RAVINDRA SEWAK Country Director Safe Water Network

Ravi Sewak has led Safe Water Network’s India operations since the organization's founding in 2009.Today, the organization has empowered nearly 200 communities across four states in India.

Known for his hands-on expertise drawing from more than 30 years in water operations, green energy, wastewater, bulk-water processing, and vending machine point-of-use purification systems, Ravi spent 14 years at PepsiCo India, where he was involved in the technical and operating aspects of bottling and distribution. As PepsiCo India’s sustainability director, he reduced plant water consumption by more than 2.6 billion liters across 34 plants nationwide.

Ravi’s prior experience has proven invaluable in overseeing Safe Water Network’s rapid growth and developing the standards and systems to support large scale replication. Drawing upon his proficiency in engineering and management, Ravi supervises the development of business and operational protocols, training programs, and management systems to enable cost-effective replication.

Ravi earned an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. A member of the National Water Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and the Confederation of Indian Industry, Ravi has also been a mentor at the Legatum Center at MIT and Santa Clara University.