Our Management


Umashankar is known in the industry for innovation, passion and commitment. He has spent more than two and half decades in various roles across functions including Production/Manufacturing Processes, Product Development, Quality and Sustainable Development. He has executed numerous initiatives such as Governance Setup, Policy and Framework Creation, Strategic Planning, Stakeholder Engagement, Materiality Assessment, Creation of Responsiveness and Reporting frameworks, ESG Assessments for Supply chain, across various sectors. He has also mentored numerous projects in the area of Business Excellence and has developed a proprietary methodology for creating CSR Philosophy and Strategy. His rich experience span across other areas like Customer Value Management. He is among the first few Master Black Belts from India.

His experience is predominantly with various divisions of ITC Ltd., most recently as the Head of Centre for Sustainability in ITC Infotech. He has supported various clients to drive sustainability/CSR initiatives in more effective manner through their respective organizations. He is the chief architect of the first GRI certified software product in India. He is a GRI certified consultant and IRCA certified Assurance professional. He has also held organisational positions like EHS chairman and MR for SA8000.

He believes in horizontal deployment of knowledge and ‘Disruptive Innovation’. He has been invited as and has delivered speeches on Sustainable development at various seminars across the country.

Vijay Kumar:

Vijay has more than 30 years of work experience in various types of industries in the area of business development, auditing and assessment of management systems based on International Standards (SA8000, SEDEX, IFC guidelines) and customized protocols. He is a qualified Assessor and Auditor, involved in Assessment and Audits in the area of Sustainability, Risk Management, Social Audits and Supply Chain Assessment. He has carried out multiple assignments on sustainability report verification, protocol audits of suppliers for multinational companies, development of protocol for assessments. Prior to joining ISSPL, he was a senior assessor with DNV.

Vijay heads the Business Excellence vertical and is also leading the Responsible Procurement & Sustainable Supply Chain Services at ISSPL.

Nishant Goyal:

Nishant Goyal is a well-known sustainability domain expert with diversified experience in the field of corporate sustainability, climate change mitigation, renewable energy and business development. He has been responsible for conceptualizing and leading the execution of some high profile consulting assignments for industry leaders. He has developed adequate sector-specific understanding of various industries such as Pharmaceutical, Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Automobile, Food Processing etc. He is adept at customizing solutions for clients to ensure complete client satisfaction and retention. His key strengths include designing stakeholder engagement plans, forming sustainability strategies & road-maps, identifying sustainability metrics for reporting, creating/ optimizing data collection mechanisms, building capacity of cross-functional teams and conceptualizing sustainability reports.

He also has rich experience in developing and implementing business development strategies, client relationship management, winning repeat business and identifying cross-selling opportunities. He has led the business development teams in his previous organizations and has helped them achieve newer heights both in terms of revenue as well as brand name. In his past roles, he has also been instrumental in conceptualizing, creating and refining software products for streamlining sustainability related data collection and management.

Nishant leads our Sustainability Advisory engagements and continues to play a key role in devising ISSPL's offerings including a dedicated focus on development of TBL3TM