Dr. B. B. Panigrahi, IRS (Retd)
Chief Mentor, Trident Group of Institutions
Chief Executive Officer, Dinabandhu Foundation (Indevin & SkillEM)
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.
Smt Smitarani Panigrahi
Chairperson, Trident Group of Institutions
Managing Trustee, Dinabandhu Foundation
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.