Vasant Subramanyan | Chairman


Appointment date: August 2011

Mr Subramanyan is Director and CEO of Last Peak, a full-service Info Tech enabled services provider, healthcare management and billing group.  He is a serial entrepreneur and has promoted a number of business entities providing services to various healthcare companies in the USA as well as power utilities in India. He has also been a consultant in the info-tech space to technology ventures in the US which have seen the convergence of platforms in data, voice and picture capture. Mr Subramanyan was an international corporate compliance & financial administration consultant and former multi-national, F200 consultant on cross-border trade, statutory compliance, mergers and acquisitions.

Education:Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Law, Calcutta University.
Other:Past President of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (Eastern Regional Council) and Past President of TiE, Kolkata – a not for profit organisation, which advocates and promotes entrepreneurship.

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Meet some of our farmers

Kalyani

I had no way of earning before Shivia introduced me to poultry farming. Now I am a full-time provider for my family and they are very proud of my achievement.…

Kamala

I now have a regular income from selling eggs and some chickens. This opportunity has really changed our lives. I'm managing to buy medicines for my sick child. Thank you!…

Akina

Before this programme we were struggling to cope and owed a lot to the village money-lender.  So much has changed for us now we are earning money from raising chickens.…

Nishikanta

Since joining this training programme I have noticed a great many changes…my costs are down, my yield is up and I am making a profit from farming at long last.…

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    Yasmine Hilton
    Chairman of Shivia
  • Alquity supports Shivia because they transform lives by giving people the opportunity to do things themselves and they do it with dignity.
    Suresh Mistry
    Director, Alquity
  • We were thrilled to see the impact of the work being done and to meet the team on the ground. It was truly humbling to see the difference being made to so many people by this group of highly motivated and capable people.
    Stewart Brown
    Director, Artemis Investment Management LLP
  • We are excited to support such a strategically-minded and professionally run charity that is making a real and sustainable difference. The focus and design of the livelihood programmes are simple and highly effective – and the results speak for themselves.
    Lars-eric Roden
    Director, The T&J Meyer Foundation
  • Farming is my only source of income... I registered with Shivia to learn how to reduce my farming expenses and produce better quality outputs. I am definitely seeing good results compared to previous years and have learned how to make bio-pesticides.
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    Familia location West Bengal

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