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Our panel of experts

Vaidehi Thakar

Vaidehi is a whole time director of The Indian Express [P] Ltd. She has done her graduation  from Fergusson College, and LLB from ILS, Pune with a LLM from the University of Cambridge. Vaidehi  joined the Express group 1992 in the legal department and is presently the Director (Corporate Legal). She joined the board of The Indian Express  in 2003, and is also on the board of various group companies. She is also the Executive Publisher of the popular Marathi language newspaper “LOKSATTA”.

A believer in our cause, Vaidehi joins our panel of experts. She brings in her media and legal expertise to Transplant Care.org and strengthens our foundations.

Hemant Katakkar

Hemant is a successful entrepreneur who has received many accolades in the industrial world especially in the industrial control and automation systems. Until recently he was founder and Managing Director of Baumuller Kat India Pvt. Ltd. He was a founder and continues to be on the Board of Directors at KAT Controls Pvt. Ltd. and Blumenbecker KAT Automation Pvt. Ltd.

Hemant chose to join the Transplant Care Expert Panel as a patient advocate. His wife underwent a liver transplant a few years back and since then he has been actively involved in counseling and helping  transplant patients in their moment of crisis. He related to the Transplant Care cause easily and brings with him many resources to help the Transplant Care community.

Chetan Shetty

Chetan calls himself a part-time storyteller and full-time COO at Extentia Information Technology, Pune. An engineering graduate from College of Engineering Pune and an MBA from ENPC School of International Management, Paris.

Chetan, is a  man of many interests and talents, he is a guide and mentor to many startups. He drives the ExSeed program where Extentia nurtures the innovation and agility of startups in different domains. He is an active supporter initiatives in technology and innovation that have a social agenda. He is an active supporter of Transplant Care.org. He champions our cause through many different roles that he plays in his professional and social life and through his network of people.