Venkatesh “Venky” Raghavendra

Venkatesh “Venky” Raghavendra

Vice President, Safe Water Network

Venkatesh “Venky” Raghavendra is a social entrepreneur with nearly three decades of philanthropy, CSR and development experience. He has successfully built global partnerships and mobilized significant resources for a number of international and national organizations. At present he is Vice-President at Safe Water Network helping create access to safe, affordable and clean drinking water to underserved communities. Prior to this he has worked with New York based American India Foundation, Washington DC based Ashoka: Innovators for the Public. He has offered his services and expertise to a number of global organizations like Common Purpose [www.commonpurpose.org], Open Society Foundations among others. He is as an advisor to Government of India, specifically to the National Skills Development Corporation an agency promoting skills development and jobs all across India.