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As the founding CEO of Naandi Foundation, Manoj disrupted the NGO space in India by being the first to implement large scale government programs with efficiency and measurable outcomes. This included feeding 1.3 million school children midday meals, assuring learning outcomes in 2100 government schools, creating the world's largest organic coffee cooperative (marketing it as branded ARAKU coffee in Europe and Japan is his Aspen Project) and looking after education of 100,000 girls (www.nanhikali.org) on a daily basis. Naandi has impacted 5 million lives as of 2014. A Robert McNamara Fellow of the World Bank, Manoj shifted career from banking to social sector with a pit stop in micro-finance, before taking over leadership at Naandi. He is once again breaking new ground by carving out of Naandi a bunch of for-profit social businesses. These address some of the most pressing problems of the country today: ensuring elementary school children learn, providing safe drinking water, training and placement of unemployed youth in corporate jobs and creating value and niche markets for small farmer agricultural produce. Manoj serves on the Boards of the Paris based Global Livelihoods Fund, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Sustainability Council, Firmenich SA, and is the CSR Advisor for the Mahindra Group. He is a 2013 Laureate of the John P. McNulty Prize. The Financial Times London (2012) named Manoj as one of the 25 people to watch out for in India. Manoj is a Fellow of Second Wave of Ananta Aspen Centre’s Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship, as well as a moderator for and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.