Mr. Santanu Mishra, Co-founder & Executive Trustee of Smile Foundation, was conferred with the ‘CSR Person of the Year Award’ 2017, instituted by SPO India.
Mr. Mathew Cherian (CEO, HelpAge India), Mr. Shrikant Sinha (CEO, NASSCOM Foundation), Ms. Meenakshi Batra (Chief Executive, CAF India) and Mr. D. R. Sarin (CMD, ALIMCO) were the other four winners of the award. The leaders were judged on the parameters of having created a sustained impact of more than 15 years in the CSR sector, having earned recognition by other industry, training, education etc. among others.
Under his leadership, Smile Foundation has been a pioneer in the area of CSR for over a decade now. The organization has worked with more than 400 global brands that include Airbus, Ericsson, Philips, Siemens, Barclays, Mitsubishi Electric, Pepsico, Air France KLM, Microsoft, Deutsche Bank, etc.
Smile Foundation, a national level development organization, has directly impacted the lives of over 1 Million children and their families in the last decade alone, through various welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment in over 1000 remote villages and slums across 25 states in India.