programs on ‘Leading Professional Service Firms’ at Harvard Business School and ‘Challenges of Global Poverty’ at MIT.

Green IT and Data

We can easily claim that our Green procurement programs can reduce expenditure and waste; increase resource efficiency; and influence production, markets, prices, available services and organisational behaviour. Also known as green or environmental
purchasing, green procurement compares price, technology, quality and the environmental impact of the product, service or contract.

Green is In

Green sourcing can also assist organisations in meeting multi-lateral requirements and guidelines which International Standards Organisation and other bodies have established. After reviewing current purchasing practices and policies of an organization along with life cycle assessment of the environmental impacts, the outcome is a regularly reviewed. Our “Green” services utilise fewer resources, are designed to last longer and minimise their impact on the environment from cradle to grave.

Green Infra

Investing in green infrastructure comes armed with many social, economic and environmental benefits, for water storage, purification and flood prevention, cooling urban heat islands, improved health, well-being and access to nature for people, as well as space and habitat for wildlife. Our strategies can incorporate both the natural environment and engineered systems to provide clean water, conserve ecosystem values and functions, and provide a wide array of benefits to people and wildlife.

Go green with our envious solutions

Our green infrastructure solutions can be applied on different scales, from the building level, to the broader landscape level. On the local level, green infrastructure practices include rain gardens, permeable pavements, green roofs, infiltration planters, trees and rainwater harvesting systems. On a larger scale, it impacts the preservation and restoration of natural landscapes like forests, floodplains and wetlands. Our Green infrastructure strategies will boost a company’s economy, enhance community health and safety, and provide recreation, wildlife, and other benefits.

Green Sourcing

As all companies are notching up their climate commitment game, their ambitions to source materials are also soaring! Be it green steel, recycled aluminum, or recycled plastic—that have lower emissions intensity than their conventional equivalents, production capacity for many pf these low-emissions materials, appears to fall far short of future demand.

Our strategies hence suggest that for supply chain decarbonization, companies should first understand both the emissions generated during the manufacturing of all the components and materials they now procure and their exposures to supply, demand, and price volatility for these inputs. We believe that charting a sourcing strategy to cut emissions spans over multiple time frames.

Green Supply Chain and Manufacturing

Integrating sustainable environmental processes into the traditional supply chain, like supplier selection and purchasing material, product design, product manufacturing and assembling, distribution and end-of-life management, our green supply chain involves value creation through the operations of whole chain. Though reducing air, water and waste pollution is the main goal, but it also enhances
the firms’ performance in terms of less waste manufacturing, reuse and recycling of products, reduction in manufacturing costs, greater efficiency of assets, positive image building, and greater customer satisfaction.

As you demand, so we supply

By implementing Green supply chain, the applications of the key sustainable development strategy outstand. Our module emphasizes how green practices can be adopted in firms to mitigate the environmental degradations and increase the economic and operational performance. We help our clients incorporate Green practices in supply chain management like:

Green material sourcing
Green marketing
Green management
Green distribution and warehousing
Green manufacturing
Ecological design
Green transportation and reverse logistics
Renewable energy and biofuels Introducing green thought to hone your supply chains can help you save the environment and create a healthier bottom line. It is not just the ethical thing to do but also financially rewarding for the business.

Benchmarking

With the prioritization of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) and the intense focus on climate change, Benchmarking has become a must to establish baselines, define industry best practices, identify risks and opportunities, and create a competitive environment within an organization. Our process can yield valuable data that helps companies evaluate and prioritize improvement opportunities, as well as, support lifecycle assessments and disclosure requirements.

Our competitive benchmarking can help determine whether or not the sustainability strategies are effective, provide recommendations for closing potential gaps, and assess the business value to be gained by addressing those gaps. Our process also provides a guidepost, so stakeholders, investors, customers, and industry peers have access to meaningful, standardized industry comparisons.

Materiality and Maturity Assessment

Our materiality and maturity assessment is best used as a strategic business tool that can benefit if applied as a sustainability lens to business risk, opportunity, trend-spotting and enterprise risk management processes. Rather than creating a separate one, our inclusive materiality process, can deliver valuable benefits, such as:

  • Ensuring business strategy takes account of significant social and environmental topics
  • Management of sustainability issues is embedded in wider business processes
  • Identifying trends on the horizon, such as water scarcity or changing weather patterns that could significantly impact a company’s value
  • Enabling different functions of the business to develop new products or services and stay ahead of competitors
  • Highlighting areas that are important but not currently addressed