2021 World Fellow Srikumar Misra

Srikumar Misra is an entrepreneur who founded Milk Mantra, a responsible new age dairy foods business in India that is redefining how systems thinking and technology can transform the agri-foods value chain and also impact the lives of millions via ethical sourcing. Milk Mantra has received several global awards for its path breaking work in innovation & impactful capitalism, and Srikumar’s work has been consistently covered in several case studies in global business schools and has also featured extensively in media – Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Forbes, Fortune, Economic Times, and Financial Times. His work has significantly influenced the narrative of conscious business, especially building purposeful startups in India that balance purpose with profit, and has won several awards including being a laureate of the prestigious McNulty Prize, and Fast Company’s most innovative companies in Asia Pacific.

Srikumar has also worked closely in shaping policy outcomes in several forums with the Indian government’s highest policy formulating body, including consultations with the Prime Minister of India. He is also part of a select public-private partnership group, leading architecting a blockchain platform for the agri-food value chain in India. He is also a fellow of the Aspen Institute. In his previous corporate life, Srikumar has worked in London & South Africa as part of the elite Tata Administrative Service of the Tata Group. A mechanical engineering graduate and a MBA, Srikumar has a keen interest in the emerging convergence field of artificial intelligence & decentralized finance, and has recently also completed post grad studies in AI & Machine Learning.