Vusal Abasov- Executive Board Member 2017

mainMy name is Vusal Abasov. Originally Azerbaijani I lived in Russia for 10 years. I am an enthusiastic young professional with the background in economics in the University of Economics in Azerbaijan. I am also a fight master in kickboxing and boxing. Active involvement in social and cultural activities is my passion. My main goal is contribution as a responsible leader and citizen to societies; to make a strong positive impact on them on the basis of sustainable development. Currently I am graduated and working as a “study program specialist” in the Azerbaijan State University of Economics.

Contact Vusal: vusal.abasov@oikos-international.org

Ankit Agarwal - Executive Board Member 2017


Ankit is the founder & CEO of Helpusgreen®, a social enterprise that preserves river Ganges by flowercycling® the waste from the places of worship into patented lifestyle products providing livelihoods to 120 rural families. Every year 8000000 metric tonnes of flower waste dumped into river Ganges. Toxic Arsenic, Lead and Cadmium from the harmful farm-runoff, pesticides and insecticides used to grow flowers mixes with the river water making it highly poisonous. These major pollutants are affecting lives of 400 Million people -linked to contracting dysentery, cholera, hepatitis and severe diarrhea – which continues to be one of the leading causes of child mortality across India .Ankit’s work, was recently praised by the honourable Prime minster Mr. Modi and the Chief Minister of State. Helpusgreen won the Tata Social Enterprise challenge and ISB iDIYA.  Ankit also sits on the executive board of oikos International managing its Asian network. He found oikos Pune in May, 2013. As the president of oikos Pune he worked on fund raising, conceptualizing projects, roadmaps and recruiting new members. Project Igreen and SIVIC innovation centre are his brain child.

Ankit is featured on the Fortune Green List and has been named one of the Asia 21 Young Leaders.

Prior he was an Automation scientist at Symantec Corporation where he has published 16 research papers and holds a patent.  Ankit has volunteered with Net Impact, working to structure and spread their network in North India. Ankit received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Pune university and a Master in Innovation management from SIBM.

Contact Ankit: ankit.agarwal@oikos-international.org

Prudhvi Gadiraju - Executive Board Member 2017

mainBorn in Andhra Pradesh, India, raised in California, USA I have always had knack for intertwining technology with business. I have been experimenting, testing, and learning throughout my life and entrepreneurship became the core of who I am. I consider myself a serial entrepreneur and with a few startups behind my back I have some knowledge worth sharing.

Contact Prudhvi: prudhvi.gadiraju@oikos-international.org

Levan Pangani - President 2017 & 2018

Levan studied his Bachelor and Master studies in Economics at Tbilisi State University (Georgia) and Lodz University (Poland).

He was Executive Board member of oikos International from 2012 till 2016. He founded oikos Tbilisi in 2011, where he served as the president of the local chapter. He was founder and director of oikos Summer Schools, chief organizer of the first oikos CEE Regional Meeting in 2012.

He has several years of managerial experience, working as a head of some local organizations in Georgia. His area of interest is sustainable development of economics, as well as in-depth research of other fields connected to it. His efforts to increase awareness of sustainability across Georgia and Caucasus Region are widely recognized and talked about by academia in Georgia.  In his free time he likes to travel, hike and play basketball.

Contact Levan:

Email: levan.pangani@oikos-international.org

Office: +41 (0) 71 224 2595

Sanober Shaikh - Executive Board Member 2017

Sanober_PictureSanober has a masters in Financial Management from Symbiosis International
University, Pune, India. Current lack of awareness about sustainability issues in India rose her interest to work in this field. At oikos Pune, Sanober was involved in many activities including organizing the Design Thinking Workshop and oikos Asia Meet 2014.
Her passion for Sustainability in Finance motivated her to be the oikos Finance
Learning Circle Manager where she contributes on topics like Environmental Social Governance. As Executive Board member, she strengthen the Alumni network by initiating projects along with guidance to the oikos chapter and reviving them.
Sanober has a heart for foreign languages. She works as a freelance German and
English Tutor. She also volunteers to teach languages at schools for under privileged children in India. Sanober likes to cook, dance and travel during her free time.

Contact Sanober: sanober.shaikh@oikos-international.org