Dr Medha Tadpatrikar
Dr Medha Tadpatrikar, a serial entrepreneur is a Director of Mantraa Research & Consultants Pvt Ltd, Phoenix General Insurance Brokers Pvt Ltd and Rudra Environmental Solutions (India) Ltd and Trustee of “Keshav Sita Memorial Foundation Trust”
Environmentally conscious from early age Medha found herself working on waste plastic after witnessing the death of deer in wild life sanctuary. The passion and determination to find a solution on waste plastic resulted in Medha and her business partner Shirish Phadtare in to building a first pilot machine in 2010, which successfully converted waste plastic in to usable fuel. The company runs two plants in and around Pune.
Looking at bigger picture has led Medha a trustee of “Keshav Sita Memorial Foundation Trust” to create awareness of waste plastic and segregation at source for better waste management. Today this self-funded Trust collects waste plastic from more than 22,000 households, hotels and offices in and around Pune. The trust has also been collecting waste plastic from faraway places like Baramati, Baneshwar, Raigad Fort, Bhima Shankar, Thane and Dombiwali.
Her efforts have helped collection of more than 7, 50,000 kg of waste plastic which was otherwise headed for landfill.
She holds MBA from Nottingham University, UK, LLB from Pune University as well as PhD in Branding. She has studied for MSc in Psychology and has completed many diplomas in subjects ranging from IPR, Journalism, Marketing and Forensic Science.
She has been writing columns on self-help and management for leading Marathi newspapers such as Loksatta, Maharashtra Times, and Saamana for last 15 years. She has also penned two books namely “Domestic Violence – a reality” and “Impressive Manners”
Medha who has published many scholarly papers on management and marketing research, in several leading international journals; also conducts lectures and seminars on communication, branding and women empowerment in various colleges and institutes across Maharashtra.
She has been recipient of many awards, namely “Yadnyawalka Award”, Sukhakarta Award, Phoenix Leading Lady 17 and “V” 18 Award, Swachhodaya U.P Award 2019, iWomen Global award19, HNIMR Best Educator 19, VNWC Gold award 19, and many more.
She is a trained Bharatanatyam and Kathak dancer who currently devotes majority of her time in creating awareness on waste plastic.