Exective Director, Timbaktu Collective
CK ‘Bablu’ Ganguly is a development activist, social entrepreneur and change-maker with 40 years of experience working with marginalized and rural populations in the Anantapuramu and Chittoor districts of Andhra Pradesh. As the Chief Functionary and Executive Director of the Collective, Bablu provides overall leadership to the organisation and directs its efforts to promote several producer-owned rural business enterprises. Besides his work with the Collective, Bablu is a member of the World Board of IFOAM – Organics International, the international umbrella organisation of the organic world.Bablu worked with the Young India Project (YIP) from 1978 to 1990, where he was a Community Organiser, Project Director, and Chairperson (1984 to 1990). While at YIP, he co-founded the Federation of Andhra Pradesh Agricultural Labourers’ Unions. Bablu is a Commerce graduate from Bangalore University. He is an Ashoka Fellow from 1993 and is co-recipient of “Couple of the Year – 2005” award conferred by the WEEK Magazine and the “One World Award – 2014” conferred by Rapunzel Naturkost, Germany’s leading organic food company, and IFOAM-Organics International.