Who is the CEO of WaterAid India: VK Madhavan is the present Chief Executive Officer of WaterAid India. Madhavan is a postgraduate in International Politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. After completing his master’s degree in 1991, Madhavan has worked with various other organizations and presently he is a part of the senior management team of WaterAid India and working as CEO of the organization. Being working as an important part of WaterAid India, Madhavan has several responsibilities and duties on his shoulders. Let’s know more about the CEO of WaterAid India and his roles and responsibilities in the organisation.
Who is the CEO of WaterAid India?
VK Madhavan pursued a Master’s in International Politics from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi. After completing his Post Graduation program, he started working with Urmul Rural Health Research and Development Trust in Bikaner. After that, Madhavan moved to ActionAid and The Hunger Project and worked with the following organisations for a long time. Madhavan then switched to CHIRAG or Central Himalayan Rural Action Group which is situated in Uttarakhand.
After working with CHIRAG for eight years, he started working with Skills Education Private Limited as Managing Director. After this, VK Madhavan joined WaterAid India and since then he is appointed as CEO of WaterAid India. VK Madhavan enjoys reading and he is also fond of listening to music.
Role of CEO of WaterAid India
Presently, WaterAid India is working in 13 states of India, and the CEO, VK Madhavan, has to work as a watchdog to check whether the company is working according to its motive or not.
The role of the CEO of WaterAid India is to make major decisions, manage overall operations, and plan all the strategic planning and directions of the organization. The CEO keeps a check on day to day functioning of the organization and manages all the daily tasks and projects of the organization.
The CEO is responsible for managing the whole organization and maintaining coordination between all the employees to make the organization work efficiently. The CEO is also responsible for taking any steps to deal with any ongoing water-related problems in the country.
Challenges and their Solutions
In his different interviews, the CEO of WaterAid India, VK Madhavan, mentioned different challenges related to WASH (Water, Sanitation, Hygiene) in India. In one of his interviews with India Today, Madhavan said that Ground Water Crisis is a common problem in the country. During the monsoon, people are worried about the drainage system.
During winter, they are worried about the pollution and smog. And during summer, the biggest challenge is Ground Water Scarcity. According to Madhavan, the government has started Jal Shakti Abhiyan in the country to counter water-related problems.
The majority of the water supply is needed for agricultural purposes and the remaining water is consumed by the general public. Hence, providing safe and clean drinking water to the whole population is a big challenge but WaterAid India and the government of India are working together to have sustainable and stable groundwater availability for agricultural and general purposes. The CEO of WaterAid India also suggested sustainable agriculture for farmers and other methods like water conservation, rainwater harvesting, etc to have access to safe drinking water.