An alumni of GB Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar and IIM Lucknow, Dinesh is former General Manager CSR & Sustainable Development at NTPC Ltd. An expert in formulating policies and guidelines, surveys, assessments and impact evaluation of social and environmental aspects. Dinesh has more than 39 years of experience in diverse area like Sustainability, Business Excellence, Corporate Social Responsibility, Rehabilitation and Resettlement and Environment Management.

He has been lead assessor for the CII ITC Sustainability Award for more than 10 years assessing the performance of different companies on the sustainability criteria and instrumental in initiating the first sustainability report based on GRI framework as early as for 2000-01 and regular sustainability reports with external assurance was prepared since 2007-08.