Management


The Management of the foundation is presently led by Dr. B.B.Panigrahi, a retired senior bureaucrat of Govt of India. He had a long career of 35 years in Indian Revenue Service(IRS).

A visionary philanthropist and a successful strategist, Dr. Panigrahi has always been a pro-bono pillar of support of the foundation. After his retirement, he has been directly leading the foundation’s activities for the last 5 years. His vision has enabled almost 10,000 technical and professional students to acquire their university Engineering, Management, Biotechnology and Computer Applications degrees eventually enabling them to secure jobs during the last 20 years. It was his vision which gave rise to the verticals of skill development and sustainable social intervention by the foundation.Dr. Panigrahi has a Post-Graduate Degree in Solid State Physics, a Graduate Degree in Law and is a Ph.D in Business Administration.

Dr. B. B. Panigrahi, IRS (Retd)

Chief Mentor, Trident Group of Institutions<
Chief Executive Officer-Dinabandhu Foundation(Indevin & SkillEM)



Mrs. Smitarani Panigrahi has been one of the founding trustees of the foundation and has been leading its activities as the Chairperson since its beginning. She is a noted social activist and has been directly responsible to build all education outfits under the Trident Group of Institutions in a self-financing model. She is the key person to conceptualise and form “indevin” ,the vertical of the foundation for social re-engineering and innovative implementation of CSR activities for corporates.Separately, she is the Director in the software companies M/s Trident Softech Private Limited and M/s Spatial Planning and Analysis Research Center Private Limited. She is also the Managing Partner of the EPC contract firm M/s Inland Engineers.Mrs. Panigrahi holds a Post-Graduate Degree in Life Sciences and is directly responsible for growth in biotechnology under the foundation.

Smt Smitarani Panigrahi

Chairperson, Trident Group of Institutions
Managing Trustee, Dinabandhu Foundation



Mrunmoy has about 10+ years of international industry experience in Enterprise Product Management, Business Transformations, Supply Chain Process Improvements, Business Planning, Open-to-Buy and a SAP BPC. He has worked for Microsoft and PWC and with M.H. Alshaya Group in Kuwait. He is a Product Management and Solution Leader, successfully driving IT enabled solutions for large organisations. He is also associated now with Dinabandhu Foundation, and is responsible for its growth strategy and increased efficiency of delivery of various socio-economic developmental programs to the underprivileged. He brings in a world-class quality to its management and growth.He graduated from National Institute of Technology at Rourkela,India as the best student of the institute in 2007 being the Gold Medalist in Computer Science and Engineering and was in the Top 10% of his MBA class of 2012 in the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.

Sri Mrunmoy Panigrahi,

Director (Strategy & Operations), Dinabandhu Foundation