Vithal Rajan

Vithal Rajan, Officer, Order of Canada, BA Hons (McGill), PhD (London School of Economics), is a Canadian national and OCI. He has worked as an information officer, ICI, Canada? as a mediator for the Church in Belfast in the 1970s and later as a member of the founding faculty at the School of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK as Chair of World Studies, International School of Geneva? as Director, WWF International, Switzerland as founding Executive Director, the Right Livelihood Award Foundation, Sweden (also known as the Alternative Nobel Prize) and as founding Councillor, World Future Council, London, Hamburg and Brussels. In India, he was Senior Faculty, Administrative Staff College of India. He was Board member of Environment Protection Training Research Institute [EPTRI] of GoI. He has served on several committees of the departments of rural development, environment, and policy of Govt of AP. He is founder trustee of AME [Agriculture Man Ecology] India Foundation. Bangalore and Advisor to Yugantar, an NGO working with GoI on the PURA/RURBAN project in Warangal Dist, Telangana.. He is Director, KCP Sugar & Industries Corp, Chennai and Visionary Lighting & Energy Pvt Ltd. Hyderabad [solarpowered LEDs for poor households]. He has established scholarships at the Ramanujan Institute of Pure Mathematics, University of Madras, in memory of his father, S.Rajan, ICS and at the Vidyodaya High School for Girls, Madras, in memory of his mother, Mrs Champakavalli Rajan. In 2006, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for lifelong service to humanity? and is listed in the Canadian Who's Who.