Board Members

Executive Board Members

Leemon Ravi
National Coordinator

Mr. Leemon Ravi has started his career as a Quality engineer in Siemens after the successful completion of B.E - Mechanical (Gold Medalist) from LBS college of Engineering. His association with Ockwen Financial solutions as a Cadd engineer, ICICI bank as a financial officer and HDFC bank as a Territory manager has helped him to excel his career as an entrepreneur. As the Chairman and Managing Director of Golden Era Group Of Companies (GERG), he is currently associated with many business projects in financial, housing and software segments.
With a vast experience of more than 13+ years in financial, engineering and software segments his vision is to revolutionize the travel industry concept by infusing and nurturing young and creative minds backed by pioneers in the respective areas.

Ambit Mishra
Odisha State Coordinator

Mr.Ambit Mishra holds technical and managerial experiences in his work culture. With Completion of Btech (Communication and Electronics), MBA (Marketing) and PGPM(International Business) started his career with COMMONFLOOR as Sr.Research Analyst. Since then he was involved with few starts up firms and implemented his best knowledge and skillsets in bringing laurels. Apart from the career prospect, he is also a DJ and musician certified from Audiolife (Bengaluru), a national winning essay writer, a competitive sports person and holds versatile experience in almost all fields. His proclivity towards NGOs, social causes and welfare are also impeccable. He is involved in many social activities at Barbil(Odisha) educating, arranging food and donation to needy people. His immense get-go attitude and creative work nature make him a competitive person in all fields.

Uthhan-Empowering Artisans and also which stands for uplifting the traditional and hereditary Handicrafts and artisans of the nation. I have met many poor handicrafts and artisans in the country. As my hometown is in Odisha, which is the cultural state of the country. I have seen many arts and crafts on the verge of extinction. Then I met Mr.Leemon Ravi the founder of this innovative social initiative. I understood the goals and vision of this initiative which I found very ethical, transparent, and very innovative to train, enroll, and support the artisans by giving them profits directly. I joined Uthhan, and became a part of this organization for Odisha. Now I am working very closely with all artisans, we understand their problems and meet their requirements along with selling their arts and crafts worldwide.
We at Uthhan, always stand for the rights of the Artisans and ensure the benefits reach the beneficiary rightly and completely. Meeting their requirements like education, healthcare, food, and giving them employment. Every week we come with a new campaign for their upliftment.
So being a part of UTHHAN, I am not only serving mankind or humanity but also adding internal happiness for self-motivation. In this process, we are also encouraging workability in arts and crafts and increasing employment opportunities.

Advisory Board Members

Brigadier Amardeep Singh
National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Military Academy (IMA)

An alumnus of National Defence Academy (NDA) and Indian Military Academy (IMA), Brig Amardeep Singh has had an illustrious carrier spanning over three decades in the army and over six years in the corporate. A post graduate in Management and Higher Defence Management course, he brings along extensive domain knowledge of operations, logistics and supply chain management.

Has extensive experience in counter insurgency and with the elite Parachute Brigade. He brings along extensive experience of both war and peace time soldiering. Has executed numerous successful operations as part of airborne forces, the Kargil war and provided multi-pronged supply chains support to our forces in all terrains. He has been an instructor twice at a premiere logistics training establishment responsible for training men and officers of our army as well as foreign armies. He has been as assessor with the Services Selection Centre. He is an avid sportsman and an adventure enthusiast. A cricketer, squash player a rider of note. He is a sky-diver with over 150 para jumps and free-falls. He has been a car rallyist and a bike rallyist too.

After premature retirement, he has been VP (Projects & Facilities) of an Infrastructure company, the COO of Adithyashree Infrastructure and additionally, the President of an Adventure Park and a Corporate cum SSB training Academy. He is presently the CEO of ‘Guardwell Prime Services’.

Thamarakulam Ravi
National President (Artisans Development Organization)

K C V Mane
Rtd.Superintendent of Police, Bengaluru

A K Mohankrishna
Central Government Counsel, High court of Karnataka, Bengaluru

Vijay Kumar

Mr. Vijay Kumar started his career from 1996, as a Medical Technologist after his successful completion of BMLT & DECG Course from Cochin, Kerala. He started practicing in Jharkhand associated with the hospital & worked as a social worker with Bokaro steel city. He later joined hands with LJP, led by Ram Vilas Paswan in 2002 as Dist. General Secretary and promoted to the State committee of Jharkhand in a few years. He is holding the position of Managing Partner of Marvel sign Inc which gives services to major companies like ITC Limited, Vodafone Mobile Services Ltd, Jio telecommunication Ltd, Bharti Airtel Ltd, Tata Tele Services Ltd. Etc. He is also the National Secretary of LJP. Through UTHHAN he wants to unify and eradicate the poverty of artisan families at Jharkhand region through global exposure of their artifacts.

Mr.Mohinder Patravali
Chief Strategy Officer

Mr.Mohinder Patravali holds Master’s Degree in Management and Finance. He has Vast experience in Finance & technology Industry. He started his career with Leading Bank as a Trainee and has worked across Retail, Lending, and Treasury & IT Teams and Post which moved to IT consulting firms working across Geos in Various roles with Strategy & Advisory Positions. With his vast & varied experience in Industry & connects, he is mentoring start up in stealth mode and implemented his best knowledge and skillsets in bringing laurels. He is actively involved in Socio-Economic Causes related to Environment, Social welfare & Inclusion Among his other interests, he is also a Foodie & Athlete(Professional Cricketer & never misses his daily Jog). His proclivity towards NGOs, social causes and welfare are also impeccable. His immense get-go attitude and creative work nature make him a competitive person in all fields. He visualizes to implement pragmatic strategies to empower traditional artisans through UTHHAN.