Shaffi Mather was a successful young entrepreneur, who
brought a family-run real estate business to the forefront of the local market
before moving on to take major positions at two of India’s largest
communication corporations -- Essel Group and Reliance Industries. However,
after a perilous ride to the hospital with his mother he was forced to confront
India’s need for a dependable ambulance service. He left his career at
Reliance and founded 1298 for Ambulance, a for-profit service with a
sliding scale payment system that has revolutionized medical transport in
Mumbai and Kerala.
Today, Mather is also a co-founder of Moksha-Yug Access, a microfinance
instiution that operates in rural India, and The Education Initiative, which is
involved in e-learning and in creating schools across India. In addition,
Mather is a lawyer focusing on litigation in public interest -- battling for
transparency in governance and use of public funds, human rights, civil rights
and primacy of constitution.
French Explorer | Environmentalist | Educator | Film Producer
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.