The Jury met on October 4 to consider the finalists of the Agami Prize 2018. Thank you Trilegal Mumbai for hosting us!

The Jury met on October 4 to consider the finalists of the Agami Prize 2018. Thank you Trilegal Mumbai for hosting us!


Justice Srikrishna

Justice Srikrishna is an Indian jurist and a retired judge of the Supreme Court of India. He headed the "Srikrishna Commission" that investigated causes and apportioned blame for the Bombay riots of 1992-93. He was also the chairman for the "Committee for Separate Telangana" in 2010 and is the Chairman of the committee to study issues related to data protection. He also works as an independent arbitrator.

Maja Daruwala

Maja Daruwala is the Senior Advisor - and until October 2016 was the 20 year Executive Director of- the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI). Under her directorship CHRI specialized in access to justice and access to information with a particular focus on police and prison reform. She has been working to advocate for rights and social justice for over forty years. A barrister by training, she is actively engaged in numerous human rights initiatives. She sits on several charitable boards in India and abroad, including NAMATI, International Record Management Trust, Multiple Action Research Group, and the Population Foundation of India.

Ritwick Dutta

Ritwick Dutta is an Environmental Lawyer & Managing Trustee, Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment. as also the Managing Trustee of International Rivers-South Asia. He has focused exclusively on environmental litigation and has supported communities, civil society groups and affected citizens in bringing environmental issues before the Court. His principle focus is the National Green Tribunal where he served as the Secretary of the National Green Tribunal Bar Association from 2011 to 2016. Ritwick is an Ashoka Fellow and is the recipient of the Carl Zeiss Roll of Honour 2005. The Sanctuary ABN AMRO Award 2007, the NDTV Green Hero Award 2010, the Balipara Foundation Award 2015, Bhagirath Prayas Samman, 2016. He is the Board member of NGO Platform on Shipbreaking and leads The Access Initiative – South Asia, the largest network of CSO’s working on access to information, public participation & access to justice. He has authored 13 books on environmental law including the Supreme Court on Forest Conservation and National Green Tribunal published by Universal Law Publishing.

Shalini Prakash is the Venture Partner of 500 Startups in India. Shalini works at the intersection of entrepreneurship, technology and global impact. Her interests lie in working on how these intersections can be empowered to create transformational solutions. Before 500 Startups Shalini was with INK (previously in association with TED ) where she expanded INK’s platform through collaborative programs and partner networks, and also led several youth initiatives which encourage cross-pollination of ideas. Aside from this, Shalini has also been an “Entrepreneur in Residence” at GSF Global Accelerator Program and Program Manager at Kyron Accelerator Program.

Shalini Prakash

Pramod Rao is the Group General Counsel of ICICI Bank. He is based in Mumbai. Before taking over this role with ICICI Bank Pramod was the General Counsel of Citi where he also chaired the Citi India Diversity Council, oversees Citi Security & Investigative Services (CSIS), and was a member of various internal management and oversight committees. Prior to Citi, Pramod worked with ICICI Bank for 16 years. He became the General Counsel of ICICI Bank in December 2005 and served in that capacity until April 2012. During the course of his career at ICICI Bank, Pramod has overseen the legal function for all segments of the bank. During his time there, he also advised the Board of Directors and various Board constituted committees and served on the Board of Directors of various ICICI group companies. Pramod is the Chairman of the Fund Raising & Resource Mobilization Committee of IDIA – Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access – a highly regarded non-profit dedicated to assisting students from underprivileged background entering premier law schools in India. He is also a member of the Governing Board of the Alumni Association of National Law School of India University, his alma mater.

Pramod Rao