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Kaizzen appoints Gayatri Ramanathan as senior director, ESG practice

 Kaizzen has strengthened its senior leadership team with the appointment of Gayatri Ramanathan as senior director, of ESG & sustainability. Kaizzen’s ESG & sustainability practice will offer clients strategic advisory on ESG and sustainability and reporting, ESG training, and CSR-related advisory services. Gayatri will be working closely with Vineet Handa, CEO, of Kaizzen.

Gayatri brings with her over a decade of experience in the field of sustainability, climate & energy and over 2 decades of experience as a journalist. Before joining Kaizzen, she worked with 'Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation', in programmatic, donor engagement and fundraising roles. She also worked with the Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission in a regulatory role.

“Gayatri is a highly experienced professional in the ESG space with over a decade of experience handling key portfolios. Her deep understanding of sustainability & environment along with her expertise in media and communications is the key USP that will help drive the ESG & sustainability practice at Kaizzen. We welcome her to the India leadership team of Kaizzen.” said Vineet Handa, founder and CEO, Kaizzen.

“ESG & sustainability is the key to Indian industry remaining globally competitive. Indian corporates need to transform quickly over the next few years to emerging global sustainability standards. I look forward to my role as senior director, ESG and sustainability at Kaizzen, in facilitating this transformation by creating brand awareness around this and other ESG-related initiatives. I am excited to work with Vineet and the Kaizzen team to make this journey a huge success and add value to all stakeholders,” said Gayatri Ramanathan, senior director, of ESG & sustainability practice.

In her earlier roles, she worked with leading publications such as 'The Times of India', 'Business Standard' and 'Mint', in addition to being an entrepreneur in the news space. She is a graduate of history from Delhi University and holds a diploma in journalism from the Indian Institute of Journalism. In addition. She holds an MBA in power management from the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES). She also holds a diploma in electricity regulation from the World Trade Institute, Mumbai.

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